New build about to start

Luke Skywalker

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Jan 21, 2020
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Austin Texas
SWEET! Glad it was found and fixed so fast!

So how is the steel work going?

Kim:kim:
They just started in it yesterday with some of the pipes in place. I’ll post a few pictures below.
 

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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
21,122
Northern NJ
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35000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I am surprised there are not guards on all the vertical rebar ends. Someone can easily trip and get impaled on one and seriously injured. Be very with careful anyone walking around the area.

I saw a pic recently of water bottles being used as guards on top of rebar.

This should be mentioned to the builder as it is a liability for all involved- homeowner, builder, and rebar contractor.
 

Luke Skywalker

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Austin Texas
Did you get to watch them do some of the work? If so I bet you are glad you do not have to do it!!! It is a real art form!

Kim:kim:
Yes I did, from my kitchen and also the camera. It’s crazy for it to take real shape. But it’s supposed to rain the next 3 days so let’s hope it doesn’t push back the schedule too much.
 

Luke Skywalker

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Jan 21, 2020
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Austin Texas
Updated pictures today of the pool getting the Gunite put in place.
 

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bmoreswim

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Jul 16, 2012
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Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
That was the single most exciting day of our pool build for me.
 
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Oh happy day!!! Now you get to do your next job with the pool-------bond with it aka watering it. This helps slow the curing down so it is stronger.

It is time for YOUR set of links!!

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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Luke Skywalker

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Jan 21, 2020
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Austin Texas
Updated pictures today of the pool getting the Gunite put in place.
Oh happy day!!! Now you get to do your next job with the pool-------bond with it aka watering it. This helps slow the curing down so it is stronger.

It is time for YOUR set of links!!

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:
well the good news is looks like there is going to be rain here in a few days. But they are going to be watering it several times throughout the next week.
 

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DB-Cooper

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Jun 18, 2019
353
Austin, TX
Looking good, I think you're basically caught up to where my pool is at, and you did it in 1/20th the amount of time :/

Mine's making slow progress with coping and waterline tile now, you're not that far from there!
 
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Luke Skywalker

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Jan 21, 2020
40
Austin Texas
I am surprised there are not guards on all the vertical rebar ends. Someone can easily trip and get impaled on one and seriously injured. Be very with careful anyone walking around the area.

I saw a pic recently of water bottles being used as guards on top of rebar.

This should be mentioned to the builder as it is a liability for all involved- homeowner, builder, and rebar contractor.
The backyard is blocked off from anyone but the crew going in there but it’s a fair point. I appreciate the feedback