Greetings from Nashville!
It is amazing to find so much information in one place. Thank you, everyone, for contributing your experiences and knowledge!
I know the pool I want, IG lap as big as my small yard and codes will allow. I am very close to choosing my builder.
SITUATION: the only access to my back yard is through a side fence, and thus my neighbors' driveway (rental property). So far the owner has been cooperative and the tenants have been cooperative (had to have a sewer line moved, so backhoe work.) I did gift baskets for them just for that day's favor.
I want to do a fabulous job of communicating with the owner and tenants before the process begins. I'd like to give them an idea of how many days the big trucks will be traveling through their driveway.
Approximately how many "backhoe/big truck" days are involved in building a gunite IG pool? Pool size approx. 10' x 30', depth from 4'-6', Hydrazzo finish; about 600 sq. ft. brushed concrete covered with Sundeck, burying utilities in a new trench.
I am guessing 2 days dig (pool and utilities trench), 2 days materials delivery (rebar, plumbing, tile, etc.), 1 day gunite, 1 day pour decking, 1 day plaster, 1 day Hydrazzo, 1 day Sundeck = 9 days total. Am I close?
One builder has estimated two months for build. Of course wet weather could interfere. Is two months realistic?
I look forward to hearing from you fellow water fanatics.