I am posting this in the Under Construction forum because I wish to attract the opinion of builder/contractor folk as well as those members who have recently gone through a pool build.
Earlier this year we had a complete renovation done on our inground concrete pool. All payments are made. The builder has yet to install the Loop Loc pop-up anchors for our new cover.
Our pool is surrounded by a new Belgard paver patio. The pavers are roughly 4 inches thick; they sit on their sand base, which is over a substantial extra-deep sub-base. Polymeric sand is between the pavers. The paver sizes are roughly 8"x12", 8"x8", and 4"x8", in a mixed pattern, including many much smaller pieces and slivers cut to make curves and such.
The following is not detailed in our contract: DH and I understood, from conversations with the builder, months ago, that deep holes are drilled (maybe 9 or 12 inches) for every anchor, a long thin pipe goes into each hole and that the brass anchors then sit in the long thin piping giving it a strong position down to the sub-base.
Now that it is time to do the work, we understand through the installation subcontractor/pool care company that these deep holes with the piping will not be done---that short holes only the depth of the brass anchors will be drilled and the anchors will be attached only to the paver itself--no anchoring will go below the paver into the sub-base. I can understand doing short holes in a solid concrete surround or sidewalk, but with pavers? I have visions of the Loop Loc cover pulling the pavers up, if not right away then maybe next year or the year after.
I phoned Loop Loc, but their representative would not offer a clear opinion on my situation.
I would be grateful for your opinions and experience.
Thank you very much!