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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    You can kind of see how they tied the rebar into the existing shell in this picture. I think there is another grid a bit lower in the holes as well. Then they poured the concrete and let that dry. Then they scraped out the existing pebble (or roughened it?) and redid the interior tile on the...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Hi! Yes, I sent the other poster the pics from my Dropbox account (which probably reassured him of the quality of his build). :) A "capital" is the flared/wider portion sitting on top of the column (per the structural engineer). This probably helps put the load across a wider area to avoid...
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    Saltwater Pool - Travertine with Concrete Coping or Porcelain Tile to Edge

    Hey there. We are in Austin so having a tile that stays cool was important to us. I originally wanted porcelain tile but I picked out several and brought them home and set them outside for an afternoon. Then I went to step on them and the light-colored porcelain tile was SO hot (too hot to...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Hey there. Just following up on my pool. Our home builder used an engineer who drew up plans to add 8 piers under our pool with capitals at the top. They dug 8 huge holes in the pool that went all the way down to the limestone to build the columns which are tied into the existing rebar so we...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    I also think the piers will help with the vertical loads below the pool but they will not address the rotation of the outside pool wall which could be part of the problem... We did hire an engineer and he wants us to make a hole from the center of the pool to the bottom of the outside wall but...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Hi all. So we live outside of the city limits so the pool was permitted but only through the water district. The water district approved the plumbing on the pool! There was no permitting for the structure component (would have been if we were inside the city limits). The builder (and...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Thanks so much everyone for your input! The history of this is our homebuilder would only let us use their poolbuilder to build our pool (so we couldn't choose). The pool contract though was with our home builder. Towards the end of the construction of our pool, they basically "fired" the...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Hi all. Here is a link to a folder that has two folders. One contains the construction pictures of our pool and one contains pictures/videos of the cracks. I need to take more pictures again since our pool is currently drained to see if any cracks got larger. Dropbox - Pool Issues ATX -...
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    17 cracks!!!

    We are in a very similar situation in Austin, TX currently. Our pool is on a slope and we are getting a ton of cracks in our pool. We are trying to figure out if we should let our home builder (who was responsible for the pool builder) add 8 piers under our pool to help with stability or if we...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Thanks so much for replying JamesW! The pool decking that butts up next to my back patio has dropped down maybe just 1/8" or so (I haven't measured exactly) which has caused the caulk at that interface to crack. But that was poured separate from the pool (but lines up with the coping). I...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Thanks Texas Splash! I will check out the other post you linked (I am obviously new here!). Our grass below the pool has been "swampy" ever since they filled the pool with water so I imagine it is losing water. It seems to magically rain every time I turn off the autofill to attempt to see...
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    Need urgent help with cracking/leaking pool on a hillside in Austin, TX!

    Hello! I have a pool that is a little over 2 years old. It is on a hillside in Austin, TX so the back wall of the pool is about 13' tall. The front side meets up with our back patio and no wall was built on that side. The pool builder originally sprayed gunite on 3 walls with rebar (not the...