Site Prep


New member
Apr 23, 2017
Stuart, va
I have had to excavate a spot for my 12x24 intex pool, it is level enough that there is a fairly equal dispersion of water puddling with today's heavy rain. Is this a good sign that the remainder can be handled with the sand? I used backhoe and then loader bucket to distribute. Most of the work was done about a month ago, is this enough time for settling or do I need to rent something to further pack it. I have driven tractor quite a bit and used loader bucket to tap it down and drag to pack it.


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LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
Welcome to TFP!

I would do all possible to get the whole thing level and packed as possible before the sand. Much better now, than later dealing with a full unlevel pool. We see it all the time, and its a Royal PITA. Just sayin...

Enjoy your time on the forum.

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