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    decorative wall close to coping

    Hi Experts,

    My first post here. I'm planning to put a decorative wall with columns about 35 feet long and 2 feet high, 4 columns about 2.5 feet high. One employee of the pool builder says it is perfectly fine, the other employee says it could have structural issues since
    they did not make the pool wall stronger. Is this true or is it a sales tactic? The decorative wall won't sit on the coping or any part of the pool, it will sit on the ground. Can anyone advise if I can build the decorative wall without causing issues to the pool itself?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: decorative wall close to coping

    I can't imagine that it would cause issues for the pool. I think the second guy was playing a little CYA for the company and/or himself.
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    Re: decorative wall close to coping

    Sounds bogus to me.
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    Re: decorative wall close to coping

    It would take a soils test to know for sure. Is this fill or undisturbed soil? I assume we are talking a concrete block wall? If its good soil and a good foundation then there should not be a problem. Is the soil really sandy, cobble or expansive? Did they do anything special with the pool structure because of the soil?

    A short concrete block wall on good soil with a moderate spread footing should cause no problem in good undisturbed soil.
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