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    Patio build

    Pictures of progress from Thursday through yesterday
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    Re: Patio build

    Nicely done. What's next?
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    Re: Patio build

    Fixing my pool leak and more patio
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Patio build

    And, um, SLAM the pool?
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    Re: Patio build

    yes I was starting to SLAM until i noticed it leaking water. So much work
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    construction update

    Merged to keep on topic of previous thread made. Casey~

    As part of the patio build with pavers I am also rerunning my electrical from garage to pump and installing solar plumbing runs. The 50' long trench is dug from garage to pump and i will be burying 2 runs of 2" wide schedule 40 for the solar and 1" PVC for electrical.

    I had electrical out at the pump already but it came directly from the house and the breaker box and timer were a mess and rusted. The original connection was done in 1971 and I have no idea what condition wire is in. I do know it works. My electrician, whom is not getting paid as what are friends for, said since we are running wiring to the garage it makes sence to put the timer and breaker box in there and then run a line to pump from garage. It is more work but seems to make sence.
    Last edited by Casey; 05-01-2014 at 02:01 PM. Reason: Merged Topic
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: construction update

    I think I disagree. I would put a new sub-panel by the pool equipment and keep the timer out there as well. In fact, by code I think you have to have a disconnect within sight of the pump.
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    Re: construction update

    thanks jbizzle, i will bring that up
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Patio build

    More updates decided to build a stone retaining wall with all my rocks
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Patio build

    Updated pictures. A lot of brick will be put down this weekend if the rain holds off
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Patio build

    Did you put landscape fabric up behind the rock retaining wall to keep dirt from migrating through? I do think you could skip drainage lines behind a wall that size as it looks like you did, especially because the water will drain right through.
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    Re: Patio build

    More progress
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Patio build

    More pictures
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Patio build

    Painted the faded old blue concrete. Looks better now
    1971 Gunite 31x16 IG Kidney shape pool approx 18000 Gallons
    EcoFinish Blue Lagoon
    Sta-rite System3 S7M120 Cartridge Filter
    A.O. Smith 3/4 HP motor, starite pump
    TF100 test kit

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