Finally got an open hole! (then comes the monsoons...)

trophft

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Jul 16, 2014
66
Port Neches, TX
With all the help from TFP, we finally pulled the trigger. Dig day is done! Been raining ever since! :mad:
Have a few partial collapsed spots, and about a foot of water, but as to be expected with over 12" rainfall in 24 hrs.
Delayed for the next week or so. Just wanted to say thanks to all, and will update with progress pics!20200513_092722.jpg20200515_111201.jpg
 

Brianf60

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May 18, 2017
160
Bradford ontario
I feel for you. The same thing happened when I built mine. Just after I got the hole but the rain started and it kicked my but all summer. Pretty stressful then but now it's Just a great story... keep smiling:cool:
 
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chazas

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Jun 4, 2007
160
Manassas, VA
Same thing happened to me with my fiberglass pool, there are pics in my thread. If you go to Lowe’s or HD and buy an inexpensive pump you can minimize the damage. At least that’s what I did. It’ll all work out.
 
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trophft

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Jul 16, 2014
66
Port Neches, TX
UPDATE:
They pumped out the rainwater yesterday and added some lime.....and we now have rebar!
Plumbing tomorrow, Gunite Friday, and MORE RAIN SATURDAY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK! (which is good help watering the gunite)

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Household6

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Sep 15, 2013
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Fayetteville, NC
UPDATE:
They pumped out the rainwater yesterday and added some lime.....and we now have rebar!
Plumbing tomorrow, Gunite Friday, and MORE RAIN SATURDAY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK! (which is good help watering the g
UPDATE:
They pumped out the rainwater yesterday and added some lime.....and we now have rebar!
Plumbing tomorrow, Gunite Friday, and MORE RAIN SATURDAY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK! (which is good help watering the gunite)

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WOW! That’s close to the house! any concern Re the gutter being that close?
 

trophft

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Jul 16, 2014
66
Port Neches, TX
Jeez the long plumb is a bigger mess than the dig day! There are trenches and pvc everywhere! My favorite is the mini-Ex operator cantilevered on the bond beam while straddling the skimmer!

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