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Landscaping rocks? I need to know what rocks are best for guiding water toward a drain in my back yard?

This is what happen. I have a pool in my backyard. The pervious owners broke a oval circle in the concrete to install the pool on the dirty instead of just installing it on top of the concrete. So I have a gap between the pool and the rest of the concrete. So when it rains the water just backs up in that gap instead of heading to the drains on both sides of the pool. Anyone know if I can fill that gap with rocks and hope the water will go towards the drains? If not rocks anyone have any ideas what I can do?

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  1. Does this help: http://www.radonseal.com/crack-repair.htm
  2. Soil will filter back inbetween the rocks and clog up your drain. Better solution would be do what your lazy previous owner didn't do, put in a proper drain. If you aren't up for that, you could put in a burrito drain, or french drain. Dig out a path to the drains, line it with landsape fabric leaving enough to overlap on the top, fill with rock.....at least 1 1/2 inch coarse or larger, fold over the top fabric and then put the soil back.......or rock the top so you remember where the drain runs.
  3. River rocks are natural & decorative. I use them in my flower beds to make like a "creek bed" so the water running off the roof doesnt wash away my mulch. You can purchase them from garden centers...not expensive at all.