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foo.c

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Jul 3, 2018
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Georgetown, TX
Plumbers came and went.

The returns seem too high to me ... I don't know if it changes the function any. Also the runs along the floor seem kinda close to the rebar, I think they should be deeper.

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JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
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Prosper, TX (DFW)
I'm not an expert, but compared your photos to mine at that stage. The returns look about the same height in relation to the rebar and middle of the skimmer.

Our drains were deeper, with only the actual drain part visible above the dirt/rebar. I dont know if that actually changes anything functionally, but it is different than mine. Maybe they did it that way because there was so much rock?

Lastly, I'm looking at the skimmer. Is that a return that is right below your skimmer? Are there concerns that it would push stuff away and make the skimmer less effective?
 
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Rattus Suffocatus

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Jun 5, 2019
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Corona de Tucson, AZ
The returns look fine, actually.. remember that the gunite will be about 4" above the top of the cage. I tend to agree with you on the floor though... ideally those would have been buried, but since the rebar was installed first I don't know what you could do about it other than blocking up the floor a little more in that area. My build had the plumbing in about the same place for the returns, but the floor piping was buried to the surface of the dirt. The places where the rebar is touching the plumbing is no bueno though.

It seems like you have a substantially larger pool for about the same price as building mine was, so maybe the BYOP isn't a bad idea. I wish I would have had the time for it.
 

Rattus Suffocatus

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Corona de Tucson, AZ
Lastly, I'm looking at the skimmer. Is that a return that is right below your skimmer? Are there concerns that it would push stuff away and make the skimmer less effective?
On a new build, that likely is a Venturi line (yes a return, it creates more suction in the skimmer by using the output flow to make a Venturi), needed for the operation of that type of skimmer. It's part of the design of that type of skimmer.
 
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foo.c

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It seems like you have a substantially larger pool for about the same price as building mine was, so maybe the BYOP isn't a bad idea. I wish I would have had the time for it.
I work from home so I am able to get out a little bit and observe/question as best I can with the communication barrier. (These guys were too quick for me though.) It seems like to get a pool done right you have to be more involved than the PB, so I decided I might as well be "rewarded" for that.

I honestly didn't grok the size of the pool until they started digging. We don't really have any structure to our yard, so it's all just numbers and artistic rendentions until you see it for real, and now that I have I would be ok with it being smaller. Good problem to have though.