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    Today should've been the big day!!

    Our pool build has been going so smoothly until today! Plaster trucks showed up and weren't able to plaster because there is too much groundwater seeping in. They are currently hooking up a pump to try and remove the water so they can try again Monday. I am being patient but I am a little disappointed because I was off all week and was excited about putting out my new pool furniture

    Anyone have any ground water issues and how were they handled??


    16 X 38 Roman shaped plaster pool (3.5' in shallow end, 8' in deep end), tanning ledge with lighted bubbler, Pentair WhisperFlo 2HP pump, Pentair 100D Sand Filter, Pentair intellichlor Salt Generator, Pentair Glo-Brite Light, Pentair Color LED Bubbler, Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820

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    Re: Today should've been the big day!!

    I will have to look for it but there was one build a little while ago that also had water seeping problems. They went ahead and plastered and it was a disaster discolored, not smooth, plaster soft, etc. The last post was talking about letting them only take out the bottom plaster and hoping it will match the walls or forcing the issue of them taking out all of the plaster and doing the whole thing again. As far as I can remember there has not been any follow up.

    Good luck! It is best to wait. Ask them how they are doing to handle it. What steps will are they taking right now?

    Kim(not cheering for this one)
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    Re: Today should've been the big day!!

    That's exactly the one that came to my mind as well. Good to hear the PB was not trying to push for a conclusion here. Take a new chair or two out and enjoy the concrete pit for the weekend.
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    Re: Today should've been the big day!!

    I actually recall reading that one and then one that said they had waited months to plaster! I'm grateful our builder is careful to not rush, but I'm sure hoping we don't have to wait months for it to dry out. My husband keeps reminding me it is too cold to swim and he is right but I'm anxious to sit and enjoy it (and use my new testing kit that came in Tuesday, lol)!!


    16 X 38 Roman shaped plaster pool (3.5' in shallow end, 8' in deep end), tanning ledge with lighted bubbler, Pentair WhisperFlo 2HP pump, Pentair 100D Sand Filter, Pentair intellichlor Salt Generator, Pentair Glo-Brite Light, Pentair Color LED Bubbler, Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820

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    Re: Today should've been the big day!!

    You CAN and SHOULD use your new test kit right now LOL Do a full test (except cya as that has to be added) on your fill water! Make a note of it to keep for furniture reference and share it here. We will be able to help you make a shopping list of stuff to keep on hand.

    Kim
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