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    VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    I hope I'm putting this in the right place but here are some photos of my still under construction pool:

    Excavation, June 19, 2010:

    From the deck looking down:


    Looking up at the house from below:

    (Please excuse the rickety looking stairs!)
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    June 21, 2010 - the frame and pluming are in:

    Looking down from the deck:


    Looking across the long way:


    Looking up at the house:


    The pump:
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    That's gonna' be a beautiful pool in my favorite part of the United States.......stunning view. What city are you near?
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    June 29, 2010 - The gunite shell:

    From above:


    From below on the side:


    Shallow end:


    Close up of tanning bed:


    Close up of bench:


    Close up of love seat/swim out:


    Blue Ridge:
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    That's gonna' be a beautiful pool in my favorite part of the United States.......stunning view. What city are you near?
    Thanks. We're in Linden......near Front Royal.
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Congrats on the new pool...it's gonna be awesome.
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    We're in Linden......near Front Royal.
    Yeah, I know it. We have been considering moving up there (little further north) for a few years but can't quite break away.

    It sure is a beautiful part of this earth.
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    That looks great! I wish my pool were that large...and deep. How deep is it?
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    I'm so jealous of that view from your deck. Sublime!




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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    How deep is it?
    8 and half feet
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Great size pool and your view is beautiful!!
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Looks great, and fantastic view! We did something similar with our tanning ledge, it's surrounded on 3 sides as well. Hope you get finished soon so you can get some relief from this heat. We're right there with you - getting our gunite today, western Loudoun county...

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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Update: July 7, 2010 - coping and tile is in:

    From the side:


    From above:


    View of the tile:
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Here's an update from July 21, 2010:

    Solar Pannels are in:


    Solar lines going to the pump:


    Excavating for the wall and deck:


    Hand digging the wall foundation:


    Calling Miss Utility, calling Miss Utility!

    Broken phone line from bobcat:


    Broken powerline conduit from pickaxe:


    View from below:
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    They did a nice job plumbing in the pump and filter. Wouldnt have done it different myself.
    And i LOVE the stone coping....
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Thanks Matt. We have a lot of natural stone up there (stone walls, chimney) and we also have to put in a small stone retaining wall. We went with the stone coping to try to make it all tie in together. Hopefully the finished product will work!
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Everything beautiful You are going to be really happy with the large shallow end. Many of us have too little shallow end area. Yours looks to be a perfect combination of shallow and deep. The swimout/loveseat is great. Stone coping is beautiful. You are also going to be really pleased to have the trees far enough away from the pool. Makes life easier. Matt commented on you pumping station. My first thought was that surely looks neat. Congrats. Did you design the pool? I really like the shape as it has the character of the rolling hills. Looks like it won't be too long before you will be enjoying your gorgeous "resort".

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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Here's an update from July 25, 2010. The frame for the retaining wall is going in:





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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Here's the July 30, 2010 update. The retaining wall is almost complete:

    View from above:


    View from the side:


    View from the front:
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    Re: VA - Blue Ridge Pool (pics)

    Now here's a view of the back of the wall. Should I be worried about those gaps between the concrete blocks?

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