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HB_SoCal

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Dec 24, 2014
16
Escondido, CA
Putting up a series of pictures to follow the build.
But also in hopes that others will alert me if anything can be corrected or improved upon as it goes along.

Site Prep:

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Time to dig...
 

Leebo

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welcome to TFP! You've surely caught my eye! Can't wait to see more.
 

HB_SoCal

Member
Dec 24, 2014
16
Escondido, CA
Not much access to get the "heavy" equipment in... fortunately we're building on a slope so not much dirt to move (in fact none will leave the lot)







Digging done first week of November
 

HB_SoCal

Member
Dec 24, 2014
16
Escondido, CA
Time to frame it up... let the rebar begin:

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Maybe I should have said 'tons' of rebar
 

HB_SoCal

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Dec 24, 2014
16
Escondido, CA
The shallow end was a little too deep and the fall off too steep and too fast...
it was noticed in the rebar phase and was supposed to be taken care of during the gunite process.
But it took them longer than they expected to get as far as they did and it was too late to order more
material, the PB said not to worry they'll use cement to fix it. Here they go...






Finished a few days before Christmas.
 

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JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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Did an engineer design the structural part of this?

Did they use something to make sure that the pool didn't shift or settle? Something like piers, pylons or a retaining wall?
 

HB_SoCal

Member
Dec 24, 2014
16
Escondido, CA
Did an engineer design the structural part of this?

Did they use something to make sure that the pool didn't shift or settle? Something like piers, pylons or a retaining wall?

All of the above; the engineer required a footing that was wider (front to back) than the spill wall and it is over 3' deep.

Just to help it out...not that we knew it at design time, a good part of that trough had to be cut out of solid rock, shown here:







and then the wall also has overkill on the rebar (beyond local code and engineering specs)

 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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Ok. Infinity edges are beautiful, but they require proper engineering. Good to know that they're doing it right.
 

HB_SoCal

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Dec 24, 2014
16
Escondido, CA
16,900 Gallons
Surface Area 430 sg ft.
Perimeter 86 Ft

The dimensions...via the plans:



In the cross section here below you can see what the nominal grade was on the site (via the maroon dash-dot line) thus not a need to move much dirt.
 

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