Under construction pvc broke during Texas storm

Jul 4, 2020
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Austin, Tx
The cold weather that just came through Austin caused several of our pipes to break in multiple places. The pipes were still exposed since we are still in the middle of construction. The gunite has cured for a month, but we are half way through tiling. We are going to meet with pool builder but just wondering what questions we need to ask so it gets fixed. Should we be concerned inside the pool/spa or just the ones left uncovered. Thanks!
 

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kimkats

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Make sure they pressure test the pipes after they fix it. This is not a fun time for most in TX and I am sorry this happened to you BUT it is much better now than after the pool/yard was done. If it does not pass the pressure test then they will have to do some searching to find the other breaks.
 
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Andrew_D

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Definitely should be up to the PB to fix and pass another pressure test.

Andrew
 

Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
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Dallas texas
The cold weather that just came through Austin caused several of our pipes to break in multiple places. The pipes were still exposed since we are still in the middle of construction. The gunite has cured for a month, but we are half way through tiling. We are going to meet with pool builder but just wondering what questions we need to ask so it gets fixed. Should we be concerned inside the pool/spa or just the ones left uncovered. Thanks!


We are dealing with some weather related expenses, my PB is trying to get us to pay for a "flash" and I was wondering did you PB ask you to pay for these damages? Or are they covering them?

I am really not good at confrontation, so having info really helps :)