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    Our pool build in Houston

    Hi all, first post. Signed contract on 5/5 after getting bids from too many builders. Did not close until 5/25 because of holdups at the title company. Dig and steel 6/1. Gunite & rough plumbing 6/2. Set equipment 6/3. Rock waterfall & rock beam 6/4. Plumbing 6/9. Coping & tile 6/10. Electrician 6/13. Plaster and decking still to come.

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    Pentair whisper flo
    Easy touch 8 with wireless remote
    Polaris w booster pump
    IntelliChlor
    Pentair minimax 400,000
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Congrats! It will be lovely!
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Yeah it looks lovely but the time schedule is a little slack
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Porter
    Yeah it looks lovely but the time schedule is a little slack
    lol, we had a couple days of rain

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by sonflower
    Congrats! It will be lovely!
    Thanks

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    wow, thats going to look great. Love the color of tiles
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    We are swimming, just need to do landscaping and outdoor kitchen


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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by g1texas
    We are swimming, just need to do landscaping and outdoor kitchen
    Considering the rains we have been having, you may want to re-rout the downspout coming off your patio. You don't want to dump shingle gravel and debris into your pool!
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    I hope the crepe myrtles are far enough back from the pool, they drop a lot of debris. I know I have a 30year old mature tree by my driveway that keeps it dirty
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Very nice!

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lershac
    I hope the crepe myrtles are far enough back from the pool, they drop a lot of debris. I know I have a 30year old mature tree by my driveway that keeps it dirty
    Ugh! The bane of my pool existence! Neighbor has about 4 30 footers on the fence line and the debris all ends up in my pool!

    g1- That is a beautiful pool you have built! May you have many happy trouble free years with it! Keeping the crepe myrtles small will help a lot!
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Quote Originally Posted by g1texas
    We are swimming, just need to do landscaping and outdoor kitchen
    Considering the rains we have been having, you may want to re-rout the downspout coming off your patio. You don't want to dump shingle gravel and debris into your pool!
    Yep, we are going to switch it to the other side.

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Lershac
    I hope the crepe myrtles are far enough back from the pool, they drop a lot of debris. I know I have a 30year old mature tree by my driveway that keeps it dirty
    We are hopeful also, we will give it a year and see how it goes. We would like to keep them but if they have to go they are gone.

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Did the PB use any sealant on the rocks? Was there any instructions to renew it, if used, on any particular schedule? Any product recommendations?

    My pool looks sort of like that, but they or the landscaper piled a lot of dirt at the back and so that soil falls into the pool on occasion. Also, the rocks can grow a lot of algae sometimes, so I do have to spray 50% bleach on occasion and I worry that this may damage the rocks, they are rather sandy.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by anonapersona
    Did the PB use any sealant on the rocks? Was there any instructions to renew it, if used, on any particular schedule? Any product recommendations?

    My pool looks sort of like that, but they or the landscaper piled a lot of dirt at the back and so that soil falls into the pool on occasion. Also, the rocks can grow a lot of algae sometimes, so I do have to spray 50% bleach on occasion and I worry that this may damage the rocks, they are rather sandy.
    No about using sealant.

    Is it algae or moss on your rocks?

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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    I would seal the deck....especially with salt water if you want maximum longevity.
    Make sure the ozone is NOT going through your Polaris cleaner.
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    Re: Our pool build in Houston

    Nice! Love the coping pieces. Looks very relaxing.
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