Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Pea gravel decking already cracking on 4 month old pool!!! Is this normal?!?!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    35

    Angry Pea gravel decking already cracking on 4 month old pool!!! Is this normal?!?!

    I need to take a picture but in the meantime, I have a question....is pea gravel decking supposed to already be cracking? We have 4 separate places where there are at least 12-18 inch hairline cracks in the pea gravel. Can this possibly be normal on a not even 4 month old pool?!
    I haven't brought it up yet with our builder, but I'm not optimistic he's going to readily fix it, as he still has outstanding other small things he's supposed to fix & hasn't.

  2. Back To Top    #2


    TFP Guide

    bmoreswim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Central MD
    Posts
    3,290

    Re: Pea gravel decking already cracking on 4 month old pool!!! Is this normal?!?!

    Our new concrete deck last year has many surface cracks. Some of them came very soon after completion. PB admitted that the mixture was a little dry as the weather suddenly turned sunny. Subsequent sections (new loads) were better. Ours is fairly well masked due to the random stone pattern and coloring.

    Concrete cracks. Sometimes more than others. I too would not expect the PB to offer any solution.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, SWCG, automation) View Our Build
    Coverstar automatic pool cover | StoneMakers concrete retaining wall and decking
    Spring 2013 Build | Dolphin Active 20 robot cleaner | Support TFP!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    2,769

    Re: Pea gravel decking already cracking on 4 month old pool!!! Is this normal?!?!

    Pictures pictures pictures. Get on the PB have him evaluate the cracks. And at 4 months after delivery the whole punch list should be complete. Don't make a final payment until the punch list is complete.
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •