South Florida - New In-ground Large Build

kimkats

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Thank you Kim! We stripped the forms at the end of January and backfilled.....compacted .....compacted....and compacted!!!!
Beginning of Febuary, we cut the trenches and started the plumbing....1600 feet of PVC!!!!! 3" down to 1.5"!!! 20190130_170253.jpg
 

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kimkats

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SO much dirt!! Looks like the rain and water helped as well. That is some nice dirt you have there. Did you do the compacting in "lifts"? aka add 6", compact, add some more, compact again, add some more.....................

Did the dirt stain the house? Did the driver have skills and not hit the house?

Kim:kim:
 

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Quick note on resizing photos. Quickest way I've found to resize photos individually without any special program is:

1) Copy the photo in File Explorer and rename as XXXX - Resized.jpg.
2) Right click new copy of file in File Explorer and Open With > Paint.
3) Click Resize icon option at top.
4) With Percentage selected (default), Enter 50 for Horizontal. Vertical will change to 50 also. Click OK.
5) Save file.

Note: 50% usually gets you below the limit for pictures originating from phones. For DSLR photos, you may have to use 10, 20 or 30% because they can be massive in size.
 
Mar 30, 2018
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Thank you for that info.....bmoreswim
Kim....drivers had plenty of room to get in and out. I purposely left the gate area wide open when i built the fence for that purpose. After the travertine gets installed, I will build the rest of the fence and put in a double gate.
 
Mar 30, 2018
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Febuary 5th.....Start of Plumbing Project!!!!
We are now caught up in my build. The only thing i have to do today is finish building the header at the equipment pad. Then pressurize the system and hope for the best!!!!
Equipment will be delivered to day!!!!! I got everything from Polytec Pools out in Nevada - great people - great prices - no tax - free shipping.

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kimkats

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:shock: the pic from the air makes that piping look like it is walkway! That is a huge run! Glad I did not have to smell all of the glue needed LOL

Yeah that is *some* travertine :roll: Is there any left for other people LOL

If you have a free moment see about unpacking a crate or two and checking to make sure it is all in good shape. You might even find some you really like or not like. The likes can go right where your eyes fall when you first see the pool. The not likes are hidden to be used a cut up tiles. (Yeah I have control issues.)

Kim:kim:
 
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Well, header is built............trench for power is dug............Electrical is piped.........and niche grounds are potted....
Holy POOP..................alot of digging and alot of pipe.....and alot of glue!!!!!!!!!!!!! 20190214_153735.jpg
 

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Mar 30, 2018
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I built a little template on the 2x4 frame you see at the header.....spaced every thing out nice and neat and in proper order for equipment set. then i just rolled pipe over each other to get them in the right location! Pain in the but - but it will look pretty when finished. Have to do a little cleaning up today and spread some sand on the pipes for the inspection tomorrow! fingers crossed!
 

kimkats

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The pics you have taken will come in handy if something happens down the road. If your life is anything like mine you will never need the pics because you have them! IF you did NOT have them is when you would need them so it is a win-win I hope!

How many cans of glue did you go through? Are the clothes in the trash?

Kim:kim: