Contract signed...Should be swimming in April, NW Houston

jtburf

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Ugg not the update I hoped for.

Construction supervisior made a needed site visit yesterday and informed us of several issues.

1. Pool must be set 3"-5" higher than existing slabs for drainage... So slope 3ft of decking up a possible 5" … NO, keep as flat as possible amd make the coping area a step!!
2. All electric is done, and the the local crew comes out to cut overhead and they claim new code requires the 3rd underground upright on a pole to have standoff's... Another mess to deal with tomorrow!!! move 2" diameter conduit that is buried and full of wires!!
3. It was determined running up and down the neighbors drive way would cause extensive damage to the existing damaged drive so, Take a guess.

Yes, a hundred plus Georgia buggy loads of dig from back yard hauled to the street, and crane rental to swing the pool in. Well thank goodness we had some overage in the quote for extra cement and equipment rental... So some of this should wash out!!!

Still on plans to dig this coming week and still having to take my business trip!!!


John
 
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kimkats

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WHAT???? The pool HAS to be 3-5" above the deck already there??? for drainage?? What drainage?? how will you keep this drainage from running down between the pool raised edge and the decking and washing out the dirt?? What about all of the other pools that has the decking and coping running right up to it and some even over the edge??

Electric-Can you explain that one to me a little more. I am missing something and would like to learn what all of that means "standoffs"? uprights? THANKS!

NO!!!!!!!! No multi trips with buggies full of Georiga's finest :( Is there any talking to with them with some green in your hand? That is a big pile of :poop: !!!!
 

jtburf

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WHAT???? The pool HAS to be 3-5" above the deck already there??? for drainage?? What drainage?? how will you keep this drainage from running down between the pool raised edge and the decking and washing out the dirt?? What about all of the other pools that has the decking and coping running right up to it and some even over the edge??
Backyard has had several other patios and excavation, they have to keep it above the lowest point in the yard and that means above existing. I can live that see below images.

Electric-Can you explain that one to me a little more. I am missing something and would like to learn what all of that means "standoffs"? uprights? THANKS!
So new power provider rules, when there are two risers already on a power pole the next riser MUST be installed 6"-12"
off the pole so the climbers ropes grab wood not PVC. Image attached also.

NO!!!!!!!! No multi trips with buggies full of Georiga's finest :( Is there any talking to with them with some green in your hand? That is a big pile of :poop: !!!!
This one is fine, they have to traverse my breeze way and no way a machine can constantly do this. There fore a Georgia buggy holds a good amount and it does not cost me extra.
If we use neighbors drive way it will be ruined as its 75% cracked there already. 6000-7000 pound machines on a bad cement drive 100 times equals bad news...More money and most likely a lawsuit for Jtburf!!!


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kimkats

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Thanks for the lesson on the risers!

Oh I like how the drawing looks! That will end up looking great!!

Yeah no lawsuits needed!!! Georgia buggies to the max!!

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jtburf

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KimKats,
We managed to get the pool lowered and only have a 1.5" rise over 3 ft by switching to a travertine coping like this.

Only going with 12" wide around the pool and a gentle cement slope.
Even though this pool is freeform this is how the coping will look.

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kimkats

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That is pretty! That coping has some pretty colors in it! Make sure to pick through the crate to make sure there are not "ugly" pieces in there!

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TODAY???? Like are they there NOW????

I really like the contrasting colors. I think it looks awesome! I can't wait to see what color she picks out!

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jtburf

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Kimkats,

I wish it was Yesterday, however I received a text from construction manager and they have postponed the dig until April 1st. To get through our breezeway they needed to being some equipment in from Central Tx. I told them to hold off until the 1st so I could be there. Now They will set the pool on the 3rd and I have a client meeting in Beaumont TX then...

Thanks for the likes on Travertine.

John
 

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I have such a sad for you :( What a bummer! adult words being said with a frown on my face! Will someone be able to be there when the set it? Will you be there when they are working on making the bottom level and such? WAIT what about getting pics for us???? NOPE you need to tell your boss you can't go.........we need you there for the pool!!! hehe (bet he would not be happy with that)

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jtburf

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Well, I set my schedule and booked this trip long before the pool delays came into play.

I setup one of my Game Cams so it is taking pictures for me.

Possibly the wife can make the lift.

Thanks for the sadness, I am not really upset, this delay gives me a few more day to proceed with other yard projects...

Turning lemons into lemonade!!!


John
 

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Good attitude to have.............it is what it is and kind of need the job so you can pay for this pool so...........it is all good!

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jtburf

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Well the Pool saga continues, after waiting and changing my schedule the dig that was slated for 4/1/19 is now "Set" for 4/3/19 and pool setting for 4/5/19. I promise you they wrote this schedule in sand at low tide!!!

P'eed would be an understatement....

Thanks for allowing me to vent!!!


John (AKA Still Poolless) jtburf
 

jtburf

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Kim the new guy running the company received more than an EAR full of words and I am sure his pants are baggy now! The simply part of calling me to tell of another delay is the killer part. I wasted a whole weekend so I was not in the middle of another project that would be in the way of the crew. The time line is critical, remember Wedding after party 40 people April 27th...

John
 

jtburf

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First piece of equipment has been delivered. It is on their clock so a digging we shall go!!!!

I will post pic's latter.

John
 

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