new here. Pool isnt complete yet, but since I have only asked questions and havent offered anything, I decided I'd create this thread...
We're in Brevard County FL (cocoa beach/melbourne area). The pool is almost done, thankfully. There have been a few setbacks with the design and progress. Power had to be moved underground, pool deck had to be 10ft' from where the power ran, which the way we ended up doing the deck puts us literally right at 10ft. Digging the 32" trench from the power line, all the way across my lot and back over to the other side wasnt fun either, but saved me a good amount of $ over hiring a dig crew.
My wife and I purchased this house right after we got married 3 years ago, since we've completed remodeled the interior and have now moved to working on the exterior. of course we had to start that venture with a pool . We did do the privacy fence & wood deck first. We decided to keep the wood deck and have it screened in with the pool.
here's the pics
first day of work, june 30th. they got a lot done.
2nd day of work, july 13th. They shot the pool
3rd day of work, july 14th. backfill, formed deck & installed tile & coping
4th day of work, july 19th. poured deck
5th day of work, july 30th. applied deck texture
6th & 7th day of work, aug 11th-12th. screen contractors came
8th day of work, sept. 2nd pool crew applied plaster (fl gem french silver)
and that's where we're at. yesterday they plastered and today they're suppose to expose the aggregate and fill with water. i've been told the equipment will be in tomorrow (hayward 1200 pump/filter, aquarite salt cl generator system, hayward colorlogic led lighting system). after that they just have to apply a sealing paint to the deck, clean up and put my fence back together. I'm ready to go swimming!
What I've learned so far.... it only takes about 2 weeks of actual labor-working to build a pool. We were quoted 13 weeks, we're a week over that now and of the 14 weeks there has been 8 weeks where nothing was done (4 in the begining, and the entire month of august). I wont get into that though, these guys do quality work and have the best reputation in town. Rule #1, never trust a contractor with a time frame (no offense guys). I will tell you this, for you guys who build pools on here, I would have gladly paid a $1000 - $2000 expedition fee. I imagine if someone really wanted to they could completely build a pool in about 3 weeks. **** I'd pay the fee to get it done in 8!
once the pool is done im sure i'll be here bothering you guys all the time! thanks!