Our PB broke ground on our pool project September 3, 2013. We just filled the pool last Thursday which is about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. My wife and I have always wanted a pool, we just never had the appropriate size yard, or the funds to build one. After many years of saving, working overtime, and driving 10 year old cars, we finally were able to pull the trigger. We closed escrow on our house, which is new construction, on August 30th. Since the house is new, we had already designed and signed for the pool project to be started right away. The fact that we had a blank slate in the backyard was a major plus, other than the gate removal no demo was required. With a few design ideas from our PB as well as some of our own, we ended up with all of the features that we wanted. Salt water, NG heater, Stonescapes pebble finish, 2 separate water features, multicolor LED lights, and a raised bond beam to provide separation between the pool and the landscaping.
I am new to the forum but I have been reading a ton. Since the pool is new to me, I am actually looking forward to maintaining it myself. I know over time that could change but, at this point, I am excited to get started making memories in my new backyard. The PB still has some finishing touches to complete then my wife and I are going to start on the landscaping. The PB we used was awesome throughout the entire process, we ended up with the exact pool that we chose from their 3D design.
The pool is 28 feet by 13 feet, we chose Stonescapes Aqua Blue pebble for the interior finish, the coping is a dark travertine. So far I have not seen any issues with the color or the finish, the guys that did the plaster were total pros, I am beyond happy with the final result. It was 90 degrees all weekend long and we enjoyed every minute of it out by our new pool. Once we add some plants and buy new patio furniture this project will be all complete. Anyway, that's my story, here's a few pictures from today. The PB applied the mastic today, hence the sand around the pool coping in the pictures. I also have a ton of pool construction photos, they are pretty boring. The PB said after they add the salt they will do the initial maintenance for 3 weeks, after that I'm sure I will have plenty of questions.
Pool Studio 3D Rendering:
View From Deep End:
Deep End View 2:
Coping, Pool Finish, Pedicure:
Construction Bonus! New Side Gate: