As I have mentioned in some previous posts, we have had a terrible time with our pool builder - not so much in the quality of the work building the pool, but with everything else, mostly stemming from the fact that the owner is a crotchety old jerk, and by all accounts is just getting worse.
They were originally supposed to do the brick patio deck around the pool, but due to these numerous issues, we told them to forget it, and just finish their work and close out the permit. Well they were pontificating about all sorts of things with the brick patio, so we decided to wait on that, told them we weren't doing that for now, weren't doing a hard scape for now. But apparently to get the final final and close out the permit, pool has to be filled and equipment running, so we're just waiting for that to wash our hands of these folks.
So we are supposed to be getting plaster in tomorrow (fingers crossed!) and PB comes by today thinking water's in (even though I told them yesterday it was not and I would let them know as soon as it is). We have a gravel and sand base in, cause he told me I need to have it level with the pool three feet out for the inspection, which makes sense, and he starts yelling at me about, "now you can't go back and put brick in, it's not grounded for that (his words, even though it's bonding we're talking about, not grounding), it has to be done a whole different way if you're putting brick, has to have an electrical inspection. If you put brick in, I'm gonna have to report you." I mean, totally belligerent jerk.
So my question is, could there be any truth to that?? I mean, obviously I know it will specifically depend on codes and whatnot here, but just generally, does that sound like there could be any truth to it? Spoke to a couple people, including electrician, who thought it sounded pretty bogus.
Only thing I can think of is that maybe there is an issue because they only did a single copper wire around the pool to bond it, not a grid. Could that have anything to do with it? That's the only thing I can think of that could possibly have some merit to it.
Anyway, everybody's telling me not to stress about it, but of course I'm stressed about it, as we are likely going to end up doing bricks, but in a gravel and sand base as originally planned, rather than concrete.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks!
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