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    It's beginning to look like a pool!

    This was started early last week and as of Wednesday, the pool is beginning to take shape. We were pretty constrained by the wide but narrow back yard combined with HOA requirements that we cannot build within 10 feet of the rear of the property line.
















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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    It looks like it's coming along nicely! Keep us posted.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Ii DOES look like a pool! Care to share some specs on it??

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    colors? Tile? etc.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Kim - It may look like that now, but I bet it looks like a pool in no time
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Ii DOES look like a poo! Care to share some specs on it??

    Kim

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    colors? Tile? etc.
    I know the color will be an aqua color, somewhat on the lighter side with some greenish hues but I don't recall the specifics of what we chose. As far as the surrounding pavers and coping, I cannot even recall what colors we picked. Or, rather, what my wife picked. The pool is 30' x 7', with it going to 12' wide off the back edge of the patio. The entire length of the house will have pavers put in and the entire thing will be enclosed. We're ending week 2 thus far and the builder told me it would take about 6 weeks or so to complete, so barring any unusual delays within a month it'll be done.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Yes I see it!! It's looking like a pool , and I bet you all are so excited.

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    At first, of course, due to warranty reasons you'll Have to do it their way, and add what they tell you to add, etc., but you can still use your new kit at that time to test what is being added to your new pool.

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    I'm really excited to watch the remainder of your pool build. Congrats and you'll be before you know it. Have a wonderful day .
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    More pictures of the progress.













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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    And now we have the final product! So far I'm very pleased with how it has turned out. I'm hoping our fence is completed either today or tomorrow and once that's done, the final steps are to get a landscaping company out to fix the side yard that was unfortunately obliterated when the trucks moved through and to get the sprinkler system back up and running.






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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Wow super nice! I really, really, really, really, really, really (can you tell how much I really like) like your coping and decking.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Thank you. The 3D designs provided by the builder looked good on paper, but the finished product turned out nicer than I anticipated. Plus, he was insistent on extending the deck from the end of the lanai to the other end of the house. Another builder came in with a much lower price point, but he wanted to stop the deck at the end of the lanai where the wall curved out toward the four windows. I'm glad we listened to the guy who wanted to extend it because it makes the space much more comfortable. Of course, in looking at the pictures I just noticed that I do not have any showing the area I'm talking about with the enclosure.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Well you know what to do tonight! Take and share that missing picture!

    I love the colors!

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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    What did you use for coping and decking? Apologies if you already said.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Great use of space. Very private oasis vibe. Love the look of the coping and how it blends in with the decking.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    What did you use for coping and decking? Apologies if you already said.
    The coping and decking are pavers from a company called Tremron. I know the color of the patio is glacier. I couldn't believe how quickly it was put in, too. We woke up one Saturday morning to a gas powered wet saw running outside our bedroom window and three guys in the back yard. By the end of the day they had the whole thing done.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Wow. I love the way your pool came out. And, I love how quaint this little pool is. I do believe I love everything about it.
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    Re: It's beginning to look like a pool!

    Thank you! I'm dying to get out there an enjoy it, but unfortunately we've been busy ever since it was installed and just got back from vacation. Sadly, this weekend the highs are in the 50s-60s before going back up to the 80s.
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