We bought our first house recently and have dove head first into renovations and landscaping. One thing that is really bugging us is the state of our back yard. We sold our above-ground pool and destroyed the MASSIVE deck (took up about 60% of the yard) that the previous owners had installed. You can imagine how much sand and dirt is visible...
We are planning to install a much smaller deck and a stone patio next to it. We are trying to keep costs down and are wondering if the gravel used underneath the pool (now gone) is suitable to be used under a stone patio.
So the 6" of class V gravel would, in our case, be the gravel from underneath the pool.
The gravel under the pool is kind of a mix of gravel and sort-of-clay. It seems to allow water to pool if it rains really heavily. It seems very solid and almost hardened into a weak concrete. I have to whack it quite hard with a spade to get it to break apart. That is one thing that has me doubting this idea.
If anyone has any experience with this i appreciate the guidance!