Howdy.. Another new pool in Texas

kimkats

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What your job is now is to take your plans and a tape measure out to the pool and measure it. It is wide, deep, long, etc enough? Add about 6" for the shell and plaster.

Kim:kim:
 

Locotl

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Oct 23, 2019
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The casing for the LED lights are set aside. I imagine they'll do the bonding just before gunite....
I'll ask the PB.
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jimmythegreek

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What kind of lights niche or nicheless? Looks like he just stubbed in for gunite I see no trench so hes probably gonna do that after the gunite. Some do it that way you just need to take your time and glue the few fittings carefully that are in the shell
 

Locotl

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Day 5:
Gunite done... overall it looks good. Theres a couple of holes in a column that I hope can be patched by the plaster.
PB told me that the copper bonding will be done when he does the electrical...
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Jimrahbe

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They often leave a couple of holes in the bottom to make sure that any ground water has a place to go and they will prevent the pool from floating out of the ground. It does not appear to me that you have that problem. When my pool was done the two hole were full of water with in a few hours...

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Jim R.
 
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kimkats

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SWEET!!! That looks great! Have you started bonding with it yet? aka watering it to help slow down the curing.

It is time for your set of links! The first set is all about what to do and ask about to get a great plaster job. The second set is all about how to care for your pool after you get the plaster.

Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Now is also a good time to ask what test kit your PB will be providing so we can fill in any holes.

Kim :kim:
 
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Locotl

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SWEET!!! That looks great! Have you started bonding with it yet? aka watering it to help slow down the curing.

It is time for your set of links! The first set is all about what to do and ask about to get a great plaster job. The second set is all about how to care for your pool after you get the plaster.

Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Now is also a good time to ask what test kit your PB will be providing so we can fill in any holes.

Kim :kim:
How long after they finish can I start watering the gunite 12hr, 24hr?
 

JJ_Tex

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The holes at the bottom are fine, but I would be worried about those 3 to the left of the bench. Will the exposed rebar rust? Can it be properly filled in with plaster?

And Locotl - Not trying to scare you, because I honestly dont know if they are a problem, I just wanted to call them out for some of the more knowledgeable members.
 

Locotl

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Oct 23, 2019
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Texas
The holes at the bottom are fine, but I would be worried about those 3 to the left of the bench. Will the exposed rebar rust? Can it be properly filled in with plaster?

And Locotl - Not trying to scare you, because I honestly dont know if they are a problem, I just wanted to call them out for some of the more knowledgeable members.
Yeah I don't know how they "miss" that area, considering they did a pretty good job with the rest of the job, and its in a pretty noticeable area.....
The PB said that they would patch it up before plaster...
 

Locotl

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Oct 23, 2019
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Texas
The holes at the bottom are fine, but I would be worried about those 3 to the left of the bench. Will the exposed rebar rust? Can it be properly filled in with plaster?

And Locotl - Not trying to scare you, because I honestly dont know if they are a problem, I just wanted to call them out for some of the more knowledgeable members.
I asked my PB again about them... it seems those bars are sticking out a little too much. PB was hesitant to cover them and then it will show rust thru the plaster (over time). He used a 1/2" rebar and the guys didn't want to cut it. They will try to bend it in or cut it when plastering...
 

Locotl

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Texas
Day 9: Plumbing is finished now waiting for inspection on Monday. Hopefully they'll start electrical on Wednesday....
They finished pretty quick and couldn't take a pic before they cover it back up with dirt. Only thing I found is that my pool is almost 20Kgallons and PB placed a salt cell for 25K, he will changed it to the 40K...
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kimkats

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Good catch on the salt cell! That is a nice looking pad. I like how there is some room on the sides of both pumps to work on them if needed!

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Locotl

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Oct 23, 2019
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Texas
So, do to the recent events my pool build looks like its going to be on hold. Anyone knows what should I do to keep the pool in good condition when we resume (hopefully in a month or 2).
We've only done plumbing/electrical..
 

Texas Splash

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I suspect everything will be fine. You may end-up with some standing water in the shell if we get any storms. It should evaporate on a warm day or you can scoop / Shop-Vac it out if you have to just so it doesn't become a stagnant puddle for mosquitoes. As long as there are no exposed conduit lines or ports to the equipment pad, it should be fine as well.
 
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