Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Need Opinion on AG install

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Putnam County, New York
    Posts
    6

    Need Opinion on AG install

    [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.
    If it doesn't have wheels, swim or run naked in the woods, I dont know anything about it!!!

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Butterfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    10,045

    Re: Need Opinion on AG install

    Hi smoothtpd,

    Can't help you on your install, but welcome to the forum!
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

    ~ One should not use a sledge hammer to swat a mosquito. ~

    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    Posts
    4,160

    Re: Need Opinion on AG install

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Sounds like it will work out well for you! The rain is helping you by compacting the surface, I would definitely run the compactor over the floor 1 more time right before the liner got dropped 8)
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Putnam County, New York
    Posts
    6

    Re: Need Opinion on AG install

    Thanks for the replies. I've never run into such an informative forum on any topic. All the good info is almost overwhelming. Thats what I was thinking about this moisture problem. I have some helpers lined up for tomorrow. I will have to run the 2x4 with the level around again tomorrow to double check everything. Seems to be a light coating of silt in some areas from all the rain and run off. Once its level its off I go. Hope to have all the patio blocks and butress channels buried at least. Then the wall and liner on the next clear day. I will definitely post on my progress. Thanks again.
    If it doesn't have wheels, swim or run naked in the woods, I dont know anything about it!!!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Putnam County, New York
    Posts
    6

    Re: Need Opinion on AG install

    Ok, I tackled it today. I found that after all the rain we had here in NY, my pool was out of level by as much as 1 3/4 inches in some spots. The rear part of the pool is dug out and about 15 inches lower than the ground in the back. So the rain washed silt and such onto the pool area. I had 2 helpers and it took us 3+ hours to get it right. I set up the transit, dug out for the buttresses, added stone dust and leveled everything as per the manual. Looks great so far. But rain again for the next 3 days.
    If it doesn't have wheels, swim or run naked in the woods, I dont know anything about it!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •