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    Yep, I thought about covering it over and went to look at other pools.
    If you use plastic it gets covered in dust/bacteria after a short while and looks ghastly.
    If you use the sun netting it sags and frays.
    But I will admit it has one big advantage, you can use the pool during the day instead of just dawn and dusk .

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    You're just making it hard to come up with a solution for your situation. Why don't you just fill it in and then you won't have anything to whinge about. Would help if you had pics and then maybe someone could give you some better ideas. Just a thought.
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    Yep, quite right.

    Problem is the pool is hardly ever used.
    It is a pain in the arse.
    If I roofed it over would it get used more ?
    Just don't want other people like Dougal to make the same mistake.

    I might end up keeping fish in it.

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    jesus thetyim, my livelyhood involves making swimming pools for people and earning a bit of dosh, and here you are telling em not to get a pool, right thats you banned for 30 years, and I should add that you deserve it....

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    DD, There's a pool down the road from me that hasn't been finished and was wanting to know if I got some pics to you, could you give me a quote? It's in a subdivision and I think the guys that were buiding it ran outta money for the project. Long story. Thanks

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    DD, I don't know how you found out my christian name but please don't post it on the forum.

    Thanks for the ban,
    I will have time to learn how to swim now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Problem is the pool is hardly ever used.
    I think that judging the amount of use is the key thing Thetyim. If I tell you that here in the UK my son spends 50% of his time in the bath you will appreciate that we expect him to use the pool quite a lot.

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    elimantor take the pics and i will give you an estimate to finish it, i got to admit I got a bit stiffed on the pool I am doing now as all the steel work is 30 cm to short, but my customer is good and this he will pay for, well I hope he will

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    Now it really is looking like a swimming pool

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Now it really is looking like a swimming pool
    No it doesn't.

    It's not full of water and dead leaves

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    well it has people playing in it also a good way to stop leaves falling into your swimming pool is to chop down all your trees, problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    down all your trees, problem solved
    Not an option I'm afraid.
    The garden is built into the side of a hill
    We own the hillside but need to have trees (mostly teak) to stop any landslides

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    so you built the pool in the wrong spot then. Really now, take some pics and maybe one of the brains here can help solve your problem.
    Last edited by Eliminator; 27-03-2006 at 02:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Not an option I'm afraid.
    Drain the water, build up the sides a bit higher and call it a squash court. Or maybe a very large coal bunker.

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    a clever bit of walling can solve leaf problems

    make an attractive wall barrier, with maybe a nice moongate in it

    or something else

    My friend did that and it made a lot of difference...if you have the room for it

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    Anyway getting back to my swimming pool that I am building, today we have been working on the spa area, should be quite a nice area to spend a lazy afternoon getting smashed out of your head on cocktails


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    Now we have all the sides shored up ready for several tonnes of concrete to be poured into the form.


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    As you can imagine we spent loads of money on crappy old bits of wood to shore up the block work


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    thetyim is always on about leaves in his pool and got me to wondering why Thais don't build ppols that have a runoff to take the suface stuff of the pool into a easy to use basket that you could empty. I haven't seen a Thai pool yet that has this feature.

    DD, will your pool have this and if not, WHY? Seems most pools in the US have a multiple system for catching this trash.

    DD, I took a bunch of pics of that unfinished pool project and will have them back tomorrow and will post them then. No luck though on finding any cobras but sure there could be some under the building there. My knees aren't good enough to go crawling around under there looking for em, so gave that part a miss. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator
    thetyim is always on about leaves in his pool and got me to wondering why Thais don't build ppols that have a runoff to take the suface stuff of the pool into a easy to use basket that you could empty. I haven't seen a Thai pool yet that has this feature.
    Most of the pools in the Sukhumvit apartments have that feature you talk about. My condo is a bit older, so it doesn't. Pigeon feathers are the biggest problem here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Yep, I thought about covering it over and went to look at other pools.
    If you use plastic it gets covered in dust/bacteria after a short while and looks ghastly.
    If you use the sun netting it sags and frays.
    But I will admit it has one big advantage, you can use the pool during the day instead of just dawn and dusk .
    The only reason the netting here sags and frays is that it is crap. In my condo in Queensland they have had a tensioned membrane shade cover structure over 10 years old. It still looks like new. The Shade sail cloth was manufactured in South Africa. Sadly the import duty into Thailand for the material is high.

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    Anyway it was now time for the concrete poor, the pool room is nearly finished.







    As you can see here, the second lorry was in a rush and poured way to quick, this collapsed part of the block that was being used for the form, had to shore it up with ply to continue the pour, now we are chipping out the damaged block and we will have to stick a real big coat of render on it to bring it out level to the original block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    As you can imagine we spent loads of money on crappy old bits of wood to shore up the block work
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    As you can see here, the second lorry was in a rush and poured way to quick
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    Well we are all back at work again, although not all my staff have returned, only to be expected I suppose.

    Now we are making all out straight edges using cement which is extremely time consuming, this has to be done before we can render off the inside of the swimming pool, in the first picture you can see that we have stuck an extra pipe in, got to admit we nearly forgot that one due the previous builder forgetting it, this is for the vacum cleaning of the pool, ie it is normally closed off, but every couple of days you need to get your slave to run the vacum over the bottom of the pool.







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    Today is the start of the rendering day, we will do one complete wall of render perday, yet again we are using water proofing in our render mix, if you look to the right of the pictures you will see loads of squigely lines, this is to give us a slightly rough finish for when we tile to give us better adhesion to the render.







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