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    New pool, first time owner

    Getting started in SE LA. This was from Tuesday's aborted dig. It was too wet to dump the soil and truck got stuck.Attachment 32285Attachment 32286
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    So they got a move on it because of rain early this week. These guys showed up on Sunday to start. I'm sure i heard no work on Sunday but yet they came. Steel and stub out of piping done.
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    Re: GE

    Quote Originally Posted by jojoman View Post
    Had one area fall in, too wet and not compacted.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    And it fell in more.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    But they rolled on to finish steel.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    A little out of order,gettig used to TapaTalk still.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    See that blue with yellow stripe jumper/slide to the right of my shed. That thing was running almost all day Saturday and Sunday and putting lots of water down on the back of my yard. Some water in the bottom of the pool hole was from the area of the dirt slide on Saturday but as the steel guys finish i notice water coming from the other direction(where the slide was).There was 3 to 4 inches of water sitting on the backside of the garden and it wasn't draining anywhere. These people haven't done anything like this in the 4 plus years they lived there and yet they go big on the weekend of my pool dig. With one area of dirt weak all i need is another problem, so i dug out my little channel on the side of the yard so this water can go somewhere. Not to spoil somebobys fun but i was about to ask them to shut it down. They shut it down just before i was going to go ask. Don't even know if this was a real problem, but i wasn't in the mood for more problems.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    I am in for watching!

    Good for you for finding a way to get rid of the slide water. Of course they would do something like that on the day of your pool build! LOL

    Keep us updated please!

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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    Gunite done yesterday.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    They did mess up the spa spillover in that it was left too high because ours is going run over the rock and into the pool so the PB got in there and dug out some of the Gunite on the spillover himself. He said they just did what most pools have on their spa, the little shelf that spills into the pool. It was fun to watch him get in there and do a little work himself. LOL
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    Haha he had to be sweaty and get his hands dirty. LOL sorry I had to!

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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    How deep will the water be on your reef? It looks like the depth I wanted (PB over-road my preference)

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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    It's going to be 6 inches of water on tanning ledge. That's what the PB suggested, i was leaning to 9 inches but PB thought 6 would be better as far as getting into the pool. I'm cool with that.
    12K gal, custom flipped kidney bean with spillover spa. All Pentair equipment, Whisperflo 1 1/2 HP, 400K BTU heater, Intellichlor IC 40 SWG, CCP-320 Cartridge filters, Kreepy Krauly pool cleaner with bootster pump, QuartzScapes in Aruba Sky blue, LED lights and travertine tiles for decking and stones on rear edge for landscaping. TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    It's looking great! It's going to be beautiful! I'm glad they shut the slide off!
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    Tile and coping sometime next week. Man, the PB showed us pic's of two other spas with stacked stones on a 12 inch high like ours and a 18 inch high spa with the stone on the face not stacked and both had the stones for the water fall. Boy i wish i had pressed for a 18 inch high spa because that one in the picture is just soooooo good looking. I mean they both look good and the PB said he can do our 12 inch high spa just like the 18 inch high spa. To me there isn't enough space in the 12 inch face of our spa to get that same look as that 18 inch high spa. Unless he can use bigger stones than the 18 inch spa because it has two rows of stone to cover the whole face. Maybe i'm wrong but i think the stacked stone is the way for us to go. It will still look great i think.
    12K gal, custom flipped kidney bean with spillover spa. All Pentair equipment, Whisperflo 1 1/2 HP, 400K BTU heater, Intellichlor IC 40 SWG, CCP-320 Cartridge filters, Kreepy Krauly pool cleaner with bootster pump, QuartzScapes in Aruba Sky blue, LED lights and travertine tiles for decking and stones on rear edge for landscaping. TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    Plumbing and equipment done yesterday.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    They dug everything by hand on one of the hottest days so far this year. We meet with the PB and he said they have a machine to do the digging but they didn't bring it. We picked the waterline tile with the PB and he showed samples of the other materials we picked. Think we are done with the picking stuff out, just time to get this done now. Maybe 2 to 3 more weeks.
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    Oh my poor backyard. I know they have to tear it up to do the work but man it's hard. To remember all that work i did to get it looking good. Well guess i can't fuss too much because machine digging would have be much worse than them digging by hand.
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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    following along. Looks like they are moving along quickly. what pattern are you going with for the travertine decking?

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    Re: New pool, first time owner

    He showed us the French style but I need to ask if that's the one we are getting.
    12K gal, custom flipped kidney bean with spillover spa. All Pentair equipment, Whisperflo 1 1/2 HP, 400K BTU heater, Intellichlor IC 40 SWG, CCP-320 Cartridge filters, Kreepy Krauly pool cleaner with bootster pump, QuartzScapes in Aruba Sky blue, LED lights and travertine tiles for decking and stones on rear edge for landscaping. TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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