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  1. K

    Retaining Wall Details

    This is great, thank you! Only issue I'm finding with that Clifton block is they do not have corners in stock, which is a bummer because I could otherwise be starting this build as soon as I could get it all delivered. Waiting a month for a few corner block is a huge bummer, but I don't see any...
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    Retaining Wall Details

    And any issues with building up outside the wall at the deep end to get under the 36" threshold? I really don't want a railing.
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    Retaining Wall Details

    At the far end where grade is lowest from anticipated pool deck level, it is roughly a 40" drop right now. My idea is to start the wall flush at the end of the pool deck nearest the house giving 2 or 3ft of width for rock and flower bed, where it is about a 15" drop, then running about 45ft and...
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    Retaining Wall Details

    Anyone with any ideas here? I think I can do it with geotextile and thinking it's best to not even bother stepping the base course. Just dig it out and run the whole base the full length. The rest of the wall should go fairly quickly.
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    Retaining Wall Details

    Got some questions on building a retaining wall along this long side of our new fiberglass pool. The concrete shown has actually been removed, long story, and it is bare sand as of now while we await replacement concrete. Before the build started we didn't anticipate there being this much of a...
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  7. K

    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    And the PB has said he will proceed with a complete remove and replace. Sucks to have to go through that and I feel bad for the guys that gotta eat it, but it really needed to be done.
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    Heater/Pool Equipment Location

    Is a heat pump totally out of the question? They are quite efficient and even though they are more expensive than a gas heater I'm betting that the gas line installation plus the gas heater is at least a wash compared to going with a heat pump.
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    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    It's an APC cover. The concrete company has a guy here right now trying to patch the coping. I'm not convinced it will look right or even be structurally sound, but I understand why they are trying to fix it without a complete tearout.
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    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    The PB had brought in a huge amount of sand and it did have a more gradual roll off the side, but the PB kept robbing from this bank of sand to build grade up level for the concrete. There wasn't much left but I figured they knew what they were doing.
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    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    Yeah, it's more the huge, jagged chunks that are going to slice up little feet and the coping that are the major concerns. Also getting a lot of washout around the slab. I knew it didn't seem like there was enough sand built up but I figured they were the professionals and knew what they were...
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    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    I could post dozens more picture of the coping. One long and one short side of the pool is pretty much this bad all the way around. The other two sides are better, but nowhere near acceptable.
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    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    I could try calling the pool company office but they have expanded operations to include a large manufacturing facility where they make rails, over the edge pool features, slides, etc. It's a pretty big operation and I was told by the pool builder that the owner would not call me. I'm guessing...
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  29. K

    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    We we around $9k I believe and a good chunk of that would cover the concrete, which they subbed out. From the sounds of it there is basically one guy that overseas all the pool work and he's running from 5:30 in the morning to midnight every day going job to job. For instance, Friday night he...
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    New Fiberglass Build Progress Thread - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    That's probably a bit premature as this was just last Friday and he did claim he would "figure something out" but his tone and the fact that I have heard nothing since leads me to believe it may end up there in the future. What's funny is he claimed they were not able to get a good look at the...