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Old 01-27-2013, 10:37 AM
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Pool patio pitch question

Say that three times fast, but, i have secured a job where the pool is being reused and we are replacing a wood deck between it and the house. Now everyone knows that a patio must pitch away from the house but i have always pitched away from pools as well (figured it would keep it cleaner etc). This is the first patio I've done with a pool close enough to a house to create this problem. So what to do? 50' of trench drain down the middle as an eyesore or let er rip into the pool?
Also what is the lowest pitch you feel comfortable with?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:08 PM
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Unless it's a situation where you're somehow moving a LOT of water, Google 'deco drain'.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:03 PM
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250 for 100' isnt too bad. Its probably 600sf of patio that i need to control the rain water. The rest of the patio can be pitched conventionally and the gutters will be piped away
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:58 PM
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Have you considered having a wooden grate made with 3/4" slats to fit into a premade drainage trough? It would be pricey but if accented correctly, very aesthetically apealing
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:35 PM
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Patio Building 101 Rules:
1. NEVER slope into a pool
2. NEVER slope to a house

And that means you must use a drain.

http://www.acomarkant.com/hexadrain_brickslot.htm is a nice solution

NEVER NEVER NEVER slope into a pool....EVER
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:01 PM
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Whats that stuff cost sva?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:57 PM
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Not sure off hand, aco products are not typically cheap
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:45 PM
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When working around pools I use NDS's Duraslope. They have grey plastic grates. Or you can get nice decorative steel grates.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:37 PM
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Any pictures using these products guys? Curious where to locate it between the pool and house. Pool is probably 15' away from the house. Rectangular running parallel
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:07 PM
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Pool surround patio drains

we always use 4" or six" brass or metals drains depending on paver color and put them out of direct site or traffic pattern. behind planters around raised structures. etc. it takes some time gieeting grade set but with a laser level is very doable. Good Luck
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