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    Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    So I almost have my permits and we should begin within the next 40 days. I will need to order Blue Stone because that's what the surrounding pool deck will consist of.

    I am GC'ing the job but I have a 20 year pool builder helping me and a custom stone guy. So here' the question for now. I will be using the stone as the coping and we will cut all the stone and it will be 2 1/2 - 3' blue stone all away around the pool except where there are boulders. I may even go 4" thick irreglar blue stone depending on what the distributor has in stock. So as the stone gets lane the stone worker will cut about 12" back all the stone to lay it on the beam and act as coping. This takes care of the rise and fall issue that can develop.

    The Pool builder says we should put skimmers in but the landscape architect says why do you want to cut holes in that beautiful stone? My question is, are skimmers needed necessary and is there another alternative. Are the skimmers only function to remove floating debris, bugs and frogs?

    I attached the concept drawing.

    Thanks

    Chris
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    Re: Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    After I did some reading I now see that skimmers are an absolute must. So my question now becomes anyone have experience with like brass lids or something other than plastic?

    Thanks

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    Re: Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    Have your stone cutter make you a blue stone cover for the skimmer.
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    Re: Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by xyz View Post
    Have your stone cutter make you a blue stone cover for the skimmer.
    Thank you, I was wondering if that was an option.

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    Re: Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Christofu2 View Post
    Thank you, I was wondering if that was an option.
    I have some pools with stone skimmer lids..

    Do yourself a favor & Cut the lid from a much thinner stone than that of the decking.

    You will grow tired of lifting a 2" piece of stone by the finger hole, very quickly.
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    Re: Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolguyinCT View Post
    I have some pools with stone skimmer lids..

    Do yourself a favor & Cut the lid from a much thinner stone than that of the decking.

    You will grow tired of lifting a 2" piece of stone by the finger hole, very quickly.
    Ray


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    Thanks Ray, Is there a way to raise the lip of the skimmer so that the thinner stone is flush? Otherwise do you have any experience or is it possible to recess the skimmer into the thicker stone if chiseled prior? Any functionality reason why this could not be done?

    Chris

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    Re: Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    No reason- you can also buy & trim skimmer "risers"


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