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What to do with ground under pool.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ZKSLAWN, Apr 18, 2011.


    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I took out an above ground pool today and need to figure out what to do from here.. should i just lay the top soil over the sand they had or should i rent a dingo and remove as much sand as i can than lay the top soil down.. theres sections were the pool wwas down a good 10 inches so theres a pretty good slope away from the house.
  2. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    get a dingo and get the wides bucket they have, and remove all the sand and make sure you don't crush any sump pumps under the sand (i did :D ). Next after you've taken a good amount of sand out, get some top soil and make it level or on a grade or w/e.
    After that, put some sod down. water is a little and it look good.

    - Wet sand is heavy and will tip the dingo over which will cause it to shut off
    - Don't get the dingo stuck next to a fence post as it will take at least 45 minutes to get out.
    - if you are able to get a skid ster back there, use that instead!

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