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    New Build Kemp, TX

    Excavation began today. I will keep you posted as the process continues. You ask for pics so here you go...








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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Looking good!

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    I think I count three anxious swimmers in one of those photos. ^_^
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Looks great - like the shape! What's the estimated time to completion?

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Day two- nothing

    Day three- nothing
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Well, you'll have one helluva bbq pit for the 4th of July.

    From reading the progress of others' pool builds, I think it usually goes: 1) sign contract 2) wait for start 3) flurry of activity with digging 4) wait 5)etc.

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    ABQ,

    PB has estimated 5-6 weeks. My sister was just completed by same builder in 4+ weeks. PB said possible a little quicker, but would rather under-promise and over deliver than vice-versa. They are tying steel as we speak. Will post pics later this afternoon.

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Looks like you've got a good start. Looking forward to more pics
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Steel crew showed up late on day three:







    Plumbing crew came today, 7/1/11:











    After looking, tell me anything that might be of concern; or anything I should question prior to gunite. I do have flex lines on the main drains and on the deck jets that I didn't realize would be flex. I thought it was all schedule 40. Any concerns there?

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    (Looking at the equipment picture above) The two- 1 1/2" pipes in the center with no valves are the inlet and return for the pressure side cleaner. Are the pressure cleaner lines usually not valved? So there would be no adjustment on the cleaner?

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    yeah no valves for those, you can regulate the pressure for them either on the cleaner's hose, and/or on the cleaner itself

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    I personally prefer no flexpipe. Especially on the main drains. Thats my opinion anyway. I just dont trust flexpipe under pressure and being underground that far. Again, just my personal preference is all.

    Lookin good overall! Keep the pics commin!
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Shot the gunite today- 7/6/11. Day #10.






    Electricians are scheduled for Friday. Tile & coping maybe one day next week. PB said they are about a week out on tile. This is really exciting. Thanks for all the comments.

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Really cool to see all the pics of what it takes to put in a pool like this. Looking great! Doesn't look like you hit any rock while digging. Around where I live we hit rock around 3-4'.
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    No rocks, red clay all the way to the bottom. At this point, we are now wetting down the gunite 3-4 times a day; to slow down the curing process and adding strength to the gunite. Will do this for the next 7-10 days while waiting for tile and coping to be installed.

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    Pentair- VS 3050, Intellichlor IC-40, 520 sq. ft Cartridge Filter, Intellibrite LED.
    Sun Touch Controller, Legend Platinum Cleaner with Pentair 1.5 hp Booster Pump.
    2- Bubblers & 2- Deck Jets. Autofill & Overflow. TF-100-Test Kit.

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    It has been a few days since my last post. Had about a 12 day wait on the tile and coping, but got those installed yesterday- 7/18/2011. Electricians came and wired all the equipment, controller and light. Here are a few pics from the tile and coping:











    Clean up crew is coming tomorrow and forms for decking should be towards the end of the week.

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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Looking great so far! I especially love the natural edge to the coping stone.

    (My wife insisted on getting bullnose edging on our coping stonework. Blech.)
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    It's been a while since any updates. Decking was poured on Monday, 8/1/2011 and the plaster should go in tomorrow morning. The decking is a stamped and stained concrete. Give me your thoughts on the finish. These pictures were taken the day of the pour and lots of staining powder still on the deck. I will post some of the finished product tomorrow while getting the pics of the plaster. Finally we will begin the fill.













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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    looking great. any new pics?
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    Re: New Build Kemp, TX

    Yep, looking really good! Would love an update when you can...
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