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?
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.