Well, I’m my own builder on this one so it’s my own schedule right now. All the subs are super busy, but with enough notice they all seem eager since I’ve got cash waiting for them when they are done. Right now I’d say we have another week of engineering, 3-4 weeks for permitting, a week until the layout/dig/steel gets going (plus a week of work) and then another week until Gunite so the plumbing sub can get in there and we can pass pre shell inspection. After that I’m less rushed since the worry for cave ins is subsided.Congrats on the start of your project Travis...
Looking forward to seeing the progress. What kind of timeline did they give you?
i have 3 globrites in my pool. 36 feet long. Each spread evenly across the pool which varies from 22-24 feet wide. No issues at all lighting up my whole pool.From talking to my pool builder, and i cannot speak for all, he said that the glo brites do not put out enough light. I have not seen any pools with them compared to a regular LED light, but in my pricing adventures you can get about 2 glo brites for one regular sized light. Just depends on how you want it to look. I think i would like the look of several smaller lights, but most dont seem to agree.
We kept the units in place and used some smaller equipment for shuttling the dirt to the front yard. The excavator will access the yard through the neighborhood common space (once in and once out), but we couldn't shuttle through there as I wanted to minimize damage to any areas that are not on my property.SQUEEZE to the max! Going to need some good drivers to make that tiny space! Will you end up moving the AC units?
Thanks Jim, I ended up finding a neighbor with a similar sized pool that was using three for their lighting and went with the GloBrites as well. I was also planning on a dark finish, but with the RGB lights I might end up going lighter to take advantage of the color effects.i have 3 globrites in my pool. 36 feet long. Each spread evenly across the pool which varies from 22-24 feet wide. No issues at all lighting up my whole pool.
If your happy with your subs so far, I'd love to hear who you used.So during the layout the lead on the crew noted to me that my patio ends right in the middle of the master bedroom window. Early on in the project I decided I didn't want to screen the patio and pool as I wanted it to be immersive in the yard landscaping. My wife on the other hand is a realist when it comes to the heat and bugs here in the area and wants a screen enclosure, so we compromised and are having the screen footers poured during the build so a screen can be added easily later. This means if we were to install a screen as built it would be in conflict with the master bedroom window.
Hello everyone, long time/first time.
Firstly, why in the world am I looking to do this myself?
So by day I work as an engineer in the construction industry (theme parks and water parks specifically),
Thanks Kim, we're excited over here.SCORE! Those are some good suggestions! Loving how it is all coming along together!
Agreed, just need them to get back out here and finish up!Dirt moving is a good thing
Love the tile in your pool, but unfortunately I don't think that is what we're going to be going with. I've been really enjoying leading this project myself as I think the material and equipment selections are way better than what any of the builders would have pushed me towards. For contractors we are using HSJ Excavation to get through steel, then probably Elite Gunite for the shell. I have a plumbing guy lined up, but if you have a recommendation on who you used and could PM their contact that would be great as this guy is a little non-responsive.If your happy with your subs so far, I'd love to hear who you used.
Great job so far, keep the pictures coming!
BTW, I have a square version of your top tile and they look awesome installed! Where did you get them?
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I am also an engineer in Oviedo, I'm a mechanical, and did my own pool last year. You'll be great, don't worry about anything along the way, and just come here for questions. We will all help as best we can.
Thanks! Hopefully we'll have more actual pictures soon!Great progress! Invaluable advice from your subs. That’s how you build a good pool. I can picture it now that the forms are up. Your backyard will be amazing!