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Thread: The fixed pool that has re-cracked and is leaking headache

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    The fixed pool that has re-cracked and is leaking headache

    About a year ago I purchased a home with an inground gunite pool, with an as is clause. About 24 hours later we discovered it was leaking. Fast forward a year later, and we just had the 7 cracks that were through the shell repaired, with new plaster, cantilever concrete coping, etc; only to find out that 5 weeks after everything is finished, we are re-cracked in one spot that goes across our deep end, and leaking water. It's almost as if the deep end of the pool is trying to separate from the rest of the pool.

    Cracks were repaired by cutting them wider, and filling from the inside and digging behind the outside with epoxy and cement. While this process was going on, they repaired 3 times, because they were still cracking. Now we are discussing staples to try and keep it together…but this price tag just keeps getting higher. We are now thinking we should have an engineer come look at the property to see if something larger is going on. Any suggestions as to what kind of engineer this would be?

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    Re: The fixed pool that has re-cracked and is leaking headache

    I think they mean a structural engineer, probably to look for subsidence issues. Good luck, btw.

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    Re: The fixed pool that has re-cracked and is leaking headache

    You just have to call around until you find one that engineers pool structure. They are out there you can also look on the APSP website to find certified PB's for your area. They can help, or help you locate such a person with those engineering skills. You clearly need to find good advice on this serious problem. Best of luck to you, and do post back to let us know what happens.
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    Re: The fixed pool that has re-cracked and is leaking headache

    Thanks. The hunt begins. I've looked at the APSP webiste, and the first names to pop up as certified pool builders is the company we are using.

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