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    Have recently completed pool renovation

    G'day everyone.
    I am Brian from the NSW Hunter Valley in Australia.
    After three years of do-it-myself work as a hobby, I have recently completed a fully tiled renovation of my old concrete pool shell.
    The work involved crack repairs, rendering, tiling, plumbing, paving and landscaping.
    The pool now looks amazing and I have joined this site to get the best tips and advice to keep the water in tip top condition.
    I am sure that there will some great information.
    Brian from NSW Hunter Valley
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    way cool!

    how about some in-progress to finish photos?
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Oh BrianWatts, you simply cannot have a first post such as that and not follow up with pictures! (pretty please?)

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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    For now, here are a before (December, 2012) and an after (November, 2015).

    I might try to do a story of the progress of the renovation with photos on another thread.



    Brian from NSW Hunter Valley
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    Zeolite filter, salt chlorination.

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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Thats a bunch of tiles! nice. What did you do with the skimmer?
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Are you SURE those are the same pools???????? NICE WORK!

    I would LOVE for you to share the whole "story".

    Who did all of that tile? That looks awesome!

    You need to find the thread about a good test it you can get in your part of the world. That will be the major thing to keeping that beauty look good for a long time to come!

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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Love love love the color!!
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Gorgeous!
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Thanks for your kind comments.

    Banditig, I tiled around the skimmer, and to ensure symmetry, those were the first tiles I laid. I'll post photos in another thread later.

    Kim, I did all the tiling myself. As for tiling the complex curves of the floor, instead of laying whole sheets of tiles that would have ended up with tapered cuts, I laid out a grid that avoided tapered cuts, but needed small adjustments in joint width. This arduous task required about 12,000 of the 14,400 floor tiles to be laid one at a time. That is one of the reasons the renovation took three years.

    A funny thing about those three years is me saying each year "we'll be swimming by Christmas". And those Christmases came and went without a swim, and it became a family joke. But this Christmas when all the family come home, we will be swimming.
    Brian from NSW Hunter Valley
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    I say give everyone a nice, big beach towel for Christmas to use after they go swimming!

    One at a time????????? on my! The use of gaps to help with the curve was so smart! Nice thinking!

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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Beautiful job! It might take me 10 years to try myself.
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    wow that is something else!

    A Tile pool would last at least 3x longer then traditional plaster if properly cared for right?
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    I was at a hotel in in South Dacota with tile pool. You could see some repairs but was installed in the 50's
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    Re: Have recently completed pool renovation

    Gorgeous! I can not wait to see the pics. You can,add them to the Under Construction forum.

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