Expansion joint around skimmer?


Well-known member
Jun 18, 2018
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?


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In The Industry
Aug 4, 2014
San Clemente, CA
I've done the expansion joint around the skimmer collar and put a membrane under the concrete to isolate the skimmer.

You don't want your skimmer cracking
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