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    questions about instalation

    We have been installing a pool since July. We have the walls installed and the pool man is trying to get the pool krete in for the floor. It is raining every day so we can not get a day to get the pool krete in. my question how dry does the pool floor need to be before we install the pool krete. Second, how long does it need to dry? The pool guy told me 8 hours to dry. The website i looked at said 48 hours. I think they may be trying to rush things since it is getting close to winter.
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    Dec 2009
    Central Massachusetts

    Re: questions about instalation

    It should be pretty dry.
    My next question is why it's taken 4 months for the builder to install a liner pool.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    May 2007
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Re: questions about instalation

    As long as the surface is firm and not mushy I would think full speed ahead! And why in goodness name is it taking 4 months! I mean I did my gunite DIY and its only taken me 6. With water disasters!
    (DIY):16K Gal 20X30 rectangular IG Gunite, w/spa, CCP 520 filter,2 Pentair VS pumps, 400KBTU Pentair gas heater, Heat Pump for cooling, **update5.25.2013** added an intellichem with acid pump that will control existing SWG. My Build Thread Here

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: questions about instalation

    This excerpt from an earlier post of dirtyleft's may shed some light.
    We have had some issues with our initial contractor. He is now incarcerated and that forced us to get a new one.
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Long story short, I had to change contractors due to some unfortunate circumstances. Now it looked like I was finally getting some where but not we can not get it to stop raining. The pool guy not said that they ground can be damp but not mud to trail the pool krete but he said it only needs 8 hours to dry then they can drop the liner. The website i looked at said it should dry for 48 hours. Also, they are going to install the concrete deck too. What is the temperate you can lay concrete. I do not want it to be cracking due to cold weather. Thanks for you help in advance.

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    Also, I ended up taking my initial contractor to court yesterday and won the judgment for $7000.00, the only problem is how do you collect that debt? LOL.... His company is not established and he does not actually have much. I guess I will have to wait until he get out of Jail and then get a garnishment on his check.

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