New Pool - Miami - Summer 2020 Build

Ryanrichard25

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Feb 9, 2020
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South Florida
Actually, I misunderstood. It isn't making the pool shallower but bringing the edge/sides up, so that the coping doesn't rest below the surface. Hoping it can get done this week.
now that you mention it, it does look like the sides of your pool are almost even with ground. mine were at least a few inches above the grade of lawn . our PB explained they needed to make sure the pool was the highest part of lawn so all rain would travel away from it
 

SwimmingGator

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Dec 6, 2017
60
Miami, FL
now that you mention it, it does look like the sides of your pool are almost even with ground. mine were at least a few inches above the grade of lawn . our PB explained they needed to make sure the pool was the highest part of lawn so all rain would travel away from it
That's exactly it. The north part of the yard is perhaps 20 inches above the main part. (A mountain for Miami standards)

Definitely wouldn't want rain water to be trapped.
 

SwimmingGator

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Dec 6, 2017
60
Miami, FL
I like that you two are cheering each other on. :)
Me too, and everyone in my family is interested to hear updates on his pool! :)

It's funny -- very similar design and timeline. Plus, if we have a bad rain event here I know he is dealing with it too. Definitely cracking open a beer on the day his pool is filled with water.
 
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kimkats

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WHAT???? SWEET!!!

So guess what time it is...............time for YOUR own 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 ask what test kit your PB will be providing so we can fill in any holes.

Kim:kim:
 
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SwimmingGator

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Dec 6, 2017
60
Miami, FL
I'm going to water it this afternoon. The guys didn't say it was a huge priority but they said to do so if I have the chance. And working from home these months gives me the time to just go out there and wet it.