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    Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Joined TFP in November as we were preparing to build our first pool! The big dig started on December 9th 2014 and 8.5 weeks later I started filling the pool on February 6th 2015. My PB was/is outstanding! The only issue we had during the entire process was when the deck crew choose to bury the chicken bones from their lunch in the yard instead of throwing them away. My dogs found the bones in 10 seconds and my wife found them eating the bones. We were very angry at the time. Thankfully, the dogs were ok.

    The details of the pool are in my signature. I have spent hours on the forum reading and have learned so much. Thank you all for your contributions, this place is incredible. It is time for me to give a little.

    Our build started around March of 2014 when the Admiral (AKA the Wife) said "I want a pool"! After some discussion, we agreed that we would build the pool but only after we sold our beloved boat. It was not being used enough. My wife loved the boat more than I did and would often take it out by herself when I was working. Ultimately, it was her decision. For the record, it’s true what they say about boat ownership.

    Once we sold this


    We picked this design

    25K IG gunite pool / PebbleTec plaster / 2HP Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 525 SQ/FT SwimClear Cartridge filter / Tiger Shark QC robot / TF-100 test kit / Stenner pump X 2 - Chlorine and Acid

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    I will post several pictures each night for the next week or so. December 9th, 2014

    25K IG gunite pool / PebbleTec plaster / 2HP Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 525 SQ/FT SwimClear Cartridge filter / Tiger Shark QC robot / TF-100 test kit / Stenner pump X 2 - Chlorine and Acid

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    I like it so far....
    You have a great yard for a pool! Nice and flat, large enough for pool and play.
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    The end of day 1


    Day 2


    Day 3 was pretty impressive, rebar and gunite in 1 day



    The end of day 3

    25K IG gunite pool / PebbleTec plaster / 2HP Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 525 SQ/FT SwimClear Cartridge filter / Tiger Shark QC robot / TF-100 test kit / Stenner pump X 2 - Chlorine and Acid

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    I love your design for your pool! And I'm envious of all the space you have! It seems to go on and on and on.... The gunite work looks fabulous - very neat edges, etc.
    Take care! Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzfromTexas View Post
    I love your design for your pool! And I'm envious of all the space you have! It seems to go on and on and on.... The gunite work looks fabulous - very neat edges, etc.
    Take care! Suz.
    Thanks Suz. We moved from Cypress 2 years ago because I was tired of sharing everything with the neighbors. I have been enjoying your build and am looking forward to seeing the finished product! I will bet that it will exceed your expectations once it is finished.
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    Your yard is amazing! The pool is a great shape!!
    Free form pool 90'3" prim, 14180 gallons. TF100 Kit In pool table with travertine top, 3sheer descents, Depth 3.5-5-4, Jandy 2HP pump, Inline Chlorinator, Wetedge Satin Matrix Antigua.

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    Looks AWESOME so far!
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    What color of PebbleTec are you going with? If you are undecided maybe Suz can help!
    Marla
    No longer living vicariously through other people's pool builds. Pool build is complete on my IG SWCG pool, approx 10,000 gallons. All Jandy equipment - VS 1.5 hp pump, 580 cartridge filter, AquaPure 1400 salt cell, AquaLink PDA system. Dolphin m500. PebbleSheen Blue Surf with shells and beads added. TF-100 w/ SpeedStir. A Houston Pool Build Inside the Loop

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcool69 View Post
    Joined TFP in November as we were preparing to build our first pool! The big dig started on December 9th 2014 and 8.5 weeks later I started filling the pool on February 6th 2015. My PB was/is outstanding! The only issue we had during the entire process was when the deck crew choose to bury the chicken bones from their lunch in the yard instead of throwing them away. My dogs found the bones in 10 seconds and my wife found them eating the bones. We were very angry at the time. Thankfully, the dogs were ok.

    The details of the pool are in my signature. I have spent hours on the forum reading and have learned so much. Thank you all for your contributions, this place is incredible. It is time for me to give a little.

    Our build started around March of 2014 when the Admiral (AKA the Wife) said "I want a pool"! After some discussion, we agreed that we would build the pool but only after we sold our beloved boat. It was not being used enough. My wife loved the boat more than I did and would often take it out by herself when I was working. Ultimately, it was her decision. For the record, it’s true what they say about boat ownership.

    Once we sold this


    We picked this design
    Best decision I ever made was selling my boats and getting completely out of the Marine Industry.

    I'm sure your loving your pool far more than you loved your Boat!

    John
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    1st Pool so go easy on me I'm using a TF 100.

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    What color of PebbleTec are you going with? If you are undecided maybe Suz can help!
    We went with Tahoe Blue.
    25K IG gunite pool / PebbleTec plaster / 2HP Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 525 SQ/FT SwimClear Cartridge filter / Tiger Shark QC robot / TF-100 test kit / Stenner pump X 2 - Chlorine and Acid

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcool69 View Post
    We went with Tahoe Blue.
    Whew!!! I was worried I might have to step up, but then I remembered ya'll are finished with your pool!!! I can't wait to see the Tahoe Blue. Maybe I will get even more confused!!!

    Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Coping, tile and waterfall





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    Gorgeous rock waterfall! That's impressive. I love the tile. I believe it was one of our first contenders. My favorite feature? The flagstone sun shelf! That's the greatest and will be fabulous under water. You sure are making us wait for the finale!!! Sighhhhhhh.....
    Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    I agree on the tile and the flagstone! Out of curiosity, what tile is that? I love the color blue, but it also has the browns that blend in well with the stone.
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    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Well I changed permissions in my Flickr account and screwed up my pictures. Editing now.

    Fixed.
    25K IG gunite pool / PebbleTec plaster / 2HP Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 525 SQ/FT SwimClear Cartridge filter / Tiger Shark QC robot / TF-100 test kit / Stenner pump X 2 - Chlorine and Acid

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzfromTexas View Post
    Whew!!! I was worried I might have to step up, but then I remembered ya'll are finished with your pool!!! I can't wait to see the Tahoe Blue. Maybe I will get even more confused!!!

    Suz.
    Does not matter Suz as I still have the KEY! LOL

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieP View Post
    I agree on the tile and the flagstone! Out of curiosity, what tile is that? I love the color blue, but it also has the browns that blend in well with the stone.
    I'm not sure, when I get home I will check the name on the tile.
    25K IG gunite pool / PebbleTec plaster / 2HP Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 525 SQ/FT SwimClear Cartridge filter / Tiger Shark QC robot / TF-100 test kit / Stenner pump X 2 - Chlorine and Acid

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    Re: Completed Build in Magnolia, TX

    Deck









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    Very nice pool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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