Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pebble-tec Day

At 5:30am this morning they started working on my pool. This big truck in the alley mixed the cement and the pebbletec. While he was mixing up the pebbletec, the others got the pool ready. They covered my tile, the Kool-decking, the pool jets, the light and the drain. Then they put up a network of cables above the pool to hold the sprayers.

They each wore these shoes - see the spikes?

There was a crew of 7. One held the hose that was coming from the truck in the alley. The other men troweled the mixture making it smooth. As they troweled they sprayed it with water. They sprayed this mixture 4 times. After the last time they sprayed the mixture, they did their final trowel. They sprayed away the top of the cement to exposure the pebbles underneath. I wondered how they got the pebbles in there! It's in mixture from the start. It was fun to watch!

At the end they leave one man behind to do the finish work. He was there an hour after everyone else had left. He takes off his spiked shoes and walks out of the pool to leave. The mixture was semi-dry by then. The whole process took five hours. I LOVE the color! Tomorrow they put in the light, the jets, the drain and then acid wash the pebbles. When they leave the water goes in the pool. woohooPosted by Picasa

8 comments:

Mildred said...

It looks beautiful! Fun to watch it all come together.

Rev. Paul said...

I love to watch the step-by-step - good work!

Becca's Dirt said...

It's all coming together. Looking good.

Becca's Dirt said...

PS When are we suppose to arrive for the pool party?? Ha Ha Ha

Diane C. said...

I was curious about the process. It must have been fun to watch! Interesting about the cables above the pool and the spiky boots. Great post!

Busy Bee Suz said...

VERY COOL!!!

Susie said...

Looks like it won't be long til someone is splashing around for sure!

grammy said...

it is almost time to swim (o: