SF Bay Area New Pool

Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
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San Jose, CA
Rich D you are the winner. 😊
The Badu system requires 6 inch pipe if the run is over 30 feet to minimize pipe loss. It really is massive.

We passed our inspection on Friday and the team was here installing the solar heater. Planning on gunite next week but will know schedule on Monday.

Bob
 

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Rwmiller80

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It’s gunite day. They have been here for over 2 hours already. Quite the production.

Bob
 

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Rwmiller80

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San Jose, CA
Gunite complete. Now it looks like a pool. Had a problem when they realized the bench was set too high. Had to reposition the rebar and lights while digging out the dirt in the way. Team came together and our bench depth is now correct. Glad I was here to watch as I would have been worried all day.

Rich D, they were throwing lots of rebound out. Amazing how much there is.

Bob
 

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mguzzy

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That's a huge underwater step you have there! :D Can we come over and play underwater hockey in your new pool?

I used to play in a league that had a pool like this.. you had to slide the puck up the wall and on the bench/step to score.
 
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kimkats

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It is time for YOUR set of links! The first set can be overwhelming so pick and choose the best ones for you. They are all about how to get the best plaster job possible:
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This set of links is how to care for the new plaster once it is in:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

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Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

That bench is one example of why I suggest the home owner been there. Most crews would have left it like it was unless being watched over. Good job making sure it got fixed!



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Rwmiller80

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San Jose, CA
It’s been a couple of weeks since gunite and the plumbers have been back to install the gas piping. The electricians have also been here to install the main power conduit and to run the lighting conduits. We should be seeing the masons for tiling in a week or so. I am working with the PB to reroute my down spot so it doesnt dump right on my pad 04FCD0A4-C894-488D-AF20-845A761A1E99.jpeg46C48994-93BE-45FD-8C5D-2B6862A19D6A.jpeg8E1A4B81-7497-463F-8569-875ABA3EDD12.jpeg04FCD0A4-C894-488D-AF20-845A761A1E99.jpeg2F1BE410-7CDB-40AB-87FE-3B6582F15761.jpeg
 

Rwmiller80

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An update on construction. Electrical and gas was fully installed and passed inspection. A minor issue when our fire pit gas line was not on the plans the city approved so a permit revision was required. Got it done but a few days delay. Next the pipe trenches were backfilled and the masons arrived to start tiling. After 3 days a lot of progress but more to go. Also making progress on prepping for the patio. Starting to look like a pool and we are excited.

Bob
 

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OGSW20

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A minor issue when our fire pit gas line was not on the plans the city approved so a permit revision was required.
Interesting! Same exact thing happened to our build. The city said our kitchen and fire pit were not on the approved plans. It was only on the “reference” plan that was not approved and stamped reference only. Except ours is fully completed before they called it out on our final inspection. Still waiting on my PB to sort it out.
 
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Rwmiller80

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Jun 2, 2019
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San Jose, CA
Question for current pool owners. As we get close to finishing, we need to switch our gates to swing out style to meet code. We currently have a standard inexpensive gate latch but, if we switch gate direction, it will be on the outside and not be functional for security. I am having a hard time finding a good code compliant latch. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Bob
 

OGSW20

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Question for current pool owners. As we get close to finishing, we need to switch our gates to swing out style to meet code. We currently have a standard inexpensive gate latch but, if we switch gate direction, it will be on the outside and not be functional for security. I am having a hard time finding a good code compliant latch. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Bob
I just let the PB do his thing with the basic latch to pass inspection and I added a padlock on the inside of the gate.
 

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My county required a "self closing latch" that would catch on the hinge and be "locked" against small kids pushing on the gate. You have to pull up at the top to open it.... even I find it hard sometimes when my hands are full. I *think* but not positive its called a magnalock or something like that.
found it!--> Magna-Latch D&D Child Safety Gate Pool Latch-50570 - The Home Depot

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mguzzy

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Question for current pool owners. As we get close to finishing, we need to switch our gates to swing out style to meet code. We currently have a standard inexpensive gate latch but, if we switch gate direction, it will be on the outside and not be functional for security. I am having a hard time finding a good code compliant latch. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Bob
Yeah the PB can guide you here... My latches are on the outside of the gate and are nothing fancy...I also have a spring that closes the gate... its on the outside as well. If the hardware works, you will need to switch them to the other side of the gate when you switch the swing direction.
 

santacruzpool

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I used some handle latches for my two gates that are called Lokklatch Magnetic:


They work really well and are compliant, yet still work almost like a normal handle - they are much easier to open from the outside, as you just need to pull on the handle - on the inside you need to use your thumb to open them which tricks people the first time as they want to pull on the handle like they did to get in...

I used TruClose self closing gate hinges for the automatic closing requirements.
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