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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    This will be my second winter in the south. Last winter was charming compared to Maryland. PB came by yesterday to protect equipment and pipes from freezing as a cold snap dropped in on us. I expect to only run the pump during winter days below 35 degrees and that shouldn't be a lot. Now if...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    No doubt. Foreman says they had 30-40 going. Hoping to have it cured and seasoned by Christmas. Santa is going to sip Irish coffee in the spa before sledding on!
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Taking Forever...my bad for not putting a performance timeline in the contract. (Note to others) The squabble was blamed on increased demand for work crews, but the deck team was just a 2-man show. Some days they'd show...some days not. Nothing else was ongoing and after a month the PB stopped...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    So...this will be one of those war stories. Had to flex with the threat of legal action to make the PB move. The decking took 4 months since early July to complete, and nothing else was done during that time. Finally just got them to install the 2 tcell940 salt cells and 2 GVA24 valve actuators...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    G'day. Things are going but s-l-o-w-l-y. Guess I'll have a war story to tell when it's all done. Digging started at the end of April, but they're still working on the deck (2-man crew since July 3) and bits and pieces are unfinished. I know there's been a crush of folks getting pools this...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    I watched them take time with measurements. I am still impatient for the whole thing to be done, but I appreciate not getting the details rushed. As for the looks...when the sun hits the tiles they do glow. Happy so far.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Slow going, but getting there. Electric, propane and plumbing all done. The tile crew started this week after the late spring rains subsided.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Wow! This is awesome. Much obliged! I'll get on this.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Watered for 7 days...next electrical and ceramics
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Roger that. Had the site manager out, and it did turn out that the width was cut to form not to water width. A failure to communicate. They'll back out that cost. I don't want to start from scratch. Turns out with people trapped at home for the summer, they've been up to their elbows in calls...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Specified height to middle of the skimmers/water height. Put out a call to PB to chat before rebar goes in.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Measured 53" to the center of the skimmers from the floor of the excavation. Water depth desired is 48", which leaves 5" for rebar and concrete on the floor under the pool floor. Does that seem appropriate? Width of the excavated walls measures 20' but the contract calls for a 20' wide pool...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    So after 2 days of excavation...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    So true...there will certainly be a LOT of that!
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Right you are. Already discussed with the PB. Changed to 12" so the toddlers can chase the adults out of their loungers. I'd thought about a little deeper, but some of the loungers would be submerged.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    I was surprised too, but it was dry enough for them to dig into that red Georgia clay. I just decided today to make it a couple of feet wider. The center span is now 18' rather than 16' wide. That makes the actual project 20' x 42' allowing more space in the Roman ends for shallow water...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    ...and away we go. Excavation started.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Been a long slug, but excavation starts tomorrow at 8 AM
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Signed today...WHeeeeee. I'll have the option on the robot. Looked at the Dolphin Premier as an alternative since top of the line is built into the contract. Will read up a bit more. Thank you all for being so generous and informative. 8-12 weeks and I'll need more chaise loungers.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    LOL! Thinking about making pool maintenance training mandatory for all the teenagers who'll be splashing around all summer!
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Interesting. The Polaris 280 and the Tiger Shark were on other quotes. I'll look at the forum notes before I take out my pen. Thank you!
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    LOL Glad you like it. I'm probably gonna toss a bit at the cost, but it kinda makes the whole life trip to sixty-something worthwhile. As to depth, s:)o there's the fork in the stream. I grew up jumping into the 10' foot section of pools. It's a blast to cannonball. Now I'm wrestling with the...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Good question and insight. Thank you so much. I'm getting excited too. I think we talked about 2X. I may have just jotted down the wrong unit. As for the robot, I'm inclined to go all in with this PB as they are going to provide some bonuses. The owner is a pretty responsive guy with good...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Thought I'd share the update: Modifications: Added another return to total 4. Widened the tanning ledge and steps to allow room for 4 loungers and more play area for the really little ones. Added umbrella sleeves on the ledge as well as sleeves for an optional net to keep the little tikes...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    I have grand kids, grand nieces and nephews ranging from 3 to 20...then a generous amount of friends with their own. I'm going from Shrek I to Shrek III - from hermit to village central.:cool:
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    I have some low areas toward the rear of the property that I can grade with the soil. Making a list and checking it...hourly. Thanks for all that input. The designer/owner agreed to bring the spreadsheet to our meeting tomorrow so I can get my apples and oranges sorted.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    You're reading my mind on the garage! There's already 4 bays in the main house so that garage will be a retreat area AND have a bathroom. It has 2 floors, and I plan on turning the upper level into an observatory for astronomy some day. I'd need a bathroom close by at 2 AM at my age! I was...
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    Ahem, yes. "Returns" is what I meant. I'm still wet behind the ears. As for the pump, we discussed VS. I believe it's one of the TriStar VS models. On my check sheet for Tuesday's meeting as well.
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    Greece in Georgia - Taking Bids

    I knew this was a great forum when I read through the posts. Thanks so much for the insights. The company has equipment by Hayward. They are a large enough distributor/user that Hayward allows the branding. I'll be sure to examine the ones at their office to be sure. Hadn't thought about that...