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Old 02-23-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Do your pool excavations require that fill material be hauled away?

How many cubic yards on average?

Do your job sites usually allow more than 1 truck to be used to haul fill out?

Do you haul fill in a percentage of the time?

Do you have your excavator haul in stone for beneath the pool?
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
 
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Do your pool excavations require that fill material be hauled away?

How many cubic yards on average?

Do your job sites usually allow more than 1 truck to be used to haul fill out?

Do you haul fill in a percentage of the time?

Do you have your excavator haul in stone for beneath the pool?


I give the clients two options. They can either pay to haul it away ... or they can pay for extra time in grading out excavated dirt (if their yard size allows for it)

Usually, I count on around 15-20 truck loads for hauling out (20 ton loads each)

So that's about 300 tons ... which is about i guess 200 cub yards????


best to do T&M (imo) so you don't get stuck coming up short on a lump sum.



haul fill in a percentage at a time ... i don't understand what you mean here ...




yes - you can have more than one truck going in and out ...




yes, after the pool is excavated -- I smooth out a base of 57 stone. I do this a thickness of at least 6 inches.

Most of the time I can get it spread out with the bucket

Other times, I have to jump in the hole and shovel it

Almost always end up having to jump down anyways and rake it out


I like doing it b/c it gives a more firm base than just leaving it as "dirt."

Also, when it rains or if there is groundwater --- it won't turn into a mud pit and it's just more comfortable to walk around in

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Dirt what is the average size of your pools?
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haul fill in a percentage at a time ... i don't understand what you mean here ...
dirt, out of 100 pools you did last year how many did you have to import fill for?

And how many CY did you bring in?
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Right now, i consider an average size to be 800 sq ft

but there is no "typical"


they always end up being a little bigger (just in case someone wants to take the time and figure out - "hey, this pool's only 798 sq. ft. --- you owe me 2 more sq. ft.)

so in design, I'll add a little bit more sq. footage (i.e. I'll design it at 820)


even with a perfect excavation --- a large rain can come through the next day and cave a section of a wall in. Essentially a "florida hole"

what REALLY sucks is having the steel in and then this happens. Leads to a lot of hand work ... and if severe enough (thankfully haven't had to do it yet) - redo the steel


So ... from now on ... I make sure to get steel in quickly, and gunite asap
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