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Old 03-31-2006, 06:21 PM
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Rocks around a pool?

Is there an easy way for me to figure out how much rock I should get to put around a newly installed pool. I want to fill out about a 3 foot swath between the pool and the grass.
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:22 PM
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How long is your swath and how deep do you want the rock to be?
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:42 PM
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Thats part of my problem. It is a 24' round pool. Also what kind of rock would you suggest, and how deep do you think.
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:03 PM
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Well aaabout 3a" deep and I am unfimiliar with the kinds of rock you have in your area..Check with your local rock suppliers..you can go and look at their rock and decide or take samples back to your clients and let them decide.Length x Width X depth of the rock.There is 27 cubic feet in 1 yard of rock.
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http://www.gardenplace.com/content/c...lch_calc.html#
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:59 AM
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Well, let’s see here.

You have a pool that is 24’ in diameter with a 3’ rock walk bordering around it. Therefore, if we subtract the square footage of the pool (24’ diameter, or 452 sf) from the square footage of the pool with the walkway (30’ diameter, or 707 sf) we get roughly 255 square feet of area for the walkway. Now spread four inches of rock over 255 sf and you come up with a little more than 3 cubic yards of material needed.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:23 PM
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Rock around a pool, seems like a bad idea if you ever plan on having kids around?>?
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:16 AM
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Well, let’s see here.

You have a pool that is 24’ in diameter with a 3’ rock walk bordering around it. Therefore, if we subtract the square footage of the pool (24’ diameter, or 452 sf) from the square footage of the pool with the walkway (30’ diameter, or 707 sf) we get roughly 255 square feet of area for the walkway. Now spread four inches of rock over 255 sf and you come up with a little more than 3 cubic yards of material needed.

Perfect, thanks for the answer. Just what I was looking for. I more or less just wanted to know approximate cubic yards I would need so I kind of knew what price range or rock I should be looking at for my budget.

And, no, It is just my wife and I, we are older with no kids and a fenced in yard. Is there any other reason that I'm not thinking of that would make rock a bad choice though?

Thanks for all the input.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:43 PM
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Is there any other reason that I'm not thinking of that would make rock a bad choice though?
Just realize that more than likely you'll be barefoot around the pool, so if you get chipped rock you may find it a bit tough on the feet... though it tends to compress and lay down better than say pea gravel.

If you use a pre-emergence chemical to help control weeds from coming up through whatever you put down, you'll of course want to be real careful not to get it into the pool.

Send us pics when you get her done.
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