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    boulders during dig

    I looked and all i have are some pre patch pics and post vermiculite. What i ended up doing was using my own formula of 1b limestone, clay, and 4000 psi sacks of concrete mixed together with some water, and kept a very light mist on the sidewalls while applying. I really packed the stuff in...
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    Concrete Collar for Stone Coping on steel wall

    thank you this is a big help
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    What to do about spillover spa?

    Sure, it's 4 inch minimum concrete min 4000psi then add several inches of sand or limestone sand to level, level and ensure all weight is directed only on the slab, no weight on the upper lip. plumb and then backfill with sand or limestone sand, never use soil. Thats what i have.
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    What to do about spillover spa?

    The plan is for the spillover to be installed in this reverse radius. Here what we're seeing around the sight... both 2inch flex to and from the main pump, chose rigid 2 inch for the boost pump, and an electrical conduit line. The pool lighting conduit can be moved as necessary to accomodate...
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    What to do about spillover spa?

    Ok things are starting to move quickly and Im nearing the completion of my freeform diy pool build. One big problem is the spillover spa we purchased is still 3 months out from delivery. I havw the plumbing set up and lighting conduit run and ready, but otherwise a hole in the ground. Im trying...
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    Concrete Collar for Stone Coping on steel wall

    You mention a plasticizer...Is the purpose for that soley for strength? Getting close to this step. Bonding inspection next week. Also, given that we want max flexibility due to expansion and contraction, should the coping collar not be poured to go under the steel wall flange? I was planning...
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    Concrete Collar for Stone Coping on steel wall

    That's correct. Father in law is basically upset that i would challenge his plan for pouring the concrete. I believe he is well intentioned in only wanting to have the concrete truck coming one more time, but I planned for two more, possibly 3 more concrete days. My problem is he demands an...
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    Concrete Collar for Stone Coping on steel wall

    Hi Im looking for opinions on the collar pour. Father in Law claims he can pour both the collar and the sidewalk as one piece, and place the stones later. He says he is afraid to get concrete on the stones if they are placed first. I told him that sounds like a bad idea and risky if the forms...
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    steel wall skimmer gasket install

    yep. That looks similar to mine. There's no other way it could go. So much for the directions lol thank you!
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    steel wall skimmer gasket install

    I agree with you. However, the pool wall manufacturer's precut holes are way bigger than the gaskets provided by Hayward. That said, the skimmer throat fits nicely. It appears only way is one gasket on each side of liner.
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    steel wall skimmer gasket install

    Hi there I cant make sense of these instructions. Hayward 1084s with cork style gaskets, standard install. The directions show a gasket between the exterior wall and the skimmer, and other gasket between the inside of the liner and the faceplate, but both gaskets are sized for the faceplate...
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    boulders during dig

    That's a good idea, thank you... Havent gotten to dealing with patching the holes yet as im flying solo on this right now and turned my attention to leveling and plumbing the steel walls and running the main drains plumbing so i can get the collar poured..this sounds like a simple and quick...
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    boulders during dig

    thanks for the reply! Voids are in the sloping wall of the deep end. Ive pick mattocked my way to the proper slope and it looks great except where those boulders were. My thought was a washed stone base then something like 2RC tamped well on top, but needed someone else to say something...
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    boulders during dig

    Hi folks, Im doing a totally DIY freeform steel wall pool with an 8 foot deep end, 9radius sloping to 5 foot radius at the bottom. On the deep end, i had to remove several very large sand stone rocks from my heavy clay soil that were simply too thick to break. Most of the wall looks pretty good...