Avoiding Pool plumbing when digging up junk pavers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a patio to redo (I didnt do it the first time) and there is no base. Im worried about pool mechanical while digging out a foot for a good base. Any advice?
     
  2. big daddy b

    big daddy b LawnSite Member
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    Yeah, don't hit anything.
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hand dig and do not jump on the shovel
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    this stuff is within a foot down?
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    its hard to say. usually at least 12-inches. could be more. could be less. I've seen barely 1/2 a foot, and I've seen deeper. never know.
    the drain line is at level with the bottom of the pool. DEEP.

    all of the pipes are merely pvc.

    so you break a pipe. No biggie. Shut the pump(s) off (some pools have 2 pumps, one is for the cleaner). And go to your industrial plumbing supply house (not Home Depot or Lowes) and buy a repair coupler and some piple and put it back together. Piece of cake.


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  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    thanks. why no HD/Lowes? They are actually cheaper on 4" perf pipe than the half dozen industrial supply places around here.
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slip Fix for the win.

    Main thing is to dig carefully. Water it down do is is not bone dry but also no mud either. Push gently with the foot on the shovel.
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

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    Pools are NOT plumbed with "4" perf pipe", goober :hammerhead:

    They are plumbed with schedule 40 PVC.

    If you break a pipe, you need repair couplers.

    The box stores do not sell REPAIR COUPLERS. At least not that I've seen.



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  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    No ****. Im talking about general pricing but you knew that
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL

    I'm talking about commercial products.

    Does Home Depot sell Snap Edge? And Techni Seal poly sand?


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