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    the pool that wouldn't

    Here is a pic of our pool. Took two years to complete, and probably took 10 years off of my life but we are happy with how it turned out.
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Pool looks great ...sounds like there is a story to be told?
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Looks nice and clear

    You have a good test kit to keep a close eye on the chemicals right? Would hate for it to turn cloudy or green on you.
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Pool looks great ...sounds like there is a story to be told?
    Thanks! There is and I will when I have a few hours to devote to the post Here is a closeup of the travertine decking, my wife and I laid all of it ourselves.
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Looks nice and clear

    You have a good test kit to keep a close eye on the chemicals right? Would hate for it to turn cloudy or green on you.
    We do thank you. Wife is in charge of the chemicals, and she has done a great job so far this season!
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by essejM3
    Here is a pic of our pool. Took two years to complete, and probably took 10 years off of my life but we are happy with how it turned out.
    Looks nice, hopefully the relaxation and enjoyment will add 15 years back on.
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Here are a few more pics.
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    And one last one to prove that the sun has shined here at some point
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Looks great, nice job!
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    I noticed that you diy'd your travertine deck. We are just getting ready to do the same and I had some questions for you.

    1) What sort of base do you have under your travertine
    2) I noticed you didn't do a soldier course (that is the mortared row around the outside to keep things in place) Did you consider that?
    3) How much extra did you need with the french patter for cutting / breakage etc?
    4) Did you sweep polymeric into the joints?
    5) Do you seal it?
    6) Any other tips/tricks before we get knee deep into this thing?

    Thanks,
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    How do the kids like it? Or are you the one hanging on the bball rim?

    Those suck and mine never stayed straight.
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    Re: the pool that wouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by harleysilo
    How do the kids like it? Or are you the one hanging on the bball rim?

    Those suck and mine never stayed straight.
    Kids love the pool, although the weather has been kind of weak so far this year. That and going away for 10 days didn't help. We have been working on the area between the pool and the house this year. Covered porch is complete, need to re-lay a few more bricks and button up the outdoor cooking area. Hopefully everything is done for the wifes doctorate grad party in a few weeks.

    And yes, that crappy basketball net will be involved in the next dump run....


    Riles hope my answers were helpfull, was in the airport trying to type on phone and watch my 5 yo maniac twin boys trying to burn the joint down....
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