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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    We went with Midnight Blue Micro fusion from Finest Finish. It came out beautifully (i'm biased, i know).
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    More Pictures. Filling it up (took 40 hours). :eek:
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Thanks everyone for all your help throughout this process! Today's update - we are 96% complete, water in the pool and equipment to be turned on today(!) Still have to wash and seal the deck, complete landscape repair/reinstall, and there are a few punchlist items (Jandy Smart JVA Board...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Alright. Patios were poured this week, I just power washed the powder release off yesterday and today. Waiting to apply a concrete sealer until the decks have enough time to cure. Now we need to start thinking about plantings around the pool. I'm thinking at least one or two some small/med...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    I need some advice on pool lights. We have 4 lights in the pool, and one in the spa. We are set-up to independently control the spa light (spa on/pool off), but also are going to be able to "pair" up the pool lights into two groups. Decision: 1) pair the two lights circled in yellow at the...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Great call. I'll investigate what, if any, solutions to that exist. I'll take a picture from above too to better illustrate the design.
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Ahh. I get it now. We aren't using any waterfall products. The waterfalls were built from moss rock and el dorado stone, built around the 2.5" return line running behind the stone slab spillway. The pipe will open recessed rock cavity behind the spillway, and when activated, the cavity will...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Thanks Allen. Not sure what you mean by WF model, but the pumps right now are the Jandy Waterfall Pump SWF185 and SWF 125, and the waterfall height/widths are (appx): 5ft/3.5ft and 4ft/3ft. Does that help or even make sense? :) At this point, I'm leaning towards keeping the water feature...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    The pump they are proposing is the Jandy ePump 2.2. #VSSHP220
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Merged threads - TFP Mod. Hi all. We are mid build (thread in sig) and have two decent sized waterfall features. At dig, the PB indicated we would need separate water feature pumps to provide adequate flow, which I was fine with. We added a Jandy WF pump to the spec, so as of now we are...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Update: They finished up the rock waterfalls. Coping should be next week, we chose gold leaf quartzite flagstone, which should tie together with the waterline tile and the rock work. Very exciting. Here are a few of the progress as the waterfalls were done:
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    It is amazing to see it come together. Plus, watering it 2x a day gives me some time to think about how it will function.
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Aaand we finished the shoot in the early evening yesterday. Had to wait for the light to get final pictures. All went well, the crew were pros, but let me know if you see anything that looks off? Right now the only thing we are definitely changing is the spa spillover. Too small and it is...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Finally, after the long holiday weekend, we are expecting the gunite crew first thing tomorrow! PB thinks it will be an all day shoot, so I'm planning on being as present to observe as my work schedule will permit.
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Ok. Last week the PB finished up the plumbing and electrical, using a subcontractor that I really liked. They put 5 returns in, worked with me on light placement, and were hard working and respectful of the yard and our existing landscape (to the extent possible). Only hiccup was they only...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Cross posting this here, and will have an update to follow now that plumbing and electrical is done(!). https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/tested-fill-water-now-what.221742/
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    Tested Fill Water - Now what?

    We are in the process of a new build, gunite scheduled for next week. I got a TF-100 kit and couldn't help myself so I tested the fill water last night. Here's what I got: pH: 7.6 FC: 0 TA: 140 CH: 150 Interested in any thoughts/advice re: what to be prepared for when we hit the fill stage...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Update for today -- They finished the steel. It rained pretty hard in-between days but no real issues with cave-in. They spread dry cement before the rain and I think that may have helped. Overall it looks good to my untrained eye, but obv. let me know if you see anything. I've raised the...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    The equipment pad input is really helpful. In our case, moving it back is going to be really beneficial, it will stop the equipment from blocking windows to a 1st floor bedroom, and instead occupy more "utility" space alongside the wall of the garage. We are spec'd for a 12' long pad, so I'm...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    One more angle, showing the deep end ramp that will need to be backfilled.
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Here are some pictures of the dig days: Had to break down the play structure. Plan is to reinstall on the lawn to the left of the pool. Dig started:
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Ok. It took one extra day (PB contract was for 1.7 days, they took about 2.7). They dug 1 foot extra on each side and said they went 9" deeper on the bottom to accommodate steel and gunite. It certainly looks that way, because it is pretty big, and the deep end is deep. I'll go out there...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Met with the PB for pre-construction yesterday. They seemed very comfortable with making sure the shell is per the design. The spray job was a rough-out (makes sense, b/c they are going to have to grade the area and that will remove the paint). It was a good meeting, we worked out utility...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Hi all. The PB came out today and drew the pool in orange landscape paint. I wasn't able to debrief with him after he got done, but upon review, he missed the waterfall "grotto" designed, which is supposed to be a 3' deep by 3 1/2'-4' wide notch in the pool. Its hard to see in the plan, and...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Good thinking, our city water source is not hard. When we built the house 3 yrs ago that was a discussion with the builder, whether a water softener was needed and we determined it was not. Relatedly, I just ordered a TF-100 kit so I can get a jump on the fill water chemistry too.
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Nah, I have to handle it myself, submit the plan to a committee once each of my neighbors signs the papers saying I made them aware of the upcoming work. I think the detailed plan is overkill for our hoa but this was part of the pb routine so I went with it. 😄
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Nah, i meant we are going to lose the zone (and valve), and "repurpose" the pvc water line to serve the autofill. So that water source won't be on the sprinkler system any more, but we are going to use the existing pvc to avoid a water line trench/install.
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    This is exactly what I meant! Kinda stunned about the drain comment, never saw that coming. Might rethink the coping strategy and pivot to more standard concrete that matches the deck, and just keep the maintenance issues limited to the spa spillway and facing stone (plus the rockwork). Our...
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    New Build - Sacramento area - MEGA Update - Almost done, Water is in!

    Those are the drawings that we got to submit for HOA approval. I believe there is a separate set that will go to the city for permitting and be maintained on the jobsite. It may be similar/the same, but there will be additional custom engineering drawings for the waterfall/grotto build...