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    Finished with Construction - Finally

    Well we were "Complete" Sept 1 but there were other items to attend to - Platers, Concrete Curb, and artificial grass. Today we finished the artificial grass and I wanted to show it off.

    Dropbox - Ian shared 16 photos with you.

    Thanks for all the help and support - This would have been a very bad process without the folks in this group!
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    Re: Finished with Construction - Finally

    Love this idea of artificial grass around the pool. I wish I had done this. Mowing gets grass in ours. Vry nice n clean looking. Did you guys put anything under it for drainage? What was the cost for this project (grass)if you don't mind sharing?

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    Under the turf there is between 3 and 8 inches of Decomposed Granite and the turf itself drains rather well down thru the mat. This is the turf that we went with - SGW Dallas | Diamond Pro Spring its treated to not collect heat and we tried it up against a bunch of other options it was by far the coolest temps wise. Normally it matches our lawn rather well too but the sprinklers (yes the build messed those up) have been off for a while. The cost for the grass is about 8 per sq ft and we have 1,300 sq ft in total. Cover was rather spendy too but we think both made it a better option maintenance wise.
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    Re: Finished with Construction - Finally

    Construction messed up our yard as well... we dyied our sprinklers. Hose under sod seems to be working out nicely. So you had the turf installed? Ima penny pincher as DYI'S & TFP's n TFeverything is appealing to me. Tnx for sharing your lovely new yard n pool...

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    Re: Finished with Construction - Finally

    That looks great! congrats.

    I'm not a fan of artifical turf, but that seems like a good use of it. It would be difficult to get real grass
    to look that good so close to a pool.
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    I can see why you are wanting to show it off. That looks very nice, very nice indeed. I think you will be very pleased with your decision. We have a guy hired who mows our yard, and even though the mower shoot is facing away from the pool during mowing, you can bet that once he gets finished, the pool will still have to have grass clippings cleaned out that the wind blows in. Enjoy!!!
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    Re: Finished with Construction - Finally

    Quote Originally Posted by iankelly View Post
    Cover was rather spendy
    From one cover owner to another, that's an understatement! But worth it for us.
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    17,000 IG Plaster/Pebble, All Jandy equipt VS 2.0 HP Pump, Cartridge filter - Installed Sept 1 2015 TF-100 test kit (Yes Nature 2 but no metals cartridge - and an Ozone box - I know...) Coverpools cover, deck jets and all the iAqualink goodies. Filled off city water

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    It looks so good. It also looks like a couple of young fellers, and one big black dog are loving it already. . Enjoy!!
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    Re: Finished with Construction - Finally

    NICE job!

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    Re: Finished with Construction - Finally

    Hi iankelly!

    I wanted to see how your artificial turf is holding up so far? Any complaints or anything you would do different? Also how did you like the company who did yours? Getting quotes this week and just trying to get some insight.

    Thanks!!
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