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    New Pool in San Diego

    Hello,

    I'm so glad I found this forum. It has only been a few days since I joined and I have already found it more than helpful. This is our first pool and I feel lost but learning as we go.

    We are currently in the "waiting for plumbing" phase.

    I'll attach pictures of our progress.

    BEFORE DIG



    DIG

    LAYOUT

    STEEL



    BAJA SHELF


    SPA

    GROTTO BENCH
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Re: New Pool in San Diego

    Hi, Jenny,

    Great pics.....that's gonna' be a beautiful pool. Keep us posted.

    PS - Please check the operator's license of that trackhoe driver. He/she is certainly cute but I'm suspicious of his/her qualifications.
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    Re: New Pool in San Diego

    What happened to the dirt under the grotto bench

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    That's what I was wondering. Should have been filled with rock, soil, or sandbags. That's gonna cost some $$$$$for extra concrete. Somebody got a little carried away with their over dig.

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    The person digging got carried away.

    I hope they are not charging us for the cost of the extra concrete. I'm going to ask this question tomorrow.
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    That will be a real beauty when it's finished Jennybug. I really like where you placed the deep end in the pool, a little unusual is'n it?
    A reflection that my untrained eye caught was the rebar job, it looks like a real tidy one
    Looking forward to follow this build from start to finish

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    Where the heck did you find rebar that was that "clean"and un-rusted? Is it real rebar?
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    Hi Lershac,
    I have no idea about the rebar. This is our first pool and I am learning about the process as we go. I'll ask our contractor if this is rebar.

    Henry Porter.. Thanks :P We decided to put the deep end in the center.. sort of. I think it is going to turn out great.
    I have been following your pool build and it's incredible what you have done.
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    That's real rebar, and that's how we do it in California In fact, oftentimes the inspector will require us to wire brush rusted rebar before he will give the okay to gunite (shotcrete) the pool. Rusty rebar is not allowed here!

    Great looking job so far! Looks like the steel guys did a great job. On to plumbing and gunite, and the big transformation begins. Very cool!

    Bruce

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    Hi Bruce

    Plumbing started yesterday. Today they should finish, then I will post more pictures. Very exciting! Hopefully we will get to gunite next week.

    Thanks for the info on the rebar.
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    It has taken almost 1 week to finish the plumbing. They are doing a great job and it's getting exciting.





    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Re: New Pool in San Diego

    Looks great Any idea who's building the artificial rock?

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    I have no clue Bruce I will find out next week.

    Are there several in our area? Please let me know who you think is good and who is not
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    You may never know until it's all done! That doesn't mean it's bad, and the work that I see so far looks real good. I just have a problem with some of the artificial guys that make "marshmallows" instead of rocks If you have a picture or two of rocks or a waterfall that you guys like you should be able to show it to the rock crew and see if they can get close to that style. The gal I use can match a fake rock right next to a real rock and you can't tell which is which! I'll attach a pic of my pool that has some of her work, and I think she does some really nice stuff (although you may like a different style than I do!).

    With the work that is already done for your grotto, your crew is already working, since they do it all start to finish. I'm leaving for Arizona in the morning and probably won't be back on the page until Sunday, but let me know if you find out who's doing the work and I'll see if I can give you some input so you guys get exactly what you want!

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    Re: New Pool in San Diego

    Ever find out what they're going to do about their overdig under your bench?

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    Ever find out what they're going to do about their overdig under your bench?
    I'm gonna guess they're gonna shoot it full and move on. Good chance the PB had overbreak in the formula and he'll "absorb" the extra cost. It really wouldn't be right to go back and charge the H/O for that.

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    Thanks Bruce! I'll print this and ask right away.

    DBfan187 I asked our contractor and he said they will fill it with gunite and are not charging us extra for it.

    They did surprise us and are putting misters in the grotto as a house warming gift to us
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    Bruce, I just ran out and asked about the rock work and told him I do not want it to look like marshmallows (LOL)

    I'm also going to email a picture or two to them to make sure they know what I'm talking about.
    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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