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    New Pool Underway!

    I'm not big on pics, but here are some. My wife takes a bunch, so I can get more later.

    We signed contracts and got HOA approval on 7/21. They started layout and digging on 7/25 (a Saturday) and shot in the gunite on Friday 7/31. Now we are in the 10-day watering/curing period. Don't expect much to be done for the next week or so.

    Day 0.jpg

    Day before the pool got started.....

    Day 1.jpg

    End of 1st day.

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    Quota exceeded so I can't upload more right now. Guess I need to check that out. Are we limited to so much per day?
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
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    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Get a free photobucket.com account. Upload your pictures. When you want to add a picture here, click the IMG link on the photobucket picture and then link it in your post.
    27,500 gallon in ground gunite/plaster (1995). Attached Spa with fountain, spillway, and 2 lion heads streaming into the pool. Hayward pump and AO Smith UST1152 1.5 hp motor (single speed). Hayward 60 sq ft DE Filter (Model DE-6000). Kreepy Krauly cleaner.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Thanks epro05!


    End of day 2


    End of day 4. This far went much faster than we thought!


    End of day 6 which was Friday, July 31. We are now 4 days into the 10-day curing period.
    Last edited by TexKSAH; 08-05-2015 at 09:26 AM. Reason: labeled days wrong
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!


    Here is the design rendering if interested on what the final product should look like.
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the layout and the tanning ledge in the stone, its gorgeous!
    New Build started April 2015, 20x30x40 Lagoon Style Vinyl (indigo marble/blue granite), 27,500 GAL, IG, 839 square feet, 9' tanning ledge/baja shelf, 9' radial bench, 8' classic Waterfall, 3'6" to 8'Depth, Sand, Pentair 2 speed Superflow 1 1/2 HP, SWS, 2 Pentair LED Intelibright 5 G lights, Pentair Legend Platinum II pool cleaner, 2 skimmers, 3 returns. 1080 square feet of Silver Slate stamped concrete.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Thanks karynkjd. I'd like to take credit, but I really had no say in the size, location or deco options. I think my wife did a wonderful job and I couldn't be more pleased with what she designed
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    It's amazing how quickly your project is going.

    Pool looks amazing.
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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Very nice work on the equipment pad and plumbing. It looks excellent!

    Nice pool too!
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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    I corrected the days (it was actually 6 from start to gunite) but yeah, I think it's going real fast. Hopefully it will continue and we can be swimming by Sept!

    They didn't leave me room for the stenner tank/pump on the pad though
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    They started Sundek prep yesterday and are sundeking and doing startup today. Will be swimming this weekend!!! I still have a couple planter boxes and some sod to lay so it will be nice being able to cool off in the pool. I'm still shocked on how fast they got this done and what a great job they did.

    Rock work completed.

    Ready for concrete decks.

    Decks and grading complete.

    Pool full and decks cleaned/prepped for Sundek.
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Looking at your plumbing it appears there is not a backflow preventer between the Chlorinator and the Heater.
    This is a concern.
    When the pump is not running, concentrated chlorine dissolves in chlorinator and can run back into heater.
    This can shorten the life of the heater significantly.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Great looking pool from a fellow Austinite!
    Pool is done! Only took 17 months! - Natural shape in-ground pool: 37x23, 505sq ft, 96ft perimeter, 7ft deep end, 18,950 gallons, tanning ledge, blue surf pebble sheen/luminous blue blend, Belgard coping, 910 sqft paver deck/walkways, retaining walls out the yinyang. Jandy SWG, 2 LED Color lights, VS 2HP Pump, 460sqft cartridge filter, PDA RS P8 controller. My build

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Really pretty!! You did a flagstone on your sunshelf -- that's a nice detail -- need to think about that for our pool!

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Love the stone work and wow that was fast!
    Inground Pool Size 32x21 - Depth 3-6" x 6'4" - Surface area 440 Sq Ft - Perimeter 93 ft.
    Supposed to have: Hayward Equipment, Hayward Aqua Plus control panal, Hayward 40" sand filter, Hayward 2 HP Tristar pump, 320 commerical grade in line cholinator back up, Hayward Goldline t-15 40kgal salt cell. TF-100 Test Kit w/Speedstir ORDERED

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    What a great setting and view!! It just fits in like it belongs there!
    Modern Geometric-ish Social Pool (4'-5'-4') ~13' x 47'. Sun shelf. Perimeter overflow spa. RiverFlow Swimjet. Dog ramp. "Bubble Lounge"
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    I went swimming last night! Well, really brushing while in the pool . Sundek is done, looks awesome. We can put our furniture back Sat on the decks so I'll get one final pic with everything done except plants in the planter boxes which we will probably wait on. Super is going to get the stone mason back to do some tweeks on the waterfall to get it to flow more evenly, but otherwise, we are done. They will be doing a "pool School" for us soon. That will be interesting knowing now what I've learned here

    ozdiver, yes there is a check valve immediately behind the chlorinator. Looks like an oversized coupling. It may be hard to make out without zooming in.
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Quote Originally Posted by ummgood View Post
    Great looking pool from a fellow Austinite!
    Can't wait to see yours completed. Looks like it will be incredible!
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexKSAH View Post
    I went swimming last night! Well, really brushing while in the pool . Sundek is done, looks awesome. We can put our furniture back Sat on the decks so I'll get one final pic with everything done except plants in the planter boxes which we will probably wait on. Super is going to get the stone mason back to do some tweeks on the waterfall to get it to flow more evenly, but otherwise, we are done. They will be doing a "pool School" for us soon. That will be interesting knowing now what I've learned here

    ozdiver, yes there is a check valve immediately behind the chlorinator. Looks like an oversized coupling. It may be hard to make out without zooming in.
    Quote Originally Posted by TexKSAH View Post
    Can't wait to see yours completed. Looks like it will be incredible!
    Thanks I hope it comes out ok. It has been a real struggle but finally it is moving with the appearance that it will be done at some point.

    Are they putting sun deck on your rounded existing patio as well? I was surprised how well that cleaned up after they removed the wall off of it. I was wondering how that would happen. What part of Austin are you in? I am in West or SW depending on who you ask.
    Pool is done! Only took 17 months! - Natural shape in-ground pool: 37x23, 505sq ft, 96ft perimeter, 7ft deep end, 18,950 gallons, tanning ledge, blue surf pebble sheen/luminous blue blend, Belgard coping, 910 sqft paver deck/walkways, retaining walls out the yinyang. Jandy SWG, 2 LED Color lights, VS 2HP Pump, 460sqft cartridge filter, PDA RS P8 controller. My build

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    Re: New Pool Underway!

    Quote Originally Posted by ummgood View Post
    Thanks I hope it comes out ok. It has been a real struggle but finally it is moving with the appearance that it will be done at some point.

    Are they putting sun deck on your rounded existing patio as well? I was surprised how well that cleaned up after they removed the wall off of it. I was wondering how that would happen. What part of Austin are you in? I am in West or SW depending on who you ask.
    Yes, we had all the existing deck (covered and uncovered) sundeked as well. With replacing the fire pit and knee wall caps with the same flagstone as the coping and sundeking it all, it looks like it was all completed at the same time. We are very happy with how it turned out.

    We live just northwest of Georgetown. I say Austin since most people outside of Central Texas know Austin but not Georgetown.
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: New Pool Underway!



    Here is the final completed pool. We still have some planting to do and they are coming out for pool school today (I was out of town all last week), but otherwise we are done and are enjoying the pool.
    12300gal IG PebbleTec w/7' raised Spa & Waterfall. Built Aug 2015
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Ultra UV, Auto Fill
    EasyTouch control w/ Remote, Infloor Cleaner w/1.5HP Pump and Leaf Canister
    Stenner 45MPHP10 w/15gal tank, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, TF-100 Test Kit.

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