Heya, So in remoding my ol' pool I need to replace the skimmer w/out removing my still good FL keystone coping. Here's my plan:
Cut an opening in deck large enough to allow room for a new skimmer.
Chip out concrete around old skimmer. Dig under by hand & cut pipe & remove old skimmer.
Chip out tile around the pool opening to allow new skimmer tunnel to fit under coping w/ intake lip just inside wall opening?
Drill 1/2" holes 6" apart and 3 inches away from the wall opening, clean, dry install 10"x3/8" rebar w/ epoxie?
Apply 2 part SGM Bond Kote to old concrete and let set over night.
Plum in new skimmer to existing line.
Pore concrete in voids. ( The skimmer directions call for 4 inches under and on all sides) but I plan to fill the hole w/pea rock to 6 inches below skimmer tunnel?
Now the tricky part for me: I need to fill the area between the underside of the coping and the top of the skimmer tunnel. the rocks in concrete will be a problem so I plan to use sand mix mortar to fill this void while the concrete pore is still fluid?