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    ktdave's pool build

    I was on my PB's schedule to begin digging the excavation for our pool this week, but today we hit our first snag. It appears that my gas line currently runs through where the deep end of our pool is going to be, so I call the PB and he says to call the gas company so they can do a re-route of the gas line. the gas co. says it could be 3-5 days before someone will even call me back to schedule it. Man, what a let down!

    Anybody else have a similar experience?

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    ~15,000 free form gunite w/midnight blue PT
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    flagstone coping w/ 6" tile water line
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    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
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    Pentair cartridge 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
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    Sorry to hear about the gas line. I hope that they surprise you and get back to you in in 2-3days. If it takes them 3-5 days to get back to you I wonder how long it will be before they can dig? Better yet how long will it be until they finish the job? I hope the pool gods are working in your favor. Are you close to Cinco Ranch , Katy High or Mayde Creek?
    21,200 gal IG gunite, CL 580 sqft Cartridge filter, aqua pure salt system, polaris 480-blue&white, Jandy PDA Remote, (4) Jandy Deck Jets

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    Re: ktdave's pool build

    Quote Originally Posted by ktdave
    SPECS:
    ~15,000 free form gunite w/midnight blue PT
    beach entry w/bubbler and white pearl PT
    flagstone coping w/ 6" tile water line
    stamped concrete deck ~625 sq. ft.
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor SWG
    Pentair cartridge 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    You are gonna have a nice set up...I hope the pool god smiles on you and you can get done ahead of scedule
    Steve
    Echo Canyon II by Artesian Pools, 13.5 KGal AG Round, 22" Artesian Sand Filter 2 hp Artesian pump
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    Thanks for the well wishes Roger. I have a 15 yr old that goes to Katy High. We live very close to "Old" Katy (North of I-10).
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    Dave,

    First off, welcome to the site and thanks for getting your post started on your new build. Welcome to home ownership and pool building 101. Is this a new house? Just curious. If it is you still may be able to go back to the builder and have them assist you in getting the gas company out. I also learned from a similar experience. However, the house I am in now, I forced the builder to move our gas line before we closed, knowing that we might (which we did) put a pool in one day. FYI, if you are getting a 400 BTU heater, you may also need to upgrade the size on your meter. Keep us posted and make sure to include lots of pics. Good luck.
    MIKE

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    First off, welcome to the site and thanks for getting your post started on your new build. Welcome to home ownership and pool building 101. Is this a new house? Just curious. If it is you still may be able to go back to the builder and have them assist you in getting the gas company out. I also learned from a similar experience. However, the house I am in now, I forced the builder to move our gas line before we closed, knowing that we might (which we did) put a pool in one day. FYI, if you are getting a 400 BTU heater, you may also need to upgrade the size on your meter. Keep us posted and make sure to include lots of pics. Good luck.
    Thanks for the tips divnkd101 and no, it's not a new house. We did have it built, but that was five yrs ago.
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    STAKE OUT

    Well, the "gas Line" issue is still "as was" (waiting on a phone call), but my PB came by today and "staked-out" our pool. See Photos. In the second photo you can see the yellow flag (gas line) inside our pool stakes.

    Dave



    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    By the way, we are at the mercy of a 14' utility easement from the back of our fence which pretty much dictated the size and shape of our pool.
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    We start the dig tomorrow. Let's all have a collective finger crossing right now! Will post picks as soon as possible.

    (until I see a Bobcat in my yard I'm not going to believe it, slap me!)
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    Does that mean the gas line has been moved?? Hope so. Hope the dig gets underway as planned.
    Buggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggsw
    Does that mean the gas line has been moved?? Hope so. Hope the dig gets underway as planned.
    Thanks for the well wishes Buggs. Yes, the gas line has been moved (what an ordeal!) The crew showed up at 6:45 this morning, YEAH!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    FIRST SCOOP!!!!!!!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    Fantastic! Keep the progress pics coming.
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    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Well the end of the first day of our pool build has come and we are very pleased (a collective wood knock is suggested). Here are the pics at the end of the day.

    Actually, first I want to show off my daughter who evidently is going to be the first female winner of the National Bobcat Swimming Pool Dig-Off (I guess that would be the NBSPDO).


    Now here's the results






    Thanks for all the good wishes as we approach pool ownership!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
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    Looks like someone is ready to go swimming!

    Looking good...keep us posted.
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    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    Looks like major progress! Your little cutie pie daughter was doing a good job of supervising the dig.
    Buggs

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    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Good stuff... keep us posted!

    Guessing you'll see some steel soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenbrla
    Good stuff... keep us posted!

    Guessing you'll see some steel soon.
    Monday is supposed to be steel day and Tuesday gunite.
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    Dave:

    The anticipation of a pool build must be driving you nuts. Looks good so far!

    I totally understand, try dealing with regulations in Canada not allowing any lines with power to be 15 feet from any pool. We had to move Cable and phone and Hydro before we could even start digging.

    Keep us posted.

    Especially love the picture of your daughter starting out window, can only imagine the thoughts going through her head.

    Rik

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    ktdave are you using Castlerock pools out of Katy?

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