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Question DetailsAsked on 7/29/2017

Any company in 29325 area that would level the ground to setup a pool 26x26

I leveled it some with backhoe. Will need fine touch and sand

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For just the final levelling, compaction, and sand placement many Excavation and Landscaping companies will do this type of work. if you mean put the pool up too, then a Pool and Spa contractor who does above-ground pools would be your Search the List category.

Note unless all the footprint area was cut (excavation) with no fill (other than the sand) compaction of the fill during placement is mandatory to getting a good firm base - and the pad area should extend as least 2 feet beyond the perimeter of the pool and then slope off at not steeper than a 2H:1V (2 foot horizontal run to 1 foot vertical rise) unless restrained by a proper retaining wall or such. Otherwise, the weight of the pool will likely cause spreading of the soil under it, pushing the slope out from the pool and causing that edge to settle.

Even if all cut, it unless bedrock it should still be compacted before placing the sand to prevent unwanted settlement, especially if it gets wet from rainfall or splash or leakage.

Note drainage should also be provided so snowmelt and rainfall runs away from the pool, rather than accumulating under it - both to prevent water-induced settlement, but also to avoid getting a stinky swampy condition under the liner.

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