Guys and Gals of TFP,
As you all know, we have been waiting for our AG 27' pool to arrive and be installed. Well, it has arrived, and the installer called, set up a time to bring "one of his guys" out here to start the process. When I go out this morning, the installer isn't even here, and the guys here are telling me that we need to bring in some dirt to level out the ground better because the dirt is so hard and made of clay. There are alot of little rocks and debris in the dirt, so he suggested bringing in a load of dirt with this explanation. He says he will try to continue leveling out the ground (5.75" grade) by tilling up the high side, dragging it over to the low side, and then wetting it down and packing it down to level it. THEN, he would take a load of dirt and put about 2 inches of dirt on top of the "clay" dirt we have in order to make a smooth bottom for the liner to set on so we don't get any of the rocks and pebbles throught the bottom of the pool.
What should we do???? Do you guys suggest this process with adding the 2 inches of "good" dirt on top of our "clay" dirt to get a good bottom? Will this cause any problems later on? I have heard horror stories about building up to make ground level, but he insures me that this is not to make the ground level, this is merely to create a good surface for the liner.
I can't tell what is true or not anymore, cause I specifically asked the installer about the hard ground, the debris in our ground, and about building up or digging down to level,,,,, among other things. He assured us that we shouldn't have any problems,,,,,BUT NOWWWWWW, there are issues and he (the installer I spoke to) isn't even here, he's somewhere else.
I am about ready to call him and tell him never mind and try to find another installer, but I wanted to ask for you guys opinions first.
Shucks,,,,should we just send back the AG and order an inground vinyl?? That way we'll dig down to good dirt, and have polymer walls so the rocks and debris might not matter,,,,right?? Of course that raises the price about 16K-17K....
I'm now sitting here waiting for this "installer" to call me back from the "other" job he is on to talk about this situation. That in itself has me a little uneasy to be honest.
Thanks for any help, opinions, thoughts......etc.