Recent content by TampaKathy

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    PLUMBING QUESTIONS - Tampa, FL - Pool/Spa - Started Nov 23rd

    I'm probably one of the 4 in permitting :) I think I'll be more surprise if they actually finish in 12 weeks than not when mine starts, lol. Seems like pools take forever. Yeah, when I was in my salesperson's office, he showed me the calendar and there are a lot of home builder pools on the...
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    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    My PB told me that they do the screen before plaster because the metal shavings from installing the screen get all over the place and it's easier to clean up before there is water in the pool.
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    The Great Slapulator Pool Saga

    I've been buying stuff too even though my dig isn't until April. Stacking it in the guest's room so no guests allowed until like July! :)
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    New build in Tampa

    Yeah, I didn't bother deleting the vacuum line either...just mentioning it b/c I know someone else will, haha. Also, if you want something other than the quartz plaster, ask for a list of the upcharges...it varies by surface and color.
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    New build in Tampa

    Hello! Few notes: 1. You should look into getting the microbrites or intellibrites instead of globrites...the globrites have a special niche and can only be replaced with globrites. 2. The pool isn't that long so I'm guessing you wont be doing laps but if that was your plan, you may want to...
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    Building new home and pool. Opinions on design

    Are you limited in space (or budget) to go wider than 36'? It will probably be "ok" for laps but longer would be better. 4' is deep enough for flip turns... definitely don't go more shallow though. That'll be a nice size sunshelf!
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    PLUMBING QUESTIONS - Tampa, FL - Pool/Spa - Started Nov 23rd

    I took 6 inches off my sunshelf to get under the next price increase at 600 square feet...so it's officially 599 sq ft but I plan on asking the PM to put those 6 inches back in "accidentally," LOL. :)
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    Drain covers, Skimmer lid covers, in deck umbrella holders, etc

    I don't know how to link to a build but this is the title: New Build in The Woodlands TX - Please Critique See page 4 for picture of travertine skimmer lid with hole.
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    Drain covers, Skimmer lid covers, in deck umbrella holders, etc

    I was also considering HIDE covers but there are other builds on here where people were able to just use a travertine paver without the HIDE feature. I asked my PB for a quote on the HIDE covers but I haven't received it yet.
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    O/B in Gilbert, AZ for 2nd Time-shotcrete-spa depth question

    Where is the salt cell going to go or is it there and I'm just missing it?
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    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    Don't you have to keep the slope of the patio? Where is the kitchen going? Maybe that impacts the need for a slope (or lack thereof).
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    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    What are these "seasons" you speak of? ;)
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    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    Hmmm, I'm very curious to hear what the PB says b/c it looks like you're either going to have a very steep slope or need a step (I have no idea what the code, if any, is around having a step up to the pool). :(
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    My New Pool in SCHERTZ, TX - SUNDEK

    Yes, the tile spacing looks good! I am thinking of having that done in my pool too.
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    Under construction in Tampabay Florida

    It's not supposed to be perfectly level b/c you want the water to drain away from the pool towards the deck drains. I believe the slope is supposed to be between 2% and 4%. I'm not exactly sure where you measure from...I would think from the edge of the pool...is the coping perfectly level or...