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    New build Natural style pool NJ

    Hello, I have been reading on this forum for a few years now, and have finally decided to have a pool built.

    The build started Tuesday of this week, and I will document the build on this forum.

    We are building a natural sytle pool
    shotcrete
    Approximately 850 sq foot total
    Beach entry
    Natural rock waterfall with 2 extra spillovers
    SWG
    Heater
    Diamondbrite for pool, river rock for beach entry (2 tone, sand color river rock and a blueish color for rest of pool)
    bubbler in beach entry
    natural stone coping
    colored concrete decking

    Here is a drawing of the pool:


    To get a better feel for what the pool will look like, you can do a search for the builder and look at the gallery on their website.

    Here are a few drawings of the pool in our yard, a bit tough to see because of the sunlight, but you can see the yard and placement:




    Here are some pics after Day 1's excavation:















    I will keep updating this thread as more work is done with pictures.

    Today they are finishing up the rebar, next week is inspections than hopefully if the weather cooperates, shotcrete.

    If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to answer them.
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    Looks good so far! I can't wait to see more pictures as the build progresses!

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    Welcome to TFP!

    I can't wait to see the coping and waterfall! Natural stone work always wonderful in my book.
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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by blakej
    Looks good so far! I can't wait to see more pictures as the build progresses!
    Thanks Blake.

    I will put some more pics up tonight, the rebar should be done today and I will snap some pics and put them up.
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Welcome to TFP!

    I can't wait to see the coping and waterfall! Natural stone work always wonderful in my book.
    Thanks Jason, me too! I feel the same way about natural stone!
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    4/7/2012 updates

    Things are moving along quickly. They dug on Tuesday, and yesterday they finished the rebar.

    Today they are doing the plumbing rough ins.

    Tuesday is inspections

    Thursday they shoot the shell

    Here are some updated pics:





    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    A lot of work has been done in the last week. They are moving really fast, and putting in a lot of long days.

    We had our first round of structural, electrical and plumbing inspections, and they shot the shell on Friday.

    Yesterday they ran the gas and electrical lines, setup the equipment, and ran the pipes.

    Here are bunch of pics, starting to really take shape:





















    The beach will get a sandy river rock color, and the pool will get a diamondbrite color to give a two tone look.

    The back wall notches will all be filled with natural rock, and a center waterfall and two spillovers, and behind that will be built up landscaping.
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    Any updates on this build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lr9788
    Any updates on this build?
    Yes, we have had a lot of rain here in NJ the past few weeks, which has really slowed things down. There were some delays in having the rocks delivered, but other than that the crew has been working whenever we get a break from the rain. Hopefully if the weather cooperates, we are a few weeks away. Still a few more days of rock work to go, have to finish the waterfalls, have to do rocks in the sides of the beach entry, and we are having 20 truck loads of dirt brought in to build up the hill behind the pool, in which many rocks will be placed as well, as well as landscaping. Here are some pics I took yesterday, I will put up more once the rock work is done:















    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    This is gonna be one of my favorite pools on here! I just know it! I can't wait to see it done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    This is gonna be one of my favorite pools on here! I just know it! I can't wait to see it done!

    Thanks! I can't wait to see it done as well, really looking forward to see how it all comes together.
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    I 'm sure you can't wait to see the completion!
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    Any updates?
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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock
    Any updates?
    Yeah, we have had a good amount of work done despite a very rainy May.

    The rock work is all done.

    Coping is done.

    Stamped concrete deck is framed.

    This week coping needs to be cut and pour and stamp the deck.

    Then it's on to plaster, landscaping and fencing.

    I will snap some pics after the deck is poured and put them up.

    Looking forward to wrapping this up and getting in!
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    It's been a while so here are some updates.

    Since I last posted all of the rock work has been completed. Coping and waterline tile are in.

    Deck poured and stamped.

    This week we have some grading to finish, diamondbrite/river rok, landscaping and the fence.

    If all goes well we are hoping to open it up next weekend.

    Here are some pics taken yesterday after the deck was poured, it has not reached it's final color yet.






    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    Looks great, can't wait to see it with water in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pistol18
    Looks great, can't wait to see it with water in it!
    Thanks!

    Me too!
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    By far the best I have seen so far. Very natural looking!
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    Obviously there are craftsmen on this PB crew. Looks amazing!

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    Re: New build Natural style pool NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock
    By far the best I have seen so far. Very natural looking!
    Thanks!
    20K gallon, gunite w/attached spa
    2 HP WhisperFlow pump
    Kreepy Krauly Cleaner
    DE Filter
    New Gas heater being installed in a few days

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