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TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
So they are supposed to be pouring the concrete collar around bottom of pool walls today and pour the walk in steps(to be liner covered). They say tomorrow they will start running the plumbing. What should i be on the lookout for as to plumbing. Ive told them I want 2" lines instead of std 1.5". I really don't know what is the "right way" to do it, so any tips on what to look for and insist on? We will have 2 skimmers, 2 main drains, 4 returns, 2 laminar deck jets, plus a water feature return, propane heater, 27" hayward sand filter, 40k hayward salt generator, and 1.5 single speed Hayward super pump. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

zethacat

LifeTime Supporter
I would try to make sure they give you a decent amount of room between pipes, valves and all equipment so that you have plenty of room to get in there and work on stuff if you need to. For some reason plumbers seem to think putting everything as close as possible is the best way to plumb pool equipment... but it's not.
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2012
41,319
Tallahassee, FL
Room where you can get to everything is a good thing. Think about if you have to do a repair or work on your filter. Will you be able to get to it? What about the pumps to clean out the baskets?

Kim
 

TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
Before its too late, trying to decide on new stairs. Do we go back with them basically where they were as in the above ground pic? The upper deck will be the 4th wall of the pool fence so the steps would lead right onto pool deck. OR do we move them to the left hand side coming down towards driveway alongside the screened porch? This would land them outside the fence gate. I know its just opinion but having trouble deciding.


They would come right down here from where grill is.

 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
41,319
Tallahassee, FL
The stairs coming right to the pool could be bad if you have kids or kid like adults---------------RUN as fast as you can down the stairs into the pool weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee splat! :(

I like the idea of them coming from the side (grill area). Lets see if I can make you "see" what I am "seeing".

-come down from the grill THEN a platform/flat deck kind of with the stairs coming off of it towards the pool. I am thinking like a L shape.

Can you see it? Just my idea.........

Kim
 

TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
The bottom step would end up about 8 ft from pool edge if coming down from center. We are leaning the way you said, down the side. We're just so used to coming down the middle for 10+ years. The side will be more convenient from driveway. The middle seems to be more convenient to pool area, but other than having no gate, not by much. we kinda like having to go thru the gate when little ones are around too. We can always prop gate open when present.

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Yes Kim, we have thought about that too.
 

n240sxguy

Well-known member
May 17, 2014
1,802
Benton, KY
You could ride a snow sled down the stairs into the pool of you left them in the middle. That could be a pro or con. You decide.


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pooladdict

TFP Guide
In The Industry
May 14, 2007
819
New Brunswick Canada
There is one member on here, cant remember the name, but he has a pool, where his slide comes off his very high deck down to his pool. It was very cool. I think the slide was like 30' long?
 

TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
Not much happening last few days. Weather and a broken track on the Bobcat! Did get some land cleared behind pool area to make for 2-3 more hours of sunlight and a nice sunset. Back of house faces dead west.

Broken track on Bobcat.


Broken track leads to a rollback tow truck coming to pick up the bobcat after dark, which lead to tow truck getting stuck in the mud, which leads to another tow truck coming to rescue first tow truck. Wish I had a pic of the 2nd tow trucks front end standing straight up in the air while trying to winch out the bigger one that was stuck! They finally got him unstuck but then he didnt even take the Bobcat! Driver said rental place was closed and he had no place to put the bobcat overnight! I guess another one will come try today. At least Im not the one paying that bill!
 

TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
Tiki hut looking sad and lonely with side rails and outside flooring removed. Its not leaning, pic just makes it look that way. Its about to get lowered so it will be deck level. Pavers will run up to and around bar.



Coping footer and equipment pad getting poured later today.
 

TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
This shot is from our back deck (which faces dead west) looking across the pool towards the horizon. Nice after sunset sky tonight. This view would have been just a wall of trees a couple weeks ago before we had a dozer do a little clearing. Used to have to be somewhere else to see sunset. This year it'll be awesome! Best $2000 I've spent! :party:



This is before- not exactly the same angle and viewpoint, but close.