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    Need help with Drain issue

    Pool was existing when I bought the house. I never understood why just one end of the pool had this awful triangle cut into the concrete (See pic)

    So last year I had the triangle filled in. It was great in the fact that I now could put a table and chairs on that end of the pool. However as soon as it rained I found out why the triangle was there!

    Water just collected in that area and i'm assuming this was an original problem and the triangle was cut into the deck at one point. I know I could knock the entire triangle out and fix the problem but i'm thinking I could maybe just have someone cut a round, square or rectangular drain in that area and the water could drain into the soil / rock that is there.

    Does anyone know if this is possible and if so have an idea of a type of drain to use ?
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    Re: Need help with Drain issue

    Vinnie,

    Where I work they had to install some new electrical work. Our 2nd floor is about 18" of solid concrete. They cut a 4" hole in it like cutting butter. So, yes it can be done. I have no idea of the cost.

    I think a better idea would be to put pavers there with a couple of spacers to let the water flow through.

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    Re: Need help with Drain issue

    You could just fill it with those black flat river stones. That would let the water drain.
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    Re: Need help with Drain issue

    It will only drain if the soil below is permeable. If it is clay or solid rock below the surface the water will just pond on the surface and eventually evaporate. It is a pretty small area to try and drop a dry well anyway. Not that it can't be effective with the right soil, just going to be a little more difficult due to the small working area.

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    Re: Need help with Drain issue

    This will work:

    NDS 3" Round Satin Brass Grate w/PVC Collar


    Just drill a hole -- that may or may not be easy for you bore down a foot or two and cap it with the brass drain.

    Normally I don't recommend water under concrete decks. It can cause a big problems. So there is a risk.
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    Re: Need help with Drain issue

    Gwegan, those look exactly like our deck drains!
    Marla
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