Good morning. This is my first true post after my introduction post and I look forward to everyone's advice and thank you.
We are in the middle of a backyard overall that includes a pool build. Pool will be a variation of the mountain lake design 26' by 42'. It is a vinyl liner with steel walls, concrete floor and concrete steps and benches.
Pool has been dug out, walls placed and concrete collar and partial gravel backfill in.
To be honest, I do not have any trust in our builder. The overall job is way behind, due to his poor organization and shady ways.
Our temps right now average mid to upper 40's for highs and 30 for lows. He claims it is ok, to pour the concrete pool floor, steps and benches now and not place liner until spring.
The ground is not frozen, so issues with the concrete integrity is not my main concern and I realize it it already too cold for placement of the vinyl liner. My concern is the fact that the concrete will rise and crack when the ground freezes if the concrete floor is placed without the weight and warmth of the water sitting on top of it during the winter freeze.
Is my concern a valid one and what are everyone's suggestions? This is our first pool build and what should be a very exciting time has consistently been a very stressful one. Thank you all for your advice and have a great day.