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    Plaster Problem Gunite seeping

    Lots of good stuff here. Essentially, I don’t recall water after the dig. Gunite was poured almost immediately so don’t know if any even had a chance quite frankly. However water did accumulate in the shell quickly, but we also built during an incredibly rainy period (Nov-Mar) the rain stopped...
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    Plaster Problem Gunite seeping

    Thanks Jim... good idea! One more question... how much of that drainage work (concrete breakup/ repour, ditches etc...) we’re u expected to cover?
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    Plaster Problem Gunite seeping

    .... ok, thanks. I guess I just can’t imagine where the ground water is coming from. Any thoughts on that? Our lot seems to be the highest around. No large bodies of water, or streams anywhere near. We have pools on 3 sides around us who did not have similar problems. I think the builder is...
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    Plaster Problem Gunite seeping

    Looking for help guidance from construction/ engineer specialists as it relates to an ongoing water problem. During construction our build was delayed several weeks due to excessive water seeping through the gunite (not up through weep holes, through the gunite) Eventually the builder was more...
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    Anyone in Atlanta with Pebble Sheen?

    I’m not in Atlanta but here is my experience w/ the product. 1. Having spent the majority of my life on islands in the Pacific I really wanted to replicate that clear blue water look and was told by my builder that the really light color plaster was the way to for that. To that end I would say...
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    Problem update: I ended up creating a 7” long “probe” using Flat, skinny plastic toilet bowl shims and ran it into the gap and along the sides of the flow dividers. I never felt any stiffness or restrictions and at first the problem remained. It then occurred to me that pretty much any place...
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    Good idea! No I have not but may try that next time. Thanks.
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    My apologies. From a mechanical design/physics standpoint, given the problem as described, I didn’t see the relevance of the question but if it helps u in some way the filter is the main pool filter which was last cleaned approximately 3-4 weeks before the problem presented and presents no...
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    All three sheers are plumbed from the pool pump/filter and share the same water source with a T to shut individual sheers off (similar to the attached diagram. The flow to the sheers is unobstructed.
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    I found these two technical documents that seem to be applicable (I do not know the brand/make of the sheer but this seems close enough). Unfortunately I am able to fill out all of the suggested troubleshooting steps as the possible source of the problem.
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    Yep, sure “looks” that way but nothing is visible or can b probed several inches back. I don’t know the inner construction of these things so not really sure how far back the small flow divider that’s inside goes.
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    Waterfall Sheer Laminar flow breaks

    This just started after 6 months of running. It occurs at both lower and higher pump speeds. Probing w a thin shim does not reveal any blocks and the “break” seems to occur at one of the pre-fabbed internal supports that exist every 4” or so. Any ideas?
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    Pebble Tec Pebble Sheen Rust Spots

    So, w/in a couple weeks of filling the pool a couple spots showed up. Look like little rust stars. Builder said it was normal and to fill a small bottle w muriatic acid and hit the spots w them. That worked real well. Now a couple weeks later I see 2-3X as many! This is very frustrating. To me...
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    First Pool Construction

    Thanks for the feedback and guidance. I’ll have to ask the wife if she has pics but a majority of the communication w the PB has been written (text). I’m really hoping a lawyer won’t be required as the PB at least seems to be willing to correct as necessary. It’s the “as necessary” part that I...
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    First Pool Construction

    Greetings. Sure wish we would’ve had this sight to reference before we started. I must be honest, the entire process was stressful and frequently disappointing resulting in us frequently having to compromise when it came to execution of our dream pool. Are my expectations unreasonable (do...