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filling in a pool...few problems

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobbyg18, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    i need to get up a small hill, today i got stuck bc i broke the air valve on the tire somehow...the contractor that hire me ordered the fill, it was very dense loam, more like thick mud to me...

    anyways i started building a little ramp to offset this small hill, in which i need to climb in order to fill in the inground pool...

    so tomorrow i plan on bringing in 2-3 tons of gravel to put on this hill to make a path to the fill

    does this sound ok?
  2. farmboy555

    farmboy555 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    What kind of equipment are you doing it with? The gravel will help for sure.
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Rather than spreading gravel and then having to remove it once the job is done, it's probably a lot cheaper just to rent a tracked machine for the day. Less aggrevation.
  4. jacob land and

    jacob land and LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    tracked machine all the way, i cant imagine doing it with a skid. theres no way to have it dumped straight into the pool though?
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Without seeing what your dealing with it sounds like you need a bigger machine. What about a 4x4 dump truck load the material in take it up dump it and being offroad you could move 3 yards at a time.

    Good Luck
  6. sunray

    sunray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    What kind of pool, vinyl liner or gunite and how big is this hill?
    How about some pictures if you can get some.
    Are you taking it out or just knocking holes in it and filling it in with fill?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    sounds like fun
  8. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    yup, thats what i thought i was going to hear from you guys... track machine... thats exactly what i told the GC this morning...o well...another lesson learned...thanks all
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Good call. Gravel would cost just as much as the track loader rental for a day, plus you have the cost of spreading it and removing it after the job is done.

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