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New Poolbuild in North TX Metroplex area...

Posted by airb320 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 10:54

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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Oh forgot,

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


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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!


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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 !


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First day of digging..


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First day of digging..


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


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Looks great so far!


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Looks great!


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Day 3 (which is day 6 of overall construction)

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


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Anothe Pic of Day 3...


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Day 4 (Day 7 of overall construction)

We have a gunite Shell...:-)


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Looking great so far!


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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.


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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 !


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

Electrical Done...:-) !


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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?


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Day 6 (Day 15 of overall construction)

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


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another Pic...


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Day 7...(20 of overall construction)

Coping and Tile done...:-)


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Another pic


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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.


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


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More pics...


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


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


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

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


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Another pic of decking...


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

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


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Another pic...


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


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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...:-)


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


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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!


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


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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...


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


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Another View...


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Night Pic...


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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?


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


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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!


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


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


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


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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.


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


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No swimming yet...


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Another one...


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