Koh Phangan Coconut Build

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:16 pm

I wondered where you went, thought you might have drowned in your pool whilst drinking your LEO

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:19 pm

Look like a nice flagstone Paver, can i ask what is the length x Width x Thickness and is it clay or concrete

Also where did you buy it from

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:10 pm

mmm...sorry Phil, the 'flagstones' are a bit of a trick of my imagined garden I am afraid - they are really just fired clay bricks. When I photoshopped in the trees for the 'after' pic they seemed to upscale...

Meanwhile the pipeless pool filter has fired up and is running well...it has a light, water jets and vacuum-hose attachment. It uses 2 separate pumps which can be run together or alternately - with the 2 pumps it shifts up to 50m/2 per hour...the entire pool volume. We shipped it in from China for around 60,000 bht...under half the price of a conventional system. The details are here -
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby Shastadad » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:07 am

Brilliant purchase of the pipeless pool filter

One of the centerpieces of your whole build was the "infinity" style pool and now the WTP 50 answers the question of how you were going to "filter" it without all the complicated and space taking filters, piping and electrics
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:51 pm

Thanks Shastadad.
Yes, doing away with the pump room and external filter piping is a big bonus. The 'swimjet' function could power a small Chinese aircraft carrier, and the inbuilt pool light cycles through the disco spectrum - thank goodness it can also be paused.
The pool is not an 'infinity' style ...though the edge has an 'infinity view, but the water level is deliberately 20cm below the deck because there is no bullnose to contain the tsunami when fat bastards jump in!. The actual water depth is 1.5m.
We did consider an infinity but the spill tank would have required a return pump system...and the KISS principle was applied (keep it simple, stupid).
I actually added a step for shorties on the sea-view side...
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...the view
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby Shastadad » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:19 am

Thanks for the information about "infinity" pools

I always thought it just meant that there was half of the pool that was not underground so it looked out infinitely

At first I thought the WP50 was one of those pool add ons that is designed to allows you to exercise by swimming against a swift current while you stayed relatively stationary

As usual, with my luck, the existence of such a space saving filter design was unknown when I really needed it. I ended up with an external filter system for my Koi pond but would have gladly paid an extra 6,000 THB for your solution

This is why I love CHT, always informative and educational, free too :D
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:12 am

Shastadad wrote:Thanks for the information about "infinity" pools

I always thought it just meant that there was half of the pool that was not underground so it looked out infinitely


This is why I love CHT, always informative and educational, free too :D


Just for fun this is an infinity pool
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby olavhome » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:33 am

The filter really look compact, and as pointet out by others, you dont need all the plumming.
Hope you give an update on experience after a couple of months use :)
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:14 am

Thanks Olav,
Yes, the filter arrived in a crate, was popped into the recess and plugged in...and off she goes...couldn't be simpler. As you say, time will reveal its quality.

As Sometimewoodworker shows, an infinity pool is edgeless (and has the advantage of acting as a giant skimmer). But there is also a lot to consider in the design process of the overflow and holding tank.
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However, by choice, my pool was designed to have a clean, raised edge on all 4 sides... I then used grey tiles to get a deep green, natural pool colour, as a nod to the surrounding jungle.

And filling was obviously fun...and particularly satisfying as all of the water came off the roof!
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:37 am

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
Shastadad wrote:Thanks for the information about "infinity" pools

I always thought it just meant that there was half of the pool that was not underground so it looked out infinitely


This is why I love CHT, always informative and educational, free too :D


Just for fun this is an infinity pool
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Yes, I know where that is

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:50 pm

The end of the build – as much as any build can be ‘finished’. My relatively placid recount belies the usual to and fro, and the 7 months since “completion” has been spent on a multitude of snags and fixes. Our Thai and Burmese workers were just fine for most things except final finishes - and then they tested my often decreasing patience. Everything twice became the accepted norm and wtf, f...k me the usual expletive.
The project was outlined and understood with Sketchup – an immensely useful tool – long before hammer hit nail. The dialogue with the architect centred around his drawings matching my Sketchups. And so it was – my original sketches are pretty close to the finished article. I also used Sketchup for all manner of detailing – from deck fencing to pocketed sliders.
The great successes for us were the Colorbond roof and the bespoke vented ridge (meaning a very cool Thai house), the lovely timbered ceilings which are a miracle of that oxymoron “Thai workmanship”, and the glorious red room – which opens through fully opening walls to the pool and view.
Thanks for the responses from all the members – it was Fred’s build that inspired me to record our own on CTH and a big cheer to Phil (Pipoz) who so often took the time to feed back.
Here’s a few pictures from the Songkram break – a build is now a home!
A very happy Thai new year to you all.

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:57 pm

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:10 pm

Looks very tranquil and the red works really well with the timber.

Views to die for. :shock:

PS How long and how wide was your pool again

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby eyecatcher » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:39 pm

Very well done :)
you should be so proud of what you have achieved.
it looks great and the memory of the stresses should dissipate into the sunset. :)

(sent via Nurse Pornping, ward 3 Chiang Mai psychiatric hospital)
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:05 pm

Thanks Phil and Eyecatcher. The pool is 14.5 x 2.5 x 1.5m Phil - the WTP50 turns the water over in an hour or so.
Wish I had known about Nurse Pornping a year ago Eye...there are things I would do differently if there was another next time around, like pre-arrange psychiatric care!

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My Lab Toffee is still getting over it!
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