Hi, just wanted to introduce ourselves. Our family had a 27' above ground pool installed today and we're very excited to do everything yesterday! Of course, 4 kids and finances mean we have to take it a little at a time. For now, we're having to prioritize a retaining wall where the installers had to build up the yard several feet to make it level for the pool. We have a lot of things to figure out, but my biggest question right now is this. In the pictures you will see where there's a big, probably 2+ foot drop where the ground was dug out to make room for the pool. We HAVE to do something here due to having young children. I know that we can put some limestone or pea gravel in there, not all the way to the top, but a few inches at least. Anyway, we're going to be building a deck as soon as we get the retaining wall handled and I was wondering how do you support the boards that go under the edge of the pool if you have that much spacing between the edge of the ground and the pool itself? Is it okay to bury a post in that space between the ground wall and the pool wall? Do you guys have any better recommendations? We're going to be coming off an existing deck with the new, ground level deck (well ground level except over the great divide there.)
Here's the wall they built up where we have to put the retaining wall.
This is the gap we're wanting to fill in to some extent and are wondering if we can put a supporting post down in there that close to the pool.
Here's another picture of the big gap showing how close they had to get to the existing deck to fit the pool in the area of the backyard that was cleared of trees.
And just a few other random installation shots.
You can see our movie screen in the background of this one. It's obviously going to have to be repositioned so we can see the movies from the pool now.