Weight of Rock Structure on Bond Beam
I have differing opinions from 2 different pool builders, on our massive rock structure (8 feet high, approx. 30-40 feet long). Builder#1 (who uses all faux, hand-sculpted concrete), would keep all the rock out of the pool,and set next to the bond beam, so as not to weight down the bond beam. Builder #2 uses a mix of real boulders and faux work, would have the faux rocks partially submerged and the weight of the structure would be engineered to be on the bond beam. He says the dirt next to the bond beam could settle, and Builder #1's method will put pressure on the pool wall anyway. Both say they will get "special engineering". I am worried about the integrity of the pool! Are both methods feasible? Thank you so much for your response!