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Something caused all the base under the patio to subside.

Hard to imagine doing such a poor job to cause that, but you never know. 馃檮

More likely is subsurface water/flooding that washed it out.
 

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That's what I was going to ask. Did the walk sink or did the pool rise. Looks like the pool got pushed up. Not enough drainage underneath the pool.
 

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The pool definitely floated up. It's just hard to imagine work all the water still in it. I'll take some more pics once I remove pool deck. I need to backfill up against the patio first.
 

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Mutant ninja turtle lair.
 

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Owner says the pool was full. And water is holding so it never cracked.

Says it was around midnight, heard a strange noise out back, went outside to see and there it was. He says it wasn't gradual. Happened quickly all at once.
 

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The pool definitely floated up. It's just hard to imagine work all the water still in it. I'll take some more pics once I remove pool deck. I need to backfill up against the patio first.
Owner says the pool was full. And water is holding so it never cracked.

Says it was around midnight, heard a strange noise out back, went outside to see and there it was. He says it wasn't gradual. Happened quickly all at once.
Are you going to demo it all, or is there some other plan?
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Backfill up against the house
Break 24x24" holes in the deep end and maybe 1 shallow end
Remove pool deck
Break walls 12" below grade, trim rebar
Backfill
Sod
 

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Owner says the pool was full. And water is holding so it never cracked.

Says it was around midnight, heard a strange noise out back, went outside to see and there it was. He says it wasn't gradual. Happened quickly all at once.
It isn't full now, just look at the slime ring.

Water level in the pool should be at or above surrounding grade for the yard. Otherwise, the hole can fill and pop it up.
 

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Oof. I am sorry for your misfortune, but I will be sharing the pictures to get a laugh with my coworkers this afternoon.
I deserve it. :LOL:. My guys were all snapping pics.
I won't hear the end of this one for a while, at least not until someone screws up, then I'm off the hook
 
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