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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Just hire a gardener mate.




    Just mowed what I call my "Back forty" yesterday. Its a great work out. Usually good for about 13,500 to 15,000 steps and a loss of a few lbs sweating my ass off. Adding the pool on the other side of the property will eliminate some mowing but now I will be vacuuming a pool but when hot I can take a jump in the pool

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    Let the pool build begin 10/7

    Lots to coordinate and plan before the pool excavation and delivery begins

    We have some Fox Tail palms coming Friday and a few other trees.; We have to get these in now as there will not be any room once the pool and deck are in place. Also our Sala arrives Friday



    Sala coming tomorrow early. This will be installed at the end away from the pool bar.



    My long time friend dropped off a load of sand before he headed off to work. He owns an excavation business.



    My wife's uncle showed up with his crew and started framing. I had to dig up and move our large Jack fruit tree and our coconut tree. Was out digging at 6am before they arrived.

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    JPPR2, that sala looks neat. I have looked at a few, I have a spot outside where I think one would fit nicely. However, the quality has been poor. Did you source yours locally or online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    It is kinda rewarding to keep a pool clean. I lived on a place with a big pool for a couple years. Spike it with chlorine and do a floc vac every couple weeks is all I did.

    If I was building from scratch id use a cartridge filter rather than a sand filter
    A cartridge filter needs the cartridges having exchanged or to have them washed outside - quite troublesome. Used mostly for MickeyMouse pools.
    But if the pool is vacuumed not much often than only in couple of weeks, then it is perhaps OK as well.

    Unlike a sand filter that can be easily backwashed every few days. And the sand inside is for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    JPPR2, that sala looks neat. I have looked at a few, I have a spot outside where I think one would fit nicely. However, the quality has been poor. Did you source yours locally or online?
    I sourced it locally...well sort of locally (About 2hrs south of me). I have stopped by this business 3 or 4 times on my treks to Sattahip for work and saw the factory. Its right on AH1 in Kamphaeng Phet. They have numerous styles, sizes and bench configurations. They use all new Teakwood. I like under the roof area as they install a beam flat area so add a light or fan. I plan on a small fan with a light in it. I agree with you, I have seen numerous places that make them and some you step in them and they wobble and the assembly looks poor. These are well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    A cartridge filter needs the cartridges having exchanged or to have them washed outside - quite troublesome. Used mostly for MickeyMouse pools.
    But if the pool is vacuumed not much often than only in couple of weeks, then it is perhaps OK as well.

    Unlike a sand filter that can be easily backwashed every few days. And the sand inside is for life.
    I will be using a sand filter set up. I investigated cartridge as an option but it was either going to be Sand or Diatomaceous earth. Sand is easy.

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    I went and got the cement and rebar at the local place. I always try and patronize the local places versus going to the big stores. I have to say man its friggen hot today, sweating like a pig. Yesterday in rained like a sumbish around noon for a good hour. Thought today might be a bit overcast being that storm is supposed to blow over Thailand.


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    Sounds like you're enjoying yourself anyway.

    Kinda.

    Good for you and good luck with the project.

    Your place looks a great place to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Sounds like you're enjoying yourself anyway.

    Kinda.

    Good for you and good luck with the project.

    Your place looks a great place to be.
    Thanks Cyrille. Its a lot of work. I am helping as I can. I cannot sit by and watch people build stuff.

    Our house is sanctuary. Relaxing and very quiet

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    I've always wanted a sala or something I could retreat too. Current house wouldn't fit one but can always dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I've always wanted a sala or something I could retreat too. Current house wouldn't fit one but can always dream.
    I am same Armstrong. I had held off for a number of years. They are quite nice especially off in a corner with a bit of shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I've always wanted a sala or something I could retreat too. Current house wouldn't fit one but can always dream.
    I would bet that Jp would have you and the kiddo over for a night at his palatial palace to splash in the pool.

    ...err or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I would bet that Jp would have you and the kiddo over for a night at his palatial palace to splash in the pool.

    ...err or not.
    HAHA. Snubs. A few of the neighbor kids that I help with their English homework will see the pool and in no time will want to come and swim. I told my wife, I have no issues with it. I'd rather use it and have fun then have it sit. I will have to get a sign that says "No Pissing in the pool"

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    Oct 8 20 update, Sala delivery

    Day 1 work done. Have it all staked out. I dug 14 holes and the other guys made the rebar supports and they got it all cemented. More of the same today.



    This morning up at 5am, the Sala delivery is early. They drive at night to avoid the police checkpoints



    Got it down our narrow soi and the driver took a nap, Had to wait for the crew to show up to lift out.





    For the few asking about the quality, these are made well. no nail staple gun. Cut and grooved, heavy hardware for the roof, composite roofing. well stained.



    Installed close to the final location. I may move it after the pool is done. But for now a resting place when we all take breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Installed close to the final location.
    So it is just going to sit like that on those concrete pads or will it be staked to the ground somehow? I noticed that the left base of the stairs is a little cockeyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    So it is just going to sit like that on those concrete pads or will it be staked to the ground somehow? I noticed that the left base of the stairs is a little cockeyed.
    Naaaah. It will be set on a platform of some sort later. Had to get it in the area as once the pool is in place, getting it there would be damn near impossible. I put it on the cement blocks to keep the teakwood posts out of the soft wet dirt. It will sit like that for a few months until we get everything else done.

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    10/9

    Hustled a lot yesterday. Lunch time on a Friday.



    Pool bar and part of the deck angled rebar.



    Deck rebar being assembled and wired up to be straightened. This is far side. A portion of the deck is going to be cement planks as we will put heavy potted plants on it. The rest will be composite wood.



    Cement Foundation framing was dropped off late yesterday by our friend to borrow.



    My Lab has taken a liking to the new Sala. She sits there and watches us.

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    Nothing like a nice beer break on a Friday. hopefully soon I will be enjoying these by a pool if all goes well.

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    Ah yes. Tasty! Looks like the project is humming along.

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    Friday it is

    Great progress today. Everybody hustled. The intent was that we would pour cement for the deck and pool bar tomorrow but that will happen Monday.







    Rebar in and foundation framing in place.



    An end to a nice day. A good beer in the new sala...

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    This should be enjoyable to follow, JP!

    Nice start.

    Cheers....


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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Great progress today. Everybody hustled.
    I have a feeling you are quite the whip snapper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    This should be enjoyable to follow, JP!

    Nice start.

    Cheers....

    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post


    An end to a nice day. A good beer in the new sala...
    Mate, great image ... the promise of things to come.

    My thought would be to run power to the sala.

    Maybe for a fan/lighting/mozzie zapper

    Run the conduit through the rear of the concrete before it's poured and up the rear post so you don't see it when you walk into the structure.
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I have a feeling you are quite the whip snapper.
    Actually, my wife is the taskmaster. . I am working on it with the other guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    This should be enjoyable to follow, JP!

    Nice start.

    Cheers....
    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    Ditto!
    Thanks HL and CE. Its got a long way to go still. I still have some concerns about pool install unknown but will cross that bridge when I get to it.

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