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  1. ManiacalMama

    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Interesting. I have no markings at all. Who knows maybe it was just the standard around here for a while. I can tell you I don't like it though.
  2. ManiacalMama

    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I live in the same general area as Luckycoffin and my returns and skimmer configuration are quite similar. Wonder if it was the same builder.
  3. ManiacalMama

    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I was going to say the same as kimkats. When they chip out plaster it isn't a 100% chipout, it was more like 90%. You don't want some dirt there to prevent adhesion of the new plaster. So if you own a pressure washer have at it! As far as the plumbing lines go...I know nothing about that, the...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Yes! It's soooo hot out here right now too. Up to 109 for the next 5 days! I drag our big ice chest out for our trades in the summer and fill it with water, gatorade, sodas, etc. They always seem to really appreciate it. Also, I set out some umbrellas and folding chairs for the occasional...
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    I sent you a private message.
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Hi Neighbor! We had a baja shelf added to ours during our replaster and I love it. I will sit on it in a chair and read a lot and our 2 year old grandson loves to wade around on it and then jump off into the deeper water from it. So far it's been a worth while investment for us. Ours isn't very...
  7. ManiacalMama

    Replaster or not to replaster that is the ?

    My NONexpert opinion is as long as it's holding water, you can get several more years out of it. Going by what I see in your pictures my pool was 1000 times worse than what you're dealing with and we still got 3 seasons out of it (after buying the house). Every time I emptied the vacuum canister...
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    We had our small baja shelf added when we replastered last year. I just went out and measured and it is 14.5" deep at the water line (so probably close to 17.5 to the bottom of the coping). We also added an umbrella sleeve. We have some plastic adirondack chairs that fit perfectly on it, just...
  9. ManiacalMama

    Buried Pool renovation

    Our patio and pool decking is exposed aggregate and VERY uncomfortable to sit on and definitely snags the bathing suits. I bought a couple of outdoor rug runners and put them along the edges. They stay out there all season.
  10. ManiacalMama

    Abandoned Pool - Suggestions Please

    Wow...that is a BIG pool. Gonna be great once it's done!
  11. ManiacalMama

    Can this pool marriage be saved? Renovate or demo.

    I agree the dark looks nice, but would get hot on bare feet.
  12. ManiacalMama

    Can this pool marriage be saved? Renovate or demo.

    LOL purple! I think you should STAY! And as for where the dirt comes from, detritus from trees/shrubs/grass clippings etc. accumulate, decompose, and there you go. A nice rich compost to grow weeds ;) My plan for my yard is to remove all the plastic/pea gravel/bark a section at a time, find...
  13. ManiacalMama

    Can this pool marriage be saved? Renovate or demo.

    Paint? For the pool deck? And, the PB isn't chipping out the old plaster, just pressure washing it? On another note, what a pretty view! You're going to be so glad when this is done!
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    Can this pool marriage be saved? Renovate or demo.

    I am ALSO dealing with "pebble weeds". Several layers of it in fact. From what I'm finding in my digging, is that they (previous owners, plural) put down plastic, then pebbles, then dirt??? then plastic, then more pebbles, then more pebbles, then bark, then??? Then we moved in with our...
  15. ManiacalMama

    Can this pool marriage be saved? Renovate or demo.

    We just had our pool replastered 4 weeks ago, we opted for just tile cleaning instead of replacement (replacement would have been about $2500), I'm not sure if you have extensive tile damage or not, but if it's just a few popped tiles that might be something to consider. In your crumpled...
  16. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    LOL, Thanks Kim, no worries. I got it figured out. Overshot CYA and ended up with 50 (was going for 30 or 40). I put it in hairnets tied up and hung it in the skimmer, dissolved so fast that way! PH rise is starting to slow down a bit now, my TA is somewhere in the 70-80 range. I only needed to...
  17. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Here is a current picture today with nice clear water...Love how it looks, can't wait to swim next season!
  18. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Just got the equipment back up and running. Took me a while to figure out how to get it to prime. Brushed all the walls and pushed what I could towards the main drain, which I'm not even sure if it's pulling water. Tested water, these are the numbers: CH - 100 PH - 8.2+ (added a couple quarts of...
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    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Thanks kimkats...I have about a gallon and a half already, but I've read about so many people with wildly fluctuating PH and needing to add it so often. I tested our fill water last night and our numbers were: PH = 7.0-7.2 (wasn't too sure but it was somewhere in there) CH = 75 TA = 150 I have...
  20. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    It is my plastering guy's custom color. He calls it "Manzanillo medium" which I believe he described as a Tahoe blue with some gray mixed in. I was originally wanting Midnight blue, but he warned me against it because he felt like it was harder to get the color consistent. This custom color is...
  21. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Yeah, I was aware of not stopping the water, and the plasterers reiterated it STRONGLY before they left. I just realized that I'm a little unprepared and need to go get some MA. Any advice on how much I should initially stock up on?
  22. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    All done! I was wrong about the color, but I like this better than what I was imagining, and hubby wasn't thrilled with the idea of gray. Now gotta figure out all the chems and balancing everything.
  23. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Annnd here we go!
  24. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Plaster tomorrow! Today all they did was come and clean up the pile of plaster debris from inside the pool. I broke down the filter and gave the cartridge a good cleaning and lubed up all the o-rings. I have a new cartridge waiting in the garage that I will install after the bulk of the plaster...
  25. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the actual forms they used, but they were very basic, from the far right corner to that angled turn on the left they used a large sheet of plywood. I sure wish we could have spared more room for a larger shelf, but it'll serve it's purpose.
  26. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Concrete poured... Also, skimmer line leak was found and fixed. We figure this pool is as old as the house, so about 30 years. Apparently the plumbing was put in and then covered with dirt, and then the concrete decking was poured. They found a wood stake from the concrete form was pounded down...
  27. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Yes, they are out there right now! The cabo shelf will end up being pretty small, I believe about 7 x 3. I was wanting it to follow the lines of the pool without eating into what little swimming space we have. It'll probably be big enough to put a chair, or some type of lounge seat on it. I...
  28. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    Some rebar progress of the cabo shelf. They will finish it up and pour the concrete tomorrow.
  29. ManiacalMama

    Small pool reno with cabo shelf

    It will be about 12" from that second step level to the waterline (the middle of the tiles). It's 15" right now before plaster. I will take pictures once they've built the shelf, and will take pictures while they build it if I can. Here is my very amateur mock up of how it should look: