New Pool Build - Katy, TX

mwardgeoMarch 15, 2010

I have been lurking for a while and learned a ton from the site. We decided to go ahead with the pool about mid- January. After talking with 5 pool builders we decided to go with Gulf Coast Pools. Here are some specs:

All equipment is Pentair

Roughly 35' by 20' Free form

6" Baha Shelf with 4 bubblers

3.5' to 8' depth

2 waterfalls with a 6' slide in between

4 whisperlite pumps

3 intellibrite lights

4 fire features on the waterfalls

400,000 btu heater

DE filter

8' spa with 4 jet independent foot dome

Outdoor Kitchen

Firepit

Kid fence

As far as specifics, if you would like to know just ask. I will post some pics as soon as I figure out how.

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huskyridor

Congrats on the new pool!!!

You've got a great pool builder, post some progress pic's as the pool starts taking shape during construction. I'd actually like to see the design on where they placed the slide between the falls and what material it's being constructed out of. Although many people don't, I love slides.

See ya,
Kelly

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 2:30PM
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trhought

mwardgeo....congratulations! The feature list looks impressive and can't wait to see the design and build unfold.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 6:50PM
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mwardgeo

OK, since I now figured out how to link photos hopefully I can show everyone the progress so far:

outline

Dig Day

Gunite on the slide

Slide post gunite in the first stage of rock work:

Spa

More to follow soon.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 10:54PM
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mwardgeo

A few more photos

An overview from the second floor.

Our lifeguard in training - Boof-

Shallow end

Tomorrow we paint out the deck.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2010 at 11:15PM
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mwardgeo

A couple more;

The equipment pad

A view from where the firepit will be:

    Bookmark   March 19, 2010 at 3:11PM
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drlgengtx

I really like your pool - impressive design. I'm using Gulf Coast as well - hopefully starting in the next couple of weeks. How's your build going? Appreciate your feedback.

thanks

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 10:07PM
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mwardgeo

A quick update. We got plaster today. An idea of the decking and our spa:

The tile work on the slide:


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Start of plaster:

Flagstone on the Baha shelf:

First Water:

Spa:

By the way the plaster is Diamond Brite Tahoe Blue.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 12:13AM
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womanowned

Are you sure it's Diamond Brite and not a mixed-on-site kncok-off like Quartzscapes? Who did the plaster?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 9:51PM
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fighting_irish

Yes it is definately Diamond brite.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 12:16AM
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mwardgeo

I can verify that it was Diamond Brite. I saw the bags.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 6:14PM
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txmomoftwo

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! It's gorgeous! The tile on the slide is amazing! The rock work...fantastic! Love your deck! Is it just brushed concrete with flagstone inlay or something else? We are doing decking next week and I'm LOVING yours! Thinking of switching from pea gravel to whatever it is that you have. Looks awesome!

One thing...does the plaster in the spa look a little off to you? It might just be the photo, but it just looks really funky on my pc. How does it look with water in it?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 9:07PM
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bridgeland

Love your pool pics...do you mind me asking how much your pool cost? I thinking about calling Gulf Coast as well

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 11:10PM
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txmomoftwo

Anxious to see more pics of your pool with the water filled up.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2010 at 4:04PM
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mwardgeo

As far as the decking we are going with spraydeck with flagstone inlays. The decking guys wanted to wait till everything else was done before they did the spray deck, so right now it is just concrete in between the flagstone. I will post some pictures of the pool as of today later tonight.

As far as cost it is going to end up around 75 when it is all said and done. Gulf Coast was not the cheapest but in my mind they were the most creative. As far as their work I have been very happy with the quality. They have also been very receptive to changes and corrections.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2010 at 3:26PM
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sharoncbrn

Looks great! What is the color of the flagstone and tile?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2010 at 5:35PM
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piscespool

Oh, wow..that is the COOLEST tile-work on the slide...best slide I've seen...very snakeskin-ish (in a good way - very stylish...awesome!! Very nice build! Gulf Coast has done a great job for you guys, and you're right about not going with the "cheapest"..you really want quality. You'll be finishing up and swimming just in time for the hot weather...enjoy!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2010 at 1:47PM
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mwardgeo

Sorry it has taken so long to give an update but life has kind of gotten in the way. We have been enjoying our new pool now for a few weeks now. We couldn't be happier with the way things have turned out. Although we do still have a few loose ends to tie up.

As far as what the name of the flagstone and tile where I will have to differ to David. I think the flagstone was Oklahoma something. Now to the pics:

Full Pool

Spa

Bubblers

Small Waterfall

Main Waterfall

Slide

Intellibrite LED

LED Green

Spa Spillway

I will post a few more pics when Gulf Coast gets the patio done and the fire features working.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 10:05PM
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playa7

Your tile looks similar to something I have picked out. Do you happen to remember the name of it?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 10:24PM
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peytonroad

I like the dog, and love the pool!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 4:07PM
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playa7

Does anyone know what color tile this is? Or whether it is Master or Noble Tile? I have been looking forever it feels like on a tile color and I really love this one and would like to pick this choice for our pool! Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 1:16AM
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cantuyou

Nice pool.

The builder's inexperience shows up when you see the spa spillway is flush with the coping. And as always the spillway will drool onto the deck. The spillway must be a minimum of one foot inside the pool coping to avoid water loss.
Flagstone in the water is not a good idea. I hope they water sealed the gunite under the flagstone it or even a tiny grout crack will cause leakage. I would dye test any future crack in grout to check on that.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 8:35AM
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domingos35

why no intelliflo's?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 12:53PM
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