Backfilling over-dig on gunite pool?

Pooldayeveryday

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Hi All,

My pool builder plans to send a subcontractor to rough grade and back fill our pool on Monday. Gunite was shot a week ago. I believe they plan to use excavated soil to back fill and I’m seeing a lot of people saying not to use dirt. We do not plan to have a patio above the back filled areas, so I’m wondering if it’s still a no-no to use dirt from excavation for back fill. Most of the back fill will be outside the walls of the deep end, 8’+ deep, huge walls. Also wondering about compaction recommendations for back fill. I’m nervous that they’re sending a sub that may have never worked on a gunite pool before. Thanks!
 

cowboycasey

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Welcome to TFP :)

If there will be no deck or any concrete above the fill then it should be no issue.. It will compact over the years when it rains, next year you should be able to grade it with no issues :)
 
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