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    ^ A perfect fit!

    Ain't Thai women strange... when I built my chicken run I told the neighbours I was going to start breeding monkeys. My wife went mental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post


    Yeah Ratch, Put it on dolly's and push it along the street.
    JP look to the right there is a pallel jack his friend is not in the picture

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    JP so fare so good.
    looks good keep the picture comming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ A perfect fit!

    Ain't Thai women strange... when I built my chicken run I told the neighbours I was going to start breeding monkeys. My wife went mental.
    Yes they are sometimes. Our idea of humor sends them off the deep end where they need to run around and apologize for us. I said FFS....Its just a joke. If they can't figure out what it is, they should head over to the temple and call it a life. .

    Here was another funny moment. So the truck carrying the pool hit one of those 600 bht corner mirror deals so people can see if another car is coming. It got destroyed. No shit, 2 people came over to our gate wanting to make sure that it would be replaced. It was a serious moment. Of course I had to head into the shop for a moment of LMFAO but god forbid they see you laugh. This is BIG mooban news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    JP look to the right there is a pallel jack his friend is not in the picture
    ...I didn't see that Pallet jack....That's funny as hell.

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    did your neighbor have any comments/concerns about the pool going over his house?

    might have already been addressed, but...

    what's the pool's length?
    is that mold bespoke?

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    I finally got to finish the install of the pool fence lights. Turned out pretty nice for solar



    More tomorrow. Now comes the 4 or 5 days of settling the pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    did your neighbor have any comments/concerns about the pool going over his house?

    might have already been addressed, but...

    what's the pool's length?
    is that mold bespoke?
    RC,
    Nah. we told them it might look like a small eclipse as it blocked the sun. That particular neighbor is super nice. She sat with her dogs and just watched.

    Pool length is 14m

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Yes they are sometimes. Our idea of humor sends them off the deep end where they need to run around and apologize for us. I said FFS....Its just a joke. If they can't figure out what it is, they should head over to the temple and call it a life. .

    Here was another funny moment. So the truck carrying the pool hit one of those 600 bht corner mirror deals so people can see if another car is coming. It got destroyed. No shit, 2 people came over to our gate wanting to make sure that it would be replaced. It was a serious moment. Of course I had to head into the shop for a moment of LMFAO but god forbid they see you laugh. This is BIG mooban news.
    Get your money back by selling a swim for 20bht an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Get your money back by selling a swim for 20bht an hour.
    The pool company pays for it. Not us. They will replace today.

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    Those are some great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Those are some great pics!
    Thanks Ant.

    Few more from last few days. The settling process is a slow one. Add water, add sand to side wait... add water and sand to side and wait.



    Pool is progressing along. Plumbing and electrical near it's final location.....However....



    Part of the purchase was an included pool filter pump "house" cover. I appreciate the gesture but it is a really awkward set up and an eye sore. Yesterday my uncle and I decided that we will make our own pool house. Slab is poured. Waiting for brick to come. it will have a door and I will paint it brown and put some shrubs in front of it.




    Next Challenge is moving the Jacuzzi out near the pool bar area. Not going to be easy and way to heavy to lift, would take 10 0r 12 guys. I built dollies to move it and will come up with a ramp system to roll it out there...at least that's the plan.
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    In my long ago past I remember reading about that pools have a non-return valve fitted in the bottom of them to prevent ground water pressure causing them to "raise" out of the ground. Does yours have one such beast of is it deemed not necessary.
    I seem to remember you saying that you are not far from a river so does that mean the water table level in your place is not likely to rise to within a couple of meters (non English spelling just for you) from the surface?

    Looking good won't be long and you will be able to start swimming laps.

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    Why's it always so bloody sunny and clear skies where you are?! Pissing it down in BKK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    JPPR2
    In my long ago past I remember reading about that pools have a non-return valve fitted in the bottom of them to prevent ground water pressure causing them to "raise" out of the ground. Does yours have one such beast of is it deemed not necessary.
    I seem to remember you saying that you are not far from a river so does that mean the water table level in your place is not likely to rise to within a couple of meters (non English spelling just for you) from the surface?

    Looking good won't be long and you will be able to start swimming laps.
    Ootai,
    The pool plumbing is captive meaning there is no means for water to back into the pool should the water table rise. That said the perimeter of the pool, once settling is completed, will be cemented in place to eliminate any up and down and further settling (At least that's the principle). There is always movement.

    Yeah I think in by the end of this month I hope to do a big ol belly flop in the pool and fully expect my damn Golden Retriever to flop right behind me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Why's it always so bloody sunny and clear skies where you are?! Pissing it down in BKK
    Ya know Armstrong, where we live it is like this odd high pressure region by a mountain area so it seems to push the clouds and smoke away from us. I have seen times where it is flooding terrible or the Pm 2.5 is really bad 25km from us but where we are is clear skies and no smoke or haze.

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    11/22

    Its getting there. Still a few more days of sand and water to settle.



    View from pool bar.



    Uncle and I got the small slab poured and walls up. I will go buy a door.



    The water level is high enough now that both our dogs decided to take a dip. I showed them where the stairs are and they got right out.

    All in all its coming along. Still a long way to go. Its like moving out of your house. You start packing and it looks like its going fast then as you near the end it just goes slow.

    Things we still have left to do;


    1. Pebble tech surface
    2. Paint pool bar area and walls.
    3. Finish electrical for fan and lights
    4. Install composite wood decking


    Pool installers;

    1. Have to cement a 30cm pool support around the perimeter,
    2. Finish the plumbing to pump and filter
    3. Run electrical for lights and pump
    4. Vacuum pool out 2 times and stabilize water


    If all goes well I am thinking right around the end of this month it should be online barring no set backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Thanks Ant.

    Few more from last few days. The settling process is a slow one. Add water, add sand to side wait... add water and sand to side and wait.



    Pool is progressing along. Plumbing and electrical near it's final location.....However....



    Part of the purchase was an included pool filter pump "house" cover. I appreciate the gesture but it is a really awkward set up and an eye sore. Yesterday my uncle and I decided that we will make our own pool house. Slab is poured. Waiting for brick to come. it will have a door and I will paint it brown and put some shrubs in front of it.




    Next Challenge is moving the Jacuzzi out near the pool bar area. Not going to be easy and way to heavy to lift, would take 10 0r 12 guys. I built dollies to move it and will come up with a ramp system to roll it out there...at least that's the plan.
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    JP get them to take the water out of the Jacuzzi before they try to lift it up. 555

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    Good to see the pump room above the ground, as pump room below ground away end up flooded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    P get them to take the water out of the Jacuzzi before they try to lift it up. 555
    I never thought of that...Actually all kidding aside, I have removed all side covers and drained all lines trying to reduce as much weight as possible. I have my ramp idea devised. Just waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Good to see the pump room above the ground, as pump room below ground away end up flooded.
    Yeah Pump and filters below ground anywhere never made sense to me even when I had my pool in the states. Why subject yourself to breaking your back leaning over to PM or take stuff out. If you have room make a nice area and walk in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    If you have room make a nice area and walk in.
    and put in a 200 baht plastic chair so you can sit down when doing maintenance work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    and put in a 200 baht plastic chair so you can sit down when doing maintenance work..
    Red or Blue? I am leaning at Blue only because Red is used at all those funeral temple burning events......

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    ^ yes blue is a bit more kind to the eye

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    Today was a lonnnng one as they cemented the perimeter....

    Finally got the external electrical done




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    11/26, Happy Thanksgiving

    Pool up and running



    After a few words with the pool electrical guy he did a fine job installing the pool power and timer



    Got the fountains installed and moving water







    LED lights work and cycle.

    Pool installers just need to do a pool clean and a few touch ups and they will be on their way. Still have a deck to install and some painting

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