I am convinced that summer will come to Michigan sometime in 2010, so I am gearing up to install the 24' round AGP that has been taking up room in our garage for a month or so.
First things first, here is what I plan to do for site prep. We have very heavy clay soil and are of course in a heavy winter kind of area. I plan to excavate the turf away with a box blade and tractor, then level the area. I have about 10" difference from the high to low side, so this will take some time. Then, I plan putting down a ring of crusher run (#411 limestone is what call it here I think) that will go 2-3 ft inside and outside of the bottom rails. I am thinking maybe 5" deep? Then I will dig holes in this base to set the patio blocks flush for the connector plates to sit on. The idea is to have something firm for the frame to set on and then be able to have the finished pool a little deeper in the middle and a ledge that is 4' deep around the outside. How does this sound? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I'll put up pics once I get started. Thanks!!