New Pool Build

CherrytxMay 24, 2013

We a so excited about our new pool!

Pool Size: 18x20x40
Depth: 3.6 to 8
Perimeter: 110
Area: 720
Pump: 3 HP variable
Tanning Shelf
Decking: 850 sf
Stamped Concrete
Pebble Tec: Tahoe Blue
2 Led Lights
Infloor Cleaning System
Waterfall/Slide/Jump Platform/Rope Swing

Day One

They mapped out the pool!

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lindsgd

Congrats. A very exciting time!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 10:16PM
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Cherrytx

Day 2

Getting ready to dig!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:49PM
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Cherrytx

The Dig

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:50PM
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Cherrytx

I am amazed at how fast they do this

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:53PM
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Cherrytx

Almost finished

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:54PM
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Cherrytx

They started at 7:30 this morning and finished around 1pm. Now we wait for 2 days before the plumbing for the infloor cleaning system gets done. I feel like this is going to be a hurry up and wait process LOL

    Bookmark   May 25, 2013 at 6:59PM
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lindsgd

The biggest wait will be for the gunite to cure.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 2:43PM
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gammiesquiltes

It is so much fun watching the build. We had neighbors coming over to sit on the back porch to watch! Very interesting!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Cherrytx

Day 14
Gunite

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 9:57PM
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Cherrytx

Stairs and bench

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 9:58PM
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Carnut12

That is coming out Great!!!!!!

Congrats!!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 11:17AM
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Cherrytx

Coping and Tile was started today.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 7:10PM
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Cherrytx

Tile

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 7:11PM
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Cherrytx

Coping/Oklahoma Flagstone

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 7:12PM
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Cherrytx

Forming the waterfall, slide, jump platform.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 5:36PM
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Stefv1

Can't wait to see more pictures.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 9:11PM
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Cherrytx

Tree trunk was put up today!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 12:50AM
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Cherrytx

Tree will have a rope swing!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 12:52AM
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twingle

Fabulous pool! Could you give those of us in planning stage an idea of cost/budget??

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 3:15PM
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Cherrytx

The pool itself, including pump, lights, decking, pebble tec, tile etc was roughly $47,500. We added the infloor cleaning system which was a little over $5,000. The boulder waterfall/slide we designed is close to $21,000 and the concrete tree for the swing was $12,000.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:43AM
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cbink

Can't wait to see the slide! How big is it?
We've signed and are waiting on HOA right now (we are also putting in a waterfall/slide but I'm guessing it will be a lot smaller than yours (Offhand I think it's costing us about $12k)

Coming along really nicely so far, can't wait to see the finished pool!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 10:49AM
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Cherrytx

Havent been on for awhile. They poured and started stamping the waterfall a couple of weeks ago.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:24PM
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Cherrytx

Some of the rocks that have been stamped.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:25PM
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Cherrytx

Decking was formed Wednesday.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:26PM
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Cherrytx

Starting to pour the decking.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:28PM
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Cherrytx

Decking has been poured and stamped.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:29PM
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Cherrytx

Still not finished,mother will come back in 5 days to cut stone pattern, stain, and grout

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:32PM
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Cherrytx

Not *mother on previous post LOL
They are working on the tree and waterfall today. I will take pics of the waterfall later today. They have finished stamping it and have welded the branches to the tree and are putting gunite on it today as long as the rain holds off, fingers crossed.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 1:36PM
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Cherrytx

So they have finished the waterfall and tree today. All that's left is the painting and sealing.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 7:26PM
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Cherrytx

I love all of the detail they did with the tree!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 7:28PM
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Cherrytx

A wider view

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 7:29PM
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Cherrytx

More details!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 7:31PM
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cbink

Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished pool (I'm sure you can't either!).

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 12:34PM
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memama_gayle

Awesome! Looking forward to next update also!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 9:52PM
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rmw_

That is one expensive tree, but I LOVE it.

Totally cool idea and they did a wonderful job on it.

Keep the build details coming!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 10:47AM
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Cherrytx

Pebble Tec was done today. Tahoe Blue is the color we chose. Acid wash wash tomorrow then we can start adding water. 3 of the coping stones need to be replaced and the deck still is not finished but we are at least going to get to swim while we wait :)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 6:42PM
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GabrielBer

Dear Folks:

First of all congratulations on your pool.

We have built a concrete pool, which was casted (walls and floor) all together at the same time.

In the beginning the contractor was supposed to place an inner PVC liner but since we didn't like this solution he suggested we waterproof the inner part (no the outside which is already covered with clean sand) and cover it either with marbelite or ceramics.
Do you have any idea of the best material for waterproofing (if needed?) and for the inner cover? Many thanks for your attention.
Gabriel

    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 8:00AM
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cbink

Any pics with water yet?! :)
(Living through your build thread at the moment since my dig doesn't start until Saturday!)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 2:38PM
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Cherrytx

As a matter of fact I do! LOL we are having to fill it fairly slow because we have a well, no city water :/ This PCM is after 24 hours

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 8:25PM
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Cherrytx

*pic
24 hours

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 8:27PM
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Cherrytx

Today
72 hours
They finished the decking today and are spreading some dirt and bringing out my chemicals tomorrow.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 8:31PM
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cbink

It looks great. The slide and tree look fantastic.
What have they got left to do? Looks like you're nearly set!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 9:07PM
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Cherrytx

Not much! Just the dirt work and waiting for the pool to fill up so we can add chemicals. I am doing the landscaping myself and it will take some time because we just bought the 12 acres behind us so we will be doing some more land clearing this fall/winter. My girls were swimming in it yesterday and we even grabbed a 5 gallon bucket to pour water while they slid down the slide LOL

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 10:01PM
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cbink

Is it full yet?! :-P

More pics! Can't wait to see the final product!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 2:27PM
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memama_gayle

Like your pretty pool! The tree is unique. Haven't seen one of those before. Looking forward to pictures of it being used.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:03PM
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Cherrytx

It is finally full! I have pool school tomorrow. The water is a little cloudy so hoping to get it cleared up. Got the rope today too for the tree. Hoping to put it up soon. Will post picks tomorrow. Also going to start landscaping, landscaping,landscaping, thank goodness for the sale at
Houston Garden Center. It is all month long and possibly Sept too!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 11:38PM
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cbink

Congrats! Does that mean you'll be swimming this weekend?

We may go back and buy some more plants/palms. The issue for us we need to keep them alive in pots/planters until the pool is done so maybe 5/6 weeks!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 1:39AM
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memama_gayle

Finished pool pictures?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:40PM
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memama_gayle

Please share some finished pictures! Thanks

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 7:40PM
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windowsonwashington

Looks great.

Loving the artistic flair.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 7:35AM
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jenspence

FYI....someone started a new thread wanting to see final pictures of your build! They couldn't locate this one. They were interested in seeing the tree and rope swing at completion. If you are up for it, we would love to see the final product:)!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 7:07PM
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jenspence

The thread they started "tree with swing, where are you?" Or something like that;-)

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 7:09PM
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james63038

I know it's been some time but wondered if you might give your thoughts after a year?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 1:40PM
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