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Old 02-20-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
 
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Re-leveling A Fiberglass ... Rusk Heads Up


Got called twice last year (two different people) to fix their fiberglass. Both were looking for (in my opinion) someone to guide them through litigation.



Anyways, one pool was a good 3 inches out of level. The decking was poured. Which led me to believe these people were trying to get a one-up on the installer ...

... or the installer was getting a one-up on them. I find it hard to believe the installers couldn't have seen that the shell was that far out of level.



There was no evidence on the decking of severe settlement (i.e. the decking was fine ... would have noticed settlement b/c the shell was poured flush with the deck)


Another thing - there was no leak. If the once-leveled shell had settled that much ... it should have cracked a fixture or pipe






Bottom line ... Rusk ... make sure it's level before you leave
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: Re-leveling A Fiberglass ... Rusk Heads Up


sounds fishy odd, how could you set the lumber to pour the deck with a benchmark off 3"...

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i guess when they formed for the decking, they just kept pulling from the top of the "beam" (wasn't cantilvered ... flush ... looked awful imo)

i dunno how they did it


never did hear how the story ended though ... whether she got it fixed or not
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im sure it occurred to rusk to level his pools and backfill
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There are two main things that installers do wrong on fiberglass pools. They don't get the base level, and they leave voids when they backfill.

Belive it or not, not everyone can use a level.

Dirt basically, you'd have to remove all the concrete and excavate around the pool as your slowly lower the water. Then lift it out of the hole and re install correctly.

Basically, its twice as much work as doing it the first time.

Now, this is where my paver background helps me out. Leveling the base is like a walk in part for me.
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yep, pretty much the (estimate) plan was demo & redo ...


not sure what ever happened ...


woulda been a neat job --- if not for the whole litigation thing that gets creepy
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When these pools go to litigation, the insurance company will normally call another pool company in to testify in court.
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im sure it occurred to rusk to level his pools and backfill
I got to back fill these damn things?!?!?
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When these pools go to litigation, the insurance company will normally call another pool company in to testify in court.
exactly what i was avoiding ...
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i dont take jobs of that nature, ie "butt wiping" just messy scenes to walk into.

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