Is this normal? New Construction - Vermiculite base

Dreyn15

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Sep 20, 2019
7
Northeast Ga
My husband and I feel like the vermiculite/base layer under the liner should be smoother than it is. What do you think? I have never seen a pool with dips, humps, divot, etc like this before. Am I stuck with this or should the pool company provide better workmanship.
 

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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
1,905
NY
I actually had to sign a disclaimer with my PB that they would take every care possible but wrinkles/divots were impossible to garauntee against. That disclaimer kept me up at night from that moment until the pool was filled. Mine did end up with a couple of minor flaws but overall I thought they did a good job. I would definitely do my best to refuse yours though. Does it look really bad during the day, or only with the lights on ?
 

JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
691
Prosper, TX (DFW)
I'm assuming this is a new pool? Have you made your final payment?

Sorry you are dealing with that, but I would be calling the pool builder and not giving them any more money until it is fixed.
 
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Dreyn15

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Sep 20, 2019
7
Northeast Ga
I actually had to sign a disclaimer with my PB that they would take every care possible but wrinkles/divots were impossible to garauntee against. That disclaimer kept me up at night from that moment until the pool was filled. Mine did end up with a couple of minor flaws but overall I thought they did a good job. I would definitely do my best to refuse yours though. Does it look really bad during the day, or only with the lights on ?
You can see a good bit of the holes during the day, but all the imperfections are magnified under the light.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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NY
Unfortunately that’s the nature of the beast. If you shine a flashlight down most walls in people houses they will show off many imperfections also. Hopefully they will revisit your liner and improve it a great deal.
 

Dreyn15

Member
Sep 20, 2019
7
Northeast Ga
I'm assuming this is a new pool? Have you made your final payment?

Sorry you are dealing with that, but I would be calling the pool builder and not giving them any more money until it is fixed.
Yes, this is a new construction. We have not made the final payment. The PB is supposed to come look at the bottom, but my suspicion is he is going to act like it is normal.
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
425
Walnutport, PA
I am a 'virgin' pool owner, so only have ours to compare to (installed this past fall). Yours looks super bumpy :( I only had this one night time pic before our pool was closed for reference.

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