New (and first ever) Pool! Dallas, TX

Awap14

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Perhaps he wanted to check the light to make sure that it works before plaster? I have not read the entire post here, is this a new home as well, without power yet (no meter)?
Ya maybe you’re right about wanting to check the light... and no, that’s what the scheduler just asked me too, our house was built in 1953.
 

kimkats

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I have NO idea what it means. I am leaning towards what someone said above...........for SOME reason he thinks the power is not on??? We don't know whose "fault" it is until we know what it says :rant:I read "kindergarten" all day and what you came up with is the closest to anything I came up with BUT it does not make sense so......... Gurrrrrrrrrrrr
 
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Awap14

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I have NO idea what it means. I am leaning towards what someone said above...........for SOME reason he thinks the power is not on??? We don't know whose "fault" it is until we know what it says :rant:I read "kindergarten" all day and what you came up with is the closest to anything I came up with BUT it does not make sense so......... Gurrrrrrrrrrrr
Hahah. Well, I really appreciate the insight even when you all don’t know what things mean. I’m looking forward to hearing from the project manager today...I’ll update when I hear.
 

Pool Clown

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I am waiting on a response :(
Is this all my PBs fault or is this inspector too strict? What does this even mean!
Can you reasonably turn the light on right now? IOW, is the light on a simple switch at the equipment? or is it tied into the automation that may not be powered up yet? We had these kinds of problems with certain towns, We finally came to an agreement where we would make an appointment with the inspector and meet him out there to address any issues like this. Only drawback is that we would get "windows" of time, usually 3 hour blocks where the inspector would show up. Yes, its a pain, but our turn down rate went way down after that.
 
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Can you reasonably turn the light on right now? IOW, is the light on a simple switch at the equipment? or is it tied into the automation that may not be powered up yet? We had these kinds of problems with certain towns, We finally came to an agreement where we would make an appointment with the inspector and meet him out there to address any issues like this. Only drawback is that we would get "windows" of time, usually 3 hour blocks where the inspector would show up. Yes, its a pain, but our turn down rate went way down after that.
Hm that’s really an interesting question! There is a switch next to the equipment. I flipped it both ways and the pool light does not come on. I hope you are right that it’s just that simple! I was starting to worry something was really wrong since I haven’t heard back about this yet, but this seems like a plausible explanation. Thanks!
 

Awap14

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Editing because they finally responded!! Waiting on more fixes and inspections now. Also waiting on a date for plumbers to water bond whatever that is.
 
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kimkats

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All that really matters is they fix it but I love learning/knowing stuff like this so I can use the knowledge in future builds. Maybe your PB will share the info later. Here is hoping things move like they should with all green stickers in the future!!!

Kim:kim:
 
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Awap14

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All that really matters is they fix it but I love learning/knowing stuff like this so I can use the knowledge in future builds. Maybe your PB will share the info later. Here is hoping things move like they should with all green stickers in the future!!!

Kim:kim:
Yes I’m hoping the same! Everyone here has been so helpful so I’ll definitely share the information with you if I hear back from them on that part.
 

Pool Clown

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It may be something as simple as turning the GFI breaker on (right before the inspection). It is probably left off so anyone wouldn't inadvertently turn it on while the pool is empty. As posted earlier, LEDs dont generate the heat that incandescent's do. Leaving the breaker off before the pool is filled is just old world mentality that has carried over.
 

Awap14

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It may be something as simple as turning the GFI breaker on (right before the inspection). It is probably left off so anyone wouldn't inadvertently turn it on while the pool is empty. As posted earlier, LEDs dont generate the heat that incandescent's do. Leaving the breaker off before the pool is filled is just old world mentality that has carried over.
Thanks! Just checked the breaker box and indeed the one labeled pool lights is off! I bet you’re right. The PB said they’re starting work up tomorrow or Tuesday again so I am hoping to confirm that’s all it was..
 

Awap14

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Ok so apparently my husband just remembered they told him on Friday something like the pool LED lights are so low voltage they don’t run a ground to them but Dallas and Plano are the only cities in the area that require that so they have to add it in. I’ll have to confirm that too on Monday.
 

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