New build, Houston (Cypress), Tx

cbinkJuly 22, 2013

Hey all,

Starting a new thread since I've moved from a contemporary design to a lagoon style.

Here's the layout. Couple of minor changes from the below like we're going to outline all of the decking with flagstone

Pool specs:

Custom freeform pool
112' Perimeter ft
38'x24'
Approx. 24,500 gallons

4" deck drain system run to street
Overflow drain tied into drainage system and taken out to street
Automatic fill line with valve

8 return lines
1 cleaner lines
2 main drains
2 skimmers

Hayward 2.7hp total hp Tristar max efficient pool pump
Hayward 2.7hp total hp Tristar max efficient water feature pump
Hayward pool cleaner booster pump
425 sqft Hayward swim clear cartridge filter
Hayward prologic PS-8 with digital wireless remote and in-home docking station
Hayward H series 400,000 BTU heater
Hayward T-cell 9 Salt chlorination system turbo cell
Hayward colorlogic LED lights with preset light show function (2 lights in pool, 1 in spa)
Hayward neverlube valves

Polaris Black Max 280 pool cleaner

Wet edge pearl matrix or satin matrix

8 ton moss rock boulder waterfall with cave with 3 water locations on independent pump
Gunite pool slide with 5 gunite stairs, additional 2.7hp pump, epoxy slide coating. Sealed rock.

1,100 sqft new decking, 1350 sqft stamped overlay over new and existing decking

Dig scheduled for 8/3!! Woohoo! :)

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Since photobucket links don't appear to be working I'll do them one by one. Here are the before pics - plain yard!

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View from other side of yard

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zookeeper93

Lovely yard to build a pool. Your design is very lovely too. I have noticed in your design that you have a fire pit that has moved a few times.

You may be experienced with fire pits and that may be what you desire, but if I might make a suggestion to you.

We have built two fire pits, or Kiva's actually, at two vacation places. The pits are ground level and 5 foot diameter. The outer rings around the pits are built 8 feet from the pit itself. You can sit on the rings or have chairs in the ring. They both are wood burning. We love sitting by the Kiva but the one drawback is the smoke.

Unless you are going with fire glass and propane/butane, you may not use it as much, and you wont sit close to it, with the smoke a wood burning fire pit will produce.

When we built our pool, we had a fire pit also. Due to costs at the time, we held off on building that in order to do other things. That said, we still want something and I think we have found it by going with an outdoor fireplace with a low hearth. Our inlaws bought a little home with one (wood burning) and it is wonderful in winter time to sit out by the fireplace and not worry with the smoke, as it goes up the chimney.
Theirs, and the one we want to install is a modular pre-cast masonry fireplace that installs as precast pieces and then you put any exterior finish on it, rock, brick, stucco, etc. Where your fire pit is currently located would be an ideal spot. Ill see if I have a pic of the in laws fireplace.
Attached are pictures of our Kiva's/fire pits

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cbink

Thanks. Beautiful Kiva's!

We're going with natural gas/fire glass for ease of starting and the lack of smoke. I love the romantic notion of burning wood on it but the gas/fire glass combination is a whole lot likely to get used more frequently.

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lindahildreth

Congrats on the pool! Who did you end up using?

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cbink

We're going with Grand Isle Pools. He was the most enthusiastic about what we were trying to do and liked that we were trying to blend styles a bit. So far so good and getting excited that dig day is now less than a week away.

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cbink

So they came out this morning at 6.45 to mark out the pool! Unfortunately, I had to go to work before they finished so I'll try and see if I can get pictures tonight!
Have a schedule moving forwards too now (at least for the first part).
8/3: dig scheduled along with rebar
8/5: finish rebar and do pool plumbing
8/6: shoot gunite!

It's starting to get real! :)

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So they came out yesterday morning and marked it all out. The PB warned us it would probably look small and close to the house but that it really isn't a small pool and it will feel much bigger when its built than it looks drawn on the grass. We actually didn't feel it was small when it was drawn out - in fact both my wife and I hadn't realized how large our spa had become (a good thing).

Anyway, it's hard to figure out the layout from the pics but here are a few anyway.

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Here's an alternate view. The spa's in the foreground - you can just about make out the red line which goes into the pool, defining the spa's shape

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Final view

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Cherrytx

It's exciting isn't it? We had so much fun watching them dig. We had lawn chairs all lined up and watched all morning as they did it.

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cbink

I'm so happy they're digging on a Saturday! They started marking out the pool on Monday at 7am but unfortunately I had to go to work and had to wait all day before I could get back and see it. They're scheduled to gunite a week today so I may have to 'work from home' that day! :)

We're going palm tree shopping today too!

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cbink

So no pool progress until Saturday but just went and got 5 palms for less than $130! Houston Garden Center has a 70% off sale all trees/palms at the moment. We bought 2 Pygmy date palms, 2 canary date palms and a rorbellini palm. We'll probably go back for some Sago palms at the weekend. Worth looking into for anyone in the Houston area.

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Cherrytx

I have been waiting all month for this sale! I went the beginning of July for their 50% off sale and asked when the sale ended and they said the end of the month, then the 70% off sale starts. I am going after palms, oleanders, and hydrangeas. I am just waiting for them to finish grading the dirt around the pool before I go.

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cbink

Woohoo! Got an unexpected (pleasant) surprise this morning... Woke up to find a bobcat outside and my PB! Apparently they'd had to shift another dig due to extra tree removal work so they came to do my dig today instead!
Dig was done in about 5.5 hours. Now the rebar crew is here!

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Rebar being done

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Pool and spa rebar is done although its hard to see as the light is fading.

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glhernan

Thank you for the updates, this is very exciting and it not even my home!!! It looks like this Company does a great job!

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cbink

Thanks. The crews have all been great so far. The rebar crew worked until gone 9pm last night. Also the PB was on site nearly all day keeping an eye on progress.
Finished rebar waiting on plumbing now. Still scheduled for gunite on Tuesday as they haven't been able to bring forward the schedule despite digging early.

Very happy with it so far. Love the shape and the way it sits in the yard now that I can actually picture the pool in-situ.

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memama_gayle

congratulations!! looking great!

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Cherrytx

I have to say, the dig was one of my favorite things to watch! Congratulations, and I can't wait to see all the future progress.

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peytonroad

I love love love this design! I am wishing for a pool. Looking forward to your posts, enjoy!

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cbink

Thanks all! We're very happy with it so far and think it's actually going to exceed our expectations when it's all done.

Not much progress in last few days since although our dig was early, nothing else was able to be moved forwards so we're on our original schedule with the exception that gunite is now Wednesday not Tuesday.

Plumbing is currently being done so I'll post pics of that when its done later today.

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Gunite today! Was originally meant to be yesterday but it was pushed back a day over the weekend.

Really excited! Looking forward to seeing the full shape of it today!

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Start of gunite.

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Gunite progress:

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Carving the steps

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Starting the cave.

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Gunite finished.

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Gunite finished

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So no real activity to occur today just a clean up of the trash from gunite/excavation and prep for trenching for the plumbing. Equipment arrives tomorrow and trenching/plumbing should start Fri/Sat although it's now looking like there will be rain this weekend so we'll see if that slows things down at all.

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cbink

Not much to post about. Equipment arrived Thursday, post gunite cleanup and backfilling of excavation entry by bobcat into the pool was done. Plumbing trenches have been started and will continue this week. Tile and coping scheduled for late this week. Stonework will probably take a week or so as there's quite a lot of stacked stone to be laid and 8t of rock on and around the grotto/waterfall.

In the meantime, here's a video of roughly what the final product should look like:

Here is a link that might be useful: Video (virtual) tour of Cbink's pool

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peytonroad

I am waiting....!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 3:41PM
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cbink

I know, right?! Me too!
Not much progress recently. They have been trenching for the plumbing and starting to do that and the equipment install. Tile arrived today and hopefully tile/coping will start in Thursday. Plumbing should be finished tomorrow.

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Equipment install in progress

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Tile arrived

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Don't know what's up with the pictures - I'll go and put them all upright tonight (I think it's when I directly upload from my phone).

Plumbing is complete, tile and coping due to start today and scheduled to take about a week:

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cbink

Tile is in. I don't have much - most of my waterline is stacked stone. Stacked stone & waterfall stone are likely to take most of this week...

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More tile

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More tile

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Stacked stone has commenced. Couple of photos to follow:

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Stacked stone

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Stacked stone

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Stacked stone

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Looking great!!

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cbink

Thanks Windowsonwashington, we're very happy so far.
More stacked stone was done yesterday. Pics:

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Stacked stone cont'd

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Stacked stone cont'd

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Stacked stone complete

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Coping underway

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Coping underway

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Coping underway

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Coping finished.

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Coping

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Waterfall

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jenspence

Do you mind telling me what tile you chose? I am in the process of picking mine and I love the look of yours so far! Thank you!

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cbink

The tile is Vulcano from Noble Tile. We're really happy with it. It does have a lot of variation from tile to tile. Not a problem for us as we liked that but worth knowing in advance.

We only have a small amount of tile though. Most of our waterline is stacked stone.

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Grading and rebar done for decking. Concrete is being poured today. Stamped overlay will be the very last thing to be done.

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decking progress

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Decking progress

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Decking grading

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Prior to deck pour

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peytonroad

Hello!!!! I haven't been here in a while- love the progress!

Have you considered using that stackstone on the lower levels of your deck columns? It is really a nice contrast!

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I like the idea but they're already quite large. I plan to add an outdoor kitchen in a L shape between 3 of the columns (I've had everything pre-wired/plumbed for this) and will face that with stacked stone I think. That's a project for next year though. I've spent enough this year!!!

We also have flagstone on the front of the house and inside we have a flagstone fireplace which extends to the ceiling so the rock is all tying in quite nicely.

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Concrete for decking done. Stamped overlay will be the last thing to be done after the pool is plastered.

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Decking

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Decking

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Decking

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Flagstone surround to decking complete

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Flagstone surround

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banana_fanna

Looks amazing! I love how you plopped the palm in the hole - I would've done the same thing just to get the 'feel'. LOL It's gonna be great.

The stone coping around the pool and the side walk is really gorgeous.

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Thanks banana_fanna! Yeah, we couldn't resist 'trying out' the palms! Actually, those two are canary date palms so they won't be going in the planters as they may get too big but we just had to see how it would look! Haven't decided for sure on what we're putting in there. Probably a combination of Pygmy's and maybe a Queen or a windmill (these were the recommendations from my landscape guy).

We're really happy with the pool - just want to be able to swim in it now. Thanks for the compliment on the stone coping - we ummed and ahhed about doing it but are really happy with how it's turned out. Can't wait to see what it will look like when the stamped overlay gets done on the rest of the deck.

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corky7981

Your pool is looking great. Have been watching your build while getting ready for mine. Really like the stone looks on the entry steps.

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cbink

Thanks Corky! Slide was being worked on today. Will try and post pictures later on of that.

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Slide

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Slide

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Slide

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bossyvossy

very good looking. have you decided on plaster yet? if Y, what have you chosen and why?

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cbink

Bossyvossy - yes, we have decided on plaster. It is getting installed on Monday. We are going with WetEdge pearl matrix Chilean beach Tahoe. It's essentially the same as PebbleTec as best I understand.

It was a tough choice for us. Our PB took us to see several pools with colors we were interested in. We really loved the Tahoe in person. It was between that and the Caribbean version for us. We were looking for a blue that didn't look too fake. I'll post pictures of it next week.

Our slide was finished today! :) Very happy!

EDIT: rotated picture. Any idea why direct uploads from an iPhone are always upside down on a pc but look fine on the iPhone?!

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So the pool's not finished yet but the fire pit has already had some use. Really glad we decided to get one! Had s'mores on it tonight!!

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Wet Edge Pearl Matrix Chilean Beach Tahoe was installed today! All set for acid wash tomorrow, then we start filling!!

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jenspence

Wow...that looks awesome! So exciting! Love all your choices....just beautiful!

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Thanks jenspence! We're very excited to see the color 'pop' after acid wash tomorrow and then finally get some water in this thing!!! :)
We love the pool so far, so can't wait for it to be full!

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Pool is filling!!

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jenspence

So exciting! Looks awesome!

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Pool is now finished. Stamped overlay on decking and landscaping remaining.

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Night shot

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Another night shot

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Brushing is starting to pay off. Color is getting closer to the final product!

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banana_fanna

Beautiful. Doesn't it just make you HAPPY??

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cbink

Thanks, and yes! Very happy!
Decking is done, palms are in the planters and sod has been laid now!!

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Night shot

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Safety fence installed. It's a Katchakid fence.

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Safety fence

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ricky73

Great setup. Beautiful lighting. really like your pool. The shape of the pool seems to fit your yard great. Now that the pool is filled, how deep is the water?

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womanowned

Beautiful!

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cbink

Thank you to you both!
We spent the afternoon in it today. The slide is a whole hoot of fun. It's actually pretty quick. Our 2 yr old boy adores it. He can't get enough of it.

Ricky73 - it's about 7'3" (it is 7'6" at the drain but 7'3" is more representative of the deep end as a whole)

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ricky73

I have a 2 year old and a 9 year old. Great idea for the safety fence. They will love your pool. I'm planning to build mine next year. You mind telling me how much did you spend on total price of the pool and landscape.

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cbink

The pool, deck and all equipment came out at about $87 ($2k of that was additional electrical outlets and pre plumbing for a future outdoor kitchen as well as guttering round the back of the house). The only landscaping I've done is the 3 palms which ran me about another $1,800. The sprinkler repair was another $2,250 and the safety fence about $1,500.

The sod repair was included in the $85k pool price. As you see it in the pictures and all up I'm at about $93k.

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ricky73

Thanks, I live in Richmond Tx. I was thinking to built the same pool with different stone and outdoor kitchen.
Did they give you a quote on the kitchen.

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For what I was looking for; grill, side burner, fridge and sink it was about $10k. That's to build under my pre-existing covered patio. Since I decided to wait I think I'm going to add a separate bar area too.

I had to draw the line at some point on the spending and the kitchen was the natural place to stop. I'll do it another year along with more extensive landscaping.

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corky7981

Deck looks great! Really helps bring it all together. I started with stamped concrete and moved down to spray deck to cut out about $5K...trying to keep budget down is tough.

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Thanks - we're really happy with how it turned out. We did have a flip out moment where we couldn't decide on colors for the decking and nearly went with spray deck instead. I think spray deck is a classic & fairly timeless look - I'm sure you'll be really happy with it.

Trying to keep budget down is definitely tough. My take on it was we're intending to live in this house for a decent amount of time (at least 10 years) and I didn't want to regret spending just a little more on things I couldn't change down the road. So the pool had the money put into it and the landscaping and outdoor kitchen will get done in the future since it's fairly easy to add them (especially since I've pre-plumbed the kitchen and designed my sprinkler system around future landscaping).

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poolprincess

Looks great! Congrats!!

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bossyvossy

fantabulous, truly fantabulous

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peytonroad

thank you for sharing, it looks gorgeous with the brick. Thanks for the $number too, helps with my eventual plan some day.......far.....far......away.

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cbink

Thanks all! We've really been enjoying it.

Peytonroad - Don't give up. This has been a few years in the waiting for us.

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Arial shot courtesy of Google!
Really happy with how it turned out. Roll on next summer!

    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 8:57AM
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Flipp1105

Summer can't get here fast enough. I am so tired of the cold weather we have had in S.E. Texas this year.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 9:57AM
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cbink

You and me both Flipp! Roll on summer I say!
Managed to get a panoramic shot which shows the pool and a pretty representative shot of the water color. It's amazing how different the water looks in different light conditions...!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 1:21PM
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Sbutos624

Wow... Such a beautiful pool!!! We live in west Houston, and are about to choose a builder... How did you like your pool builder?
Your entire timeline of photos has been so helpfull!!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 11:57PM
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cbink

Sbutos624 - Thank you!
We were very happy with our pool builder. We used Grand Isle Pools and only have very positive things to say about the builder and the whole experience and would happily recommend them to others.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 8:59AM
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cbink

Video tour of the pool.

Here is a link that might be useful: Video tour of the pool

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 2:41PM
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banana_fanna

It's just beautiful. One of my favorite elements are the palms. Something about palm fronds in a breeze by the pool....

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 7:07PM
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womanowned

Great pool, cbink! May I ask how the gunite slide feels going down it? Is it rough on the skin or have any issues that you have noticed

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 2:57PM
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cbink

Thanks All!

Womaowned - We're very happy with the slide - It's plenty slick and we've not noticed issues with roughness.

The guys that did it (MMG) did tell me that when it starts to not be as slick that it will need refinishing.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 10:12AM
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Elizablue

Your new build looks absolutely beautiful. I recently did a full remodel on my older pool. May I ask where you got your palms.

My three palms two of which are over 25 ft tall recently were diagnosed with Texas Phoenix Palm Decline and are dead or dying.

I will have to replace them in the coming year or so. So I'm looking for something which may be resistant to this disease.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 12:12PM
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cbink

Thanks Elizablue.

I got the palms from Beyond Paradise. They have a location in Cypress and one in Katy.

They all are doing great and the triple Pygmy survived the cold winter which we feared it may not (I was in San Antonio when we got freezing rain that wasn't predicted so I didn't get to wrap it in a planket). The service and advice there was great too. Hope you find something you like.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 5:52PM
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