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    Pool Digger Baton Rouge, La Area

    Doing a DIY gunite install and the pool digger we had lined up has fallen off the face of the earth. Have contacted a few other pool diggers but they are 2-3 months out now that pool season are here. He was going to do forms, dig, steel and intial plumbing. Does anyone in South Louisiana know of anyone that sets forms and digs pools. Or do you guys think it can be done by anyone with a excavator? I do have someone with a backhoe that could probably do it. If I knew the depths to dig plus gunite thickness I'd probably have him do it. Pool is basic 15x30 rectangle, 3.5 to 6' deep. And a 6x12 tanning ledge off one conrner on the long side.

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    Re: Pool Digger Baton Rouge, La Area

    There is a guy here on the forum who did his own in BR. He is also a mod/expert. His name here is Lershac, so you might look him up for some help.

    Edit: I just noticed you're in Gonzales. Good friend of mine is from dow there. He's a Bourgeois...go figure.
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    Re: Pool Digger Baton Rouge, La Area

    Thanks Brushpup. I've talked to Lershac before. He did his own dig which is exactly what I am thinking of doing now. The plumbing is the only thing that I am not quite sure about at this time. My brother is building(by a high price contractor is) a gunite pool at the same time so I can take measurements and get info from his build. Only problem is his hole was dug almost a month ago and nothing done till this past Sunday when the rebar crew showed up unannounced to install the rebar. I would have thought the initial plumbing would have been put in before the rebar. Anyway I would rather someone experienced follow thur to gunite spray stage if possible.

    Todd
    15x36 Gunite w/Diamond Brite(Bahama Breeze plaster), 3.5-6', Pentair Easytouch Automation panel, Pentair 3HP VS pump, Pentair CNC 420 filter, Pentair 5G color changing light, Polaris 360 cleaner w/booster, Pentair IC-20 SWG
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    Re: Pool Digger Baton Rouge, La Area

    Good luck man and keep us posted. I agree as what you say makes common sense, but I know nothing about building pools. Hope your brother doesn't give you to much of a hard time for your DIY choice.
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    Re: Pool Digger Baton Rouge, La Area

    Update,
    My brother had his gunite shot Wednesday evening. So I had time to take detailed pictures of his dig, steel, and plumbing. Coincidently we contacted the very same gunite crew about shooting my pool. So with that said we are going to go after it ourselves.

    Question for you pool builders: On his pool returns he had two on one side of the pool at about 12 below waterline level and slightly pointed to the water surface. Skimmer on this side of the pool. And on the opposite side they had two returns at about 18" below waterline level slightly pointed downward. Is this standard plumbing? Each of the returns were 2" from pump and with 90 degree elbow right at the pool dropping down to return height and reduced to 1 1/2" going into the pool. Is this standard to have the that many elbows before the just entering the pool. And is 1 1/2" the required size into the pool?

    Thanks,
    Todd
    15x36 Gunite w/Diamond Brite(Bahama Breeze plaster), 3.5-6', Pentair Easytouch Automation panel, Pentair 3HP VS pump, Pentair CNC 420 filter, Pentair 5G color changing light, Polaris 360 cleaner w/booster, Pentair IC-20 SWG
    My pool build
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ales-Louisiana

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    Re: Pool Digger Baton Rouge, La Area

    36racin try Grays Pool Service they are in Sorrento I thinl that is off of Airline friend went with them now I'm considering

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