What type of rocks should I use around in-ground vinyl pool?

Mulch gets in the pool and I'm trying to replace it with rocks. Any pros and cons? Also what type/size do you recommend?

I live in PA and we have high water table around our pool too. Not sure if this would impact it.

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Apr 10, 2018
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45
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If you intend to walk on them don't use anything pea gravel size or smaller. The rock I used was smooth so no sharp edges but it doesn't pack at all. It makes for a very unsteady walking surface. I finally had to add pavers as stepping stones to make it safe to walk on.
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