Hi everyone. I'm a new pool owner and purchased a house with an in-ground pool with some issues.
Cement deck shifting away from pool:
I have a concrete issue around the pool with the large slabs that surround the pool on one side. These slabs have shifted away from the pool due to erosion over time. In some places, there is near a 6" or more gap from the pool to the concrete slabs now (see picture). Does anyone know of a technique to push these slabs back up toward the pool or how to fix this? Things that I have thought about 1) Create wood inlays to cover the gaps (water will likely still get under and the erosion will continue; 2) rent a bobcat to push the slabs back in place ; 3) repour all new cement in these areas (might not match but may fix erosion problem?) 4) hire a company to drill holes in the cement and re-level the slabs by pushing sand underneath and push slabs back somehow. 5) any other ideas?
No cement around skimmer:
The second concrete issue is that the concrete was taken out or just never put in for the skimmer (see picture #2). Can I pour concrete in here around the skimmer or should I hire a company to do this?
I am not sure on the cost of these options but some are obviously more expensive (pouring new cement) than others. Does anyone have experience with issues like this and what did you do and recommend? I'd rather do it as cheaply as can be done but still have it look good and not have someone break an ankle or toes.
Thanks for the help!