Hi, I'm trying to gather information about standards that should be followed when renovating an existing inground pool.
Pool originally built in 1965, appears to have been re-plastered approximately 2 times. Most current plaster is falling off to the touch.
The work required included:
Repair/ level bond beam (damaged during renovation of the home)
Re-plumb pool including skimmers and add T from main drain
Replace old ungrounded light with low-voltage light
Add bench at deep end
Pour concrete pool surround to meet at the back of precast coping
What we have thus far:
- Out of level pool beam, and too wide (but too narrow) to pour concrete patio surround
- Precast coping installed on top of unlevel pool beam that had patches of mortar not removed prior to coping installation; Can see from afar the line of the coping going up and down.
- Pool tile not floated. Installed directly on top of old tile removal. Tile waves down the length of the pool.
- 3/4 inch return lines coming through pool shell.
- 1 1/2" plumbing to entire pool, opens to 2" plumbing near equipment
- Unsure if electrical grounded
- Unsure if light is low-voltage
- Pool equipment left running dry after finally being installed (had been sitting in original boxes in our back yard for 2 weeks prior)
- Deep end bench, unsure if properly doweled in with rebar, also doubtful if existing de-laminating plaster was chipped away before pouring concrete for bench.
At this point, we have not proceeded further with this company. We have not had the pool re-plastered, yet because we are not even sure if what has been done thus far is appropriate.
I'm trying to figure out what exactly to point out and how to prove that this is not how a pool should be done.
I know in many parts of Texas there are no regulations on pool building, but that does not make it right for a company to basically steal money, and leave you with a bigger problem than when you started. This is basically the situation I am in right now.
I desperately need help and insight into proper pool renovating standards.
Thank you all for your time and support.