Prepping yard for excavation and build

ShoZie

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Feb 24, 2021
27
Los Angeles, Ca
Pool Size
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Chlorine
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
After waiting six months for our permits, they are finally clear and we are just waiting on a date for excavation for a 28x14 in ground gunite pool. We are trying to get our yard as ready as possible. What do you recommend or wish you had done to protect structures, plants, furniture etc. before digging began. We have a covered patio that is staying, a swingset set that is being moved a few feet, I have covers for furniture and barbecue. Anything I am missing?
 

ShoZie

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Feb 24, 2021
27
Los Angeles, Ca
Pool Size
14000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I advise all my customers ASAP to stop watering the yard area that the excavator will be traveling over, 50 or more trips back and forth on wet ground can be troublesome.
Thanks! That’s easy for us. We have a fully native, drought tolerant yard and fortunately /unfortunately, long term lack of rainfall.
 

BritDan

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Jun 11, 2021
50
Atlanta, GA
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19000
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Plaster
Chlorine
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I don’t think we were quite prepared for how destroyed our backgarden got! Georgia‘s had a very wet spring and summer, and the clay has become particularly messy. With two highly active dogs we’ve needed to keep them out of the back garden and walk them more. Not a Big deal but something to keep in mind.
were expecting to have to spend money on ground coverings before being able to place grass down in the spring. Plus rebuilding up the landscaping will be a fairly major job over the winter too. All good, fun activities, just a bit more than we were expecting. Our PB didn’t do a keyhole survey pool job - he opened our back garden right up. The patient will need a few extra months of recovery!
thanks,
daniel.
 

tgrinchy

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Aug 13, 2019
44
Houston
If you have a sprinkler system, figure out your zoning and where your control wires are so you can easily repair them later; collect the sprinkler heads that will be in excavation area to reuse later. If you know where your water main comes into the house, mark it. Mine was hit and we had no water for a few hours.

Also determine where your internet and any low voltage lines like landscape lighting are and mark them; tell the crews not to dig in those areas to prevent outages.
 

ShoZie

Active member
Feb 24, 2021
27
Los Angeles, Ca
Pool Size
14000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I don’t think we were quite prepared for how destroyed our backgarden got! Georgia‘s had a very wet spring and summer, and the clay has become particularly messy. With two highly active dogs we’ve needed to keep them out of the back garden and walk them more. Not a Big deal but something to keep in mind.
were expecting to have to spend money on ground coverings before being able to place grass down in the spring. Plus rebuilding up the landscaping will be a fairly major job over the winter too. All good, fun activities, just a bit more than we were expecting. Our PB didn’t do a keyhole survey pool job - he opened our back garden right up. The patient will need a few extra months of recovery!
thanks,
daniel.
We haven’t had wet weather in Southern California for quite a while, instead we have the opposite, but thank you for the warning about the landscaping. I planted it all myself, so I am bracing myself for what is about to happen. I am starting to think I was overly optimistic about how much will be salvageable in the new landscaping. Thankfully we should be finishing around late fall early winter, which is the beta planting time here. Any other time we lose a lot of plants to the dry heat. We also have two active dogs. We are building a small dog run in our side yard on the opposite side form the yard access and hoping that will help at least some of the time.
 
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