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    I have not done the math, since tere are still some details...
    Especially the pool filter that I still look for a solution, I'm talking to Premier in Bangkok for a better liner, 1 mm thick, one piece, I'm wondering about removing all the river rocks, redoing the lining and re-putting the rocks, or simply putting the liner on top and bringing new rocks...
    Right now, I'm rather busy renovating a house in Chiang Mai... new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey View Post
    One day... there will be water in the pool...
    A well will have to be dug, and the filter re-done...

    Old Monkey I have been looking at your pool set up.
    OK at the bottom you have a natural filter & the top end of the pool you have 2 skimmer boxes.
    From this picture it looks like the water flows down to the botton end where the filters is & then the waters go throught the filter.
    I juess that the water flows from both ends of the pool.

    Also with your liner you need to have it sitting down smooth as you can.
    Remove all of the large rocks & put a thin layer of screan sand.

    The sand that use to get a smooth finsh on the walls of the house.
    Cover the area with the liner
    Then cover with your media you can have the larger rock in with the media just be gentle placing the big rock on the liner.
    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    I'm rather busy renovating a house in Chiang Mai... new thread.
    Good stuff.

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    I just realised that I had not posted photos of the pool cabin.

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    Perspective. One day!

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    The liner is out! First the price... 100 000B
    Then look at this picture
    What's wrong with the idea of a one piece liner?

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    wow! Just want to say thank you for show your house and good luck with finishing!

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    Pool cabin looks flash, nice job.

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    looks very good, OM

    except that bloody light - maybe try a mushroom shaped one?

    Is the pool full of water now, or just cleaned?

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    If you have read the story Dr Andy, you would know that he is having problems with the filter liner, as he would like use a natral filter. so that should meen the filter is not ready & there is no water in the swimming pool.

    OK

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    Please keep posting the photos. I can't wait to see what this looks like. Also how much you end up paying if it is not too personal please, as I may do something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    If you have read the story Dr Andy, you would know that he is having problems with the filter liner, as he would like use a natral filter. so that should meen the filter is not ready & there is no water in the swimming pool. OK
    I have read it, but it is so long that it is difficult to know what has happened so far, and what progress has been made

    that was why I asked

    and he has cleaned out the pool so it could have had water in it

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    Maybe you did not pick up on the filter as it is easy for me to under stand what he is trying to do so I know that there is not any water.
    But 1 picture shows the swimming pool is dirty & the next picture show it clean.
    It is dirty at 1 end & clean at the filter end its a very big pool.

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    oh right

    thanks

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    ^ You boys, stop your arguing, and answer DrA's question from his last post post.

    Get back on the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey View Post
    The liner is out! First the price... 100 000B
    Then look at this picture
    What's wrong with the idea of a one piece liner?

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    Columns in the way.
    I win!

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    you could still use a one piece liner, just cut and paste

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    concrete.

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    I'm sorry, guys, I was without internet for a few hours, sanding and varnishing the floor of my room in Chiang Mai. I do not spend much time on the farm these days, I have to hurry and finish the house in Chiang Mai in time for school, I have eight kids I take care of.
    You can see what's going on there at a different tread "Renovating an old house in Chiang Mai".
    Gus is right, the columns are in the way, for a one piece liner. And it would cost 80 000B before shipping. Reweld it? No way.
    So, the decision is taken. After I stop the work in C Mai, I will hire a bunch of people to remove all the rocks down to the geotextile, which means with precautions, and small buckets.
    The plastic leaking liner will be removed too, with the bottom geotextile.
    On the sand that's there, we will pour concrete, maybe with a bamboo reinforcement, and this will be waterproofed with cement-water.
    Then, the ex-liner will be placed on top of the cement, covered with the geotextile. This is to avoid a too large surface of concrete in contact with the water in the filter, one more potential cause of algae. Be it 100% water tight, or 98% is of no consequence.
    The geotextile will protect this liner from the rocks that will be re-placed on top, These rocks to serve as bio-filter for the water pumped from the pool, and as ancrage to the water plants that will filter the water.
    Confusing?
    Ask me questions.
    I weighted all the options, the liner, even on top of the rocks already there, with new rocks on top...
    Or, the liner after the rocks are taken out.
    Or even, concrete poured on top of the actual rocks.
    This will give me a chance to wash the river rocks before putting them back, I will also change the angles on the sides of the filter, so it won't be so steep.
    Any of you have an idea on how to wash tons and tons of river rocks?
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    As for the pool, it rained...
    This is dirty at one end, but empty at the other.
    I was promised a prompt well being dug... I am still waiting.
    Anyway, the hot season is almost over...
    But I have my 150 000B ready for when they come and dig.
    Meanwhile, I will get the natural filter water tight, and start putting plants in it, it takes a long while for life to establish a balance, an equilibrium, imitating nature.
    One day, I'll show you a picture of some nude bodies in the pool...
    It takes patience, but what other choice is there?

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    clothed ones?



    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    sanding and varnishing the floor of my room in Chiang Mai.
    you had better update that thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    Any of you have an idea on how to wash tons and tons of river rocks?
    Slowly; A concrete mixer.
    Quickly; A concrete truck.

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    This bio filter. What stops it becoming a massive mossie farm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    This bio filter. What stops it becoming a massive mossie farm?
    There is no soil! The small river rocks offer a big surface, microorganisms establish residence on these surfaces and capture and transform the polluants coming mostly from swimmers. Water plants have no soil to feed on, so they send roots everywhere and feed on whatever comes. A balance establishes itself, and the water stays clear. It is the same principle as in most water filters, i mean bio-filters.
    There is also a sand and charcoal pre-filter on the line, but I expect it to be bypassed most of the time. I will learn how to adjust this with time, I suppose, depending on the temperature and the number of swimmers.

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    Termites!
    I used a lot of wood in the construction of the japanese house, but I always insisted to use rosewood or teak, both, I was told by Lisu family members, are ant proof. None were touched up to now, I believe.
    But, when the time came to attach the ceiling rosewood planks to the roof steel structure, cheap small 1X3 were used as nailing surfaces. After a few months, I noticed that some sawdust had fallen on the floor.
    They had found the weak spot!
    We are currently applying the second of 3 coats of Chaindrite during rainy days. It is sprayed in the space above the ceiling, a sure way to shorten people's lives in that cramped space. I insist that they wear masks, but they find them bothersome and remove them as soon as my back is turned.
    There is no more sawdust raining on the floor.

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