Pool Reno....

Burfcr

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Well I should be building an ark and not a spa with an updated pool with all of the rain we’ve been having. The rain continues to delay things and it looks like we are now targeting getting everything done except for the plaster. We will throw some water in the pool, put the cover on and do the plaster in the spring (and I’m 100% cool with that since we are getting below freezing at night time now).

Attached are a couple of close up pictures of the SPA...... let’s hope we get the concrete poured next week.

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Arizonarob

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If you have a utility pump, I would drop it in there to help it dry out quicker. You definitely don’t want the plywood form getting wet, as it will warp the wood.
 

kimkats

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Smart move to wait for the plaster! Good call! Here is some light reading for you about how to get a good plaster job. You can research it while we wait for Spring to get here again:

How to set up to have the best plaster job: A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes

Brief snap shots of different start ups: Pool School - Start-up New Plaster

Full run down on the best BUT hardest start up: A Bicarb Start-up guide for TFP members

Next best start up BUT it leaves out to NOT put water in the pool Trouble Free Pool away. Wait at least 6 hours after plaster is put in before putting water in! The back of the card is what you want: google "NPC start up card". (I can't link to pdf files for some reason.)

Kim:kim:
 

Burfcr

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Oh how exciting!!!! Are you going to be there to watch????
Yup - was working at home today so was able to be part of the festivities. The pour went very well and the rain held off (we even had the sun come out!). Tomorrow they will take the forms off and start digging all of the trenches for the plumbing and lights. Hopefully by the end of the week they get the forms done for the concrete decking and we get a warmer day over the next couple of weeks to get that done too.....

And the video (its not as exciting as I would have hoped!). November 6 - Day #23 | Nest
 

kimkats

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Nothing to see really LOL The fun stuff will be when they take the forms off and we can see that work of art! What will you be putting on the outside walls?

Oh to have decking again!! That will be the end of a lot of mud!

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kimkats

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What an awesome crew. Cleaning up as they go!

Any idea what was in the jugs they used? It made the concrete look wet.

No idea??? Can I pick??? BLING!!! LOL

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Arizonarob

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If you get a chance, can you snap some photos of the spa before they start doing finish work. You’ll want them for future reference if ever needed.
 

Burfcr

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Ummmmmmmm where is the drain for the spa????
No bottom drain for the spa! As noted in the contract: "Structure will have a minimum of 12 high performance spa jets. All suction manifolds to be VGB compliant and will be located in the vertical wall of the footwell. This eliminates the use of unsightly floor drains."
 

kimkats

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Well that is new for me! I wonder how it is VGB compliant? Are all of those holes in the footwell part of that system?

Those jets do look like they are going to be wonderful!

Kim:kim: