My infinity pool

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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Mon May 29, 2017 10:26 am

Hi,

My brother-in-law and another guy just started building the technical room on the buffer tank and of course the rain invited. The soil has been much stirred in recent months. The land with all this water has become very difficult.
This is one of the reasons why I decided to stop construction of the pool until mid-November. Another reason is the builder's schedule.
Now I will only make the pump house and the small shower-toilet room located on the retention tank.

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Re: My infinity pool

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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:19 pm

Hello everyone

Despite a few showers, the work continues gently with only 2 people.

The pump house:
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The small room "shower-toilet":
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:26 pm

A small update.
Room "shower-toilet": Remains to make the tiling, the installation of the shower and the sanitary, the painting.
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Pump house: ceiling in progress, tiling and painting to make.
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:32 pm

Hi,

Just a little update, litte room "Shower-toilet" and technical room have been completed since July.

The end of the pool will resume either early December or next year. I hope to see more clearly next week (one month of work planned). Anyway, tiling for the pool and spa and travertine for the top of the wall are ordered. I will also put a variable speed filtration pump.


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Re: My infinity pool

Postby bkkdave » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:35 pm

Absolutely inspiring and very useful. Thanks for sharing! Would love to have an infinity pool in the future too! Looks fantastic overall. Cheers.
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Klondyke » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:47 am

When planning pump location is good way to think where a leakage water around the pump will go - in order not to need to wipe clean the floor every day.

There is always some water around the pump not only during the installation works but also at every backwashing and cleaning the pump basket after pool vacuuming.

And not only the basket cleaning. If you touch the body bottom under the basket you will feel some fine sand corns (sometimes not so fine) - not so good for the pump bearings. Then, with the emptying bolt you will get the sand corns out together with the spilled water.

After that, you will need to fill up the basket space fully with water, not to start the pump with the air space. So the valves (6-way valve and at the water incomer to pump) will be re-opened again and the lid of the basket will be fastened only after the water flows over the top.

And moreover, beside these daily (or weekly) operations there can be always some unwanted leakage around the equipment.
Then, not forget, the pump switch should be in reach at the 6-way valve. When backwashing - or any other re-positioning of the valve - the pump should always be interrupted in order to avoid a big shock not so good for the 6-way valve, pump and all the piping either. Then, it is not so good feeling to stand with bare feet on wet floor and touch the switch.

(Recently, there was a deadly accident of a falang and his son at Pattaya during their pool pump handling).
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:07 pm

Thank you Klondyke for your advice always so full of common sense. :wink:
I'll talk to the builder.
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi,

Due to various hazards, the continuation and end of the pool will resume in late January. A month of work is planned.
Some changes are planned:

A variable speed pump will be used to ensure (I think!) a better chlorine distribution with the salt electrolyser.
Emaux Super Power Variable Speed Pump (1.5 HP)
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A pump for 6 jets of water in the spa wall. This pump will not be used permanently and will not be connected to the filtration system.
Emaux SR30 Pump (3HP)
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A sand filter loaded with zeolite or glass. I have not yet decided my choice regarding the filtering mass.
Emaux V700B filter (20m³/h, 2 inch valve connector)
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An air blower to feed the 16 nozzles into the spa floor.
Silencer (2HP) from Air Supply – USA
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Hayward Aquarite AQR + T-CELL-9 Salt chlorinator
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70m² of tiles arrived a few days ago. Missing 35m² are expected tomorrow. Tile brand Blezz.
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The top of the pool wall (overflow) and the top of the spa wall will be covered with travertine. Travertine is ready and must be transported to my home in early January.
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Hello everyone,

I resumed building my pool in early February.
After 2 weeks and 3 days of work to finish this pool, we are at this stage:

First of all, the stairs were so bad that the new builder decided to break it and redo it.Image

It was necessary to remove all the coating in the pool because of the presence of many air pockets.Image
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Level preparation with a laser for the top of the wall of the pool.Image
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Remove some of the blocks that were used as exterior formwork for the pool and spa. The blocks being porous were a source of leakage in the overflow gutter.Image
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:10 pm

Coat the wall of the pool again.Coat the wall of the pool again.
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Redo the stairs.Image
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Tile the walls.Image
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:35 pm

Break the part of the overflow gutter that was started and redo this gutter.Image
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Add a seal in the pool floor at the bottom of the spa wall (where the previous builder did not find it useful to put one in spite of my requests).Image
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following photos tomorrow ... :wink:
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Breizh29 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:16 am

Lay the travertine on the top of the wall for overflow.Image
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Insert the niches of the LED lights into the wall.ImageImage
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Nigglyb » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:43 pm

Interesting, thanks. I'm enjoying following this thread :D
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Re: My infinity pool

Postby Klondyke » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Lay the travertine on the top of the wall for overflow.

Not sure whether I am seeing it correctly:the slope of the OF surface is outwards - outside edge is lower than the pool edge?

When it is sloped inwards, a large portion of the water comes back, so the waves are "ironed", and not so much water goes over. I have some 2 cm difference on 40cm width.

Of course, if it is already finished and outwards, you surely will not changed it, perhaps it does not make a big difference, let's see how it will work.
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