New Pool Build - South Florida

Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
Excited to find this forum :) wanted to start my first thread and will post updates and pics. We signed contract on 2/11/20 - permits almost done finally (hopefully this week)

pool details:

15x31
Salt water (jandy p4)
Pentair Whisperflo 1HP
Pentair 100sq ft C&C Filter
4ft sun shelf
Approx 700sq ft paver deck
Glass waterline tile
Florida double sky blue plaster

$45K

attached some pics

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SwimmingGator

Member
Dec 6, 2017
24
Miami, FL
So since these posts, we probably have had between 14-18 inches of rain recorded at Miami Int'l. Simply unreal.

Has excavation held off? I am in a similar spot myself. They came out and drew the pool boundaries, but excavation on hold until we exit this cycle of torrential rain.
 

Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
Yea they were supposed to come today but today got canceled due to the rain and the ones they dug earlier this week apparently all needed pumped and fixed so maybe tomorrow they say (were in west pines)
 

Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
waiting on inspections now, 2 of them done, other guy not coming until Monday smh.

After he clears it though hopefully we get a rain free day next week to shotcrete before these walls collapse from rain/erosion!

this aerial shot really captures the mess:

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Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
is it weird that all the return lines and such arent put in before shotcrete? I assumed all plumbing would be done first, but it seems that only have the main drain and skimmer in place then plumbing happens later?
 

bbqjosh

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Apr 17, 2020
57
Orlando, FL
is it weird that all the return lines and such arent put in before shotcrete? I assumed all plumbing would be done first, but it seems that only have the main drain and skimmer in place then plumbing happens later?
That is how they are doing my pool. They don't want cave ins with all the rain, so they will open up holes for all the plumbing/light features in the concrete and the plumber will concrete the pipes in.
 

Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
yea PB came by today to check on the plumbing permit and i asked him about the return lines and he said theyd just leave holes in the shotcrete for the plumbers later

we are scheduled for shotcrete tomorrow as far as I know!
 

spoonman

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Jun 16, 2016
411
Peoria, AZ
Wow, that is going to be great when finished!

Sort of a mirror image of my pool with a step on one side of the deep end. Only I have rounded corners.

That water table in Florida is no joke. Half surprised your house isn't floating away.
 

Ryanrichard25

Active member
Feb 9, 2020
44
South Florida
and they are DONE

they had to leave a hole in deep side bottom of wall to allow the ground water to level itself with pool so it stays in place/doesnt float (hence all the water)

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