We are in the process of having a new IG pool installed--they concrete just went in a couple days ago. I just went out to inspect the work, and am worried that the concrete contractor made an error when pouring the concrete. However, since I'm still learning about pools, I don't know how the skimmer is "supposed" to look when complete. Hoping someone can help.
Before the cement was in, we opened the skimmer by pulling the entire skimmer top (lid still screwed to the "neck"). Now that the cement is in, I am assuming that we should take the screws out to remove the lid--is that correct?
When we did this, we noticed that there is a 1 inch gap of exposed dirt/gravel and even hardened concrete between the entire skimmer top and the lower part of the skimmer. This can't be correct installation?
I don't know if this is a problem, but my gut is telling me that it is. I was hoping to get some advice before I bring it up with the contractor. I am worried that he subcontracted to concrete people who don't know what they are doing.
I have photos, but am not sure how to post them.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I guess what I really want to know is if I have to have a difficult conversation with my contractor...