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    New Pool Build - Plumbing questions

    Builder hasn't been back to see the end result of the plumbing yet, but so far he's ignored my other plumbing concerns without actually looking directly at the issue, which was already covered in dirt.

    So I'm reaching out to everybody here to see if this is going to be an issue in the long term. The pipes were installed at angles and are currently hovering above the soil, so I'm concerned about long term stress loads after backfilling, decking, and future soil movements. I don't think the pictures do it justice, but is this a valid concern?
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    Re: New Pool Build - Plumbing questions

    OMG, that's why I'm doing my own plumbing.

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    Re: New Pool Build - Plumbing questions

    Ok my father was a master plumber and he would never have lines that looked like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: New Pool Build - Plumbing questions

    That is common enough and does not normally pose any long term problems.
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    Re: New Pool Build - Plumbing questions

    I live in an area with a lot of soil movement (Houston, TX area), as can be seen in the sidewalks and foundations all over the area after the drought last summer, so my main concern after the initial backfill and deck pouring is soil movement. We had the plumbing at the water meter break last year, so it is a concern in my mind.

    I'm no plumber, but I just don't get the feeling that this is normal. The plumbers had to come back to re-route the plumbing due to their initial laziness that they didn't get away with, so my guess is they didn't put much effort into it.
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    Re: New Pool Build - Plumbing questions

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    That is common enough and does not normally pose any long term problems.
    Thanks, Jason. Sorry, I didn't see your post before I responded. It makes me a little more comfortable, but I don't have a lot of trust in contractors from my previous experiences over the years, so I tend to second-guess everything.
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