New Pool Build Bakersfield CA

lindsgdMarch 5, 2013

Tomorrow we begin building our first pool which seemed to take forever to get to this point.

100 perimeter pool
2 cascading waterfalls
12" raised deck
750sq ft decking
2 deck jets
3-1/2 - 8ft deep
Dive Rock
Irish Mint Mini Pebble
Reflective Glass Firepit

We are doing this as an owner-builder with a hired consultant.

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Valentino18

The Irish Mint mini pebble by NPt's StoneScapes is gorgeous. I have only ever heard good things. Good Luck and happy swimming.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2013 at 3:05PM
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golfgeek

lindsgd,
Be aware that consultants in California must be licensed. This has been a problem in the central valley for quite a few years and in Bakersfield in particular. Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 12:01AM
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lindsgd

Yes he is licensed. Thanks for the heads up.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 2:12AM
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lindsgd

Here is the blank slate that we began with....

The first day was all about the dig and in about 4-1/2 hours it was completed.

Day 2 and 3 was the rough plumbing and electrical and rebar.

And them came the rain and turned our backyard into a muddy mess!!

Today the gasline is being installed for the firepit. Tomorrow is the first inspection and tuesday we should start the Gunite process.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 4:28PM
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lindsgd

Great news we passed inspection this morning. Hopefully we will have Gunite tomorrow.

We will have to have reinspection for the gas line due to a faulty gauge but it won't hold the project up.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:02PM
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lindsgd

The tile!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 11:27PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Love it! Keep the photos coming!!

Suzi

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 9:16PM
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lindsgd

The Gunite crew showed up at 7:30am and they were done by around 10. It is really starting to come together....

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 8:06PM
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Dru2012

Looks great! We are about to start steel and plumbing on ours so we're right behind you....in Orange County, CA.

Have you seen the Irish Mint in real life? We are thinking about the Carribbean Breeze but not sure as we haven't seen it. Are you comfortable using it over Pebble Sheen?

Congrats! Look forward to seeing the progress...

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 4:29PM
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lindsgd

Yes we have seen a sample and its a pretty light color. It should contrast nicely with the tiles installed yesterday.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 5:16PM
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Aqua-Link Pools and Spas

Your shotcrete should be cured for 21 days before applying your brown coat for tile and seven day cure time for the brown coat before setting the tile per the Tile Contractors of America code.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 11:59PM
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jacksonbird03

It seems good nice work and gather some information about the contractor and its license...

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 3:19AM
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MsMaryMac23

How exciting! I would LOVE to have a pool like yours. I received 3 quotes for 16x32 with spa, two waterfalls, and flagstone edges for $48K
-$55K. Is that reasonable to you?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 2:10AM
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lindsgd

Ours should finish right at 35k. We ended up having 1200 sq ft of decking.

As soon as the gunite cures in another week or so we'll be ready for the gemstone plaster.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 11:19AM
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lindsgd

We are ready for decking. Plumber coming monday for any final height adjustments and to hook up the water descents and make sure the deck jets are where we want them.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 1:15AM
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lindsgd

The decking has been completed and equipment has been set. We passed the inspection yesterday and today the PebbleSheen is being applied. It looks like they will start filling pool tomorrow evening. We are extremely pleased with the results.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 12:42PM
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lindsgd

The finished product.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:32PM
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lindsgd

Finished firepit at night.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:33PM
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truxtc102

I love your pool's color! It will be even more awesome once the landscape is complete! Congrats!:)

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:21PM
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glad2b

I love your new pool - it is gorgeous!!! It's exactly what I would want a pool to look like, it's young and fresh and doesn't look like a botanical garden. You did a great job! Enjoy - I am green with envy. :)

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 3:11PM
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Dena Walters

Beautiful, and quick! I love your firepit. We thought about having one but in my neighborhood we cannot have gas....it's an all electric neighborhood.
Dena

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 7:57AM
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NewLKNPool

very impressive!!! Great Job!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 12:32PM
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lindsgd

Some added touches.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 12:07AM
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