Yes it definitely is hard. I had to dig a trench for the drain for my outdoor kitchen and decided to do it by hand. Big mistake!Jorge,
I find it interesting that you can "almost" look at a dig and tell what state the pool owner is in..
I guessed Arizona.. wrong, but not by much..
Back in the stone-age, I remember helping my dad dig a septic tank hole in Tucson.. If I remember right, that white stuff was called Caliche... Hard as rock..
Thanks for the memories,
I thought about doing that, but shouldn't I wait until the framing is done? Wouldn't that be closer to a final look at what the pool will look like?So here is your first pool job..........run out there with your plans and tape measure in hand. Is it long, wide, deep, ect enough? Add about 8" for the steel, shell, and plaster. NOW is the fix or tweak as needed/wanted.
Thank you! So I should do rough plumbing as of now before concrete, right? Obviously the plumbing for the jacuzzi needs to get done before the concrete comes in. My plan was to do rough plumbing after shotcrete was done but due to the jacuzzi not being plumbed it looks like i'll need to do it previously. I was under the impression that the framing company was going to take care of the jacuzzi plumbing, but it seems like I was wrong on that front.Looking close I don't see any pipes leading from anything just yet so the returns will not be there yet as there is not really anything for them to "hang onto" like the other stuff. When they come to run the pipe from the pool to the equipment they should put in the returns then. DO keep a close eye on it just in case they "forgot" LOL
Umbrella holders will be put in by hand when they shoot the shell. Make sure to be there when they come to do that work so you can make sure they DO add them. This is the most often forgotten part.
Definitely didn't think they did all the plumbing, but they do do the main drains which is part of the plumbing. Anyway, my mistake.This is going to be a true question..............why did you think the framing company would do any of the plumping?
Yes you do need to do the plumbing now so you don't have to drill holes to get the fittings in.
I spoke to numerous pool framing companies and they all take care of the main drain as well as the framing. Maybe that's how it's done in South Florida? I found it weird as well, but it seemed to be normal practice.I'm not crazy the way you have the plumbing work set up. It's a perfect scenario for a screw up. My opinion has it that one team does the plumbing so they know what needs to be done period. Otherwise it's you said I said...........