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Newbie here

Posted by paradigmdawg (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 14, 09 at 17:44

Been lurking on this forum for the past 3 weeks and just wanted to say hi.

The Wife and I planned on building a pool next year. We decided to start getting all the 'ducks in a row' this year and then got all excited and went ahead and pulled the trigger. All the crazy permits are now out of the way and when I got home from lunch today, I noticed my yard had a spray painted pool in it. I checked my voice mail and my PB said he was staking out the pool tomorrow and digging on Thursday!

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I interviewed 6 different builders secondary to me being a tad anal- researched them, checked references and weeded out the ones that didn't fit what I was looking for. We are very happy with the PB we went with and I hope it stays that way now that we are about to really get started.

We have a small back yard and are using about all of it. The Wife designed the pool and is picking out most materials. I will update the progress as we go.

Sorry to ramble on...just excited!


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RE: Newbie here

congrats.. this is an exciting time. We did the same thing, started planning for a pool in the spring, but couldnt wait!! Keep us updated!


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I tried to attach an image but looks like I was unsuccesful. Is there a secret to this?


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Congrats on your pool! Where are you located? If you are in the south, you will have plenty of time left to use your pool before our "winter" gets here. Im in NW Houston. If you go to Photobucket and upload your pics there, you then roll your mouse over the photo you want to post and a little menu will pop up below it, copy the HTML.....3rd box down and paste it right here in the message.
If you click the box, it will highlight blue, copy.....paste.
It took me a while, but now I'm an expert!
Would love to see your design.
PS---dont put anything in URL or Name of Link box.....


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We are in Fort Worth.

Here is the sketched design
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Here is a graphic design, we have made a few changes since then including a shorter wall.

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Very cool!


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I LOVE it. The wall looks amazing. I'm doing a "taller" raised wall. Its 2.5 feet tall in the middle.....and we love it. How did you change yours?
I like the geometric look of your pool.
Good luck to you! Keep us posted on the progress!


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We got really hung up on the wall and was putting too much money into it. It started out at 36" but now we are down to 18". We have to have a retaining wall going the whole length of our backyard and it was just getting too expensive. We set down and talked about how our focus had gotten off track and money could be better spent on other areas of the pool.

The wall came down to 18" in the middle and 12" on the sides. We upgraded to PT and a IntelliBrite light and added more decking.


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You will be so glad you upgraded to PT......it's so worth it! We got 2 of the IntelliBrite lights and I can't wait to see them in action. My electrician said they were the best lights by far! Great Choices that you will love!


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Digging in 1.5 hours! Was supposed to be at 10 but my PB called and said they are running 30 minutes late.

I will probably drive you crazy with pictures of progress.


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The dig

They got started about 10:15. Here we are after 3 hours.
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Here they are tearing up my front yard.

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Got some rain last night but it didn't seem to slow anything down. They were here at 7am doing rebar, plumbing and installing equipment.

They neighbor wasn't mad about his yard at all. He said he just thought it was awesome that we are getting a pool.

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Few pictures of equipement. Don't know anything about it yet but it looks like a lot of stuff.

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Don't you just love that tingly feeling you get watching them destroy your beautiful yard??? Hee hee, congratulations and keep us posted on your build. It's going to be gorgeous!


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Darn it, 40% chance of rain today and tomorrow and they are suppossed to do gunite tomorrow!


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We are in a rain delay. Raining like mad now and supposed to tomorrow. As long as the hole doesn't cave it shouldn't set us back too long.

Some poor guy is out there right now running the light housing.


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CRAP, CRAP, CRAP....

Raining again today!!!!

Will I ever get Gunite?????


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I feel like I am talking to myself on this forum...

Oh well, I will continue.

Rain has stopped, Gunite trucks are here and my yard is full of people!!!!!!!!


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Rained more this morning but we got a break from it this afternoon. It is supposed to start back up tonight or tomorrow so they got the trucks out here in a hurry to take advantage of the break. Gunite is going in!

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Good thing is that you won't have to go outside 5-6 times per day to water the gunite if it's raining!!!
Congrats!!!


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First watering of the gunite this morning, it was kind of fun.

We had drinks on the patio last night and just looked at our pool and imagined how nice it will be in a few weeks. The center wall will be brought up 6 more inches.

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Electric was done today.

They put my $700 upgraded light in all cockeyed. Gonna have to discuss this with the PB.


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They shouldn't have installed it completely. They won't install it completely until after plaster.
I got pebble sheen today and mine are sitting on the coping....they will install right after the acid wash tomorrow.
I would still ask your PB to make sure, but the lights are usually last.


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Thanks JL, I bet it is just setting in the housing then. I am having trouble seeing past the "little things" today and I need to just go to bed and stop worrying about things.


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..............I should have gone to bed earlier and stopped worrying abut things every night the last 14 days (how ironic, I'm on day 14 of my build.......). I hope you were smart enough not to follow in my footsteps.......I've somehow survive all these sleepless nights and tomorrow morning at 7am the deck pour begins. Something tells me even after dragging out my bedtime I'm still about to have a hard time going to sleep............) Your pool is looking great. Hang in there. We're all very blessed to have completed pool in our own backyard lurking on the horizon. Now if only I could realize that myself. :) Thankfully I will have a forced relaxation come Friday morning when I board a plane for Playa Del Carman......I sure hope I can enjoy it knowing I have a pool yet to be complete back home in my yard.....


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Awww....Playa....One of my favorite places to go relax. We skipped the vacation this year becuase we wanted a big, dumb, expensive hole in our backyard(lol).


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All the electrical was finished yesterday.

My wife is upset over where they put the manual switch for the light. It is kind of ugly but I don't think you will notice once everything is done. I think I have decided to add the wireless remote to the mix.

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Nothing exciting yesterday, just the City inspection of the electrical. I also had the big box hardware store come out and do an estimate on new side fencing. Quote was almost 6k so I sent him on his way and went to the store and bought all the materials for myself and saved almost 3.5k. Both of my neighbors are willing to help me install the fences.

PB just called as I was writing this, tile and coping will occur on Monday!


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Well been watering and looking at the ugly gunite for a week now. We were supposed to get coping and tile today but our coping didn't get delivered yet. Turns out that the tile company didn't have it in stock like they said they did. PB thinks he can get the same thing from a different company. He is headed over there now to bring me back a sample.

Raining cats and dogs here anyway and is supposed to all week. Not sure if anything will get done this week.


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I am right there with ya. We went from nothing to gunite in 3 days, and now nothing has happened in the past 4 days well 5 counting today. With the forecast this week, it may continue this way. I am kinda sick of looking at gunite. I am learning that I have very little patience and I am trying very hard. Instead I keep finding new ideas of what we can add and make this project more $$$ :) Hope you feel better knowing you are not alone!!


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Where are you in N.TX Courtlynn?

I am hoping that these storms will stay scattered and they can get everything over here and ready to go when the storms break.

I guess the good news is we don't have to hand water the gunite for now.


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We are North of Denton. Where are you? Yes we got plenty of needed rain and no need for watering the pool. Maybe we will see some progress tomorrow :)


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We are in Benbrook which is just west of Fort Worth.

My PB just called and said the rain is killing him. He missed two deck pours today and is missing at least that many tomorrow. Looks like this week will be washed out for us.

The good news is that he got our coping.


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This is driving me crazy. Since we thought this week would be a wash secondary to all the storms; I forced myself to relax and accept the fact that no work would be done this week.

The news this morning said it was going to rain today and 50% chance all week. I shrugged my shoulders and played like I didn't care. I mean, what's one week...right?

I then got in my car to go to work, pulled out of the garage and low and behold, the tile guys were out there unloading.

I drove about one mile before I was hit by the next thunderstorm. I assumed it made it back to my house and they loaded up and went home.

I just came home for lunch and it is sunny and they are just working away out there.

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings....


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It is amazing what they will work in - heat/rain etc. In my first pool, they rigged a plastic sheeting "tent" over the pool to shoot the gunite. It was January, about 40 degrees, and misting all day. Miserable. But looked great!


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They got all the waterline tile done. They will build up our back wall more tomorrow, finish the tile on it and install the coping.

They will layout the deck design on Thursday so we are moving quickly again!

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What color is your tile? I like it, looks good with the lighter brick on your house.
What kind of coping are you using?
Have you decided on a Pebble Tec color yet?

Everything is looking good! Can't wait to see the finished project. I'm a push over for a comtemporary, geometric type pool!


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The tile is Apuane Cream from the Tuscan Mountain Series of Noble Tile.

The coping is Shellstone. We went back and forth from Travertine to this but in the end we went with the Shellstone.

PT is Tahoe Blue. My neighbor has it and we love it.

I am so proud of the design my wife made. All the materials are light in color and the textures provide the contrast. It should have a nice modern Tuscany look when it's finished.

Oh, I almost forgot. We also got our square wok planters in too. They will go on our columns at the end of the wall.

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I also looked at the Apuane Cream at Noble. I remember them as a beautiful natural tile.
I did love the whiteness of the shellstone---it was a hard decision between that and Travertine.
It will look great with your modern, geometric pool!
Love the wok as well....what a great idea!
Rain rain go away huh? I know up where you are, you've gotten a lot more than your neighbors down here in Houston.


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Yep, I really liked the Travertine but I got over ruled by the leader of the family...

We looked high and low for the wok. Finally found them in AZ but they were more to ship than they actually cost. I almost pulled the trigger on them and then we found a local place that makes them in 3 sizes.

Looks like no rain tomorrow!


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Do you know how shellstone holds up to saltwater? Will you seal it? How does cost of shellstone compare to travertine?


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My PB said to seal it and it won't be a problem at all so yes I will seal it. The cost of the shellstone and the Travertine was the same.


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Hey paradigm, Are you going to buy the sealer from Noble Tile? They had some that was really reasonable....where as Master Tile had some that was a lot more $$$.
I want to seal my travertine, but not sure what sealer to get. I want to get the good stuff, but the cost difference was almost $50.
Or did your PB give you a brand or tell you where to buy it???


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Janet,

I haven't discussed it with the PB yet. They carry a sealer at their store front that he said was good but we didn't go into details. I will ask him plus do some research on this and using an anti-slip compound in the sealer.

I am going to seal it myself. He said he could do it but told me it is kind of silly to pay him for this as it is really easy.


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Tile, back wall and coping finished

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They just spray painted the deck out.

The schedule is this- unless something happens:
Saturday: stake out the deck
Tuesday: pour deck
Friday: Pebble Tec
Sunday or Monday: Fill with water


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Tuesday Pictures?


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I hope we are ready for pictures on Tuesday. They still have to build our small retaining wall but he said that won't slow down plaster and filling if it's not done by then.


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"I interviewed 6 different builders secondary to me being a tad anal- researched them, checked references and weeded out the ones that didn't fit what I was looking for."

Just a comment from a PB and NOT Related to "newbie"...none of us get 100% of the business that we bid, so, if you have had multiple builders give you designs, pricing, etc., do us a favor and let us know that you have selected someone else. Telling us why is also helpful. I have had a few who promise to let you know and then they don't even answer emails. It is just common courtesy and it applies to more than just buying a pool. Sorry...not a lecture, just a request.


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womanowned, I like your comment. I have been in sales and always want to find out why I lost an order. Even though the answer might have some pain envolved I still like to know. I have interviewed five PBs and my initial reaction to the presentations and the following designs lead me to on in particular. Two of the five were never considered after the first meeting because it was so obvious that they didn't listen to me then just made something they liked or something that they build over and over again. We are still going with the best design because that was the PB that paid attention. When we give the go ahead I will be sure to let everyone know.


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Hey Paradigm,

I saw your post on Jenn's build about filling time. Our pool is about 17K gallon's and it took 22 hours...that was with 2 hoses going full blast and we are on city water.
What we did was took a reading of the meter when they started and looked at it one hour later and calculated how many gallons per hour were going in, then we did some fancy math and found out based on the size of our pool how long it would take. You may be off an hour or two, but it will give you an idea of when the pool will be full.
Luckily ours was not in the middle of the night.
You can also get a good idea of how many gallons your pool is too.

Regardless, don't shut the water off til its' full or you will have a water line on your interior...especially since you are doing Pebble Tec. That is a big NO-NO that the PB and the plaster guys will tell you!

I did ask about the free filling of a swimming pool and none of the MUD district's in Houston do that anymore. Some used to let you fill the pool for free since it's not wasted water and not going back into the sewer....but I would call your water co./district and inquire about it.
I know some places still do that!!!

Hope your filling soon! Keep the pictures coming!!!


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womanowned,

I called 3 of the builders and discussed in detail why we didn't choose them. I am in Sales myself and always looking at why the competition beat me when I lose an account.

Of of the 6 builders we had out, two of them never followed up or provided the "sketch outs" that they promised so they were eliminated off the bat.

The other one....I paid to build my pool. Strangely enough, he was our last appointment and the first to follow up and provided the drawings.


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It is interestisting how that goes. My last appointment is the one I have chosen, too. He was the only one who listened to my needs and he designed the pool right in my kitchen, on his computer. Others took notes and went home. I even asked one guy if he read the notes he took.


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Where did you get the bowls?


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jparkfire,

We looked for these high and low and finally found them in AZ. The shipping was more than the actual product. A day or two before we were going to order them, we found a local place that made them in house.

http://www.phoenixprecastproducts.com/planters.html

http://www.jacksonpottery.com/default.aspx


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Paradigmdawg & jsparkfire...I always prefer to be the last one to meet with a potential client and I am 9 times out of 10 the first to provide drawings and details. Listening is key and providing what is wanted is very important. Knowing why you did not get a job is important for a couple of reasons: maybe the other builders are not offering the same things or construction details or maybe it is that they have some unspoken concern about you or something. Thanks to those of you who take the time to tell us when we don't get a job and why!


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How much of a criteria was the actual company in your pool decision? I am always curious how people trust so much money to such small operations. It seems hard to believe that your PB was pouring 4 decks in one week....I think they haven't built 10 pool all year.


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adgpoolman,

I guess you are talking to me?

The actual company was huge in my decision. I am not certain I would consider my PB a small operation. They have been here for over 20 years and built a lot of pools. My project manager was with one of the big "corporate" pool companies for 20 years before he went to my PB and he has been with this company for 10 years. This company also does the repairs and maintainence for almost every other pool company in FTW.

They have built pools for a few of my friends and they were all very happy and ended up with the best looking pools around here.

As far as the "pouring 4 decks in one week" is concerned, I think that was the sub who does the deck. I know of two other companies that use the same sub in this area.

I am also not too concerned with the amount of money spent. A pool is less expensive that each of the cars in my garage so I don't consider it a big investment.

I did speak to a couple of "big" pool companies that had a bunch of builds going on at once. They seemed the worst at listening to what I wanted and also had the slowest projected complete time. Neither of these two things impressed me.


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Well, there is a bunch of sand/dirt that got dumped in my yard today. They are supposed to be staking out the deck but from what I can see so far, they are just here to talk to each other as they hold shovels...There is a bunch of them tough...


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dawg,
You are the kind of buyer that gives me hope at opening my own pool company. I always feel like people should take buying a pool much more serious...unlike a car that can be traded in.

The important part is that you are happy with the pool.

Hypothetically, If you had a pool designed for you..would you contract it yourself?

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adgpoolman,

I do think I took building the pool seriously. I interviewed 6 PBs, searched references, looked at pools each had built, had a beer with a couple of them and took 2 months deciding who to go with. You are correct that the difference in a car and pool is more than the cost as you are stuck with a pool and not with a car.

So far my pool is exactly what we asked for. The only changes are the ones I asked for.

You mean like an owner build? No way, I am way too busy for anything like that and I know nothing about construction or people who work in that industry. I like the way we did it. My wife designed and drew out the pool. We gave it to the PBs and they did what they do. It was shocking to see some of the builders turn in their sketches that looked nothing like what we asked for.


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Deck

Holy cow, square feet add up quickly.

While they were staking out the deck yesterday I added some "on the fly" adjustments. My PB called me today and said "I like what you did with your deck, did you know that added over 300 sq/ft to it?".

I told him that I thought he was way off and I would call him back after I measured it. I was all ready to call him and tell him how far off he was until I got the tape measurer out. Yep...323 sq/ft.

In my contract it states that additional decking is $9.10 per foot. I called him and told him he was correct and we would need to cut cost somewhere or have a pool without water. He told me to just hang on, I had some more credits coming my way. He is going to run some numbers and get back with me this evening. He said I would be very pleased.


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One can never have too much decking......it looks great, gives everyone room to socialize and LESS YARD TO MOW!
Can you post some pictures????
Looking forward to seeing what you tweeked!

We added extra bits here and there too on our decking--glad we did! You will not regret it, even if the cost is a bit more. We also widened our drive way and wow, that was the best thing my hubby ever suggested....and our PB didn't charge us extra for any of that.
Sounds like you have a great PB who will go to whatever lengths to make you happy!!! Happy customer's will refer more business their way.

OK, waiting on pics Paradigm!!!!!
What kind of decking again???


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It is stamped concrete in a Grand Ashlar pattern.

We added this sidewalk:

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Brought a section of this part of the deck out more:

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And the retaining wall was going to cut in at an angle and now it will be straight which added more decking.

My big dog is already waiting to get in!
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more deck

This is the deck coming off the patio.

My wife like to keep things clean even though I always tell her to just wait until they are done.
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You will LOVE the sidewalk....I assume it's coming from the front of your house/driveway??? Great addition....

Love the pooch too--he/she is cute!!!


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Ok, everyone on here keep their fingers crossed that the rain stays away for the next several days. Schedule is confirmed for decking tomorrow, fencing on Saturday, Pebble Tec on Monday, acid wash and fill on Tuesday, sprinkler on Wednesday and sod on Thursday.

Man, I think I am about 12k over budget but I am too afraid to add it all up and see!


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paradigmdawg, you pool looks beautiful. It will have a very elegant look to it. We will hopefully put water in our today. Look at out thread "Our New Pool Build in Jacksonville, FL" I know what you mean about going over budget. The construction tore up more grass than expected and I will have to redo about half of the sprinkler system and I am putting in special electrical pulgs and adding 3 extra hose bibbs, not to mention the wife is already shopping for patio furniture and a summer kitchen and a tiki bar. Will it never end!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!


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Yep brentr, the cost goes up quickly. We were kind of silly and purchased all the patio furniture as soon as we signed the contract. Now I kind of wish we held onto that money so I could afford to eat!


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decking done

Well, the big trucks arrived at 6:30 this morning (I bet our neighbors hate us)and were gone by 10:30am. They said they would be back tomorrow and wash it and detail some stuff. I assume it will get lighter over the next few days but I am already loving it.

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Looks amazing. I like the pattern in the concrete--it matches the geometric look of the pool perfectly!!!
It does lighten up quite a bit.
You're almost there!!!


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The deck is beautiful!!!!! I may have a free form in my backyard, but I LOVE seeing these gorgeous geometric/formal pools!!! Going to be drop dead gorgeous! Where are the PT pics?!?!


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Hi, I'm new here, too (though I hang out over at the building a home and kitchen forums from time to time :)). I just wanted to ask the OP, did you say who your PB was? I tried to scan through all the posts several times, but I keep getting interrupted by the kids. We are planning a pool build in the DFW area, and are just now getting quotes. I love your pool! If you don't mind sharing (or sharing again), your pool company, and if you are happy so far (you seem to be), that would be great. Thanks!


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We went through a long process and interviewed 6 PBs and weeded them out from there. In the end, I was most impressed with Seahorse pools. They really listened to what we wanted and were quick to return to us with the graphics. They also built my neighbors pool and we liked it though it was a natural looking pool which is not what we wanted.

Our pool finished filling at 5:30 this morning and we had our first long swim tonight. I will post some more pictures this weekend once I get the sod in and the backyard looking good.

My wife designed the pool and we love the look of it.

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Oh my, that is GORGEOUS. Wow...what a beautiful color; love the decking, the style, everything! I'm going to check out Seahorse pools right now online. Thanks! Enjoy the pool...I WISH we had one right now, with all this humidity we've had lately!

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Thanks jencjudd<

Seahorse doesn't have an impressive website. They are actually pretty selective on who they build for. I will tell Bob to be on the look out for a call from you. I assume your first name is Jenn?


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paradigmdawg, LOOKS AWESOME! Love the water color, especially with your pool style! Man you must be thrilled. Wish I could say the same....STILL going through crap with our PB. :(


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What's going on with your PB Janet?


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Hey there, I was just looking at your pictures.....amazing! Tell your wife, she did GREAT!!!!! I love to see geometric pools and your color is great!
I bet your water is nice and cool since you just filled. Ours is feeling kinda bathish......the past week, the water has been very warm @ 92 degrees in the afternoon and evenings.
Things look wonderful and I bet you forgot all about the troubles, messy yard and minor mistakes......
Congrats!!!!
Oh yah---did you ever decide on sealing your shellstone and what product you will use?
The guy I was talking to had a huge job in S. Texas then got sick, so I'm waiting patiently for him to come out and give me that official quote and git r' done!


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98% done!

Today was retaining wall and yard level/top soil day. The retaining wall was something we didn't really want but had to have secondary to the slope of our yard. We went back and forth on how this wall should look. We decided to contrast it vs. matching the pool wall and crossed our fingers and hoped it would turn out good. Well, they just finished and I love it.

The little cuts outs you see will be down lights to add more punch.
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Thanks Janet!

I had 7 yards of fill dirt brought in and layed 1250sq/ft of sod and ran the landscape lighting on Thursday and Friday. We had our first little pool party yesterday.

We love it and after owning an almost completed pool, I have decided that it was stupid to ever live my life without one. My wife did a great job on this design and I even got the chance to do some manual labor. I am dying for my vacation to be over so I can get back to work and get some rest!

I have not sealed the coping yet but I am going with the Stone Tec- Bullet Proof. I am not in a big hurry since salt won't be added for another 3 weeks.


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That is so beautiful. Your wife is an excellent designer. Congratulations for a job well done. Thanks for sharing them.


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Almost complete

Just need to bury the landscape lighting wires and plant a few more trees and bushes and pray that all my new sod lives.

View from the living room.
View from living room window

View coming in the side gate
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Corner of the house
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Opposite corner of house
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View from behind the wall (praying sod lives)
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Behind the wall on the other end.
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I will try to get night pictures tonight. We love how this turned out!


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WOW. Looks incredible. You are a machine, I can't believe you've done all that work in such a short amount of time! The sod and landscaping made such a difference. I can't wait to have some!


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OMG---it looks incredible!!! That retaining wall looks great, I love it. It gives your pool area and decking a nice look and sets it apart from the yard.

The SOD will live, just water it ALL THE TIME. Ours looked just like that at first...some brown, some green and ours is almost all green now. A few small brown spots, but green is growing through....I did water mine like crazy the first 2 weeks.
The bowls are a great finishing touch! Next to mine, you get the Best Geometric Pool Award of 2009!!!
Don't you love your sheer decents/waterfalls? They are great!
Impressive work my friend!!!


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Here are a few shots from last night.

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Hello...in surfing this forum, I noticed you have the stamped decking overlay that my hubby and I have chosen. In my post of our pool build, I mentioned that the PB's contractor cautioned us about this pattern as he felt there would be a higher increase in slipping, especially after the sealant is applied. Have you had any such issues?


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The deck isn't the slightest bit slippery. You can run at full speed, when it's wet and try to slide and your feet will just stick.

I guess one could add the wrong type of sealant and make it slippery.


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Hello paradigmdawg,

I hope you are still reading!... I love the design of your pool, we have a similar layout of our house and backyard and trying to maximize the space for our pool.

What are the dimensions of your pool? how close to the house is it?...

THANKS

firstpoolforme


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Hi firstpoolforme,

Don't get on here much but I hope I am not too late to help you.

We are maxed out to our easement lines so this is the biggest we could go in our yard. The pool is 32' in length and 10ft wide on one end and 17ft on the end with the stairs.

I am posting some shots from different angles so you can better see what I am talking about.

The pool is exactly 5 ft from the house.

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Thanks for the info paradigmdawg!!!... I love the design of your pool, it has so much personality.

I think ours is going to be similar in dimensions, since we have some utility easements we need to work with. Now, I am working on the equipment... Pentair or Hayward? What are you using?

Thanks again


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We have all Pentair. I don't really know what is best. Our main pump went out 2 months ago, the IC-40 went out at the beginning of this summer and my temp probe is out right now.

I hope this is just being unlucky as it could get expensive in a hurry.

My PB has been great and each item was replaced the next day and didn't cost me a dime. I still haven't called about the temp probe.


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