Trench around pool desperatly need help

cbcamp5

Member
Aug 1, 2010
5
Hello,
We had an above ground pool installed 3 weeks ago and now there is a 2ft wide by 3ft high trench around the front and sides of the pool and we are not sure what to do with it. We were told to do nothing for at least 2 weeks to let everything settle. Then we were told by our warrenty company we could backfill with the dirt dug from the pool up to 12 inches around the pool but that really does nothing to help the situation. We are planning to get a deck built next year but for now we have no ideas on how to fill this trench without voiding the warrenty. We have 2 little grandchildren and with a hole this size it becomes dangerous for them. We also have rain water pooling up in the trench. Any suggestions would be great as we are becoming desperate on what to do.
Thank you,
cbcamp5
 

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Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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SouthWest Alabama
Back off and take another pic of the whole area so we can see the whole thing.

My thought would be to fill it the 12" deep allowed and then grade the area around the pool into a gentle slope toward the pool. depending on the area you may need to add drainage pipe to allow the water to drain around the pool.
 

kjcole

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Jul 3, 2008
170
Solon, Iowa
I'd tamp the trench down, grade it gently so it follows the terrain (so water won't stand), and then fill to the surrounding grade with river rock (to prevent erosion under the cove).

Kelly
 

cbcamp5

Member
Aug 1, 2010
5
The grade slopes torwards the pool where the trench is, so it would be ok to slope the dirt torwards the pool without covering the wall with dirt, then add a layer of river stone on top of the dirt? Just wanting to understand how to solve this. Thanks again for the help.
 

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