I live in Houston, Tx, which is semi-tropical and we can and often do, get 8 inches of rain, in a matter of hours.
My pool was built within 18 inches of house. The skimmer run parallel with the house and is right next to a sunken game room.
Most days, this is not a problem, but, if we get that heavy rain, the water is forced through the skimmer and ends up in our sunken room. Which is a problem.
If Im home, its not a problem, as I can put the pump on waste and send excess water away from the house. But, if the storm happens when I'm at work or on vacation. This can be a major problem.
The pool company is saying that they have to dig up the concrete on that 18 inches and run a runoff/overflow pipe , away from the house. Since, its so close to the house, Im not (and neither are they) real sure whats under that concrete. (telephone, water and electric are around the pool)
Is there a simpler, less costly and safer way to do this?