Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Help with build- quick

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Silver Creek, Georgia
    Posts
    97

    Help with build- quick

    Long story short, our pool she'll has been poured and backed fill was done yesterday. Our yard is a slope and we stressed over and over we didn't want to have a water runoff issue. Now after backfill, the pool is still very much higher than our house, causing alot of dirt to go against the back of our sunroom. It makes like a ditch area and we didn't want this all to be so high up...nothing I guess we can do now but I stressed this, even when we got other quotes. What can we do here is anything???Attachment 59095Attachment 59096Attachment 59095Attachment 59096

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Bentonville, AR
    Posts
    16

    Re: Help with build- quick

    I would want some sort of retaining wall put in place. I would also be thinking about drainage between that retaining wall and your house. I realize I'm spending your money, but I would also consider using paver stones or something between the wall and your house.
    22000 gallon IG Plaster, Pentair CC-150 cartridge filter, Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST pump, Pentair Rebel Suction side cleaner, city water, 2016 build

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA
    Posts
    345

    Re: Help with build- quick

    wow...that's a lot of backfill! I see your concern...the pool could've been placed lower and the hillside on the left would just be a bit bigger (but it would be level with your house).

    Did they admit it was an error?

    Maybe they can split the cost of adding a nice wall?
    18'x36' vinyl - 24k gal - Intelliflo 3hp VSP - Pentair C&C 420 cartridge filter - IC40 Salt - EasyTouch 8 - ScreenLogic - Raypak 406btu NG heater - Intellibrite 5G ligths - 4 deck jets - sheer descent - X-Stream Slide 2 - TF100 kit - opened spring 2017

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    modesto ca
    Posts
    246

    Re: Help with build- quick

    Agree on the wall. Seems very high relative to the house. Possibly due to hillside? Not sure. I'd want a few trench drains with a retaining wall to keep that thing in check

    Hopefully the builder is willing to assist in that process.
    In Ground Gunite Pool - UNDER CONSTRUCTION. 40x15 rectangle 3.5/5/4 sport, plus 20x5 shelf.
    Pentair TR-140 Sand Filter, Intelliflow VS Pump, Easy Touch 4, 6 GloBright LED's, Rebel Cleaner with Autofill

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Silver Creek, Georgia
    Posts
    97

    Re: Help with build- quick

    Will a retaining wall look ok..? I said something when the hole was dug but was told that was the best grade to go with. This will bring the concrete straight up level with the deck. I wanted a step down....

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA
    Posts
    345

    Re: Help with build- quick

    What about extending the deck to meet the concrete?
    18'x36' vinyl - 24k gal - Intelliflo 3hp VSP - Pentair C&C 420 cartridge filter - IC40 Salt - EasyTouch 8 - ScreenLogic - Raypak 406btu NG heater - Intellibrite 5G ligths - 4 deck jets - sheer descent - X-Stream Slide 2 - TF100 kit - opened spring 2017

  7. Back To Top    #7
    GDN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    308

    Re: Help with build- quick

    What about a lot less of that dirt and much more gradual slope back toward the house. I'm no engineer so that may come into play, but I don't think the pool necessarily needs all of that for support - others can correct that. A more gradual slope back toward the house would help. Don't know how big the deck is going to be either though - is all of that going to be concrete or decking on top of what they have filled in?
    Greg -
    11K gal, IG Pebble Sheen (Aqua Blue) with sun ledge and attached spa, Pentair Intelliflow 3050 VS/SVRS (3HP), Pentair ET 8 with Screen Logic, Pentair Racer with 3/4 HP booster pump, 400KBTU Pentair Mastertemp, Pentair 60 sq ft DE filter, J&J Intellibrite LED in spa, Zodiac Nature 2 (not used), Stenner pump/liquid Chlorine, build completed in August 2015

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Silver Creek, Georgia
    Posts
    97

    Re: Help with build- quick

    The concrete is going to meet the current deck and I think they ran out of dirt yesterday. Do u mean extend the deck out so that the water would run under the deck and down around the house??

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA
    Posts
    345

    Re: Help with build- quick

    Sorry, I guess I'm not seeing the problem them - other than them not creating a step down off the deck onto the concrete. Is the dirt and concrete going to meet the side of the house (sunroom) as well?

    If so, then you need to put in a french drain along the house for water to run off in. If it's not meeting the house (but is meeting the deck), then it looks like a wall is needed on that lower side. Again, a french drain will take any water away from the base of that wall.

    If you're worried about water on the concrete deck running off, put in a couple drains.


    If I'm all wrong, where is the water going to run-off that you are concerned about?
    18'x36' vinyl - 24k gal - Intelliflo 3hp VSP - Pentair C&C 420 cartridge filter - IC40 Salt - EasyTouch 8 - ScreenLogic - Raypak 406btu NG heater - Intellibrite 5G ligths - 4 deck jets - sheer descent - X-Stream Slide 2 - TF100 kit - opened spring 2017

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Silver Creek, Georgia
    Posts
    97

    Re: Help with build- quick

    Thanks for all of the suggestions and the French drain idea! The dirt will slope down and then a French drain added...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •