New Pool in Central TX

Suzee7447July 22, 2011

I have been lurking around the site for several months and enjoying all the posts and responses. We started our pool three weeks ago. The process has been relatively painless except the drought conditions are turning my backyard into a giant dust bowl.

D-Day--Dig Day

Gunite Day!!

Back side of waterfall

Oklahoma Flagstone Coping Complete

Front of waterfall with Patsy Jane (our resident nanny goat wannabe)

To be continued.....

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Pretty garden and yard. Are those orchards in the background? Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 11:52AM
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Nothing new today..Hopefully will be finishing up during the next week. Thanks for comments.

@ poolcenter: I don't mind if you use the pictures.

@ banana_fanna: We don't have any orchards. We have about 30 acres. The pastures directly behind our house are open for the horses and then further back is heavily wooded. I have added a couple of before pictures of the yard....well before 22 days of 100+ temps, over 3 months without any rain and unusually high winds since March. My flowers were really lovely at one time. It is beginning to resemble a warzone at this point:(

    Bookmark   July 23, 2011 at 12:57AM
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We are pouring the decks tomorrow....

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 9:39PM
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So exciting---the tile is finished and the yard is on the way to getting cleaned up. Stonescapes Aqua Blue finish tomorrow.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 12:49AM
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More pictures--a few close ups of the tile. It is Noble Tile Saxa Chiaro Mix..

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 1:01AM
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Coming along beautifully! I really like the TX tile inlay. I personally would love to have that for a project we are doing when these triple digits let up.
Where bouts in central TX are y'all? We are in the DFW area.
Keep this pics comeing.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 5:09PM
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Who is building your pool? I am in dripping and about to start getting bids. Also how did the digging go? We have so much rock!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 11:55PM
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Looks great!

I would guess you are somewhere near Temple/Belton.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 9:07PM
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Sorry I haven't posted any updates lately...on vacation and then school starting makes life crazy!

@zookeeper--I designed the TX star myself and then had Sal at Cowtown Ceramics in Ft. Worth create it. He was very helpful, not too pricey and we got it within about 2 weeks.

@lzydogrnch and beachman68--we are located about 15 miles south of Waco. Ramirez Pools out of Belton was our PB...we have rock but it basically chips away in layers. The digging was really not a problem and we didn't require any special rock busting equipment.

I will post a few new pics to show the Pergolas, additional rock work on the pool wall, aqua blue stonescape finish etc. Still working on another pergola as well as a new addition to our house..busy busy busy!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 7:26PM
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Finished mosaic--the water is sooo blue!

The finished waterfall

The pool with pergolas in background

finished rock work on the back of the pool wall--just needs to be washed and cleaned up

Hopefully we will be wrapping everything up over the next few weeks so we can finally get the yard cleaned up! I am seriously considering astroturf if we don't get rain soon----I'm done with all the dirt:)

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 7:49PM
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I especially like the rebar caps used in the beginning stages of your construction :)

All kidding aside it looks awesome, and i really like the Tx star you added, it looks great.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2011 at 4:44PM
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Beautiful pool! I am south of Belton and will be interviewing Ramirez in two days. Do you recommend this company? Also, we are running off well water and this makes me nervous with the high mineral content. Do you have any advice about this? I have heard so many horror stories regarding OK Flagstone for coping, but that seems to be the material of choice for the PBs in the area. Are you still happy with this? THANKS!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 2:39PM
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