Leveling the Ground for an AGP
by Chris Moore
I am in the process of leveling the ground for a 24' round agp.
My ground is not too bad, only about 5" off on the high side. The problem is it is very rocky where I live, so leveling has become a much bigger job than expected.
My question is, rather than digging down high side, can I use a crushed limestone base, and level the ground by adding more crushed limestone on the low side and compacting everything?
Hi Chris. There is nothing wrong with building up an area with a base that will pack solid. I do it all the time.
The thing to consider is the ledge around the pool. The more you raise an area the larger the ledge should be. I would normally go 2 - 3 foot beyond the pool with a ledge.
In some cases a retaining wall would be recommended. You really need to use your judgement and build a firm base that will not wash out.