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Thread: Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

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    Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

    When we were working on my pool the PB told me about another customer that ran out of money right after they finished the Rebar. The pool sat at that stage for something like 9 months. Now after all the rain everything is ruined. All the trenches collapsed into the pool, all the rebar is rusted / bent and now the entire backyard is unstable. It is going to cost him 2x the amount to fix the damage.

    Dig to Gunite on my pool was 11 days, it could have been done in 7 or less. We had 3 dead days in my schedule or it would have been like this:

    Day1 Demo and Dig
    Day2 Dig
    Day3 Rebar
    Day4 Trenching and Plumbing
    Day5 Plumbing
    Day6 Inspections - Rebar, Plumbing, Etc
    Day7 Gunite

    I live in SoCal and the weather was nice the whole time, so we never had to worry about rain.

    If there is ANY chance of a big rainstorm during your construction get that gunite up.

    There are a couple builds in progress right now that are having problems with the rain.

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    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
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    Re: Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

    I post this and then it rains for about 7 hours in SoCal.
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

    I post this and then it rains for about 7 hours in SoCal.
    I would suggest you not buy any lottery tickets for a while! Sorry for your bad luck and didn't mean to be flippant but rather to empathize.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

    We need the rain and my pool is done. I'm just bummed that I overfilled the pool just yesterday. The overflow drain is getting a nice cleaning
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

    We dug mine in the winter and after excavation gunite was done approx 1 week later. No rain but I had ground water issues that cause some colapses. Fortunately the rain waited until after the gunite was done, and then we got more than 10" in one month.
    DONE, 20 x 40, inground gunite, 30" raised bond beam with 3 12" sheer descents, 8' diving board, pentair 420 cartridge filter, vs-3050 pump, intellechlor ic-40, auto cvr, Tahoe blue pebble tech, 6ea 4' x 12.5' & 2ea 1' x 12.5' helicol solar panels, legend robotic cleaner.

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    Re: Get it to the Gunite ASAP!!!

    It took me about 5 months between dig and shotcrete. I also was in SoCal so I was not worried about rain. I was worried about rust however got the shotcrete done before it became an inspection issue. I agree with Nightmare, don't dig or do any major steel work without at lease funds in hand to get through shotcrete. After that you can take your time - to give you an idea I dug in June 2010, shot the crete in Nov 2010 and this Saturday I plaster and fill.
    OB Pool - 45K Gal. 64'x25' free-form IG - 35'x18" raised bond beam - Swim up bar w/ 5 stools - 14'x8 ' sunken patio/grill area w/ icemaker, fridge, SS cabinets, sink, granite counters, dual head grill - 14' spa w/12 venturi jets - 2 fire bowls - 1 firepit - Indeck drink cooler - 3 fiberlit waterfalls - 14' sun shelf with 2 fiberlit bubblers - 25 x fiberlit star floor fixtures - 5 Pentair Intelliflow 3HP pumps - Tiger Shark QC Cleaner - 4 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Intellichlor IC40 alt cells - Intellitouch i9 w/ i10x expansion - Pentair IS10 spa side remote - MobileTouch2 - 4 Valve Actuators - Silencer Blower - Pentair 520 Cartridge Filter - 2 fiberlit laminars - 4 Fiberstar Illuminators - Perimeter fiberlit bar counter and spa - 2 Bermuda Skimmers - 8 Returns - Hydrazzo custom color plaster - Natural quartz ledging - Glass Mosaic Tile - 2000 sq ft paver deck w/ double banded poured coping - Interfab G-Force Pool slide.

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