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    Re-plumbing pool - skimmer pipe replacement question

    Mike: Thanks! I was not aware such a part existed. I will give it a go. Tom
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    Re-plumbing pool - skimmer pipe replacement question

    All: I am looking for some advice on pool plumbing replacement. We need to relocate our pool plumbing because of some construction projects at our house. Our pool is old (guessing 20-30 years) vinyl liner. We had some underground pipe leaks and other issues, so we decided to take the...
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    To close the loop, we hired this job out to a pool company in the area. My late reply is because they took the entire summer … promises to show up … excuses why they didn't …. It may have been one of the worst experiences I have had. We ended up having two usable weeks to swim last summer, with...
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    Good advice. We are getting help to expedite the repair, and will make sure that all the vermiculite is properly removed.
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    Thanks for the advice. I have obtained a few quotes to repair and builders in our area seem to shy away from concrete. Not sure why. I am weighing the cost of hiring the job out vs taking this on myself. We had rain last night so I decided against building a sump well. I will try again once...
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    jimmythegreek: Thanks for the advice. After work yesterday, we emptied the water from the pool and this morning, there was about an inch of standing water in the deep end. I think tonight after work, I will dig the sump well and get that process started to see if we can resolve the ground...
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    Thanks for responding. There is a poured concrete pad around the pool perimeter up to the coping. I am hoping not to have to break that up. Any advice is appreciated. Tom
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    Need help with DIY major vermiculite repair

    Hi all, This is my first post, and I am new here, but I am hoping someone can help out. We just purchased a house with a vinyl liner pool. The liner was ripped and we noticed large "indentations" in the side walls in the deep end. We cut out the liner and noticed that the vermiculite that...