New Poolbuild in North TX Metroplex area...

airb320October 5, 2013

Shallow line, freeform Pool...

35x17
inground, gunite
SWG
500sqft of decking
2 sheer decents
Tanning ledge
Aruba Sky Quartzscape
All Jandy with e pump

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airb320

Oh forgot,

Bubbler in Tanning ledge
LED light
2.5 inch PVC piping
Floor cleaner

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 11:00AM
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jenspence

Who is your PB? What kind of decking a re you looking to go with? Have fun and I look forward to watching you build it!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 11:44PM
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airb320

We went with hand seeded aggregate because it matches our all Flagstone back patio and kitchen the best in our opinion.
Our PB is Outdoor Living Pool and Patio... Great company, btw !

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 10:17AM
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airb320

First day of digging..

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 12:55PM
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airb320

First day of digging..

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 3:02PM
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airb320

2nd day... Steel done...:-)

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 8:33AM
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cbink

Looks great so far!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 10:10PM
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jenspence

Looks great!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 10:11PM
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airb320

Day 3 (which is day 6 of overall construction)

Plumbing done...:-)... What a mess...

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 9:03AM
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airb320

Anothe Pic of Day 3...

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 9:04AM
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airb320

Day 4 (Day 7 of overall construction)

We have a gunite Shell...:-)

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 7:15PM
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jenspence

Looking great so far!

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 9:53AM
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zookeeper93

If I may make a suggestion, and you may already have plans for the area,or if the area of your pool equipment gets adequate sun, so forgive me if I am overstepping.

We had a similar narrow passage area like you do by your AC units and pool equipment, It was a constant muddy mess, as not enough sunlight ever hit the area for grass to grow or dry out the mud.

We eventually put in landscape fabric and then small cobble size river rock (2-3") This has alleviated the muddy mess and is easy to walk on. We liked it so much, we made a rock bed around the pool equipment so we would not have to hand trim the grass around the pipes that run in to the ground from the equipment on the pad.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 6:42AM
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airb320

Zookeeper93... Thx for your suggestion, you must have talked to my Wife because she made that same suggestion ...:-)... We will put Rock on that side... Thank you !

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 12:28PM
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airb320

Day 5... (Day 12 of overall construction)...

Electrical Done...:-) !

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 12:30PM
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jenspence

Isn't it amazing to watch your backyard transform? The worst is trying to keep dirt and dust from coating everything in your house! My ceramic tile floors are constantly gritty right now since we are still in the build process too. Yours pool looking great! The dirtiest part seems to be when the masons come and start cutting the stones. What are you using for your coping and feature wall?

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 7:41AM
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airb320

Day 6 (Day 15 of overall construction)

They came back to cut and layout the coping (OK Flagstone)... and Tile...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 6:24PM
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airb320

another Pic...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 6:25PM
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airb320

Day 7...(20 of overall construction)

Coping and Tile done...:-)

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 4:33PM
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airb320

Another pic

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 4:37PM
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airb320

Day 8 (Day 25 of overall construction...)

Deck is formed, Inspection tomorrow (Wednesday)... we had about a week of time wasted with beautiful weather... but I guess that happens...:-)... pics of the formed Deck to follow when I get home.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 3:28PM
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airb320

Pics of Formed Deck...it's still not poured yet but hopefully today... (31 days of construction as of today)...

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:42AM
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airb320

More pics...

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:44AM
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airb320

Last pic... We ended up with 700sqft of decking... 200 more than planned...:-)

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 7:46AM
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cbink

Looking great! You can't have too much decking!
We have 1,350 sqft and honestly, a bit more wouldn't have hurt.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 12:46PM
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airb320

Day 9... (33 days of overall construction)

Finally the Decking is done !
Quartzscape Aruba Sky on Friday the 8 th...

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:58AM
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airb320

Another pic of decking...

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:59AM
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airb320

Day 10...(35 days of overall construction)

We have Quartzscape Aruba Sky... It looks awesome !

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 10:42PM
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airb320

Another pic...

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 10:44PM
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airb320

Another "pre acid wash" pic... It's amazing how the color changes and the quartz is exposed, see first pic...

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 10:47PM
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airb320

Pool is full as of Sunday 11/10/13 ! It took 21 hours with 2 hoses. Startup chemicals have been applied on Monday 11/11/13 and pump was turned on. Pics to follow...:-)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 10:13AM
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lilsophie

Still waiting for pictures. Did you take any yet? lol

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 8:26PM
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Rickhobo

Pool looks beautiful. My wife and I are building our own pool. We have our plans done and yesterday submited to structural engineer. We hope to start the dig Dec 1, 2013. Excited and scared at the same time. Thanks for the pics. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 7:37AM
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natural_one

Man I wish pool builders in AZ would put steel in their decks like that.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 1:52PM
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airb320

Some pics after pool fill... Still some items to be done, like grass, expansion joints etc. but getting there...:-)

Day 1 after fill... Pumps still off...

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:58PM
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airb320

Day 4 after fill... Basic startup chemicals applied...

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 3:00PM
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airb320

Another View...

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 3:01PM
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airb320

Night Pic...

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 3:02PM
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maggiepie11

airb320, the pool looks great!!

would you mind sharing what the project cost you? and now that it's all said and done would you still recommend your PB?

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 9:39PM
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airb320

The Pool came in at 40k... The Poolbuilder has been good and I would recommend them again...:-)

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 4:21PM
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maggiepie11

thanks! i'm meeting with them friday. if you'd like to email me privately to identify yourself in some way so i can let them know you referred me, feel free!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 4:28PM
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airb320

Maggiepie11... I sent you a message...

    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 9:57AM
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airb320

Maggiepie11... I sent you a message...

    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 9:58AM
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airb320

Just added Salt and Borate... The Pool is sparkly...:-)

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 11:12AM
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banana_fanna

Yes it is! I remember my pool builder stopping by the second summer after our pool was complete. He took one look at the water and said, "That's *just* how you want your water to look. Sparkly." LOL. That was his description for a perfectly balanced, clean pool.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 1:00PM
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jenspence

Very nice! Have you had a chance to swim yet? We've had a very cold few months!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 9:22AM
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airb320

No swimming yet...

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 11:00AM
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airb320

Another one...

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 11:01AM
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