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    Arctic Lagoon Tile

    I have the arctic glass tile also. I think it would be hard to get it more perfect. Ours has some slight imperfections with the install. Fortunately, the tile is so shimmery and beautiful, no one can tell.
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    4 vs 3 wedding cake steps for inground gunite pool?

    I strongly recommend a hand rail. As others said, pretty, “design” ones are available. Our pool is 4 feet in the shallow end with 4 steps. The number of steps has little impact on ease of getting in and out of the pool. We do not have a handrail. Elderly relatives cannot get in and out of...
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    NEW Fiberglass pool Cracked! Need Advice

    How confident are your that if a problem arises several years from now, the company will be in business and willing / able to honor the warranty claim? Is the warranty transferable to a new homeowner if you sell your house? I would want to be very confident that warranty is meaningful...
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    Iridescent glass tile on raised wall--blinding glare??

    We have the arctic ice also with Tahoe blue pebbletec. I would say go with ice if you want to match the water color and go with lagoon if you want to contrast. We installed the ice on grey thinset with grey grout
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    Depth Question

    Our pool is 4 to 6 ft deep and we have 4 steps in the shallow end which seem to be perfect.
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    Poll: Flagstone vs Pavers

    We have pavers laid on concrete slab so no possibility of weeds. We also have bluestone coping. The bluestone is hotter than a pistol in temps 80 or above, while the pavers stay relatively cool even with temps in the 90s. But, our pavers are light grey. A nearby hotel has darker pavers and...
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    New build in Fairfax Virginia

    I almost picked that tile -- love it!!
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    Pebble Sheen Bordeaux or Desert Gold pictures

    Here are some photos of Bordeaux pebblesheen sdkath....Bordeaux in the sunlight! Bordeaux PebbleSheen Pics... and Desert Gold (scroll down to posts by "natural_one" Anyone have Desert Gold Pebblesheen? Pics of our Pool with Desert Gold Pebble Sheen & Glass tile Pebble Sheen - Desert Gold -...
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    New Build In Mesa, Arizona

    Gorgeous Schnauzer!!
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    Remodel questions - Beadcrete ok to use? What about a Travertine tile deck?

    Re: Remodel questions - Beadcrete ok to use? What about a Travetine tile deck? We have pebbletec with "luminous" -- glass beads added. I like the mix of pebbles and glass beads best, personally, and am very happy with the finish.
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    Heater recommendations

    My raypac heat pump heats the pool 1/2 to 1 degree per hour and costs very little to run. I haven't noticed any uptick in the electric bill. But I do have an autocover on the pool, as I said. I would look into the cost of using a gas heater to keep a constant warm temp in the pool. I think it...
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    Heater recommendations

    We have a RayPac electric heat pump heater and love it. We keep it set to 80 but have only had it kick on a few times since March (yes March) to get it up to temp and then it holds pretty well at 86+ with the sun. We do have an autocover on the pool and close it at night if outdoor temps drop...
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    Finally, it is on! Southeast PA Build

    I love the shape!
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    Looking for a Builder in MD for IG Fiberglass

    I looked into getting a fiberglass pool and was impressed by River Pools last year. I spoke several times with them and they seemed very knowledgeable and honest. I also like the way they install their pools. I recommend going with a company that has a good (and verifiable) track record...
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    Looking to GC my shotcrete pool build in Maryland (MD)

    If you opt for a pebbletec finish, there is one installer (based in PA) that handles PA, MD, and VA. They did my pool and did a a great job. I can pm their name.