filling in pool

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    i have a guy thats got a 20'x40' pool thats 9' deep how many yards of dirt do you think i would need to fill it in.
  2. jandreau

    jandreau LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    How deep is the low end? I come up with 266 yds if the pool is 9' deep on both ends but I doubt it is 9' deep on both ends.
  3. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    sorry half of it is only 9ft thats at the deep end
  4. jandreau

    jandreau LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    How much you ever need don't use screened and shredded topsoil because every time it rains it will keep settling get some hard fill then top dress it with the good stuff.
  6. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I believe that 80sq. feet at 4 inches deep is one yard.
  7. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    make sure that when you fill in the pool that you remove the pool first. if it is concrete then it needs to be broken up good so water will drain through it. If it is vinyl liner then the solution is more obvious. and plan on losing 15% of your fill dirt to compaction

    20x40 x 6.5av depth

    20*40*6.5 / 27 = cubic yards
  8. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    Complete removal is probably not necessary. I'd at least remove the apron and demo the top 18 inches of the pool so that they can have a normal lawn. I'd also cut some holes for drainage. Throw the scrap concrete in the pool and fill with soil.
  9. vtscaper

    vtscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    320 yards.

    Square feet multiplied by depth in inches divided by 10 to get cubic feet, then divide by 27 to get cubic yards. This equation factors compaction and has worked very well for me over the years.
  10. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548


    Plan on removing all of it, as opposed to just taking off the top 18" or so, and cutting drainage holes in the base. Mainly b/c if you are going with anything but grass--i.e. shrubs, trees--then having a giant concrete lined pot in the ground can be detrimental to the proper growth of these shrubs and trees.

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