Help - Excavator badly mis-dug pool

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Help - Excavator badly mis-dug pool

Postby EyeSpy » Tue 17 Nov, 2020 00:11

Hello, new to the forum and new to pool ownership. We started building our pool about 2 weeks ago. Hired a local guy who does pool excavations. All was going well until we noticed at the end of the 2nd day that the deep end of the pool appeared way too wide and deep. Turns out once we started assembling the walls we were correct. Not sure what he did or how he did it but the deep end is probably 26 feet wide (not counting overdig) and the pool is only 22. Needless to say the pool walls in the deep end now have no base to sit on. To make matters worse he cut the pool at such a steep angle there is no way to build up the dirt under the pool wall to add support. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Re: Help - Excavator badly mis-dug pool

Postby Teapot » Tue 17 Nov, 2020 02:57

Pour concrete, you cant re-use the excavated dirt as its now uncompressed so would make your pool unstable with possible dire consequences.

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