I think might have run into my first real problem on my OB adventure. My masonry contractor, who has worked on a lot of pools, installed the pool coping before the tile. Now the bottom of the skimmer mouth is about 9" below the underside of the coping. Is this elevation too far off to be practical?
If we're running 6" tiles beneath the coping that puts the bottom of the tile about half way up the skimmer opening. If my water level is say... 3" from the coping it'll A) be near the top of the gunite and B) leave very little room between the level of the water and top of the skimmer mouth.
Joy. Is this a coping redo? Or do I just lower the water level. What is the norm for water level anyway? See pic below. Or maybe I can have him "stack" an inch or 2 of stone underneath the coping... essentially making the coping thicker without changing the actual elevation.