On my second owner builder pool, and a couple of issues have cropped up that I had not seen before with concrete. My contractor has a great reputation and does beautiful work, but I am questioning my choice, our personalities just do not mix.
Anyway, during final grading an issue came up. My house already had a 12' deep patio that we overlaid with travertine (looks great!). The edge of pool is 10 feet from the edge of the patio, 22' from the house. My concrete contractor says the pool deck slope is perfect everywhere except the slope from the pool edge to the patio is 3%-3.25% over that 10 foot distance. He says max is 2% and I am out of compliance. He wants me to sign that he is not liable for poor workmanship in that area due to the >2% slope (I don't have a problem with that).
Anyone heard of such a thing?
I don't mind the slope, drainage is excellent and there is a deck-o-drain at the end of that slope so there won't be any pooling. There isn't any furniture or table there so nothing will be tilting.
When someone throws a word out like "compliance" to me that is a legal word, something that make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I can't find anything other than minimum slope in my city regulations. My contractor is pretty intense and is the type of guy that points out every small flaw in all work at our house. Is this just a case of that or do I have a major increased expense on my hand? Some people have told me if it doesn't bother me don't worry about it.
Anyone have thoughts or comments on this?