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jorge18

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May 2, 2018
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Miami, Fl
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Woke up this morning to the news that Miami Dade County had canceled my inspection and will be closed for the next 14 days. Nooooo! I missed it by ONE DAY! So it looks like my construction will be delayed by at least 14 days.

I was hoping to have this done today so I can shotcrete and then have time to water it and do all the plumbing and electrical, but it looks like that's not going to happen.

My only concern is rain. Luckily, we're not in rain season but you never know in Miami. What would happen if it starts to rain?
 

kimkats

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Man that IS some AWFUL time!! Gurrrrrrrr on well lets get that pool safe!

Tarps!! Get lots of big tarps!! IF it rains it could cause a cave in. Now that can be overcome with a lot of work and shovesl but why take the chance. Find a way to drape and secure the tarps so if it does rain the water cannot run down the dirt and cause a cave in. Also have a pump to get the water out if it does rain.
 

jorge18

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May 2, 2018
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Miami, Fl
Got an update today that Miami Dade will do modified inspections for the time that they're closed. They're allowing licensed plumbers/electricians to do inspections during this time. Great news for me!

Now off to find another licensed plumber that's willing to do the inspection for me.
 

kimkats

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SWEET! Now make sure they do a GOOD inspection as you do not want to pass just to move on...........you want it to pass for real with this!

Kim:kim:
 

jorge18

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May 2, 2018
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Miami, Fl
Funny thing is, I wasn't expecting them at all. The owner of the company had told me that they would be here tomorrow, but he made a mistake.

They're almost done; will post pics soon!
 

kimkats

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YES it does!!! Did they have any questions or suggestions?

Have you started bonding with it yet? aka watering it to help slow down the curing.

It is time for your set of links! The first set is all about what to do and ask about to get a great plaster job. The second set is all about how to care for your pool after you get the plaster.

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 look into getting your test kit. Look down at my siggy for the one I think is the best bang for the buck!

Kim:kim:
 

jorge18

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May 2, 2018
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Miami, Fl
Yes, I started yesterday with the bonding and went out and watered again this morning. The guys who did the shotcrete and the owner of the company didn't make it sound like it was a huge priority since we live in Miami and we have a ton of humidity. I'll continue to do it anyway for at least a week.

Thanks the for the links!
 
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jorge18

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May 2, 2018
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Miami, Fl
Yesterday I had the backfill done, frame removed and had the plumbing sand delivered. I placed the order for 760 feet of PVC pipes :oops: and they'll be delivered today. If they get delivered early enough, plumber will be by to start today. If not tomorrow we begin rough plumbing.



 

kimkats

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Are you doing the work or letting your wallet do the work?

You just thought your yard was a mess before...................wait until you see the mess the plumbing will make!

Kim:kim:
 

jorge18

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May 2, 2018
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Miami, Fl
Are you doing the work or letting your wallet do the work?

You just thought your yard was a mess before...................wait until you see the mess the plumbing will make!

Kim:kim:
No, definitely letting the experts do the work! I've done small amounts of plumbing but this is wayyyyyy above my paygrade :LOL:
 

kimkats

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Keep these pics of the pipes an print them out for the future. Just in case there are trouble down the road. These pics will help you know right were your pipes are!

Kim:kim: