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    New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Well actually, my pool has already been built finally and I can enjoy it. It took just about 3 months to complete, and all the great pool builds and progress reports here helped to show me the way. I am forever grateful to this website and wonderful community.

    I also have taken advantage of the pool school and got control of my chemistry using my TF100 kit. It's been three weeks since being finished and I am close to finishing some of my reagents, so will need to order more soon.

    Here we go:
    I had a large expansive backyard with mature trees. I wanted to keep the mature trees as much as possible, so the design was supposed to incorporate them. This is the 3D render:




    We modified this design slightly with the pool builder, by moving a little closer to the house.

    Here is the actual site
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Bobcat entered the side fence. I am on a corner lot so the truck and bobcat used the main road and came in directly to the site.


    I had to remove my flagstone pathway as well


    But the dig was done in short order. We started early April 2014 and was trying to have it done before mid-June. The start looked promising.



    Not as much mess as I have heard and read about.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Where is the rest of the build? Looks good so far.
    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 all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Top floor view of destruction


    Rebar work was done April 2nd




    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    April 4th

    Time for the plumbing works.






    I have a water softener system, and a sprinkler system. The sprinkler bypasses the water softener, so the autofill line connects to the sprinkler.



    Jandy equipment all plumbed in




    Next step is gunite.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    April 10th
    Gunite crew was out at 630am. My neighbors love me I know. By 10am, all Gunite was done.

    Gunite crew at work










    stairs were formed out of gunite


    The bench is reinforced


    Columns were hand formed, and you can see the scupper locations and plumbing


    Fortunately, it rained a lot, so I did not need to water the shell much over the next week or so.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Looking good ! 😎
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    April 16th


    Waterline tiles and flagstone coping were installed


    I hope it looks better when its done


    Some of the coping is just cut and fitted, to be mortared into place. Scuppers need to be installed first before capping off.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    I went back and added some pics of the gunite crew doing their thing. I had taken those photos using my GoPro. I saw someone had posted a timelapse of their gunite install, and really liked the idea, so I did the same. I had horrible reflections though because of where I was in relation to the morning sun, so it did not turn out too pretty.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    May 24th

    This is where things slowed down greatly. One issue was the chopped rock on the back wall was not in stock and we elected to wait on the shipment to come in. One or two weeks they said.

    In the meantime, we did the pool decking. I did concrete with the "Cool Deck" type finish.


    The transition to my flagstone patio. I will add some mastic or something between this joint.



    Scupper, column and chopped rock in detail.


    Far shot


    These are the same glass tiles used for the bottom of the pool.


    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Jun 1st
    15 days to us being away on vacation...for 3 weeks. The other keepback was the tile man the PB wanted was supposed to be their specialist, and he was still finishing up another person's pool.







    Needless to say, we had to leave before the pool was finished.
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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    And it's done. Finished up the week after July 4th, just before we got back from our trip.







    Taken at dusk with the LED's on. The pool looked a little cloudy to me, good thing I had my TF100 kit all ready and waiting.
    CH = 50!

    Remember the water softener? My external hose bibs uses the water from the softener, so when they filled up, they used soft water. I remember telling the Supervisor this and to use the bib on the water softener that bypasses the softener. So I started adding HTH Calcium Plus, it took 4 x 4lb bottles to bring it up to 225ppm. All other readings were well within spec.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Very very nice ! I'm sure it's going to see some use !!😎
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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    So it went from this


    To this


    This is the 6ft deep end. You can see my Nautilus busy as ever.






    Moved around a few pieces of furniture


    - - - Updated - - -

    So there you have it, no need to wait weeks for the next step, although I bet that is a big part of some of these threads, the suspense and drama with building a pool.
    18k Gallon IG Glass Tile finish, 3 x Copper Scupper sheer descent, Flagstone coping, Jandy 460 Cartridge filter, Jandy 2HP Variable speed ePump, Jandy Pro Watercolors LED x 2, Dolphin Nautilus, Sodium Tetraborate, TFP maintained.

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the tiles!

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    That is beyond cool. Awesome pool.
    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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    That's awesome! I don't see fully tiled pools often, but I love it.
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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Here's a night shot with pumps off, so the water is really still and clear.
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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Beautiful
    New in 2017, will update

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    Re: New all glass tile IG pool build - Houston, TX

    Looks fantastic! Mind if I ask how much the approximate cost difference between the tile finish you have versus a pebble finish?

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