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    All coming together very nicely ... jealous I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    All coming together very nicely ... jealous I am
    Thanks David. We are about 65% there. If the pool goes in as planned the rest should be finishing up work. I have to hand it to my wife. Since our house build she has become pretty savvy with construction type stuff for never really doing anything like this. We have had our "Moments" on what looks good and how to do things right, but once we hash them out, she understands and can communicate with folks. Albeit I have to say the majority of the folks taking part in this speak enough English and me enough Thai with some hand gestures and a smile and all is good.

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    11/17, let the pond begin

    Today was the hole dig. The tractor driver and I sat as I needed to move dirt around as he was digging and I want the good dirt a meter or so down so i set up my big wheelbarrow and he would fill it up.



    Let the excavation begin





    First of 17 wheelbarrow loads. Funny the Thai help couldn't even lift the wheelbarrow. They would rather do 85 wheelbarrow loads. I loaded them up.







    It was a perfect cadence he would take out the top dirt and then load up my wheelbarrow with good dirt



    Took 12 loads to fill dirt in here to get ready to plant Malaysian grass.



    Drove into town and loaded up with sod



    Beer break.

    Sod laid, wife watering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Sod laid, wife watering.
    First time, I read that wrongly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    First time, I read that wrongly.
    That's later tonight Shutree... .

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    Been going for a swim pretty much on the daily but I gotta say it's getting pretty marginal temperature-wise this last week or so.

    Suffice to say the boys quickly run for cover somewhere up in my stomach the moment I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Been going for a swim pretty much on the daily but I gotta say it's getting pretty marginal temperature-wise this last week or so.

    Suffice to say the boys quickly run for cover somewhere up in my stomach the moment I'm in.
    Quick question Ant, Does your pool see a lot of sun during the course of the day or is it pretty much shielded from the sun?

    I know for me, I will need a full year to go through the cycle to see how the water dissipates the heat or retains it. I did a sun cycle and at this time of year our pool will see sun from basically sunrise up until ~3pm. Then our house starts to shade it. Now in summer I expect that to increase an hour or so more and of course it will be a more intense heat and of course the ambient temperature stays higher.

    Cold water and shrinkage are an instant reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Quick question Ant, Does your pool see a lot of sun during the course of the day or is it pretty much shielded from the sun?
    It's pretty sheltered depending on the time of the day.

    It definitely makes a difference though you can feel it when the sun has been on a section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    It's pretty sheltered depending on the time of the day.

    It definitely makes a difference though you can feel it when the sun has been on a section.
    Thanks Trying to gauge it a bit. In the US (California) when I had our pool, it was pretty clear when you had to run the solar heater and even then when it clouded up the temp dropped pretty fast.

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    Solar/Electric lights

    I thought I would share this for anyone interested. I am trying to use as much solar as I can. Solar lights in Sala, solar lighting around the pool etc. My wife found these lights and they are interesting in that they can be solar or electrical in the event they do not charge up well during the day you can always flip a switch.



    Wife said they were 180 bht each ( with her special discounts she finds and some points usage I have no idea real cost.)



    UV impregnated plastic with reasonably good size solar pad for lighting a small LED inside



    Solar light mounted to top of plastic



    Electrical socket that mounts to the top of the pole. There are 2 pieces for a couple of different heights.



    I mounted 2 to try them and the Solar LED light stayed on well past 11pm. They activate at sundown like most solar sensor lights do. I have not tried with power yet as power is pulled to each pole but have to wait for breaker panel install.

    I am going to finish mounting all the lights to night and will take a picture.

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    11/18



    Pool location dug and sand leveled. The pool is on its way here. Crane will arrive at 8am and they start with the setting process. This will take 4 or 5 days to fill and add sand to outside to settle.

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    Light pics

    I did not get to finish the install of all 8 lights. I had a few business calls delaying it but I did get 3 in and they work pretty well.





    I imagine with all of them in place they will look quite nice.

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    It just isn't Thai style no power boards and extension cables laying all over the place what will the neighbours think?

    Actually I think the lights are great and give off plenty of light.
    You don't need to be blinded by the light just enough to see what's going on and the be able to see the sharks coming.

    Can't wait to see if the pool gets in easily or requires a bit of Thai lateral thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Can't wait to see if the pool gets in easily or requires a bit of Thai lateral thinking.
    Ootai, the pool is on its way. They bring at night to avoid numerous stops.

    The crane guys came by today to confirm and finalize plan. They will not come down the street. They will lift the pool over the wall and neighbors house with a 30 ton crane. Should be really interesting. Obviously the pool weight isn't a lot but the 30 ton crane will have the reach.

    Pics will be shared for sure. At this point I am just a spectator. So I will pull up a chair, wheel up my cooler and watch the event unfold.

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    ^ While wearing a hard hat hopefully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ While wearing a hard hat hopefully!
    Oh I will be sitting underneath my house watching. Good thing I do not pay until its in the ground holding water. So this is free entertainment.

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    11/19 am, pool on truck

    Well the pool is on its way. It should be here around 1pm. Let the games begin....




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    Gives a good indication of size seeing it on the truck bed.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Gives a good indication of size seeing it on the truck bed.

    Good luck!
    Yeah Looks HUGE. I like the side gusset supports.

    I will do a Drone fly over while they unload and set by crane.

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    11/19....deliveries

    Well as expected they underestimated the street size and corners so the work to get it here turned into a engineering exercise, but honestly not unexpected. Neighbors have been enjoying the fun.



    Truck couldn't swing the turn...sooooooo.........





    ............with a group of us talking it was decided that the crane can drag the trailer while the truck driver heads down the soi...........



    ............Mission completed for that turn and they had to do it again for one more then free sailing.


    I got out my drone and took a few aerial pics







    They are taking a break. It appears they only have to replace 1 road sign and a corner mirror.........


    More to come

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    Great stuff.

    I'm surprised the neighbours aren't all out to watch?

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    They should try this way JP


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    They should try this way JP




    Yeah Ratch, Put it on dolly's and push it along the street.

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    The install. 11/19

    Lots of lift up, set down. I am in walking the pool to make sure all Ok. I am picky as hell.









    some drone pics






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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Great stuff.

    I'm surprised the neighbours aren't all out to watch?
    Mendip they were. Some had no idea what it was. I told one lady I am going to raise fish. My wife said...do not say that... HAHA. Of course the mooban leader came over at to ask when they would fix the road sign and the broken mirror that the truck broke. I just laughed.

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