elevation error require pool tear out??
Help Again please,
Have contract for $40K++ for pool only, no deck etc. PB accidently shot pool off wrong step, and built pool too far out of ground. Did not follow arch drawings. Now have 8"+ slope toward house with a span of 30' at the widest point. That puts the top of the pool, 8"+ higher than my living room windows and doors.Have had one rain of 15-20 minutes, so photos show how much water toward house and above door level, had to sump pump after 10 min of rain. Not good for south La. where hurricanes often give us days of rain at a time. See photos of roof line to see how much water we get off the roof.
Have had several drainage guys over to evaluate, and all recommend tearing pool out and drop to proper level.
Other mishap was the main line had a leak. Photo of them jack hammering it out to fix. PB said this does not damage integrity.
Like PB very much, but am extremely concerned about a substandard product. The deck area is about 2000 sq/ft. which adds another 60K, and then adding kitchen and fireplace. Concerned about the overall design, as nothing fits properly if we have to add multiple steps to compensate for pool elevation. Also, pool is so high from inside the house, can not see the infinity edge from sunken living area.
Approx. costs to change design and keep from tearing out pool is 20K in added arch., drainage, steps etc.
Am very concerned about impact on a million dollar property for elevations, looks, and function.
Any opinions? If has to be torn out will PB insurance cover? He does all his own forms, digging, pipes, so would have to pay for tear out, steel, gunite and replacing the tile. Don't know the price of steel, but he said gunite was 8K and tile 2K. Any additional advice would be very much appreciated!
HEIGHT OUT OF LIVING ROOM DOOR (SEE SKIMMER PIPE)
SLOPE TOWARD HOUSE
10 MINUTES OF RAIN
15 MIN. OF RAIN REQUIRED SUMP PUMP (SEE WATER LINE)
STEEP ROOF LINE DRAINING LOTS OF WATER
MAIN LINE LEAK/JACK HAMMERING
LOOKING FOR POOL LEAK