Awesome website! I've been lurking for a few months, as we've just purchased a new home with a pool. Come to find out the pool needs much TLC. The pool was built in '97, the plaster is shot. We've contracted with a local, Jax FL, plaster company to instal CL Industries Sunstone Pearl Aqua. Then to come find out ... the back cool deck, on the lake side (see pics) is totally undercut, hardly any support underneath the existing pool deck. So here is the question, or better yet, let me bounce off my idea.
What I'm considering doing as a temporary fix, as in a year or two, until we can afford to get in a pump truck to mud jack the area. Head to the Depot, get a few lengths of sonotube and about (30) 80 lbs. bags of crete. Pier up the back side of the deck to support it. I'd say the deck is 3-4" thick, with 3/8" rebar support, not sure the spacing as they only way I know is that they left a piece sticking out the slab. Any thoughts are much appreciated! And thanks for having such an awesome website here!
The model in the pictures is Stella. She is recovering from yesterday though, we had a Heron fly over last night. Stella being in my lap at the time, notices this huge bird 20' up in the air, decides to dig her claws into my upper thighs, jumps off my lap to bark at this intruder. Well, this Heron was having nothing to do with Ms Noise Maker upon the ground and decides to bank sharply towards the lake. The bombay doors open, the only way I can describe it is egg drop soup. Smacks the cool deck squarely in the middle of the dog's 4 legs, she is splattered! I had no idea those birds were such a good shot. Honestly, I hadn't had a good laugh like that in a very long time!