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12 d12 dcarmaniacarmania posted:
swimming pool fence posts

Hi Bill,
They are normally cemented in using structural grout. (A non shrinking cement) I would think the only way to get rid of them would be to cut…

7 months7 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Heat pump??

Hi,
I would think all heat pump systems to be very similar. Just check out their specs to see what efficiency they have. IE is it 5x efficient or…

7 months7 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Can I heat a pool using a heating element?

Here is my Review, of different types of Swimming Pool Heaters which I should have linked instead.
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=87715
Cheers,
Andrew

7 months7 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Can I heat a pool using a heating element?

Hi,
You Wrote "I have a large roof that that I can cover with solar panels. Am I missing something basic here?"
Are you CRAZY?
The old style kettles had a lock in…

7 months7 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Swimming Pool Heating: Solar, Heat Pump or Gas

Hi,

I have installed a new pool and this is the findings of my research (As I am still to get pool heating for my pool)

There are 3 main…

7 months7 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Approx cost of glass pool fence

Hi,
It cost me $5,000 for a 22 linear meter glass pool fence with short spiggots that held the glass (maybe 150mm high) with 2 x glass gates that…

8 months8 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Uneven tongue and groove flooring

Bump - Anyone have any ideas for me?

8 months8 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Hi,
Yes, The Swimming pool was only 1meter from the house foundation and I had to ensure that the house foundation had piering (2 lots of 2 meters wide by 1…

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9 months9 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Thank you for your kind words. I sub-contracted the pool build and did the paving and glass pool fence myself.
I don't think I am any cleverer than you. …

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9 months9 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Another few photos of the tiling....

10 months10 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Thanks for the reply.
I have a couple of other photos of the build.

10 months10 monthscarmaniacarmania posted:
Uneven tongue and groove flooring

I have one sheet of tongue and groove flooring (2-3mm drop due to last winter weather) that is uneven and was wondering if there was a acrylic (as any cement…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Now for the tiling to begin.

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Another view of the Plumbing.

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

We have also chosen our pool tile. The tiles are from a company called "Tiles on Bradman" here is South Australia. They are renown for supply quality tiles…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

We have chosen Travetine for the pool coping and pool paving area. It is 30mm thick in what is called a "French Lay" pattern. This means that the pavers come…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
My concrete pool experience (Brisbane)

Hello MrBee,
I am very impressed with your Concrete pool build. I know that with my build with the home extension things got in the way and time slipped away.…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Ordered 2.4Cubic meters of Concrete from a local premix concrete company.
Had 3 wheel barrows working for 2 hours and here is the finished product.

Amazingly, the left over for…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Just in time for the rain - all the stormwater from the home went straight into the pool.

I layed some plasic down for the strip footing and layed boards down.

Raining....

N16…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Made myself a depth Stick. Marked out at 400mm
(Here is the correct Photo)

What a mess!
Here is where the hand shovel come into action.

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

This unit does not look big but trust me the amount of damage it can do is tremendous. I think it was a 3 ton to memory.
Made myself a…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Getting close to the edge was quite nerve wracking. Slowly slowly was the answer.

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

The Excavator came with 2 buckets 900mm and 300mm

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Now for some digging fun

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

I needed a strip footing to support the pergola posts and future glass pool fence, so I hired an excavator from the local hire mob. The engineer drawings specified…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Sorry about the Photos not loading they should work now.

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Fibreglass v Concrete

Hi wheeliworks, thank you for your sarcastic response!!!
I was reading your response to my post as a positive reply but......I was wrong.
Do not be a Hypocrite!
If You Can't afford…

1 year1 yearcarmaniacarmania posted:
Concrete Swimming Pool - Owner Builder in South Australia

Top View of pool with shoring of the pool wall. I had to fill this gap in as I excavated the hole too large. Should have been only…

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