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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    it will be a custom Fiberglass mold. This is far more economical and suits our needs.
    We have a fibre glass pool, one thing I have learnt that I had no idea about was not to use "hard" water, fibreglass and calcium do not like each other, plenty of info on webs.
    Good luck - always helps, no matter how much planning you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Also I don't think they call them "drums" I believe they call them "bowls"
    Well in US we always call them Drums. Wikipedia also refers to them as drums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    We have a fibre glass pool, one thing I have learnt that I had no idea about was not to use "hard" water, fibreglass and calcium do not like each other, plenty of info on webs.
    Good luck - always helps, no matter how much planning you do.
    Thanks AP2. I read that as well sometime back when I was comparing both style of pool mfg. In fact most pools do not fair well with super hard water as well as house fixtures.

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    Very cool, the pool. As a child my pop had a similar pool. Ha a diving board on the deep end, a slide with a twist going down and steps on the shallow end. A suction on the deep end. A skimmer near the shallows and several return jets. Two at the steps so you could sit on them and get a water massage. The other on the deep end was pushed through several solar panels. It was Wisconsin and yea, got up through October.

    PS. I built the panels. Long story but we used them (not those ) but a series of them to heat the house and all our hot water. Kinda cool.

    Good luck with it.

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    Sorry about the spilling errors, I just came two. Off we go now.

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    JPPR2

    As I am sure you are aware I was just taking the piss in regards to the date.
    As for drum it seems that it is a more common name than bowl so I will concede that one to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    As I am sure you are aware I was just taking the piss in regards to the date.
    I know buddy. I was laughing. I was going to start to add Thai date and Year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I have swam in both and I see absolutely no difference in swim quality

    The cement pool with cascade edge was about 300k bht more for the same size and I just didn't see the cost being worth it.
    OK, that were my two cent...

    In my young years - and even in not so young ones - I too would not recognize any difference in a swim quality. However, in the later (senior) years we do see and feel things we hadn't cared before. I feel the crass difference when the water level is just few cm lower than the OF edge (exceptionally, from whatever reason), hence, the waves are not smoothened (ironized), completely different swimming. And I have just one side OF. In my thread I have pictures where the water surface is compared in these two cases.

    But 300K is a good money, I did not spend half of it for the complete pool. The cement, blocks, tiles are so cheap in Thailand. And the workmanship of village bricklayers either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Buffalo Trace ( Which is actually pretty good)
    Yes, my go to Bourbon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    That's hard to get here in the states. The local liquor store does a raffle for the few bottles of Family reserve they would usually get in around Thanksgiving. I enter it every year and have had my number pulled once.
    Must be refering to Total Wine, glad to hear at least somebody won their lottery chance to purchase. Never ever won despite having tonnes of points, starting to believe the fix is on!

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    10/14

    Foundation framing removed inside and now sand backfill. Will take about 6 loads by calculation.








    I will be cutting the cement across my driveway later today to lay piping to pull wire as I will keep power underground.

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    I am thankful it is cooling off. Sitting out in summer and ripping through cement with a Makita hand saw would be friggen hot as hell.



    Almost done. My Dewalt hammer drill is life saver. Just need to dig dirt out to place 2" pipe and be able to cover with about 4" of cement to avoid it cracking over time driving from in and out and with more big trucks coming. I will add a bit of wire for good measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    to place 2" pipe
    Why that big, what are you gonna do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Why that big, what are you gonna do?
    Originally it was just going to be the regular small yellow conduit however after chatting with our electrician friend we both thought that it would be a good idea to lay a 2" PVC pipe and slide a few yellow conduits inside it just incase we want to pull more power later. Trying to think ahead a little bit. I would prefer not to cut into the driveway again.

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    Day done.

    Sand all filled. Piping for electrical in by gate and cement back in place.

    Tomorrow no work. Back at it Friday



    This will be Jacuzzi/ Pool bar side



    This will be the half the deck area

    Got confirmation that the pool excavation will begin mid November. Still have a lot of work and prep before pool arrives

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Day done.


    Tomorrow no work. Back at it Friday


    Got confirmation that the pool excavation will begin mid November. Still have a lot of work and prep before pool arrives
    That's enough about the pool. What about the important stuff, like when does the bar open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    That's enough about the pool. What about the important stuff, like when does the bar open?
    I am hoping kick off party night to be the end of November.

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    @JP - it's coming along nicely. I remember following your house build some years ago. Now, it's about a pool. Let's partay!!!

    Btw, there's this US expat vlogger in PI (YT: My PI Dream). He vlogged about his house build and now he's also making a pool. I've watched some of his vids - he's a very happy chappy. Lol. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    @JP - it's coming along nicely. I remember following your house build some years ago. Now, it's about a pool. Let's partay!!!

    Btw, there's this US expat vlogger in PI (YT: My PI Dream). He vlogged about his house build and now he's also making a pool. I've watched some of his vids - he's a very happy chappy. Lol. Cheers!
    Thanks Katie and yes on Partay!!!.

    A pool was always part of the plan which is why I left that side of our house open but I wanted to get our house landscaped first. I told my wife I look forward to stop mowing that side of our house and now vacuum and maintain a pool and when its hot, jump in.

    On my house build, I really enjoy building my house here. It was a fun build and at that time there were 5 or 6 guys building them that have long since left the site, Terp80, Fatone, Thailazer, Steve something etc. Some have left back to their home countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Thailazer,
    Still here and posting against Trump anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Still here and posting against Trump anyway..
    Good to know. I do not follow anything political so I do not see him post. IIRC, I believe he moved back to the states and sold his place.

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    10/16 Pool bar and deck slab pour

    Started early and been pouring cement in and out of rain downpours.



    Going to take 6 runs



    And if anyone wonders, yes there is wire mesh, they lift it as it is poured.

    The overall finish on top is not to important, we will be adding the pebble tech finish over it.

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    Had us a little "Sunk my loaded cement truck in the mud ordeal".



    It sunk quick and was at a level that the cement chute would not align to allow the cement out of the barrel....sooooo



    ...........I got out my good ole 3.5 ton Craftsman floor jack and leveled it enough to pour the cement then used the 8500lb Warn winch in my Hilux and slowly pulled him out and he was on his way.

    Just another day....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I got out my good ole 3.5 ton Craftsman floor jack and leveled it enough to pour the cement then used the 8500lb Warn winch in my Hilux and slowly pulled him out and he was on his way.

    Just another day....
    Got to love it. You pushed that winch to its limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Got to love it. You pushed that winch to its limit.
    Oh Yeah....It was "Whining" a bit under load Snubs but with the cement driver in gear it wasn't too bad. Not like dragging a sled across mud...

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