Up until yesterday, the backyard had basically been a massive mess. There were large areas that were difficult to walk across due to all of the trenches that had to be dug for the pool project.
Yesterday, the pool company sent a clean up crew in. It took about six hours of what looked like some pretty low tech, intensive labor on the part of a few guys, but they covered everything and it is now possible to walk around the entire backyard normally again.
Here is a short video: