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old pictures of some work done to the house.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    ron you were right for once!!!! contact somebody important so this can be put in a history book!!!! hahahaahahahaha
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Well I was thinking the earlier pools we had here that were built like that were made from aluminum, but nowadays, those panels would be gone as soon as the installer turned his back.
  3. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    What kind of pools are those?? Is that something you do or do you just backfill them? The pool at your house is freaking awesome!!:clapping:
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    we are trying to get away from the contractor and build pools on our own... but we backfill and wire the pool for the contractor.. but from the stage you see in the last batch of pictures there is only four steps left depending on what type of edge it is.. the last pool is a cantilever which means the concrete runs straight to the edge of the pool wall.. so on this cantilever edge pool there are three steps left

    1-pour the concrete
    2-vermiculite the bottom of the pool (vermiculite is a very pourus mortar mix with styrofoam balls in it)
    3-then set the liner with the vacuum on to keep liner tight
    4-add water

    my pool has a coping edge

    coping is the white metal you see around the top of the pool wall...

    now if that pool was a coping edge you could go about finishing it anyway. but the way we usually finish in this order (i am goin to start right after the pool walls are set)

    1-backfill pool and grade for concrete
    2-install coping
    3-vermiculite bottom
    4-install liner with vacuum to keep it tight
    5-fill with water
    6-pour concrete

    but there are so many ways to finish a coping pool it just all depends on when you can get people there and weather and all the other variables that affect construction
  5. Nel-Martin

    Nel-Martin LawnSite Member
    from ON
    Posts: 112

    what good would it do in the bottom of the pool ron ????? not worth much down there
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    If I know Ron his comment (as well as mine) would be "their not much good above ground either".
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup, that's more like it! [​IMG]
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    there better than a shovel!!!! thats all i got to say about them!
  9. Nel-Martin

    Nel-Martin LawnSite Member
    from ON
    Posts: 112

    that's for darn sure !! i like the T190 really good , was in an asv for a day a week ago , an i didn't like it the best i even through it on it's side :dizzy: (first time it happened to me )
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    my two favorite mtl's are the case 420ct and the t190.. and for brute force and pushing power compared to the case the 190 is a beast!! but the 420 has hand controls and is alot more comfortable!! there are goin to be pro's and con's of any machine no matter what color, model, year, it doesnt matter..

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