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Old 05/19/2020, 11:54 AM   #101
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We got the electric utility approval yesterday
The city permit was just pending that approval so that should come in shortly
The HOA still hasn’t come back. The plan is to submit the permit and utility sign off to get them moving...


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Old 05/21/2020, 01:12 PM   #102
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City had some questions around the p-trap and drain.. approval pending!!!


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Old 05/22/2020, 10:35 PM   #103
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Man, this is gonna be good...


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Old 05/24/2020, 12:56 AM   #104
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqHlDnL29TI

It's not a very good walkthrough but it's a start. I had to learn a lot about building pools - soil composition, drainage requirements, etc...

but at least the wife and I have found a solution that works to grow coral (hopefully) and still not destroy property values (also hopefully).

And now we can snorkel in the pool to get a closer look at the reef.


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Old 05/24/2020, 01:03 PM   #105
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Marked it out - left side is the reef (8' x 16') and sump (8' x 8'). right side is the pool (24' 8" x 20').





here's the layout of the sump and reef:





here's just the reef from inside the sump... doesn't look "that" big



and the reef from inside the pool:



and here's the pool:




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Old 05/24/2020, 05:37 PM   #106
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Pretty incredible idea.
The pool will actually add an interesting view of the reef.


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Old 05/25/2020, 11:06 PM   #107
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Thanks! The pool is a substantial cost component but they go together to maintain property values.

The pool grew again today by 6’ ... so the total now is 26’ x 36’

In order to stabilize the clay under the reef and pool, I’m adding helical piles under the slab. I’m also having to add channel drains to keep any salt water from leaching out into the soil...


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Old 05/29/2020, 06:31 AM   #108
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Man I canít wait for this one!

By the way Karim, Iím the one who offered help any time, living in McKinney, they just merged my accounts (jmsilhy and PMatuk). So again, let me know when you need extra hands.


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Thanks! I've gotten most of the subcontractors online, just waiting for HOA approval.

I added a third window from the Jacuzzi to the sump too to get some light in there.

I'm tempted to just take a shovel and start pulling up the sod but it would be a waste of effort right now.


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Thanks! I've gotten most of the subcontractors online, just waiting for HOA approval.

I added a third window from the Jacuzzi to the sump too to get some light in there.

I'm tempted to just take a shovel and start pulling up the sod but it would be a waste of effort right now.

Coming along quickly!!!


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