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    New Build in DFW

    Hello Everyone & Thanks KimKats for suggesting that I start this Build Thread

    1st I'm proud to say that I am addicted to this site and proud to be an TFP Supporter!!!

    Back in October of 2014 we started researching and getting bids on Fiberglass and Gunite pools. We decided to go with a Gunite pool after discussing with previous family and friends who own pools. On May 20th we broke ground on our 15 x 30 rectangular pool. So far we had a delay for a day due to rain. This delay caused the inspection for the Belly Steel/Bon to fail caused the inspector could not verify that the drains were a min of 3ft apart since the ground was too wet. This was no biggy since he came back the next day and it passed. Then on May 26th we received gunite and now its the dreaded wait! We now have to water the gunite twice a day for the next 10 days. The next stage will be electrical, code plumbing, tile and Coping as well as city inspections as applicable.

    This has been the most exciting and smooth experience so far. Thank you all who stopped by to see my build and enjoy the pictures. Looking forward to send more updates as we progress.

    Here are the renderings we received
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    Here is a pic before the dig!
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    Then we came home to this
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Very nice! (I'm partial as it is very similar to my fiberglass pool's shape)

    And you have a wonderful yard and view for the pool. You'll enjoy lazing out there looking out at the lake.
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    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Here are more pics.
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    Here is the pic of the gunite and please ignore the mud and water in the pool. We're still getting rain here in TX as we speak!
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    Love!! Love the view and that is my favorite pool shape!!
    17K gallon, 18x40, 107 perimeter, 550 sq ft gunite inground pool with raised spa. 3.5 ft. - 5.0 ft. - 4.0 ft depth. Pentair equipment. DE filter. English Walnut travertine paver decking, lueders limestone coping. Wet Edge Primera Stone Sapphire Treasure plaster.

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Thanks YippeeSippy and sham!

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    You did it! LOVE it! So do you want to share your equipment with us so we can point out any thing we would do different?

    That is such a neat shape. I can see many fun times and conversations on the those steps and the bench in the deep end!

    What color of plaster and kind?

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    You did it! LOVE it! So do you want to share your equipment with us so we can point out any thing we would do different?

    That is such a neat shape. I can see many fun times and conversations on the those steps and the bench in the deep end!

    What color of plaster and kind?

    Kim

    We have a long summer of Basketball and Softball ahead of us so the pool will be a nice place for R&R.

    As far as the pool equipment this is all I know so far. LA-MS05 Boost Rite Pump, Intelliflo Multispreed Pump, and we're also installing a heater.

    For the pool floor we chose Stonescapes mini pebbles in Aqua Blue with 1x2 marbleized royal blue tile. All about the contrast

    Did I forget anything?

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    Yup....how are you chlorinating that pretty pool?
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    What filter-model, kind, size. That is VERY important info!

    Kim

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    Oh and what test kit will the PB give you?
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Yup....how are you chlorinating that pretty pool?
    Hi YippeeSkippy,

    I haven't thought about that. Would love some suggestions.

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    I know, I know!! CHLORINE!!!! Sorry end of the year teacher here LOL

    There are a couple of different ways to get chlorine into your pool. I will post some links to show you:

    Pool School - How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    You can also look at this area to get a idea of the different ways to add chlorine:

    Chemical Automation and The Liquidator

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Hi Kim,

    Here is a picture of the filter.image.jpg

    Sorry can't rotate the pic.

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    LOL we have not figured out why some of the pics do this! It is a DE filter.

    You can start adding this stuff to your signature. Add to it as you find out more.

    Kim
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    LOL we have not figured out why some of the pics do this! It is a DE filter.

    You can start adding this stuff to your signature. Add to it as you find out more.

    Kim
    Yes, it says Quad DE 80.

    Going to do that now

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    I know, I know!! CHLORINE!!!! Sorry end of the year teacher here LOL

    There are a couple of different ways to get chlorine into your pool. I will post some links to show you:

    Pool School - How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    You can also look at this area to get a idea of the different ways to add chlorine:

    Chemical Automation and The Liquidator

    Kim
    Lol...Chlorine it is!!! I'm going to read the links now.

    Thanks!

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    Re: New Build in DFW

    WHEN (notice I did not say if) you have questions about what your read let us know. NO question is too small. We have all had them. We would rather answer a question to make sure it is done right than have to help you fix a problem after the fact.

    Kim
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    WHEN (notice I did not say if) you have questions about what your read let us know. NO question is too small. We have all had them. We would rather answer a question to make sure it is done right than have to help you fix a problem after the fact.

    Kim

    Lol... I did notice and Trust I've been making a list since I found this site . I have to admit that it is a bit overwhelming but since I found this community I feel a little at ease. Thanks Kim and everyone for the support and nice welcoming.
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    It's been a while since my last update. Been busy with softball and basketball tournaments with my kids. However, I been around 😊.

    Since my last post we had equipment installed.
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    Tile & Coping ✔️ (We changed tile selection to a nice glass mosaic)
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    Decking ✔️
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    I thought I took a picture of decking completed but I didn't. Have to update tomorrow with the pictures. However, we are waiting on the City to approve our permit to raise the iron fence 1'. Iron fence has to be 5' in order for PB to plaster & fill the pool. Permit was submitted on 6-16 and we're still waiting 🙃.
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    on the waiting to do something they are the ones saying you have to do I bet!

    I LOVE that tile! So pretty!

    Kim
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    Re: New Build in DFW

    Right Kim ��!

    Thanks

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    Here are pictures of the decking. We will be stamping the concrete sometime this week.
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    Resurfacing it I should say.
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