Thanks! We are happy with how everything is turning out. And, we had to add our names to the decking for posterity. Besides the electrical stuff, it has all gone relatively easy and according to the plan. We did go over on our decking by a couple hundred dollars (50 square feet), but the natural gas ended up being less so that evened out.
So, we have fence hopefully getting installed tomorrow. And, plaster for late next week if everything goes according to plan. It is getting close to the end!
So now is the time I get to help you out for the future!
I see you have a Taylor k2006! Well done! Have you tested your fill water yet? Don't bother testing for CYA as that has to be added.
Here is a link to how TFP does plaster start up. Make sure to run it by your PB as he is the one holding the warranty card. Please note the 30 days no swimming depends on what start up is used. Let us know how he plans on doing it and ask HIM when you can swim.
Make sure to ask any and all questions you might have no matter how small! We have all been where you are at one point.
Now my next "you need to be there" time..........do your best to have someone there when the plaster truck rolls up. You need to make sure they have the correct color/kind of plaster and any extras you asked for. We have seen cases where trucks got mixed up and sent to the wrong house One got as far as installing it and it had to be chipped out and redone
Do your best to be there when the truck pulls up to check your color. Sure would hate for you to get a different color. We had one last year that had to be chipped out due to wrong color and NONE of the extras (beads and shells). Two others caught the wrong color on the truck on all of them they sent the trucks to the wrong house!
Plaster is done and water has been going in for over 24 hours. Pool company is coming out Monday to do chemicals and walk-through. All that remains is diving board, saltwater generator, blower for spa, and programming of the remote. Can't wait for this to be all wrapped up and be swimming!
Gorgeous! And perfect time to seed or sod and landscape as well.
Have you ordered your winter cover? That will be a big one with lots of special considerations, steps, inside corners. I'd recommend Merlin Smartmesh or Loop-Loc mesh variety. Closing around Nov. 1 this year will work (aside from having to fish out leaves - good test for cleaner) since it will allow you to get past the initial startup process and then shut her down. Hope its a short winter for your sake!
No, I haven't ordered the winter cover yet. Am debating going temporary this year and looking at a permanent one for next year. I like the clean look of the fitted ones. I did start getting quotes, but it's looking like $4k and up.
We figure we can open up late April / early May and get some use out of the spa until the weather really warms up. Only problem is pollen around here.