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Thread: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

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    Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Hello everyone!

    Well, I haven't been around, since when I bought my house, I ended up draining my leaking pool. Now, just over a year later its under contruction! Remodel time!

    Work having done:
    by Crystal Pool & Spa http://www.crystalpoolspa.com/

    New quartz plaster (Tahoe color)
    tile (Seven Sea's Pacific Blue with gray grout)
    New skimmer
    Remove spa wall
    install new lights
    install new Pentair Intelliflow VS+AU pump
    install new Pentair 48sqft DE filter
    install new Pentair SWG IC40

    Just started constuction yesterday, they didn't have to drain the pool since I've been keeping it empty.
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Demo: day 1
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Just learned that tile is the next step, but we haven't even seen the samples!
    These guys seem a little busy with summer jobs and haven't been the best on communication so far, but we aren't in a hurry anyways.

    We are going to do a California Quartz plaster in Thaoe color for a deeper blue water color. Sample below, with a pic of the tile we are leaning toward.
    Will keep ya updated.
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Looks like it will be nice when you get done. You will have to follow up with pics and results!
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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Thanks, yeah, I will keep the updates coming as the work progresses.
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Equipment went in on Friday, and tile will be put in on Wednesday.
    More pics to follow soon.
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Since I saw your thread I have Crystal Pool and Spa coming out to bid on on remodeling my pool this week along with a couple of others contractors in the area. I don't plan on having work started until September so if you could keep the thread up to date I sure would appreciate hearing on how they are doing. Cheers
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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Oh, are they actually coming out to your place? They didn't come to my place, just did a sight-unseen quote. They were able to look up the build specs on the pool and worked on that.

    Just showed up today to start the tile, a day early.
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    That's a brave move !! I have other landscaping work in the yard I want done that they are going to quote. I'm also having Garocco come out for a quote but I am a bit wary of them, poor rating on the BBB and their reviews are mixed. But they did do work on a property near where I live that looked good.
    15,000 gallons, IG, Plaster, Pentair 2000 DE Filter.

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    They have done a good job so far on the pool. The tile work is about 3/4 done on the water line, and then all the accent tile needs to get done. Plaster is scheduled for July 1st. Will have to take tile pictures today and of the new equipment.

    Guess I better get ready for the pool fill and startup!
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Finished the tile yesterday. Those guys did a good job and took their time making sure everything was straight. Here are the results, pics are a little bad since the sun had already set when I took the pictures.
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Plaster gets done today!
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Wife texted me a picture of them working on the plaster....she wouldn't go outside to take a pic, only from the kitchen window...haha..
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Filling with water! Can't wait to see it in person once I am off work.
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    So far, I am loving it. Been brushing and filtering, now most of the plaster dust is gone. Will vacuum it this weekend to get the rest out.
    Added conditioner, chlorine, a bottle of stain preventer, and just did acid yesterday.

    There are a lot of white splotches, but I guess that's what you get with the color quartz plaster. Says it'll be like a marble type finish. Its looking better with brushing, and I love the water color with the tile we used. I'll have to take some pictures this weekend. I just get home too late from work to get any with the sun up.
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    I look forward to seeing the pictures. I'm thinking of the quartz finish too.

    I've had one pool builder tell me I need to have an additional drain installed while another said I didn't. Do you have just the one drain ? Where is/are your drains located ?
    15,000 gallons, IG, Plaster, Pentair 2000 DE Filter.

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    I only have one drain, in the bottom of the deep end. I used to have another in the spa, but that was blocked off since they removed the spa wall to make it a part of the pool. And my pool is twice as big as yours, so I don't think that you would need two drains.
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Hi there, looking forward to seeing how your pool looks! Especially the Tahoe Blue color- took us a while to select plaster color but we are using Tahoe Blue also and hoping for that beautiful shade you posted in a sample picture. Guess we will have to accept some imperfections in the plaster, how is yours looking after the brushings?

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    I was too busy over the weekend to take the pictures. Will do it by this weekend for sure.
    The water is looking really nice, I must say. Does look really close to the picture. When the water surface looks like it does in the picture, thats what the water color looks like, but when its flat as glass you can see the marbled look of the white plaster in there. I guess that's the way its supposed to look, as I read the California Quartz info and it says that even with color it'll have the appearance of a marble type appearance.

    Now that I vacuumed the pool on the weekend and still brushing, with the crystal clear water, I am super happy with it and glad I picked the color. The water will be warm with this color, as it retains the sun's heat a lot more than white plaster.
    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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    Re: Pool remodel - Crystal Pool & Spa - SoCal

    Finally, have pictures of the finished pool!
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    32' x 15', 25k gallon gunite IG pool, California Quartz plaster in Tahoe color
    Pentair equip (Intelliflow VS+AU pump, DE filter, IC40 SWG)
    Spa wall removed to make "seating" area

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