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Sparks22

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Apr 17, 2020
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Austin, Texas
Found an empty beer can and water bottles while doing a walk through..oh boy. I hope this isn’t going to be a thing for the rest of the build 🤦‍♀️
Ha! Yeah that seems to pretty much be par for the course.

I gave the guy digging our pool a couple of cold Gatorades and a bottle of water. I went out to check out the dig after he left for the day and found the empty bottles just tossed in the yard. That was disappointing.
 

Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
177
Riverside County, CA
Ha! Yeah that seems to pretty much be par for the course.

I gave the guy digging our pool a couple of cold Gatorades and a bottle of water. I went out to check out the dig after he left for the day and found the empty bottles just tossed in the yard. That was disappointing.
Yes very! Maybe I should put a couple of trash cans out so they get the idea. But the drinking on the job? That’s just unacceptable.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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NY
But the drinking on the job? That’s just unacceptable.
It’s rampant in the trades and restaurants. I don’t agree with it, but it is what it is. I work outside. I’m forever stopping at a gas station either to hydrate or de-hydrate. At 11am and the rest of the day there is always an electrician, plumber, Mason, maybe all 3 on line getting tall boys.
 

mlggator

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Jul 18, 2020
93
Carlsbad, CA
Found an empty beer can and water bottles while doing a walk through..oh boy. I hope this isn’t going to be a thing for the rest of the build 🤦‍♀️
Oh no. Empty beer can?
It's fun to move on each new stage. Steel looks great to me, but like you, I'm no expert. My steel should start on Thursday or Friday.
Hope you guys are hanging in there with the heat. I'm in coastal San Diego area, so not as hot. But today feels like a roaster.
 
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Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
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Riverside County, CA
So I thought our sprinkler system was shut off but apparently my husband missed to turn off a day so we now have a lovely pool of water on the pool floor. You can imagine my anxiety shot through the roof. Immediately texted my PB And said we will just have to wait for the soil to dry. Weather has been over 100 degrees so it should dry quickly. Guess this is our first owner pool fail? 😂And yes, he shut off the valve today. 🧘‍♀️
 

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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OH NO HUBBY is in time out now!! hehe No biggie about the water. There have been digs where a flash storm rolls through and fills the dig up!! Pumped out what they could and let the dirt dry and it was all good!

Kim:kim:
 

Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
177
Riverside County, CA
So plumbing started two days ago and here is the progress. Our front and side yard is a mess lol. Does anything stand out? Critique and advice are welcomed! Inspection is scheduled for Tuesday!
 
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Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
177
Riverside County, CA
Would help if I attached the pictures! Lol. It’s been hot and humid for the last two weeks!
 

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Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
177
Riverside County, CA
Pool builder said he wants everything leveled before we start to water but wasn’t specific on the day. How long soon after shooting gunite should I start to water it? Temperature is at 102 today and tomorrow, then dips down to the high 90s.
 

dprorie

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May 18, 2020
41
Texas
Found an empty beer can and water bottles while doing a walk through..oh boy. I hope this isn’t going to be a thing for the rest of the build 🤦‍♀️
Our crew left a bunch of trash too, but never beer cans. Are they drinking on the job? I'd have a problem w/ that. Talk to your foreman.
 

dprorie

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May 18, 2020
41
Texas
Pool builder said he wants everything leveled before we start to water but wasn’t specific on the day. How long soon after shooting gunite should I start to water it? Temperature is at 102 today and tomorrow, then dips down to the high 90s.
Start watering as soon as it's done. We watered ours twice a day for about 8 days.
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
SWEET!!! That looks great!

I would water it right now! These first few days are oh so important. The leveling around the pool should have nothing to do with watering the shell.

It is time for your set of links! The first set is all about what to do and ask about to get a great plaster job. The second set is all about how to care for your pool after you get the plaster.

Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Now is also a good time to ask what test kit your PB will be providing so we can fill in any holes.

Kim:kim:
 

Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
177
Riverside County, CA
SWEET!!! That looks great!

I would water it right now! These first few days are oh so important. The leveling around the pool should have nothing to do with watering the shell.

It is time for your set of links! The first set is all about what to do and ask about to get a great plaster job. The second set is all about how to care for your pool after you get the plaster.

Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Now is also a good time to ask what test kit your PB will be providing so we can fill in any holes.

Kim:kim:
Thanks Kim Kat! I started watering it and now there’s a puddle in the deep end. Is this normal? Did I over water? Should I leave the puddle or dump it out? Thanks!
 

Watershow

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Jun 10, 2020
177
Riverside County, CA
VERY normal for the water to collect there. You can pump it out if you would like to. Sure don't want to grow any buggies in it so....
OK so pumped out the water. Used a hand held pump and boy was that a work out! Also what are these holes for? Is there a certain way to spray/water gunite to avoid pooling of water? I didn’t use a spray nozzle and basically watered down the bond beam first followed by the rest. Should I just spray in mist mode?
 

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