27 September, 2016

Sunny Monday and Tuesday

What a glorious day. Sunny all day.

Here's some of the work that was happening this morning.

Filling Column Bases
Yesterday afternoon, the workers put in forms for the column bases, which form part of the wall. This morning, those all got filled.






Pump House Growing Up
The pump house just keeps on growing. I'm looking forward to seeing the window louver and door put back in their places. Just a couple of the things we salvaged from the old pump house.






Skimmer Detail
I took this shot mostly as a reminder for future maintenance, of the skimmer and some of the piping.







Deck Fill Looking North
This afternoon, the forms came off the column bases and some of the mounds of marl we have around began to be leveled out, as in this view looking northward. Almost looks like a finished deck.






Deck Fill Looking South
Now, for this shot I'm standing where I was shooting in the last one. We can step out of the sliding glass door area without worrying about breaking our necks. Only worry about tracking marl into the house now. But that will soon change because I think they're getting close to being ready to cast the deck.




Deck Fill Looking East
Here's the view looking east along the house. Wow! It's really beginning to look finished now.







Deck Fill Looking West
I quickly turned around and snapped a shot the other direction. Here's what it looks like looking to the west. Those little blocks are protecting the venturi controls for the spa jets.






Deck Fill Looking - Jeez, That's Tall!
The first full column form is going up. Wow! That thing is tall. What isn't readily apparent, is the height that the pump house has gotten to. It's within a block level of reaching its final height.






Looking Through the Window Hole
Here's a nice view. Looking through the hole that will soon hold the window louver.







Truing Up the Column Form
Here's another view of the full column being trued up to stand vertically. It'll be interesting to see just how they take care of filling it. Ok, I guess that's about it for now.






Last Act of the Day
last bit of work, other than the daily cleanup, is filling the column form. Lots of buckets of concrete to fill that thing.

3 comments:

  1. Glad you are back, Dave!
    Just had a lovely read of all the recent post.
    I can't believe the complexities of the pool reno/restoration, but I can see it is starting to come together now. Well done with upgrading your cooking skills. From what Dianna has said, you a cooking up some excellent meals. Looking forward to more posts.

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    1. Hi Vivien,
      Glad you like the posts. The pool project was, um, complicated. I'm glad we found Mario as our contractor - all thanks to David and Elizabeth for that. He and his crew are great, knowledgeable, and caring, plus they work hard.
      About the cooking skills, I just ordered a bread maker. Who'da thunk it?
      Cheers,
      Dave

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    2. Hi Vivien,
      Glad you like the posts. The pool project was, um, complicated. I'm glad we found Mario as our contractor - all thanks to David and Elizabeth for that. He and his crew are great, knowledgeable, and caring, plus they work hard.
      About the cooking skills, I just ordered a bread maker. Who'da thunk it?
      Cheers,
      Dave

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