I am having a fiberglass pool built in a few weeks (Viking). I live in central NJ, in an area with a high water table. Based on my sump pump well and activity, I think the water level rises to about 3 feet below the ground surface after extreme rain conditions (maybe once a year); after normal rain it is probably about 5 or 6 feet below the surface. I discussed putting in some kind of dewatering system or dry well with my PB and he said I didn't need it. But I am not so sure.
Honestly with this sales guy, I feel a little pressured in a few ways, and there is something about him that makes me uncomfortable asking questions. I am not normally a shrinking violet in real life.. so I am not sure why I am so intimidated by this guy. I want to know if it is worth pursuing this dry well thing, because I feel that, some day, the pool may need to be emptied. He says it will never need to be emptied so it's not necessary. But how can that be? I know the finish is supposed to last 30 years but.... eventually 30 years goes by, right? or there's a leak, or whatever it is...
What would you do?
Also how much would adding this step cost?