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    Suggestions needed

    I recently installed a 24' round AGP. Since all the sod has been removed from around the pool area, it can get pretty muddy around the pool, especially during rain stoms. Since I don't yet have a deck, what suggestions can you offer for the area outside of the pool. Decorative stones of some sort?
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    I guess your choices will solely rely on your budget. Will it be temporary until you build a deck? I have seen several pools with pavers on the surround, pea-gravel, concrete. You have a lot to choose from.
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    Just HOW temporary will it be? If you want the money to go into the deck, gravel/pea rock mixture works well. We had our bigger pool up only one season and then put the deck on the next spring. We wanted to put $ into the deck and real landscaping, not the temp so thats what we did. Landscaping fabric underneath and the mixture on top - no mud, drains well and will still be good under the deck when that goes up. We put potted plants around that year and it looked just fine.
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    Most of my efforts will be focused on a deck with a firepit area next spring. But for the remainder of this season, I was considering river stones all around. I need something there, cause it just looks yucky. Since I'm new at this pool stuff and really not creative decorating-wise, I figured I could get some suggestions here.
    Chella
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    River Rock works great and reasonably priced. It also will be easier to relocate and use elsewhere after you add your deck later.
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    ground cover...

    Try just round 3/4 pea gravel, it's cheaper than river rock, and looks nice - word of advice, put ground cover down, even after your deck is built you could get grass etc growing at the edges which is something you probably want to avoid.

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    Thank you for your suggestions ! I appreciate it! I think I'm going to go with small river rocks.
    Chella
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