Expansion joint around skimmer?

quantase

Well-known member
Jun 18, 2018
92
Central Virginia
Has anyone heard of an expansion joint around a round skimmer lid? We are having travertine pavers placed for the pool deck. Someone mentioned placing an expansion joint around the skimmer lid as well the pool beam. I know That we will need one for the pool beam but not certain that we need one for the two skimmer lids. Thoughts? Pros & cons?