The city inspector wouldn't sign off on that, so back came the "dig" guys to fix it.
4/25 - They brought in a truck with some dirt and all the equipment again.
While one guy brought the dirt around to the back -
the guy with the backhoe scooped it up and put it in the pool.
They shoveled and tamped dirt all over and measured -
and measured again -
and again. Finally it was decided it was perfect.
Just as soon as these guys finished, the plumbers came rolling in with tons of pipes and fittings. They immediately started digging channels for their pipes.
That's a lot of pipes. Next was to do a pressure test with the water turned on and see if we had any leaks. - - -- not a one, so we are good to go.
4/28 - Here comes the Rebar guy. This is a one man crew and he is fascinating to see. Each crew that has been here set up their radio first thing and turn on their music. So far they have all listened to a Spanish station. This guy is so fun to hear. He sings along with every song and he's not bad. It didn't take him long to haul all this steel around to the back yard and get busy.
Can you believe this? He has completely formed all this steel in the shape of the pool and ready for the shotcrete. That is kind of a cement/plaster kind of mix. It goes on first and has to cure for quite a while, then the plaster "Pebble Sheen" goes on and they fill the pool immediately.
The electrical panel is up and now they are going to hook up the light inside the pool.
This guy has a propane torch and he is heating up the pipe and when it is really soft, the other guy fishes it through all the rebar and connects it to the pool light.
All done, ready for the inspector and looking fabulous so far.
Another crew came and put the block wall back up, so now I need to paint it and we need to get the yard guy here to help put this area back together. With all those trucks driving thru here, this is really a mess.
We are looking good and the pool is coming along nicely. The inspector from the city is supposed to come on Monday. Won't be long now.
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