Among our many disappointments with our pool contractor, we just noticed another problem yesterday while swimming.
There is a >1" gap between the skimmer assemblies (two) and the concrete cantilevered deck. It seems that the skimmer is about an inch lower than it should be. This is pretty noticeable with the sluice-way created from the pool wall to the mouth of the skimmer. I did not notice this until the tile was installed and thought that this may actually either be as designed or perhaps an advantage for water flow. The deck came about a week later and the interior took another month to schedule.
To me, this causes two problems. First, it there is now an easy way for water to get behind the wall of the pool. Even modest splashing will cause waves that lap over the top edge of the mouth of the skimmer. Second, the tile mid line was what I used to keep the water half way up the skimmer. If I fill it up to that point, a decent rain will raise my water lever to the point where it comes into contact with the top of the skimmer. When the water gets to the top of the skimmer, it no longer acts as a skimmer. Heavy rains will drain behind the wall - which becomes problem another problem.
The tile line issue is more of an annoyance, but the water over the top of the skimmer and behind the wall really bothers me.
Are my concerns valid? If so, short of resetting the skimmers (cutting the deck, jackhammering the concrete encased skimmer, redoing the plumbing, etc.), what are my options to remedy this?