Ok so my pool builder wants to hook up my fill line to the hose bib on the back of my house. The problem is it is over my raised deck about 12 feet above ground level. His idea is to add a splitter, drill though the deck run the pipe into the ground down my 12 foot tall slab. This in my eyes will make it difficult to protect during a freeze. Plus the eyesore and the hole in my deck. I can't paint it because it will have foam insulation. Plus there will be a shut off on the top of the deck to drain the line. What if it freezes when I go on vacation? What a pain.
I have a irrigation main going right by the pool with two irrigation valves they are relocating as part of the job. The amount of pipe needed to tie into the irrigation is less than the amount to go down the house. I asked for him to hook up to that and he said his friends in the business don't recommend it and he has never done it. Should I fight this? I hate the idea of it hooked to the house and going though the deck and down the slab. Plus freeze protection would not be an issue with it buried in the dirt. Would this be a problem with the plumbing permit?