I'm building my own pool and just had the Wet Edge Satin Matrix finish installed last Thursday. Finish looks great but there is no suction on the two drains. I pulled the drain covers and there is pebble material in drains. Finish installer service tech arrived today and said it looks like both drains are full of slurry and the only option is to jackhammer the drains out and clean out the drain pipes.
That is definitely not what I wanted to hear and I don't want to mess up my pool finish which is otherwise in great shape. The finish installer is of course going to do the repair at his cost etc.
But I'm wondering if anyone has any other options?
The pool has two drains both plumbed with 2.5" piping and two skimmers that are plumbed with 2.5" piping. The piping run from the drains to where it turns up the wall is about 7'.
Is there any sort of auger that could auger the material out of the pipe? I'd like to avoid draining the pool if possible but I could drain it if needed. Also, could I pour muratic acid in the pipes and let it eat at the material?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.