Plastic around pool

Rose38478

Member
Aug 17, 2019
5
Tennessee
Hi everyone!

My new pool has been installed today and I'm going through the tedious "fill it while it's daylight" process. But I've been doing a lot of research and reading about back fill. My pool has steel walls and I've seen a lot of mention about plastic around the pool before you back fill. Now this may be the dumbest question ever but what kind of plastic? A tarp? Saran Wrap (j/k ;)...I think). I have a 27 inch slope so there's going to be a LOT of back fill on one side, especially if I want to slope it away from the pool. So if it's a tarp do I like tape it to the wall before I back fill?

I've attached a pic of the high side. It slopes down to the filter from there and there's not a whole lot of back fill on the back side at all. They threw a few shovel fulls in before they left.

Anyway, I'm more than grateful for any advice you can give me.

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