I've said it before and I'm saying it again...I would NEVER have built this pool this way. I inherited a mess that just continues to plague me. I literally have no clue how many times the hillside above my home has washed into my pool. It is usually at least once a year. It has happened 3x already this year. 3 times!!!
I live in a neighborhood built on a slope. Our street was not given a drainage ditch (the other two were). EVERY homeowner on my street has major drainage issues. One neighbor had a natural spring that bubbled up out of the ground in his backyard when we had heavy rains! Many have installed additional french drains to try to combat the problem. Not only does water stand at the foundations of our homes, but it also keeps mosquitoes close.
I am at my wits end with the hillside landing in my pool. What is my most economical fix? A french drain is going to run me over $2000 to have done. I have no diy ability, so I dare not try it myself. There are many trees and all the underground utilities are right beside the area where the drain would likely go, so there is that to consider also.
My neighbor had a pool built last year. Her builder built her pool up so that it was higher than the grade and they also put a rock lip that stands about 6 inches higher than the decking around the pool. I'm thinking 8 inches of rock on the side where it flows into the pool will keep the hill from washing right over the deck into the pool. It won't solve the drainage issue, but it will at least divert it from the pool.
Can someone advise? (I tried to attach a photo, but it says my 52kb image exceeds my 522.8 kb quota.)