UT New Build - Update (Decking 2/8)

Sollace

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Aug 16, 2020
465
Bryan TX
I've been hibernating for the winter.. . .
If this isn't too late to add.. . . I saw you're doing umbrella sheaths for your volleyball net. That's one of the last things they do so my comment should be timely *grin*

We also designed our build for a volleyball net. We were shown one picture where the wall had a few inches of break in it (for the netting). We decided not to do that but break the wall in two halves. Also the umbrella sheath is never put in the coping, it has to be outside. If your builder didn't communicate that to you, well, now you know.

And if you already figured all this out, great! I'll go back to hibernating )
 

johnywess

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Sep 28, 2020
70
Salt Lake city
I've been hibernating for the winter.. . .
Thanks @Sollace This was something I was asking my PB about. We learned they do the volleyball sleeves later when they are doing the decking, like you mentioned. Was surprised he doesn't do the tanning ledge umbrella sleeve with the gunite either and just drills it out later.

We are thinking of getting this setup. Do you like how yours turned out or are you still waiting to get them put in?

 
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johnywess

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Sep 28, 2020
70
Salt Lake city
Our PB called yesterday to let us know gunite should happen Monday or Tuesday 🤞 Even though it's winter, it still feels like it's been a long wait. Besides checking depths, lengths, step shapes; anything else I should watch for as it getting done?
 
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johnywess

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Sep 28, 2020
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Salt Lake city
Probably talking to myself but using this to document the process, so that's alright. They are all done. We’re here from 7:30 am to 5 pm. We are super happy with how it turned out.
 

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
SWEET!!! That looks great! Have you started bonding with it yet? aka watering it to help slow down the curing.

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:
 
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sl7vk

Member
Jan 6, 2021
19
Salt Lake City, Ut
Wow, great to see a Salt Lake build. So many of your options are similar to mine, I wonder if we have the same PB or if that is just a Utah supply availability thing.
Would love updates on this, along with what is and isn't working for you. My dig date is late April, but if we continue with no snow out here, I may get moved up into May.
 
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johnywess

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Sep 28, 2020
70
Salt Lake city
Did you measure the sunshelf to make sure it is the width you want? And are the bubblers plumbed...I can't tell if they are there or not. They seem to be moving fast!
@TampaKathy Your comment is from a while back but you were right, the bubblers were not plumbed... I guess they have been on backorder for a while. They put them in right before they did the gunite this week. Good eye.
 
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johnywess

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Sep 28, 2020
70
Salt Lake city
Since we have had very little valley snow this winter, our PB is just pushing on ahead. They pulled off all the framing for gunite, back filled, and are trenching all the lines (gas, electrical, water feature, deck jets,...) My yard is a giant mess. They did hit my fence due to the ground being so frozen and hard that it turned the tractor into one of the post. He already said he would fix it.

Trying to figure out a good option to hide the pool equipment. I wish I had a better place for it but our options were pretty limited. I originally thought of just getting a small shed but it might be to tight. Maybe white vinyl fencing like my normal fence. If anyone e had any good ideas, that would be great. Included a bad mock of of how equipment pad layout.

Next week they think they will be able to do the tile and coping. Excited to see that installed.
 

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Apsuhead

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Apr 27, 2020
220
Clarksville TN
Pool Size
19250
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
Maybe you can use the same white vinyl fencing to hide the equipment and it would blend in nicely. They have white pvc roof panels that would blend in as well and keep the equipment dry and out of the sun too
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My equipment pad was against my privacy fence and I built a little shed that blends with my fence.
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