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    New build in DFW

    Getting a IG gunite play pool installed for the wife and kids. Decided against the spa; hope I do not regret the decision. Went with a salt system with a hayward cartridge filter. Oklahoma flagstone coping with a moss rock weeping wall / waterfall.


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    image by Jason Nash, on Flickr


    image by Jason Nash, on Flickr

    Our yard slopes down to a retaining wall. I didn't want additional dirt build up behind the pool creating additional slope. I opted to have two steps around the perimeter of the decking where needed (mostly the back and left side). I will buy additional moss rock (smaller) or flagstone to place along the back pool wall. I am doing salt finish decking with staining. Any thoughts on this choice? Stamped would have been quite a bit more and aggregate can be hard on the feet.


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    Re: New build in DFW

    looks great so far, keep pics coming! in my wife and I's first pool we went w/o a spa also....never regretted the decision. never could understand why someone would want to get into a hot spa in South Lousiana or TX for that matter....it would just kill me, but to each his own.

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    Re: New build in DFW

    Quote Originally Posted by jjwalker View Post
    looks great so far, keep pics coming! in my wife and I's first pool we went w/o a spa also....never regretted the decision. never could understand why someone would want to get into a hot spa in South Lousiana or TX for that matter....it would just kill me, but to each his own.

    looking forward to updates
    Total opposite here. I would not even consider a pool without a spa. I live in SE Texas and it allows us to enjoy our backyard pool almost year around. When the water is too cold for me my kids will still swim and then jump in the hot tub with me. That is just my 2 cents.
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    Re: New build in DFW

    Concrete poured. Went with a salt finish, two colors. Colors won't show until it dries and excess powder is sprayed off. I didn't want my yard with a steeper grade so I opted for steps.


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    image by Jason Nash, on Flickr

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    Re: New build in DFW

    Looks very nice!
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    Re: New build in DFW

    One thing you may not have realized (on the plus side) is the massive amount of extra seating you have added by incorporating those steps. We have two 20+ foot long steps on our Trex house deck and a big set of steps entering the pool area. The amount of use they get for informal seating is something it's hard to appreciate until you see it in action.

    Really nice setting. Looking forward to seeing the weeping wall cry.
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    Good point. I didn't even think about them adding to seating options.

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    Love your pool!

    Please post more pics of your deck when its finished!

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    Re: New build in DFW

    Looks good!
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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    Loves the steps!


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    Re: New build in DFW

    Plaster goes in tomorrow. My kids cannot contain their excitement. How long does one have to wait after the water goes in before swimming? I realize plaster dust has to be filtered and the plaster has to cure. We are doing salt I'd that makes any difference.

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    Re: New build in DFW

    Latest pic before plaster. Not too thrilled on the deck color. Wife picked against my wishes. We both are okay with it, but not in love either. Thoughts?


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    Re: New build in DFW

    We waited about 5 minutes to swim. We also did no spa and then bought one later from Coleman on 75 for about $5k. Love it and the pool.

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    Re: New build in DFW

    We didn't really want a spa either but Mr. PB convinced us it would extend the swim season, resale etc., since most people want it. We turned it on early in the spring just to make sure it worked but had not used it until last week when I wasn't feeling good and thought maybe the jets would help my back. Well, holy cow! I'm hooked! That being said, If we hadn't put it in, I don't think I would have missed it and I'm not sure about getting in and out when it's cold outside but right now I'm enjoying relaxing with an adult beverage and a good back massage.
    The photos look like the stain compliments the house - is it too dark for you? I agree with the others, the steps add a nice accent to the layout.
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    Re: New build in DFW

    Water going in. Kids excited. Deck isn't nearly as red as the pics show.


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    Re: New build in DFW

    I think the deck looks really good!

    Is the salt deck supposed to work well with a salt pool?

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    Re: New build in DFW

    Looks good!
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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    Re: New build in DFW

    No, the salt deck is where they throw salt rock on the cement surface to give that pitted look - similar to the puts in travertine. It is just normal colored cement.

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    Re: New build in DFW

    I love the deck color!
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    Re: New build in DFW

    All done. However, the back wall is damp. Concerned about water seeping out. Otherwise, mission accomplished. Happy kids!


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