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    New Build in Central Texas

    Good Morning. We finally made the decision to put a pool in. We interviewed several pool builders and signed the contract at the end of February. The pool specs are as follows: Pool 20' X 36', 7' Round Spa, Pool depth 3' to 6', Paramount Pv-3 Infloor System, Oklahoma Flagstone Coping, Blue Glass tile at waterline, Pebble Brite Plaster, 2HP Tristar 2 Speed Pump, 1 1/2 HP Booster Pump, 3 Color Logic LED Lights (2 pool and 1 spa), Hayward 550 Cartridge Filter and Hayward 400k heater.

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    After several weeks of permit issues, we were ready to start excavation. Although we were ready, mother nature was not and dumped a ton of rain on us. We finally broke ground on March 15 but the excavators could only work for about 20 minutes because the ground was too wet. Lucky for us it did not rain that weekend and the excavators came back on the 19th and work for the whole day. Unfortunately, that night Mother Nature dumped about 2.5 inches of rain on us and completely filled the "pool".

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    The "pool" had to be drained and the ground, which is mostly clay, had to dry out again. The excavators are scheduled to come out on Monday and hopefully finish the excavation portion of the build.

    This excavation feels like it is taking forever. Silly me, I thought this would be the easy part.
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    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

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    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Well we have finally gotten a break with the weather (and our excavator) and have made some good progress. We have the excavation completed,the infloor floor cleaner, steel and plumbing. Now we are just waiting on gunite on Tuesday.

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    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

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    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Steel and finish plumbing

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    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Pipes, pipes and more pipes

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    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    The pool as of Good Friday

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    I was going to ask why the pipes around the pool weren't in trenches until I noticed the elevation/slope of your yard.

    It's coming along nicely!
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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Looks really nice!
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
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    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    The end is near... or at least that is what I keep telling myself We have the gunite in and the form removed. There will not be a lot of action this week except watering the pool. Next week will be tile and coping (hopefully). Here are a copy of pictures of the pool with gunite. Enjoy



    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Things are progressing. We are in the process of getting our tile and coping installed. Hopefully they will finish today and next week we will have the electric, plumbing and decking finished. Enjoy



    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    I love your choice of water line tile!

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Gorgeous, Vonrussell! Thanks for sharing pictures. Can't wait to see more!
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    Really nice! Awesome design ,and I really like the natural stone coping and side tilling, very nice.
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
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    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Love that waterline tile, too!
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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    After a little delay, we have the deck framed out and waiting for the concrete to be poured. Hopefully we will start filling the pool with water in two weeks.







    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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    The deck is poured. The only things left are laying the flagstone patio, remainder of the plumbing and electrical, smart deck covering and plaster. Hopefully we are in our pool in two weeks. Enjoy.





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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Looks great! Your going to have a nice yard when it's done! SWG or not?
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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    Looks great, where in central texas are you located? Austin? We had similar delays due to the rain in march. We finally told them to at least make the pool swimmable. We were in a gunite state for almost a month. From the time I pressured them to get the actual pool done (vs decking/patio cover) to swimming was only like 5 days.

    From where you are at it is basically

    1) plumbing - 1 day
    2) equipment set - half day
    3) plaster - half day
    4) fill 24 hours

    A lot of it was just calling my guys every day and asking for dates. They missed most by a day or two, but they really stepped it up when I called every single day. We have been enjoying swimming in our construction zone, but filled up pool

    Now Im putting pressure on them to finish the paver decking and patio cover.
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    Re: New Build in Central Texas

    We decided not to go with the SWG, I guess time will tell if we are happy with that decision.

    Yes we are in Austin. We were also victims of the rain. That cost us about two weeks worth of excavation time, but the end is near.
    20,000 gallon in-ground plaster pool. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II pump 1 1/2hp motor, Caretaker pool cleaner, Teledyne LAARS series 2 ESC natural gas heater 250,000 BTU. Solar Pool cover, Intermatic Timer with heater switch. Two very happy kids!

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