I would like to place a dipping pool in the backyard...a small 9 year old
oak tree is 7 feet from where the pool would end.Can I place some type of
root barrier so the trre wouldn't desroy the pool? I don't mind dealing with
the leaf drop and want to shade the back porch.
The only oak tree I ever lived with was a 100 yr old specimen at my parents'
house 30 years ago, so my memory may be faulty, but I don't recall surface
roots being any sort of problem. Maples....that's another story. Does your
tree have roots close to the surface?
Any tree will go towards water, sewers, pools, for example.
I doubt that a barrier would work mother nature is pretty aggressive over
So what I would do is drill a 1.5 inch hole 5-10 feet deep beyond the dip
line on the opposite side of the pool. Line it with pvc and put a sprinkler
in the pipe. The pipe will water deep away from the pool and you should not
have any problems.
Just a suggestion
<< I would like to place a dipping pool in the backyard...a small 9 year old
oak tree is 7 feet from where the pool would end >>
Given the choice between pool and tree, common sense says the tree has far more
lasting value to the property. I'd voter for moving the pool to some other
location and/or buy a season ticket to the municipal pool for the rug rats. My
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