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jimmythegreek

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You can always mix stone in with the sand to stabilize it or bring in some fill dirt. Looks like the whole pool is kinda high in the pics. Did they shoot grade before they started? Wasnt your job the pool that caved in and this was a replacement? Give is some more pics of total area
 

jimmythegreek

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How wide is paver deck on the slope side? The rest doeant look bad at all grade wise, better to be a tad high anyway. I would just build it up and then slope it away as gradual as possible. If the access isnt bad a small wall van be added later. If your boxed in you might wanna juat do it now would be cheaper no mess to fix when done
 
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Rich D

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It is always difficult to get a good feel for the elevation changes looking at pics. It sure looks like you will want a retaining wall on the shed side. You could most likely make it work by sloping but it might come out not looking so good. Have whoever is placing the fill give you some proposed finish grade elevations on a few stakes where the outside corners of the patio will be. Then run a few strings down to existing finish grade to see how things will look. That area by the shed looks like it might be a bit tight, so you will most likely want the retaining wall right up against the patio which will be cheaper and easier to build an install before the patio is installed. It would be well worth your time to figure out now how to handle the grading in that area before the patio goes in.
 
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