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    Pool Renovation - before and after

    Our pool was originally built in 1997. Like everything it started to get worn and outdated. In January of 2013 we contracted for a remodel.

    Before remodel. The pool is drained and yes, that is some North Texas snow that you might see there.



    As you can see, there was some scaling and some staining of the plaster due to the ill-advised use of a Frog mineral/chlorine system for 15 1/2 years.



    The renovation was completed in February 2013. Fast forward to today and this is what we ended up with.





    I found this site and decided to invest in a Stenner pump for chlorine dosing. Couldn't be happier with it. That evil Nature 2 trichlor/mineral system you see there was unfortunately picked by me before I decided to get the Stenner pump but I had it put in during the renovation. It has never been filled with tabs or the mineral pack. I run the Stenner through the iAqualink system.



    So, I am willing to bet that the pool will survive over the next 16 years looking better than it did before the renovation. Thanks to this site for leading me to a better way to maintain our pool!
    18,500 gallon in-ground gunite pool with attached spa. Tahoe blue pebble plaster. Oklahoma flagstone coping. 600 s.f. stamped concrete decking. Hayward equipment: 2 h.p. Super II pump, 48 s.f. DE filter, 400k BTU heater. Polaris 280 cleaner with PB4 booster pump. Zodiac/Jandy iAqualink. Stenner 45MHP10 peristaltic pump with 15 gallon tank. Originally built in 1997. Renovated in 2013.

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    Wow, came out great! Do you need a shovel for all that snow?
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    Wow! That's a very nice job and great looking pool
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    Re: Pool Renovation - before and after

    Quote Originally Posted by doobs41378
    Wow, came out great! Do you need a shovel for all that snow?
    Lol, had to bring in a bobcat and a heavy truck. Well really I just waited a couple hours and the sun was out.
    18,500 gallon in-ground gunite pool with attached spa. Tahoe blue pebble plaster. Oklahoma flagstone coping. 600 s.f. stamped concrete decking. Hayward equipment: 2 h.p. Super II pump, 48 s.f. DE filter, 400k BTU heater. Polaris 280 cleaner with PB4 booster pump. Zodiac/Jandy iAqualink. Stenner 45MHP10 peristaltic pump with 15 gallon tank. Originally built in 1997. Renovated in 2013.

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    Re: Pool Renovation - before and after

    I can't believe you replaced those hang-glider marker tiles on the steps!!!

    Beautiful renovation to fix issues and bring the decor up to date. Can you talk a bit about the decking and coping? They are very nice!
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    I didn't think the first pics were too bad, except for the scaling and the "hang gliders" on the steps, but wow... what a nice transformation. You went from ok to .. Look at this refreshing, relaxing place to play. Nice Job!
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    Ha ha. I never thought of hang gliders.

    The coping is flagstone. We were happy with the way it turned out. The decking is actually stamped and colored concrete. It looks like real stone to everyone else.
    18,500 gallon in-ground gunite pool with attached spa. Tahoe blue pebble plaster. Oklahoma flagstone coping. 600 s.f. stamped concrete decking. Hayward equipment: 2 h.p. Super II pump, 48 s.f. DE filter, 400k BTU heater. Polaris 280 cleaner with PB4 booster pump. Zodiac/Jandy iAqualink. Stenner 45MHP10 peristaltic pump with 15 gallon tank. Originally built in 1997. Renovated in 2013.

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    Love it! What a nice transformation. Bet you really love looking at it now.
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    Re: Pool Renovation - before and after

    Quote Originally Posted by sddtx
    Ha ha. I never thought of hang gliders.

    The coping is flagstone. We were happy with the way it turned out. The decking is actually stamped and colored concrete. It looks like real stone to everyone else.
    Looks great and the decking does look like real stone!
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    Re: Pool Renovation - before and after

    @sddtx,
    That looks fantastic!! May I ask whom you utilized for the contract remodel and rough cost (if you are okay with that - feel free to pm)? My pool was done by Blue Haven back in the mid 90's and I bought the house last summer, knowing that the decking was buckling and shifting and deckoseal was needed and replastering. Well the winter/rain/drought now have caused that deterioration to accelerate way faster than anticipated and now I fear the shell could be in trouble soon so I need to get some contractors out. Any recommendations are appreciated. Yours is basically EXACTLY how I'd want to update mine from it's current 90's styling.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Pool Renovation - before and after

    Awesome remodel. Did they remove the old exposed aggregate and put down all new concrete or did they do a concrete overlay? We are in the process of doing an overlay on our existing peagravel deck.
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