[jjparrish:Edit for paragraph breaks for easier reading]
Hi!! I'm new to the board and have only installed one AG pool many years ago. I live in New York and we have been getting HEAVY rain almost every other day for the last couple weeks.
My pool area has been cleared and is about 95% leveled. I even ran over it with a plate compactor before all this rain.
My problem is that with all this heavy rain I get some small puddles on the leveled area. These areas do evaporate or seep in but they remain "slightly" moist. These areas are in the middle area and not on any areas where patio blocks will be installed.
By slightly moist I mean that if I step into the moist area and lift my foot up I could see some water in the sneaker tread design on the ground.
My question is, since I am going to dig down the couple of inches for the butress channels and the patio blocks and then compact stone dust till everything is level, would I be ok? Would it be ok even if the liner isnt in yet and it pours rain?
I figure, once its level, plate compacted, dug out and compacted again, a 12" patio block shouldnt sink into the ground. Anyone ever experience this?
Now if I could only find a way to connect all my downspouts to fill the pool. LOL Sorry for all the ranting but I wanted to give all the details.