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Pool Patio Repair

I have a 20'X 36' inground pool that is 15 years old and the patio section at the deep end is beginning to sink. I'm not sure if it was caused by ongoing rain or rotted tree stumps buried when the house was built in 1993. The back of the patio is sinking which is making it lift at the pool edge which is lifting the coping and putting stress on the liner. I cut the concrete at the pool edge to take the stress off the liner.

I'm not sure of the best approach to repairing this in the Spring. One thought is to break up the section of patio and excavate and see what's causing the problem. I have already started to receive estimates and they are all over the place with 1 contractor telling me that I should consider replacing the entire pool patio at a cost of $12,000.00

Any suggestions is much appreciated.


A. Spruce
Re: Pool Patio Repair

You could have the slab mud jacked - concrete is injected under the pad to lift it back into place, or you could remove and replace it. Replacement will change the color of the replaced section, which may not look very nice, however it will darken with dirt and age over time. To help blend things you can pressure wash the rest of the deck to clean it and lighten it some.

If the integrity of the pool is still intact, then just about anyone can replace the slab. If the pool has been compromised, then I'd recommend that a licenced pool installer be enlisted to repair it properly.

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