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Add 2-3 bags of potting soil to the pool. Level out with hoe and add a half bag of Miracle Grow. After you level this and compressed lightly, add a final bag of potting soil.

Interesting, I loled when I saw you on ebay after reading the previous comments
Bowling pins, really?
Yes, the Bowling pins raise the planter about 3.5 inches above the ground for easy drainage and sould keep the bugs away. Try it, you'll like it. Mention this reply and I'll give you a 10% discount on your pins. Jay
The concept of raising the planter is sound. Trying to recycle used bowling pins into something useful is admirable. Recommending people buy used bowling pins for this project instead of using something more practical and less expensive (like maybe a few bricks) is absurd.

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