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    South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    After many months of research, my wife and I have finally signed a contract for a pool install. We decided on a 18'x38' rectangular pool from 3' to 6' in depth. The shallow end will have radius steps in one corner and a bench from the steps to the to the other end of the shallow section. Options include Pebble Sheen, VS pump, cartridge filter, and SWG. To help keep costs down, the coping is bull nosed brick, and the light in incandescent. We are still undecided on decking, but I'm leaning towards pavers. Construction starts in late March, and I will be posting pictures as that build progresses.
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    No reason to wait with the pictures. How about a few before shots of the yard? Your pool sounds like a southern cousin to ours design wise.

    Congratulations on diving in!
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Hi T5,
    welcome to TFP and congrats on the new toy!

    hang around and check us out. Let us know if we can be of any help with any questions you might have.
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Congrats good luck don't forget to post pics
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Congrats on the new build! With the bullnose coping, you'll like the pavers for the deck. It'll be a smooth visual transition from the pool to the deck. Ask the builder if he will be using polymeric sand or plain sand in the paver joints.
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Earlier this week, the PB staked out the pool, did an elevation survey, and did some grading in the backyard. I figured I'd post a few photos too.
    Before shot.before.jpg

    Had to move the kid's play house to mark out the pool.2.jpg

    It looks a lot bigger on the ground than it did on paper.3.jpg
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Congrats! Man, your yard is gonna be a mess for a while, but it will be worth it.

    And yeah, a 38x18 is a pretty good size pool!
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    SWEET! Let the fun (and mess) begin!

    I love the happy dance "in" the pool!

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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Just one thought for you on the benches. Our steps and bench across the shallow end are identical to yours as are the shape and overall dimensions. You might consider having the shallow end bench continue around the corner for 6' or so. Ours does and we like it because it provides in pool seating that faces back towards the out of pool seating areas and it also faces the steps making for easy face to face talking while seated. Your bench will be great either way but just a thought. My signature has a link to pictures of your future pool.
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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    Digging started on Monday and finished on Tuesday. Rebar, lights, and plumbing rough-in were completed on Wednesday. No progress was made on Thursday, but the shot-crete was applied on Friday. Plumbing begins on Monday.

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    Re: Finally signed a contract - South Mississippi

    One of those all or nothing kinds of deals huh?

    What fun!

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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    It has been a while since I updated, but the pool has been completed, and the family has been swimming for about 3 weeks.

    Forming for the brushed finish cement deck.

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    Cement deck finished.

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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    Due to a work emergency, I had to work the night before the Pebble Tec was scheduled to be installed. I arrived home at 07:30, and the installation crew had already started the application process.

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    When I woke up about 8 hours later, they were pretty much done! I would show you a picture of the completed Pebble Tec, but I'm having technical difficulties with my MacBook.

    We started filling the pool the next day. Two hoses from my house and two hoses from my neighbor's house. The fill took about 24 hours to complete.

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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    The water was definitely green in color immediately after the initial fill.

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    This last picture is after about a week. The water turned a nice shade of blue and is extremely clear.

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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    Beautiful pool! And your house is lovely, too! Your coping goes nicely with your house. Nice change in water color!
    Take care.
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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    So sweet of your neighbor to let you use their water and hoses!

    That is a wonderful looking pool and deck! I bet you are loving it!

    Nice looking water you ended up with!

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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzfromTexas View Post
    Beautiful pool! And your house is lovely, too! Your coping goes nicely with your house.
    Suz.
    I second that! Wow, the colors are perfect! Nice job. You have so much deck space too, that is going to be great! Enjoy!
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    Re: South Mississippi pool build - DONE!!

    Very nice!
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