Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: HELP!!! New Build With Wrong Return Location

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    9

    HELP!!! New Build With Wrong Return Location

    We're in the process of building a vinyl lined pool with poured concrete walls. We are through excavation and the walls have been poured. The PB just took the forms off this morning and it turns out that one of the returns is on the wrong wall. We need to move that return to the correct wall. The walls are 10" thick and the piping for the returns was set in the forms prior to pouring the concrete walls.

    So, what are my options here? I assume the PB can drill through the 10" wall of concrete on the correct wall for the return to be placed in the correct location. But what about the return already set when they poured the concrete? Do they pull out the piping and fill the whole new new cement? Or should i just keep the extra return? Is this is a big deal? It seems like a major screw up to me, but I may be over-reacting.

    Any comments are greatly appreciated!

  2. Back To Top    #2

    TFP Guide
    Mr Bruce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    1,798

    Re: HELP!!! New Build With Wrong Return Location

    Before you get too upset, it's possible they erred on the side of improvement. How many returns and skimmers are there, and can you MS Paint a diagram of how they are now?
    32K gallon Plaster - 1hp Hayward 2 speed Super Pump - Hayward S200 Sand Filter - TF100XL
    Test Kits - Pool Math - Chlorine/CYA/Target/Slam Chart

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    9

    Re: HELP!!! New Build With Wrong Return Location

    It's a 20x40 rectangle and the PB admitted that the foreman put the return in the wrong place. Sorry, not pictures/drawings right now...but on one 40' wall, we have a skimmer in the deep end and a return in the shallow end. On the other 40' wall, we have the opposite, a skimmer in the shallow end and we're supposed to have a return in the deep end. We also have returns on the 20' walls, but there is an extra return on one 20' wall in the deep end. So we need to move the extra return from the 20' to the 40' wall.

    This is an admitted screw-up that needs to be changed. I just want to know that the change isn't that big of a deal.

    Thanks in advance!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,085

    Re: HELP!!! New Build With Wrong Return Location

    It's not that big of a deal. Your PB should be able to fix it so you will never even know it happened. Enjoy your build and build a good relationship with your PB.....People screw up on the job everyday in every profession. It's how you handle the fix that is important and it should be a no brainer for him.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    9

    Re: HELP!!! New Build With Wrong Return Location

    So what's the fix? That hole has to be filled otherwise, the liner would press through the hole and tear, right?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •