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    New pool build - McKinney, TX

    So here is our pool build, in all it's glory (and agony).

    The first few pics show the layout and excavation, along with the associated carnage. Since there is no way to get to the back of my property, they took down - and tore up - my fence and side yard.











    So at the end of this, we have a hole in the ground and the remains of a back and side yard. As you can see, my yard is not very large - about 25 ft deep at the deepest part, and it is angled. Hard to fit a real big pool in that space without stepping out of your back door into the water.

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    Part 2 of pics. We get some steel and plumbing, we get some gunite, we even get some stone coping and a small wall being built for a water feature.












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    Part 3 - now it is getting more interesting. The wall has been completed, as well as all the coping and the deck has been poured. They also built a solid roof arbor (complete with electricity - you NEED a ceiling fan in Texas - even outside.)















    The stamped concrete worked out surprisingly well. Doing 2 colors and sealing it makes it look very much like some kind of stone.

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    Finally getting some plaster done and adding some water. It only took about 10 hours to fill, but 3 VERY long days until we could get in. The last picture is of me, (im)patiently waiting for the opportunity to swim. Actually, I was just thinking 'All this money spent, and I still can't get in the stupid water!'.





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    And finally - the completed pool! It took over 3 months from contract to finish (and it was a month behind the promised complete time), but we are very happy with the final product.











    Sorry for so many pictures. When taken over the space of several months, they don't seem that many - when posting like this, it's a lot!

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    I like the returns and the bench below them! I wonder what the neighbors were thinking with the missing fence and dirt up front. Do you have any pics of the pump and filter?
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    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Really jealous of that stamped concrete. I should have just went for it, but I was over budget as it was. Looks like a really relaxing space!
    [Under Construction] ~22.4k Gallons - 35x18 freeform IG Gunite w/ 6" raised freeform spa - Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Intelliflo 3.2VF, 320cl, Master Temp heater, Easy Touch 4/Screenlogic, Maytronics M4
    Decking and plaster still undetermined. - Contract Signed 5/10/14 - Excavation 5/23/14 - Steel 5/24/14 - Stub Out 5/24/14 - Gunite 5/30/14 - Plumbing 6/3-6/4/14 - Electrical 6/5/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkPad View Post
    I like the returns and the bench below them! I wonder what the neighbors were thinking with the missing fence and dirt up front. Do you have any pics of the pump and filter?
    I didn't, so I just went out back and took one.



    LOL - what a useless picture. I shrunk it down so much you can't see anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric281 View Post
    Really jealous of that stamped concrete. I should have just went for it, but I was over budget as it was. Looks like a really relaxing space!
    Thanks. We knew we wanted to do that. One builder suggested pavers, but I just figured that would be an upkeep hassle. Of course, my wife would have loved travertine, but man is that stuff expensive.

    As for relaxing - very much so. Particularly in the mornings, just sitting under the arbor in the cool air listening to the water falls.

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    Since my picture was so bad.....here is the equipment, per contract.

    Jandy 2.0 HP Stealth
    Jandy 460 cartridge filter
    In-line Chlorinator (guess I won't be using this much...)
    Jandy Color LED Pool light 50' cord

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    I'm planning on using the in-line chlorinator for a while with the tablets that the builder gave me. I'll use that until the CYA is up where I want it.
    [Under Construction] ~22.4k Gallons - 35x18 freeform IG Gunite w/ 6" raised freeform spa - Pentair Clean and Clear 420, Intelliflo 3.2VF, 320cl, Master Temp heater, Easy Touch 4/Screenlogic, Maytronics M4
    Decking and plaster still undetermined. - Contract Signed 5/10/14 - Excavation 5/23/14 - Steel 5/24/14 - Stub Out 5/24/14 - Gunite 5/30/14 - Plumbing 6/3-6/4/14 - Electrical 6/5/14

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    The picture was fine. All Jandy setup, huh? Congrats on the new pool!
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    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkPad View Post
    The picture was fine. All Jandy setup, huh? Congrats on the new pool!
    Honestly, every single quote I got used Jandy. As far as I could tell, no one else made any pool equipment.

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    Re: New pool build - McKinney, TX

    [QUOTE=Red Barron;698071]And finally - the completed pool! It took over 3 months from contract to finish

    Absolutely beautiful! Simple, but elegant. I am taking note of all the decking so IF I get an inground pool I will have an idea of what I want. Love the stamped concrete

    I see swimmers. What are the dimensions of the pool? I enjoy my little Ultra Frame, but it isn't swimable (not sure that is a word.)
    18ft. Ultra Frame Pool. 1hp Advantage pump. 18 inch sand filter. Skimmer from previous Easy Set suspended over pool. Barracuda Ranger cleaner, new Hayward Leaf canister which is the best purchase I have made. Lots of dust here from gravel roads plus tree stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Barron View Post
    And finally - the completed pool! It took over 3 months from contract to finish

    Absolutely beautiful! Simple, but elegant. I am taking note of all the decking so IF I get an inground pool I will have an idea of what I want. Love the stamped concrete

    I see swimmers. What are the dimensions of the pool? I enjoy my little Ultra Frame, but it isn't swimable (not sure that is a word.)
    Yeah, those are my kids. They were in the air headed into the water almost before I finished saying that they could get in.

    The pool is 12 x 31 - with the bench on that back wall it is really 11 x 31. I thought it might feel a little small, but we are really happy with it.

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    Re: New pool build - McKinney, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Barron View Post
    Honestly, every single quote I got used Jandy. As far as I could tell, no one else made any pool equipment.
    It seems like some equipment brands dominate some areas. I've been watching this poo guy on YouTube in California, and it's mostly Pentair in his videos.
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    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: New pool build - McKinney, TX

    Where in mckinney are ya? We are in Craigranch

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyZ06 View Post
    Where in mckinney are ya? We are in Craigranch
    Stonebrooke Crossing - kind of surrounded by Stonebridge.

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    Re: New pool build - McKinney, TX

    Red Barron,
    The color of the stamped deck is perfect. Do you know the what brand of color was used and the colors used? Did they use integral color in the concrete truck? or just spread color hardener and float it in?
    And what color of release did they use.
    Looks great!!

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