Thank you for the advice! I am a true beginner and rookie at these things. Can you dumb this down as simple as possible? Feel free to explain it to me like I was a 5 yr old. I want to learn and everyone I ask (locally) is good to say what their idea is, and it’s appreciated, but I want to learn what and how to do it.The soil looks reasonably workable. I would consider cutting that down and sloping in such a way that runoff water goes around your pool and not to it
That sounds like a wonderful option! Is this something I contact any kind of landscaping company for ? Thank you again for the suggestion.If that pool is rated for burial you could throw a drain in there and backfill with clean stone. A retaining wall is ideal but is twice as hard now and theres alot of dirt to move to get it in. If you have enough yard to lose the dirt dig it back and slope it up on less than a 45degree angle that's the cheapest route. Doesn't look like you have bad soil or groundwater issues. A guy with a mini excavator could straighten that out ready for grass seed in 2 to 3 hours tops. That would be my route. Many ways to skin a cat with this
...update... turns out this is much more of a job that we would have imagined and we were definitely not prepared for what this pool would require. We have had a few people out here with bids from 7k-10k to put in a retaining wall on the high side 4ft. which does not include a small wall that will be need on the low side 1ft.
I wish I would have known about this site before we started this project, I think I would have been much more informed that the zero detail we were given from the pool company.