Suggestions needed

cav5312

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Jun 27, 2007
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#1
I recently installed a 24' round AGP. Since all the sod has been removed from around the pool area, it can get pretty muddy around the pool, especially during rain stoms. Since I don't yet have a deck, what suggestions can you offer for the area outside of the pool. Decorative stones of some sort?
 

NWMNMom

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Apr 8, 2007
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#3
Just HOW temporary will it be? If you want the money to go into the deck, gravel/pea rock mixture works well. We had our bigger pool up only one season and then put the deck on the next spring. We wanted to put $ into the deck and real landscaping, not the temp so thats what we did. Landscaping fabric underneath and the mixture on top - no mud, drains well and will still be good under the deck when that goes up. We put potted plants around that year and it looked just fine.
 

cav5312

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Jun 27, 2007
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#4
Most of my efforts will be focused on a deck with a firepit area next spring. But for the remainder of this season, I was considering river stones all around. I need something there, cause it just looks yucky. Since I'm new at this pool stuff and really not creative decorating-wise, I figured I could get some suggestions here. :)
 

DrC

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May 9, 2007
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#5
River Rock works great and reasonably priced. It also will be easier to relocate and use elsewhere after you add your deck later.
 

matt4x4

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#6
ground cover...

Try just round 3/4 pea gravel, it's cheaper than river rock, and looks nice - word of advice, put ground cover down, even after your deck is built you could get grass etc growing at the edges which is something you probably want to avoid.