We are having a 16 x 40 Sun Fiberglass pool installed in our backyard. While the salesman was selling us the pool I told him that I wanted the pool to be parallel to the house .Before installation day I layed out the pool area where we wanted it to be and I stripped the topsoil off to save it .
The pool salesman / pool installer shows up and I show him where the pool is to go and to what height to finish it at . He and the track hoe operator lay out the dig . While digging the hole the operator tears out all of the stakes used for reference . The next day, 3 guys and a girl show up to put the framing ,gravel and sand in for the base . Here comes the pool. As they set the pool in the hole I thought to myself ,I better check to see if it is parallel . The pool where they were going set it was 2 feet out parallel in the length of the pool . As I look in the hole I can see that the pool framing is not centered in the hole . The salesman/installer says he can pivoting the pool on the sand base and fill the void under it by washing sand under it . While pivoting the pool I notice their sump pump pipe leaning way out of plumb . Since the pool was shifted ,that put it farther from where I wanted the shallow end to be and made the sump pump pipe out of plumb .UGH
A few days later when the pool was 3/4 full of water my son and I got in the pool to cool off. My son says , dad feel this , as he jumps up and down .there is a soft , hollow spot at the top of the ramp in the shallow end . All because the pool was not sitting on the sand base correctly to begin with .
The installers have tried to wash sand under it to support the pool. They filled the pool to about 3/4 full again but this time there is a low spot in the pool where there is no sand supporting the bottom of the pool . They drained a lot of water out and tried it again , same thing ,low spot .
So here I sit with a pool that is not right . I should have used my gut feeling and told them to pull the pool out of the hole and redo the gravel and sand .
Now what, pull the whole pool out of the hole ? This has not been a easy 2 weeks . Thanks for listening to my rant . Tom Averwater