New Pool in Leander, Texas - Gunite Done

Oswald

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Jul 23, 2021
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End of day 3, we might be near the bottom! It was another long day of Jack hammering. Wife and I both work from home so we got to listen to it. All. Day. Long.

looks like the stone pretty much goes to the bottom.
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joel98z

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Jun 14, 2021
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Wylie, TX
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Hope you are not getting charged alot extra! Our builder warned us about "rock time" and it would be xtra if they hit rock during the excavation
 

Oswald

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Leander, TX
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Hope you are not getting charged alot extra! Our builder warned us about "rock time" and it would be xtra if they hit rock during the excavation
We asked ahead of time and due to the sheer amount of limestone in this area, they don't charge extra. It's built into the dig cost. They only charge extra if they run into something truly unusual, like a buried car or storage tank or something that doesn't belong there.
 
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Oswald

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Jul 23, 2021
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Leander, TX
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Yesterday marked day 6 of this never-ending dig. They showed up today again, but unfortunately I sent them away. The HOA expressly forbids working on Sunday and I've already been on their bad side a few too many times.

After removing all that rock, yesterday they brought in smaller rock, aka gravel, and placed that around. I think they still have work to do on the spa since that is where they were when I kicked them out this morning.

They removed the digging machines today, so I'm hoping we are nearly done with this dig.


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HermanTX

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Unless the limestone magically stops just outside the dig area, you are probably correct!
you may need to bring back that backhoe if your plumbing trench needs to be 18inches or so.
 

Oswald

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Leander, TX
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you may need to bring back that backhoe if your plumbing trench needs to be 18inches or so.
I have to assume that electricians and plumbers are well equipped to deal with the rock. It's hardly unique to my build. It's all over this area.
 

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Newdude

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Also to quote the great (and presumably late) Jack Sparrow, The problem is never the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. So WELL done there.
 

Oswald

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Jul 23, 2021
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After a week or so, the water drained enough for them to continue. They just had some adjustments left in the spa area and finished those yesterday! Dig is done!

Plumbing started today. It was dark by the time they left so I'll get some pictures tomorrow. But progress is being made!
 

Oswald

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Leander, TX
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They finished up the rebar on Sunday. Plumbers came back out today to continue with their work. They did a lot of things, very little of it do I know anything about. But pipes were installed.

Looks like they still have more to do, so I expect they will be back tomorrow
 

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Oswald

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Leander, TX
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We had thunderstorms until 8AM, which left a muddier mess. I was quite surprised that the plumbers still showed up. They promptly pumped all the water out of the pool hole and got to work.


Hopefully I'll be able to take more pictures this afternoon.
 

Oswald

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Leander, TX
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I think they are all done. They packed up their tools when they left. Nothing looks out of place to me, but I'm pretty ignorant of pool plumbing.
 

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