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  1. shonda_gonzalez

    New build - South of San Antonio

    The weather is a mess, but that yard is going to be amazing! I really like the color choice of your pool.
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    Pool this year, Apache Junction (It’s a wrap)

    Looks so good! Definitely hard to finish a pool build in the off-season and have to wait to swim!
  3. shonda_gonzalez

    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Update: PB gave us a $1500 credit, agreed to replace the cover they installed at his cost if it fails before the warranty period (15 yr) of the cover we wanted, but didn't get. He also came out and adjusted the bubbler fittings and it really made a difference. Pic after adjustment with our...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    We passed our city inspection and had the final meeting with our builder today. Our pool build is officially done. Thank you all for the feedback. I won't be recommending my builder to anyone, but I will absolutely tell everyone I know with a pool about this site. It's a beautiful 78 degrees...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    On a positive note, I LOVE our plaster color. It's exactly what I wanted but couldn't describe. There aren't a lot of pictures of Grenadine Gray out there to look at and our pb hadn't built one so I was really nervous about it. Pictures are from our granddaughter's birthday party. Who needs a...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not expecting much from the PB at this point to fix it, but offering him a possible solution is a good start. I have zero idea on what to even ask for as a discount for this as this feature and cost was a part of our initial build price and wasn't broken out. I...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Every time they are on, it makes me cringe. That portion of the pool is directly in front of my kitchen windows and porch so I see it more than anything else.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Thanks! Overall, we love the design and the water color. I'm sure it'll all be forgotten by summer, but those bubblers are right in front of my kitchen windows and porch, so I see it every time they are on and it drives me insane. My husband even brought it to the attention of the PB before...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    We are in the final inspection phase of this build. I have several things that I am concerned about and would like your opinions on what to accept and what to push back on. Also listing some of items that we've already had to make concessions on due to errors by the PB. We signed our...
  10. shonda_gonzalez

    Counting Down the Days!

    I have yet to get in my pool (our build is finishing up) so I am beyond excited. Our 13 yr old son and his friends have been in...and quickly out. https://photos.app.goo.gl/jGQfgtq3eTw3LFFz5
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    I've got a handful of issues still with this build, but for now I'm just enjoying the view.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    It was really hard to see any of the "pressure wash" looking marks once it was full. There's still some areas that I'm definitely keeping an eye on. They will be back either tomorrow or Monday to start cleaning. They started up the pump and added some muriatic acid and chlorine. I'm trying to...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Thank you! We really wanted to keep it simple. (and so did our budget!) It's a beautiful, sunny 74 degrees here today, so it's really making me dream of summer!
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Thanks! I thought this day would never come. HA! It's beautiful weather here today, right!
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Some photos...it's almost full.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Good morning. Here is the reply. "We will acid wash it and manually scrub it. Once we do that, you will have to brush it once a day for a week to remove the residue left over from the acid wash."
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Reply fron PB: We are filling the pool and then we are cleaning it again. Then we will be installing the cover. Leave the water on - and turn it off when it is half way up the tile. We will schedule a pool school with you next week, once the pool is filled and we deliver the cover. Our guys...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Thanks, Kim. Asked and awaiting a reply. This is the most anxiety I've had the whole process.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    I sent a text to the PM and the PB asking if they were done for the day. No reply yet. And yes, I meant acid wash, it just looks like it's from a pressure washer. We had a crew installing gutters today as well and he mentioned them "pressure washing". I had to get back to my office, but...
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Is this typical to see the marks from pressure washing? I HOPE they plan to clean the tiles better than this, but this is what I found when I came home to check things out.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Good morning! Plaster crew was here yesterday. I was able to run home for a bit during the process yesterday and took a few pics this morning. They will be out today to acid wash.
  22. shonda_gonzalez

    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    We are ON THE SCHEDULE for plaster on Tuesday. Gutters are being installed the same day. We may actually have a POOL before 2020 gets here!
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    HELP! Now that our patio is expanded, I want to tackle UGLINESS of the small existing patio. In hind sight, we should have torn it out and had it redone with everything else, but we were (and still are) trying to keep this project under budget. It's brushed concrete and has some holes and is...
  24. shonda_gonzalez

    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Update: Pool build is basically on hold until we can get some higher temps to plaster. So, thought I'd share some other progess so my thread doesn't die. Pending HOA approval, gutters are going in next. I really wanted a rain chain and barrel for the back yard, but maybe later.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    I think you what you may be seeing is the foam coping forms. We are doing a cover though. We opted for the mesh Loop Loc in gray.
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    New Build in New Braunfels, TX. Construction began 9/27/19.

    Thanks! There're some blemishes, but over all, I was very pleased. We have two dogs, one of them is almost 17 years old. He loves the water and forgets he's not a pup. I worry he wouldn't be able to get out of the pool. We also have two granddaughters and our home is right next to the...