Proper grading and drainage systems around a pool can make or break the life of a pool project. If you’re not properly moving surface water away from your pool you may end up with a complete mess and even a disaster. Years ago, some pool decks were poured to slope toward the pool and it was thought the pool would filter the water. We have found that this increases your cost of chemicals and can flood out a pool completely!
We have learned from the past and have changed industry practices so that we are not creating these problems later down the road. We always slope pool decks away from the pool. We’ve even installed deck drains, when needed, to move water off solid deck surfaces and out away from pools and permanent structures. In some projects, we must install subsurface drainage systems to capture and move water out of the usable areas so we do not get water behind the pool, retaining walls, foundation, etc.