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    above ground pool ideas?

    hello i have had a 18 ft round 52in deep pool for 3 years and i still havent finished around the bottom outside of the pool for like a border of rocks coming around the pool for drainage and spashing it gets muddy when im vacumming and stuff i thought about coming 2 feet out all the way around with like river rock not the pea gravel stuff to soft anyone have any pics of your pool with something similar? so i can get somes ideas would like to suprise my wifr by finally getting it done im have a grass yard so any pics would be cool so i can get a idea.............thanks mike
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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    Hey Mike,

    If you have some pix to post, the ideas will flow in

    Some of us ( ) are really visual
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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    I have river rock around our pool. I think it looks nice here on the other side of Iowa.[attachment=0:279r970y]IMG_3931.JPG[/attachment:279r970y] This picture is just after our install,the grass has filled in now.
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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    I just put some river pebbles and stuff around mine.
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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    I put in some edging and white marble chips. Oh - make sure to put landscape fabric down first, whatever you do. Sure cuts down on the weeds.

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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    I'm not sure I have a picture anywhere or not. We used 'Class 5' fill mechanically compacted - it's what they make parking lots out of. River and pea rock has such a tendancy to catch seedlings from trees and weeds and then junk is growing in between and it's a mess. We have a shallow well in our yard so no chemicals can be used anywhere due to runoff - also have Koi ponds so drift is a concern too.

    It's edged with scalloped edger. I put pots of flowers/shrubs ON this, but no plants in it - that's the idea. Ours is about 28-45" away from the pool edge, depending on which side.
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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    hope this pic shows up well this is it thanks guys for the pics you sent any more ideas would be cool too!
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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    The majority of us have done some kind of rocks, it seems. I have pink marble rocks around mine and a drainage pipe also.

    Here is a pic:

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    Re: above ground pool ideas?

    Very nice, Nicole!!
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