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    [FINISHED] New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    Hello all,

    So I lurked on this forum a long time. We started construction a week ago and are making fabulous progress. I thought that I would retroactively post up our story so far and then update as it continues.

    We called and met with a few pool builders during the early fall. One thing we found out during the process is that some builders are too snobby to build a pool for less than 50K. Anyway we ended deciding on a plan and signing a contract October 31st. Here is the artist rendering

    Brimage_Charissa_and_Kevin - 1.1_002 Colored Concrete.jpg

    Brimage_Charissa_and_Kevin - 1.1_Colored Concrete.jpg


    Primary Specs

    Gallons: 10,965
    Width 15 ft Length 28 ft
    Depth profile: 3.5 / 5 / 4
    Beach entry
    18" by 16' water wall
    Pump: Jandy E-pump
    Filter: Jandy cartride filter
    Aqualink w/ PDA
    Zodiac Fusion salt kit
    Polaris 380 with PB4-60 pump
    5 returns
    Oklahoma Flagstone coping
    6" waterline tile
    Bubbler in tanning deck
    Colored salt texture decking 322 sq ft
    Ecofinish Aquabright finish

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    Permits took about 2 1/2 months. Not what we had hoped for but also not unexpected.

    Dig date schedule for Monday Jan 25th. I took off work to be there. Our yard needed just a little bit of grading to build up one side and the back to have a nice level area to work in.




    After that was done they measured out and spray painted the outline of the pool. It was pretty obvious that I would want to move it and the builder agreed. The decking on one side was going to come within 6 inches of a tree. We ended up pivoting the pool, moving it 6 feet away from the house and 4 feet towards the right (away from the tree) and resprayed the outline. We all agreed it would be a great change. After that they guys really got down to work. They fine tuned the outline and staked out the edges.




    They brought in the big excavator and man was that man good. I was really amazed at his precision in being able to dig out the curves and step pretty much complete with very little hand digging to sharpen up the edges.




    They finish up with some clean up of the dig and some framing for the rebar and plumbing guys.
    Here is the result of day 1


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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    Wow! That's pretty neat how they adjusted the location of the pool on the fly. Sounds like you have a great PB. Keep those pictures coming!
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Day 2 and 3

    Metal and Plumbing.
    Guys showed up to start laying rebar and doing the plumbing. At the end of day 2, metal was all done and plumbing was maybe 75% done.






    Day 3.
    Plumbing finish out rather quickly



    End of Day 3

    - - - Updated - - -

    Day 4 pass inspection

    Day 5 is gunite day.



    Dig day was Monday and gunite day was Friday. Moved much faster than I expected. It was also good timing as it allowed me the weekend to keep the shell moist.

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    Week 2

    Monday is electrical day and tile/coping/rock. Electrical gets completely finished. Tile/coping/rock is 80% done
    Tuesday Tile/Coping and Rock finish up




    Wednesday Feb 3

    Some underground drainage is added and forms for the pool decks are set. They are also adding a small extension to our driveway that is also formed up.




    Forgot to post pic of equipment pad earlier.




    Deck is schedule to be poured on Friday. Is going to be salt pitted stained concrete.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieP View Post
    Wow! That's pretty neat how they adjusted the location of the pool on the fly. Sounds like you have a great PB. Keep those pictures coming!
    Yes Jamie, we are very happy with the PB to this point. One thing we were looking for was a value pool (if there is such a thing) and we feel like they have come through. Its all been a very pleasant experience so far. Only problem so far was I had to make an emergency trip home to let electrical in the garage to access the panel because they came earlier than planned. I guess thats the best kind of problem though, rather than no shows or late. I feel if the weather holds out its possible we could have a 3-4 week pool build.

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    Lookin' good! I like the shape!
    My Pool Build (2015): inground 12K gals gunite/plaster pool, SWG, 2-speed pump, cartridge filter, gas heater, and polaris cleaner (Jandy). TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speed Stir

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    love, love, love! It fits just right on your property! NICE on the shift to make it fit better!

    It is a joy to watch someone do their job that is good at it like the digger! They are like an artist!

    I can tell you have been reading for a while! Being there for the big things! Good job!

    Do you have your test kit yet? You are going to need it soon!

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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    We are suppose to get a test kit from the builder. I've got a message in to find out which one. Waiting to hear back.

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    Beautiful design! 3-4 week build!?! That's wonderful! Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nursenini View Post
    Beautiful design! 3-4 week build!?! That's wonderful! Congratulations!
    Well....not there yet. But I can certainly conceive of it if inspections, scheduling and weather keep occurring as they have been. If we pour decks tomorrow it will be 12 days from digs to decks. Main thing left besides punch list is plater/ecofinish and yard (regrade/topsoil/grass)

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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    Wow.. those guys are flying! My excavation wasn't completed in that time!
    Gunite Pool/Spa, CLI Caribbean blue crystal stone smooth, Pentair 3hp Intellifo VS, Pentair Quad DE Filter, Pentair 400k BTU Heater, KK Prowler 820, Pentair PSL4 controler with Screenlogic wifi, Inline Chlorinator, Pentair 1.5hp Spa Blower, TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speed Stir. My 2016 Pool Build

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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    Just got word we passed whatever inspection happened today. So we are scheduled for deck pour tomorrow. Woohoo!

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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    SWEET!

    I bet your builder will say "Taylor 2005" as the test kit. That is an okay test kit BUT it is missing a major test in that it can only test FC to 5 ppm. IF it is this kit ask if you can upgrade to the Taylor 2006.

    Let us know what he says.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    So I found out the standard test kit that the builder issues. Its a "Poolmaster Premier Deluxe 5 way test kit". I'm guessing this will not get the job done from my readings here.

    Kevin

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    Is your concrete decking pour happening today?
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieP View Post
    Is your concrete decking pour happening today?
    Thats the word we got. Builder said he would give a 1 hr heads up for their arrival. My wife is at home today. She says there is a guy washing and sealing the stone work right now.

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    Following your build. It's going to be beautiful!
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    Re: New Pool Build in Highland Village TX (Suburb of Dallas, TX)

    All righty,

    Decks are going in. Poured and smooth they have to wait a bit before they spread the salt. So they left, probably to get dinner and will be back later tonight to spread salt.












    They just got back, I hear them out there, gonna go check it out.

    Kevin

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    Looks like they did a nice job!
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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