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  1. Thread: No red day

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    YD, While that may be true about a Luigi green...

    YD,
    While that may be true about a Luigi green from a repo point of view the big take away for you should be that a large poster population here thinks you are a schmuck. :)
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    This can always be a hard choice between true use...

    This can always be a hard choice between true use intentions and ones personal budget. I am with Snubs and HB. Get the most you can within your budget but do not go light on the RAM, especially with...
  3. Thread: Pool Plans

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    11/30, Next step

    Today the Pebble tech folks showed up to finish the cement surface. Great group of people. They did the stairs to our house. This is badly needed as even with the cement far away from the pool the...
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    Man thats to bad Topper. Living outside BKK is...

    Man thats to bad Topper. Living outside BKK is outstanding and extremely affordable. I had places in both and while BKK had all the creature comforts those perks were always offset by the noise,...
  5. Thread: Pool Plans

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    No net needed Mendip. BTW, The picture is...

    No net needed Mendip. BTW, The picture is backwards of the duck and rice for it to eat. That duck should on that plate cooked :)
    I am surprised your dogs didn't chase it, my Lab would have made a...
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    I concur, very easy to fly domestic. I arrived...

    I concur, very easy to fly domestic. I arrived about 20 to 30mins mins before my flight. As AO said, Mask on from entering to exiting. Pretty straight forward and rather peaceful.
  7. Thread: Pool Plans

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    11/28. Few touch ups

    Pool install is done and the installers have left to their next job. I installed my pool bar fan this morning, did a quick chemistry check on pool and all is good.
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  8. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Mike, Thanks. I think the size is just right....

    Mike,
    Thanks. I think the size is just right. Once the composite deck is installed and some pool furniture around it will tie in nice.

    As for the water, It was 79deg (26c) which is perfect. I...
  9. That probably has to be one of the top 2 threads...

    That probably has to be one of the top 2 threads since I joined the site. Man that guy was such a schmuck to the point you almost couldn't believe it. :rofl:
  10. Thread: Pool Plans

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    First Belly Flop 11/27

    Well wife, niece and I took our first dip in the pool. Was perfect. Had to rig up a few buckets and feet washers as the deck is not in place. Our Lab went nuts but never came in. Our Golden Retriever...
  11. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Thanks RC, We purchased the pool from Bellagio...

    Thanks RC,

    We purchased the pool from Bellagio Pool and Spa. Bellagio-Thailand.com

    Up to this point I have been quite happy with the product and install. Being completely honest, it hasn't...
  12. Thread: Pool Plans

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    11/27

    Today is clean up and pool vacuum. I need to label all the plumbing while they are here.

    Took to the air with my Mavic for a few quick pics after lunch.
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  13. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Thanks Ratchaburi. I wondered the same. The way...

    Thanks Ratchaburi. I wondered the same. The way they had them running was half valved for recirc and fountains. I guess I could do that when relaxing by the pool and then close it off to run full...
  14. Thread: Pool Plans

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    11/26, Happy Thanksgiving

    Pool up and running

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/11/693.jpg

    After a few words with the pool electrical guy he did a fine job installing the pool power and timer
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    Pool almost done, celebrating Thanksgiving a day...

    Pool almost done, celebrating Thanksgiving a day early

    Cracked me a bottle of 5 year aged Anejo tequila from my "Private Reserve". :)

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/11/698.jpg
  16. Same social behavior for the most part in S...

    Same social behavior for the most part in S Korea. Having been there many times and getting to see how the folks interact at work and go out after, being isolated due to Covid is like going to...
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    In fairness HL, People find a myriad ways to...

    In fairness HL, People find a myriad ways to enjoy what they go to work for, some its buying things. However signing up for a mass panic consumer event driven by marketing people is silly . That's...
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    Few from a recent road trip ...

    Few from a recent road trip

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    View from hammock by the room pool on Koh Chang

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    View...
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    This Black Friday deal has been the biggest...

    This Black Friday deal has been the biggest consumerism scam ever invented and it continues to draw the lemmings in by the masses. Many places show HUGE sales, bargain basement prices but unless you...
  20. Thread: 2.

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    5. Liver, Cucumbers, Tofu, Beets, Brussel Sprouts...

    5. Liver, Cucumbers, Tofu, Beets, Brussel Sprouts

    I never understood how people can eat animal guts especially the liver. Its a huge body filter for contaminates. That would be like eating an...
  21. Thread: Pool Plans

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

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

    Finally got the external electrical done

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  22. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Red or Blue? I am leaning at Blue only because...

    Red or Blue? I am leaning at Blue only because Red is used at all those funeral temple burning events......:smileylaughing:
  23. Thread: Pool Plans

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    :rofl: I never thought of that...Actually all...

    :rofl: 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...
  24. Thread: Pool Plans

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    11/22

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

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    View from pool bar.
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  25. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Ya know Armstrong, where we live it is like this...

    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...
  26. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Ootai, The pool plumbing is captive meaning...

    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...
  27. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Thanks Ant. Few more from last few days. The...

    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.
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  28. Thread: Pool Plans

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    The pool company pays for it. Not us. They will...

    The pool company pays for it. Not us. They will replace today.
  29. Thread: Pool Plans

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    RC, Nah. we told them it might look like a small...

    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
  30. Thread: Pool Plans

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    I finally got to finish the install of the pool...

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

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/11/467.jpg

    More tomorrow. Now comes the 4 or 5 days of...
  31. Thread: Pool Plans

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    :rofl:...I didn't see that Pallet jack....That's...

    :rofl:...I didn't see that Pallet jack....That's funny as hell.
  32. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Yes they are sometimes. Our idea of humor sends...

    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...
  33. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Mendip they were. Some had no idea what it was. I...

    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...
  34. Thread: Pool Plans

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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.

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  35. Thread: Pool Plans

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    :smileylaughing: Yeah Ratch, Put it on dolly's...

    :smileylaughing:

    Yeah Ratch, Put it on dolly's and push it along the street.
  36. Thread: Pool Plans

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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.
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  37. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Yeah Looks HUGE. I like the side gusset...

    Yeah Looks HUGE. I like the side gusset supports.

    I will do a Drone fly over while they unload and set by crane.
  38. Thread: Pool Plans

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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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  39. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Oh I will be sitting underneath my house...

    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.
  40. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Ootai, the pool is on its way. They bring at...

    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...
  41. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Light pics I did not get to finish the install...

    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.
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  42. Thread: Pool Plans

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    11/18

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/11/434.jpg

    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...
  43. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
  44. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Thanks Trying to gauge it a bit. In the US...

    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.
  45. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Quick question Ant, Does your pool see a lot of...

    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...
  46. Thread: Pool Plans

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    That's later tonight Shutree... :smileylaughing:.

    That's later tonight Shutree... :smileylaughing:.
  47. Thread: Pool Plans

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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...
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    Exactly and I'd add, when you eat and exercise...

    Exactly and I'd add, when you eat and exercise being the most important
  49. PH, Maybe its Monday but I do not understand your...

    PH, Maybe its Monday but I do not understand your stats. What are they telling us? What do those percentages reflect? It appears savings but not sure how it defines the % people are in debt to the...
  50. True MK, I guess my point comparing is that it is...

    True MK, I guess my point comparing is that it is not a Thai exclusive behavior so the news is not really surprising. Then all the responses about Thais and how they lack financial common sense. Any...
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