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I read in another post that you shouldn't use pea gravel to backfill around a pool, because it holds on to the water and doesn't dry out. Poster said to use larger stones. That makes sense to me, to not use it for backfill.
What about just surrounding a pool that is installed on the surface, not dug in at all? I surrounded my pool with a few hundred bucks of 1/4-1/2 mexican river pebbles, thinking it would be good for drainage right next to the pool, as well as for the nice appearance. It's a 2 foot wide strip surrounding the pool, about 3 inches deep. Is that going to hold the water in, and create a problem? Keep in mind that I am in Southern California: I'm hoping the the climate here would keep that area dried out pretty much year-round. Thanks!