Recent content by NCMike

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    New Build in Central Texas

    To give salt water a fair comparison, why not run the pool with LC for a season first. Then you can note any deterioration just from "normal" pool water on the rocks/coping. From my reading on these forums it seems the consensus is that soft rocks will degrade/deteriorate no mater what kind of...
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    Excavation Complete!!! Austin, TX BYOP Build

    Is that a layer of plastic in the ground under your yard? Was that a surprise or is that common in your area?
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    Jandy Truclear Not Producing Enough Chlorine

    I'm new around here too but I have been reading a lot. If I was in your situation I would start checking all the nooks and crannies for anything growing. Check behind lights, under ladder steps, etc. I have seen people post here about chlorine loss and clear water only to find out after a...
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    Jandy Truclear Not Producing Enough Chlorine

    Are you saying you lost 1 ppm overnight with your SWCG running? Wouldn't that mean you need to SLAM since your SWCG is producing some chlorine(even if we don't know how much) and whatever is growing in your water was able to consume 1 ppm plus whatever your SWCG produced?
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    Swim up poured concrete bar stools

    Most of the swim up bars around my area use a granite counter top for the swim up bar and use that same granite counter top material for the bar seat so they match.
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    New Austin Build - Deck poured, but is it correct???

    Its not just Texas, here in NC my pool builder is swamped right now. My project manager is juggling 20 pools and spends most of his time driving. Hes a great guy and very responsive but is just spread to thin at the moment. The pool builder just hired another project manager and is wanting 2...
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    New to the forum! / New build in Austin, TX

    Thats a great looking pool. Can you tell us what plaster you have? Also is that a sundek coating on the concrete or a stamp? I like the look of that.
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    New Pool - Wet Edge Signature Matrix vs. Prism Matrix Cost Differential

    What colors are you looking at in Primera Stone? We have decided on Primera Stone also. The Luna Quartz is what is included in our build and the upcharge for Primera Stone is in line with what you quoted. We just can't decide on a color.
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    No chlorine but looks artificially blue.

    This is just a guess, but I would guess clarifier. My brother in-law has his concrete pool taken care of by a local pool company and they add clarifier from a squeeze bottle like that. Apparently they purchase in bulk and dispense as needed and it is blue and does look like dish washing...
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    Speakers are in the ground. Minor issue.

    How does the bass from the sub-woofer sound around your pool area? Is it pretty uniform or is it louder/boomy the closer you get to it? I am thinking about this system and trying to figure out how close the sub needs to be to the seating areas.
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    New inground pool and pool house/pavilion build North Carolina

    The tile, coping and stone veneer are complete and work has begun on the pool house. Footings have been poured and the corner columns are up. Hopefully it stops raining soon and they can get back to work. This weeks struggle between the pool builder and pool house contractor is when to pour...
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    We have a Big Hole!!!

    If you get samples of tile and coping make sure you view them in full sun light and dry/wet. I wish I had gone darker on my tile and coping. They look fine in the showroom but now installed I wish they were a shade or 2 darker.
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    Another Outdoor Audio Thread

    Are you guys just putting direct burial type speaker cable in the ground under your landscape rocks/mulch or are you running conduit everywhere?
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    Insane pools tv show

    Im a subscriber of ATT TV Now, use to be DirecTV Now. They have all of the seasons of insane pools in their on demand section. Maybe try a few streaming services free trials to see whats in their on demand sections.
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    New "Swimmer's" Pool in Houston Texas

    I'm jealous, my pool dig day was March 1st so I have been watching the other builds that started around that time to see how my pool builder was doing as far as scheduling goes. I think I am at least a month out from plaster if not more. Keep posting your experience with start up. It helps...