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    Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    Pool Builder just finished shooting the concrete today (Friday) in our new build inground pool.
    Question, I know this sounds nuts, but if we wanted to redo a fairly large portion (most of the shallow end) and make it deeper, is that possible at this stage? If we could get the contractor to do it, and if we could pay the cost, is it even feasible? Would it ruin the structural integrity of the entire pool?

    Yes, we are discussing with PB as well, but any help here from other experts would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    Welcome to TFP. I'm going to assume that anything is possible and it could be done but what a mess to get thus far and have such a change of plans. You're talking busting concrete out, removing rebar, digging deeper, laying new rebar and finishing again, with I believe it's called a cold joint... That's a lot of work. May I ask why such a big change?

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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    and if we could pay the cost
    That's the biggie. After that, all things are possible with enough money.

    Your PB will know best but you are discussing a MAJOR project.
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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    My husband was teasing our pool builder after the rebar went in, saying, "Hmm, can we move the whole thing a few feet to the right?" and the pool builder said no kidding...some people ask for HUGE changes once excavation, rebar, and even concrete are complete.

    Sure, it can be done...but will probably double the cost, since you're essentially going to have to do it all over again!

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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    How about raising the sidewalls, for an overall deeper pool?
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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    How about raising the sidewalls, for an overall deeper pool?
    Thanks guys. Helpful, in line with what the PB is saying. Can be done but major project. Basically I wanted 3 and a half foot water depth, and I got about 40 inches to top instead.

    The sidewall raising idea is very interesting. Will discuss that with PB.

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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    Did you discuss this at the beginning or did you decide one night after all was done?
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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

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    Did you discuss this at the beginning or did you decide one night after all was done?
    Yes it was discussed several times. The water level vs top of pool might have been a miscommunication, but no explanation for the 40 inches vs 3 and a half feet.

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    Re: Big trouble - concrete tear up?

    I hope that whatever you and PB decide, that you get what you want in the end without any major problems.
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