Good morning - two issues: fiberglass inground, 12 x 23 enclosed pool with cover and deck installed fall 2014.
1 - No expansion joints were cut into deck that is 4 ft wide down one side, 6 foot on one end, and 10 feet in length down other side. Other end of pool houses cover. Cracks have appeared in all corners and several down sides. Builder and conrete guy say they are superficial and their plan is to come in and fill cracks and then seal concrete that was not done over winter due to inability to ventilate adequately so they plan to do this June 5. They do not plan to put in expansion joints.
2 - deck is poured brushed colored concrete. A deck-o-drain was installed rougly 1 foot away from edge of pool. However - the edge of the pool or coping section is not angled away from the pool. Although water does drain into the trough - a spilled drink, cleaning the deck, shower station, or pouring water on to the deck to clean it will run to the drain and continue straight into the pool. Concrete guy says he followed the instructions of the pool guy on how to install the drains and thus they and deck were installed per his instructions. I met with the builder last night and expressed my concerns with water flow back into the pool and asked if the concrete guys had experience with pool decks. Yes they do - they were following the direction of the pool guy for trough drain installation.
Do I have a case for either issue above? The builder is a talker and will have an excuse or reason for everything. Do you have any advise and/or supporting evidence? Should I hold off on them filling and sealing the concrete? How can I address the deck angle?
Thank you for any and all advise.