New (and first ever) Pool! Dallas, TX

kimkats

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If they don't get it all cleaned up good we can help you so you can finish it up after they say they are done. Here is hoping THEY will take care of it. Have you paid them yet?
 

Awap14

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Nov 27, 2018
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Dallas, TX
If they don't get it all cleaned up good we can help you so you can finish it up after they say they are done. Here is hoping THEY will take care of it. Have you paid them yet?
Thank you, that would be great! Hopefully they will take care of it like you said..we have not finished paying them. I think we owe them approximately one third of the total amount, to be paid at the time of plaster. Electrical is next and happening Friday or Monday.
 

jimmythegreek

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sorry, I was looking in your original post in the contract picture you posted. in the specs it says "looped returns". In PB speak this means one pipe all around the pool and then tied back to the starting point with all the returns off of that single looped pipe. this works great for equal pressure to all jets. but if anything happens to that pipe or one of its branches to a return you end up shutting down ALL returns with no choice but to fix the issue, usually a major one. with individual lines or lines in pairs if you ever have a problem you can shut down that one leaking/broken line and keep going with no issues. in pairs of lines you can still limp by or maybe not even have an issue and ignore the problem. very little additional work to have individual runs back to pad and even easier to have 2-3 lines and pair them up. just some advice if its still possible
 
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Awap14

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Nov 27, 2018
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sorry, I was looking in your original post in the contract picture you posted. in the specs it says "looped returns". In PB speak this means one pipe all around the pool and then tied back to the starting point with all the returns off of that single looped pipe. this works great for equal pressure to all jets. but if anything happens to that pipe or one of its branches to a return you end up shutting down ALL returns with no choice but to fix the issue, usually a major one. with individual lines or lines in pairs if you ever have a problem you can shut down that one leaking/broken line and keep going with no issues. in pairs of lines you can still limp by or maybe not even have an issue and ignore the problem. very little additional work to have individual runs back to pad and even easier to have 2-3 lines and pair them up. just some advice if its still possible
Oh ok, that definitely sounds better..unfortunately I could only see the plumbing by our security cameras as they had covered it up by the time I got home the other week. Hopefully it was done well so that if they did do looped returns it will at least be in good shape for a few years... 🤔😐
 

Awap14

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Nov 27, 2018
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Dallas, TX
Look at all of those pretty valves! Is that my light over it all?

Kim:kim:
haha! I am not sure what that is, but the light is above everything on the soffit.

On another note, do people normally treat the water in the pool before construction is done? Not with pool chemicals or anything but I’m wondering if the standing brown water is going to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes as it warms up here 🤔
 

kimkats

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Must find find out what that is! It looks like a chick hanging down!

You can ask them to drop off a pump to remove the water or you can put mosquitoes dunks in it. You can find them in Lowes or such. If you don't do one of those then yes, you will have a problem with mosquitoes and yucky smells!

Kim:kim:
 

Awap14

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Nov 27, 2018
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Dallas, TX
Must find find out what that is! It looks like a chick hanging down!

You can ask them to drop off a pump to remove the water or you can put mosquitoes dunks in it. You can find them in Lowes or such. If you don't do one of those then yes, you will have a problem with mosquitoes and yucky smells!

Kim:kim:
Ok, thank you very much! That is good to know! Hopefully they finish soon so it won’t be a problem for long 🤞🏻