Pool progress

slowmoAugust 27, 2005

Here are some progress pics, from the dig of my pre-existing yard to the current stage--plumbing and rebar. The pool was designed to fit with my existing patio, which is why the pool took the shape it has. The rocks shown in the pictures of my yard before dig were from a waterfall (now dug out) that was part of the yard.

There will be a bridge going across the pool at the narrowest part--to the right of the spa.

Awaiting gunite next week!!

(Pics are in reverse order of progress......)

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Mel2001

Wow--great pictures! The "spa bridge" is going to look cool when finished.

How is your progress going?

-Melissa

    Bookmark   September 18, 2005 at 2:26PM
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slowmo

Well, we were done with gunite about 14 days ago. Electrical and gas lines are in.

Today, we started on coping and tile......that, along with the bridge, should last the next couple of weeks.

Some pictures post gunite:

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    Bookmark   September 25, 2005 at 12:22AM
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slowmo

Done with coping and raised bond beam...now on to the waterfall......


and rocks coming over the wall

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 2:23AM
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padrefan

Wow. They did a nice job with the flagstone. It looks great. Love the stairs!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 10:02AM
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Mel2001

slowmo: Thanks for posting the updated photos. The stone turned out beautifully. You have the most unusual shaped pool I've seen on this forum. What is the bridge going to be made out of? Also, what finish (plaster, Pebble, etc.) are you going with?

-Melissa

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 1:21PM
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slowmo

Thanks for the compliments.

The bridge will be a steel (rebar) base structure, with cement being poured over to flesh it out. It will then be covered with a flagstone (quartzite) on the top, and the side finished with a cement stone---called "El Dorado"--- which gives a ledger stone look.

The pool bottom will be a medium gray plaster.

As for the shape, it was driven by a desire to keep my patio and the trees on the side. The bridge came about as a way to "explain" why the pool is so skinny in the middle, and to give an alternate way to get to the spa other than walking around the side of the pool or swimming over.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 10:21PM
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Mel2001

In looking at your photos again, and you may have already thought of this, but make sure your builder "buffs" or "grinds" the sharp pieces of all the flagstone. Ours did on our Three River Rock flagstone (all 118 linear feet) and we don't have any sharp/rough edges.

-Melissa

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 11:48PM
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jennifer_in_clyde

Your pool is looking beautiful! Very unusual - but it just "fits" so well in your yard! Can I ask the measurements (especially curious about how wide it is at the "skinny" part!)

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 2:49PM
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slowmo

Pool overall is 17' at widest point, 42' long, with 3 1/2' depth at shallow end to 7' at the deep end. The "skinny part" is just a shade under 8' wide.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 11:16PM
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slowmo

Waterfall (with bench/steps leading to it) is done:

and some rocks for sitting on by the spa:

    Bookmark   November 1, 2005 at 11:11PM
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mitchcarnie

Looks sharp!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2005 at 1:49AM
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Mel2001

Wow, slowmo, the waterfall is beautiful! How many tons of rock is that?

-Melissa

    Bookmark   November 3, 2005 at 9:51AM
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rheddhedd

great waterfall, can't wait to see it in action!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2005 at 3:48PM
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slowmo

I am not sure of the total tonnage, but the total number of rocks used to make the waterfall is just over 50.....

    Bookmark   November 3, 2005 at 10:10PM
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snookums

It looks great!! I love how you were able to integrate it into your current patio. It must make it easier to go outside and check out the pool progress, too! I have to put on combat gear to get out into my yard right now!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2005 at 7:15AM
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slowmo

Nearing the end.....the bridge is finally under construction. They poured the concrete base (7" thick) and will wait about a week before removing from forms. Then, it will be topped with flagstone, and the sides with an El Dorado Stone. Then....on to plaster!!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2005 at 11:00PM
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rheddhedd

very very cool!
The bridge is a great touch.
When do you expect water?
Can't wait to see the finished product!
Sally

    Bookmark   December 3, 2005 at 11:29AM
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padrefan

I love your pool. It's going to be so great...very original. Good job!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2005 at 12:33PM
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slowmo

Well, bridge is finally done. Plaster comes next, and after 4 months we are finally done!!!

It turned out to be a little "thick" (high) on the spa side, so to make it less bulky we will probably put a potted plant on each side.....


    Bookmark   December 15, 2005 at 11:28PM
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rheddhedd

It looks great!
Will the bridge be slippery when it gets wet?
(sorry to get so practical!)

    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 10:58AM
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aqua_man

Great looking pool. I love how your waterfall looks so natural. I hope you get pics of it in action I bet that will be some sight.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2005 at 4:21PM
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loves2read

could we see some pix of this pool with water in it---
would really like to know how the bridge looks with people floating under it...
because of our lot/pool location (just contemplated)...something like this might help us out with spa location...
reminds me of the Riverwalk in SA where we spent our honeymoon...lots of lovely bridges over the river and some of the hotels do the same thing in their pools...

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 11:08AM
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