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    New Pool in SE Texas-New Pics

    Hello everyone!
    After many years of contemplating, procrastinating, saving and then deciding on a pool builder, Im almost done with my backyard overhaul! Its been an experience but with the help and advice from TFP (Im a lurker) everything went smooth. I chose a smaller local company (not sure if its acceptable to advertise). The owner/ GC was very easy to work with, he impressed our city inspectors and was on-site every single day. He treated the contractors with respect and paid them in cash after each days work. From start to finish was a shocking 17days (which included a couple rain-days)! Now Im on to landscaping and irrigation ~ wish me continued luck! Dave







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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    Well the hard part is done the building of a great looking pool. Im sure when your done with the landscape you will have a verry inviting and relaxing back yard.

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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    looks great!!!
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    That is a really nice setup. Congrats.
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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    That came out nice.
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    I like the before & after pics, looks killer!
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    That is a beautiful outdoor area you've created. The pool is awesome.

    Have to ask you; is that outdoor fireplace part of the Bristol collection from Belgard? I freakin' love it. Did you build that yourself or order the different sections? I ask because I don't see the hearth part of it. And if I may be so forward, could you perhaps IM me with the approximate cost of it. Please!!! It's just that I've admired that particular fireplace for ages now and would love to know the expense involved. Thanks.

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    Thanks everyone for looking!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lpge40
    That is a beautiful outdoor area you've created. The pool is awesome.

    Have to ask you; is that outdoor fireplace part of the Bristol collection from Belgard? I freakin' love it. Did you build that yourself or order the different sections? I ask because I don't see the hearth part of it. And if I may be so forward, could you perhaps IM me with the approximate cost of it. Please!!! It's just that I've admired that particular fireplace for ages now and would love to know the expense involved. Thanks.
    Yes, you got it, the fireplace is the Bristol line from Belgard. Very nice flue (sp?) system and solid construction, but heavy as heck (10k+lbs). I'll PM you the details.
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    pragmatic - great setup! Where are you located in SE Texas?
    20K gal, inground with attached spa, pebblefina plaster (bella blue), flagstone coping, moss rock waterfall, Sundek - Indian wheat, (2) Jandy PHPM2.0 (filter pump and waterfall), Jandy DEV60 DE filter, Polaris 280 pool cleaner, Polaris Halcyon PB4-60Q booster pump, Polaris 1.5 HP Air Blower, (2) Jandy WaterColors LED lights, Jandy LXI400P Heater, Jandy AquaPure PLC1400 SWG, Jandy AquaLink RS PureLink Controller and PDA.

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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

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    pragmatic - great setup! Where are you located in SE Texas?
    Thanks Steve! I'm south of H-Town in the Clear Lake area~Dave
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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    Pool temp 50F, Air Temp was 36F~ The dog is a freak !


    ...he sings while swimming!
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    Pentair Easy-Touch 8, 2-2hp Pentair, 500lb Sand Filter, 400K btu Pentair heater

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    Incredible job! That looks like a great backyard for entertaining. I love the fireplace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leerecchia
    Incredible job! That looks like a great backyard for entertaining. I love the fireplace!
    Thanks! It's been a really long process, but I've learned alot and it's been fun!
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    Diamond-Brite midnight blue, 1800sq. ft Kool Deck
    Pentair Easy-Touch 8, 2-2hp Pentair, 500lb Sand Filter, 400K btu Pentair heater

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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    Saved us at least $3000, but not sure if well ever attempt anything like this ourselves again. Were about 95% done with the landscaping; 4-pallets moss-rock (12,000lbs), 12yds bank-sand, 6yd top-soil mix & 60 plants; tomorrow~10 more plants /shrubs & 4yd black mulch. Well be ready for spring swimming very soon!




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    Diamond-Brite midnight blue, 1800sq. ft Kool Deck
    Pentair Easy-Touch 8, 2-2hp Pentair, 500lb Sand Filter, 400K btu Pentair heater

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    You guys have done a great job. I think everything looks awsome.
    Jeff
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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    Nice work Dave! It's more satisfying doing it yourselves! I did our pool 8 years ago and figuring out the savings (15k+) I would do it all over again!
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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    Thanks! I certainly got my excersise
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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    My dog Casey was with me every step of the way during my agp build in 2007 and she loved the pool! She passed away in Oct of 2011 sadly. I have a question... does your freak dive to the bottom of the pool?!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New Pool in SE Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    My dog Casey was with me every step of the way during my agp build in 2007 and she loved the pool! She passed away in Oct of 2011 sadly. I have a question... does your freak dive to the bottom of the pool?!
    Amazing how we/they can become so attached! It certainly brings a smile watching them swim without a care in the world...our knucklehead, "Dice" has just started "trying" to dive; he has trouble going deeper than the second step, but he's only had "his" pool since October maybe this summer?
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    I'm sure he'll be diving n swimming to the bottom soon then! Casey used to get diving rings n the toypedo off the bottom of the pool! We had some fun times!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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