Hello. I just purchased a 3 year old used Gibraltar aluminum above ground pool. (www.usaswim.com) I am considering burying the bottom 1-2 feet (excavate 2 feet down, set pool in excavated area, then backfill bottom 1 to 1.5 feet with crushed stone).
I am not trying to bury the entire pool...just sink it down a couple feet as compared to the surrounding landscaping. I figure if I ever have to drain it, I could pull back some of the stone to make sure it's not pushing too hard against the sides.
My yard is very dry and drains well (sandy soil). I don't expect any water to collect in the hole.
Can anyone let me know if they've done this successfully? Any strong reasons not to do this?