I’m impressed with how quickly your build has progressed! Ours moved slowly. It took just over two months for us to get from dig to fill. We had lots of rain delays though. It felt like it rained all of November.
Your pool is looking good! I agree with you that the mud hassle is SO real. At least you’ve still got a deck to oversee the pool construction. Our back door opened straight to mud for two months. It was so annoying. Anytime we wanted to check out the pool it meant getting muddy.
My advice is to download the pool school book and read it all. It’s the TFP bible.
You can download it here:
Pool school book
Also I’ve attached the NPC plaster start up card. It saved my life. The TFP website went down switching to this new platform the day after my pool was filled. This is what you’ll need to do to care for your plaster for the first 28-days. Be sure you order your TF-100 kit, speed stir, and a wall whale brush. The wall whale makes brushing(which you will do a lot) so easy. Highly recommend it.
Can’t wait to see your pool when it’s done. Lots of good info and people here. I love reading build threads. It helped me learn and it’s great to see people’s dreams come to life. I even read SuzfromTexas entire 78-page build thread. That was amazing!
Hope the rest of your build is trouble free!
And keep the pic’s coming!
I agree speed is not the focus. Quality of work matters most. As long as they are doing it correctly and quickly, it’s all good!It has gone by quickly which we are grateful for. PB said 30 days and he's been pretty close to it. The other PB we almost went with also said 30 days and started a pool down the street the day after us is filling today. Pretty impressive but this is a race I was willing to not race. We wanted them to take their time when they were here. I wouldn't say anyone has cut any corners while here.
I've printed some stuff off from Pool school but didn't get the first 28-day printed off, thank you!
Have to work OT tonight (Friday) so Saturday will be a long day of waking up early to be with concrete guys.
Thanks for the links, will check them out now!But that is the best picture of the lot so it is all good!! What a wonderful smile! Did you find a place to do hand prints?
I have a set of links to share with you about how to have the best plaster job done. Make sure to talk to your PB and plaster leader to see what they have to say:
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
Pavers from the part of the patio we removed. There are four or five sections like that where they will put some thin-set/concrete down then cut pavers to fit those sections.Problem with gaps is stuff getting in them over time. Not really a big deal so long as you keep up with getting it out. Does the gap go all the way to ground? Could water get in there and wash the dirt out from under the decking? Just giving you some things to think about as I am like you and like how it looks with the gap but want you to know the problems that could come up.
Good job getting your little helper to dig that trench for the drain. He does good work! An ounce of prevention is worth a lot for the peace of mind it provides!
That open area on the house side of the spa...................what is going in there?