Recent content by kevin76

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    Help! New pool issues

    I'm in Tampa also and can attest to how slow it is. Pool was dug in May and currently I have a shell with coping and waterline tile. The plumber is supposed to come tomorrow but he's literally told me "tomorrow" about 5 times now over the past 2 weeks. I suspect it's similar for most PB's bcuz...
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    First pool Tampa area - still waiting for plaster

    I'm honestly starting to get nervous. I was right behind you and then literally no movement since the waterline tile and coping 2 mos ago. I keep telling myself to be thankful they are answering the phone and are apologetic...
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    States with the largest amount of new builds

    Just from my observations on this forum it seems like they also cost alot more in TX than here in Fla. Supply and demand I guess.
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    First pool Tampa area - still waiting for plaster

    I hear ya on the frustration. I thought we were moving along and getting close, but realize we have a long ways to go. We were told we were next in line for plumbing about 6 weeks ago. We check edin every week and kept getting the "next week" response. We were finally told uts going to be...
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    Keeping the pool shell clean while under construction

    Our water table is high so I would need to have a sump pump in there constantly
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    First pool Tampa area - still waiting for plaster

    I checked my pictures and they used Amerimix Type M mortar. For what it's worth, I read the product brochure and installation instructions and couldn't find any mention of whether it was suitable or not for submersion or pools.
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    Tampa Pool Build (w/ Photos) - Tile & Coping Completed (07/16)

    You're a bit ahead of me. My coping and tile were done a month or two ago and awaiting plumbing and electrical now. It was slated for 2 weeks ago but of course they pulled the "rain" card when we asked what's going on last week. So much for a labor day pool party.
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    New member- Finalizing PB for new pool & spa in Tampa, FL

    Welcome from another Tampa pool build in progress... I really like your design with the 2 level tanning ledge and the seating area table. Don't remember seeing that before. My pb originally proposed a depth of 3ft-5.5ft but we changed it to 3.5-5.5ft. We decided to add on auto drain and auto...
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    Bubblers and loungers

    I'm curious because I have a couple decks coming in my new build...do you have any controls to adjust how high they shoot or how smooth the water comes out?
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    First pool Tampa area - still waiting for plaster

    Glad to hear he's going to take care of it with no B.S. or pushback! Hopefully I'll be getting my travertine decking installed this month so I'll do my best to keep an eye out while they work. I knew we are getting the French pattern but I hadn't really given it much thought before your thread...
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    New build in Tampa - coping and tile complete

    The coping and waterline tile were done about a month ago. Currently awaiting plumbing and electrical. We were told tentatively end of last week but that didn't happen so fingers crossed they come tomorrow.
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    First pool Tampa area - still waiting for plaster

    I have travertine and so i may end up with this same scenario. I just did some deep Google image searching and found quite a few examples where there is a strong contrast in color between the coping and decking, I dont think it looks bad and would probably not notice it wasn't supposed to be...