SCORE! Funny how things work out like that!Since they dug too deep, now we have plenty of dirt so we will have them put a little 2' walkway all around the pool. With the 1' coping it will be a 3' total width walk way. The katchakid net we plan to use for the pool will be able to secure to the walkway instead of the coping which makes me happy.
but not the end of the world...........you use the waterline tile and cut it into 4 squares and turn them on their point for you step tiles.is a special order and we may not be able to get it here in time for install.
VERY smart move!!! Then you will KNOW what you need and where you need it!decided to hold off on anything until spring. We'll note each day we wanted shade and what time of day we were out there so we know where we need shade the most.
SCORE!!! and good job!!!I should go through the tile boxes and pull anything that I didn't like. It was a *great* recommendation. Two of our six boxes of tile had darker tones and we mixed those throughout the overall tiles so we didn't end up with a 'dirty' looking section.
Gurrrrrrrrrrrr but I think he was covering his fanny when he said it isn't to code...........We have had MANY builds with deeper shelf than that gurrrrrrThe first step in the pool was supposed to be 12" deep so I would get 9" of water. Apparently this isn't to code and wasn't communicated well so I ended up with a shelf that would have held just under 6" of water.
Good job remember something I said way back when! That is a good work around. AND if you KNOW there is going to be a big rain then you can uncap the pipe and let the drain do it's thing!This will allow me to keep the water in the pool a little higher, giving me about 8" of depth on that step and - more importantly - gives me a way to drain the pool down substantially during hurricanes and other big storms that drop a foot of rain at a time (thanks, @kimkats!) .
I strongly suggest you go ahead and put in the holders for it so it can be bonded with your pool now.I may have to put in a handrail there. We'll see.
Yeah 3 different things going on in the one spot would get busy for sure!!! I like what you came up with!I did not like the idea of 1' coping, 1' herringbone, then 1' trim (3' total). I think it would have been too busy. We are going to ask if we can just have another row of tile behind the coping for 2' total (see rough stacked example attached). I think that looks cleaner.
Do you know if you are going to back fill with slurry?Yesterday, the PB worked a 12 hour day and we went from the first scoop to a fully stubbed out pool that appears to be ready for gunite. Other than the excavator damaging a nearby willow I really liked, everyone was very careful of our property, communicated well and we are happy so far. I'll post more as things proceed....
They cut the pipes to put in the water feature so there is no more pressure in the pipes. The PB texted me over the weekend: "That is perfectly normal it happens on every job. The Gunite is not sealed completely around the pipes the Plaster takes care of that with the hydraulic cement during prep."I for sure would have them fix that wall so it matches up on both sides. You and I both know they would not let it stay that way at their house! Not sure about that sunk area.............is there water/air in the pipes?