Update: Dig underway!! | New (+1st timer) Pool Build - North DFW

conradvaml

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Met with new builder to pick out selections. New plaster and tile (everything else same).

Wet Edge Grigio Treasure
1x2” blue tile

Going to call city permit office tomorrow and beg them to hurry our permit through so we can dig in a week! 😬(live in a small town and our building permit/inspector is a one man show)
 

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conradvaml

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45
DFW
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15000
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
After another month delay we're looking to dig finally on Wednesday. Forecast is looking good to dig on Wednesday.

We got pushed once with the new builder due to my city permitting office being slow, then twice due to weather. Digging in march/April in Texas is no fun! That's why we started this in October so we wouldn't be here! Argh! ah well.

Will be posting pictures/timelapse of dig day.

OH. Only other change. we switched from the Grigio Treasure Wet Edge to Sky Blue Treasure. The Grigio looked really dark when I saw better pictures of it wet.
 

conradvaml

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Here is Sky Blue, Grigio, and Azure side by side. Dry, Wet, and under an inch of water. Photos like this aren't great for much since it doesn't tell you water color, but you can order plaster samples direct from WetEdge on their site. (I dropped the Grigio sample and it broke)

There's some decent build photos on this forum if you look. As best I can tell, Tahoe is similar in base color as Grigio so looking at some of those photos might give you somewhat of an idea too.

This build photos basically sealed the deal with us going back to Sky Blue Treasure New Build Prosper, TX (Updated 6/7/20)
 

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conradvaml

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Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
Build is underway! Hit Rock at about the 4ft mark or so but they're almost done now. Will share more photos later!

Question for anyone out there - I've heard/read enough horror stories on this forum and elsewhere about measurements/dimensions being off post dig and not finding out about it until too late. How can I double check measurements once the dig is done? I had the builder walk through dimensions and stuff as they marked it off, and everything was good then, but post dig - what should I be looking at? About 12" greater than water depth / pool width height all the way around?
 

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conradvaml

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Chlorine
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Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
Some more photos and timelapse video.

It appears all dimensions are about 1 foot bigger then water/pool size. For example, the depths from bottom to the top of the form boards are 5 and 6 feet where the water depth is expected to be 4 and 5 feet. Except for the tanning ledge, which I'm measuring about 19" where we expect the depth to be 9". The dimensions of the pool are roughly 1 foot greater - where we expect to finished pool to be 18 feet in width, the hole in the ground is 20 feet wide. Sound about right?

 

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conradvaml

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@Dallaspoolneed last I checked (It's been a few weeks) they weren't expecting issues. They're a large Hayward shop and Hayward seems to be the least popular among the big 3. Spent some time browsing online pool equipment stores today and noticed a lot more of the Hayward equipment were in stock compared to other brands. But we shall see....
 

conradvaml

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Soil Injections today.
Not super exciting. Time-lapse video anyways! 🙃

 
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conradvaml

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Plaster
Chlorine
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SWG Type
Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
Had some (maybe minor?) cave-ins / soil movement around the pool today after a pretty heavy thunderstorm. How does this look?
 

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conradvaml

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Sep 27, 2020
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DFW
Pool Size
15000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
Cool video. That's a lot of rock they ran into!

Yeah! Luckily this builder doesn’t charge extra for rock time if they can still get the dig done in 8 hours. They were in and out in 4!