Pool patio pitch question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alldayrj, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    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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  2. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Unless it's a situation where you're somehow moving a LOT of water, Google 'deco drain'.
     
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  4. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  5. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Whats that stuff cost sva?
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  7. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not sure off hand, aco products are not typically cheap
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  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  10. mjjlandscape

    mjjlandscape LawnSite Member
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    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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