Good day, Im new here so go easy on me if these answers are found elsewhere (if so i didnt find them)
Ive been looking at having an inground pool built, and have had several contractors come and give me quotes and of course explain their construction process. Many different contractors mention different ways of building often saying that the other contractors methods are not good. So hopefully here i can get some unbiased answers.
1. Is sand or clear stone (crushed stone) the better back fill?
2. Is it better to use deck braces attached to the pool wall (x braces im told) to support the concrete deck above or is it better to use sono tubes? I have been told that deck braces have a limited weight capacity and may not support a 3 foot concrete deck, but at the same time im told sono tubes can and will shift and cause damage to the concrete over the years
3. Is rebar enbedded in the concrete necessary or is wire mesh sufficient?
thank you in advance for any answers. BTW, living in Canada of course means we have cold winter, 4 months of pool use in summer.