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    Another new Texas pool build in this busy summer!

    SWG = Salt Water Generator , so yes a Salt Pool. I just had mine built, and will tell you that the PB hardly builds the pool. Mine only designed it and marked it, after that it was all different trades. Out of the 7 pool companies I got quotes from only one stated that the crew for...
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    New Austin Build - comparing top bids

    I've only had mine for less than a month. Seems to be doing well, takes a few times for it to learn the pool. If you have a ledge or benches it won't work well for does, you have to brush that manually and it does floor and walls. There are a couple more higher ends models, but I didnt see the...
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    Anyone with JewelScapes Crystal? StoneScapes Mini Zanzibar?

    White actually hides the imperfections better than any other color. Make sure you are happy with the color and the feel of the material on your skin. We ended up going with Quartzscapes, one was due to cost and second was due to smoothness.
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    New Austin Build - comparing top bids

    I would ditch a cleaner that runs off a booster pump and just have them offset that and get a robot.
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    Spoke to an electrician... is this right?

    I'll have to double check my recent install, but looks like the pump is direct to the sub panel and I can kill it from there.
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    New Build in Central Texas - Electric Complete

    Is the waterfall the only feature your pool has? We did a 4 ton waterfall and I think it was the perfect amount of rock used.
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    New Pool Build in League City, TX

    I think it ranges about $500-$700 to add a foot. So your price seems about right. It will look smaller. Once they add depth you can see it take shape.
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    Now Considering OB in Houston

    That is one reason I didn't bother with OB. I've had the luxury of being WFH and have seen my pool take shape from start to end. A lot of these subs are loyal to the PB due to the relationships. The tile guy, plaster, decking guys all have been working with my PB for 10+ years. The electrician...
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    Gunite vs. Shotcrete

    Gunite, dry mix hits water as it is applied. Shortcrete, mixed and is applied wet from the truck. Really will depend on region, trades, and PB preference. Both will do serve the purpose. YouTube some versus videos.
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    Sugar Land Pool Bid (Houston, Texas)

    Building one now. Almost done. The in floor cleaning system is pricey, should only be needed if you want it or if you have structures (bars,tables,etc) that a robot can't get around. Seems like a cool idea, but also just another component that can break. I would reconsider spray deck. I would...
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    Is this the same thing as the Rola Chem Peristaltic Pumps for swimming pool and spa systems by Rola-Chem ?
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    New Build - Dallas Area

    After coping is done, decking goes (assuming the electrical runs have been done.) and then plaster. almost there.
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    Now Considering OB in Houston

    Go with the 400K heater, even if just for your spa. Over the lifetime of the unit it will be better to have it than not. I would ditch the auto fill and just do a manual line from one of your hose bibs. A lot of people complain about the auto fill breaking over time or hiding leaks. Your spa...
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    Help with new gunite pool in Houston

    Thanks bud, I'll have to add it down the line.
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    Can't wrap my head around price!!!

    I guess some areas labor is hard to find. Mine started on June 3rd and plaster is set for June 25th. Guess that is one good thing of paying 70k for a pool/spa.
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    New Pool Build in League City, TX

    We did 18" since we wanted to use it as extra seating for the fire pit. It looks good too.
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    Can't wrap my head around price!!!

    Mines is being tiled right now. 85 perimeter pool with Jandy equipment and 300 sq feet of decking was $38,650 We added a Spa, and we jumped up to $49,700 Final bill after upgrades/finishes 68 grand. quartz, firebowls on columns, 4 ton water fall, 3 deck jets, spa spill way, 2 led bubblers...
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    Now Considering OB in Houston

    Ah, ok, yea I have a one too then. 4" drains out to the street. :)
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    Now Considering OB in Houston

    What does the pop up valve do? The plumbers were out here Friday and they ended up not installing the spa blower, not sure why. I ended up doing 1 pump for filtration/spa jets and then one VS pump for the waterfall, deck jets, 2 bubblers, and spa spillover.
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    Quick pump help!!! Need an answer asap

    Yes, 2 pumps for sure. If I go to a VS Pump, it will be 300-400 more on top of the cost of the 3rd pump. Our budget it over, so upgrading both to VS is not in our budget.
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    Quick pump help!!! Need an answer asap

    So the plumbers are coming out tomorrow. PB is asking what features we what on at what time, etc. So we have 3 pumps in the build. Option 1: Pump 1 : Filtration/Spa Pump 2: Waterfall/ Spa spillway Pump 3: 3 Deck Jets / 2 Bubbles So that should allow us to be in the spa and enjoy all features...
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    New pool quote - Atlanta.

    Get rid of the area drains and go to drains out to the street. Also, unless the Pebble Fina has the color you want and no other material comes close, I would consider changing. I have a larger pool and went with NPT Quartzscapes for $2100 and it has a 10 year warranty. Seems a bit much for the...
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    Now Considering OB in Houston

    I'm having Supreme Pools build mine up in Spring. It was painted/flagged for utilities on June 3rd, June 4th it was excavated, June 5th rebar & pre plumb, and now June 8th MMG is out here shooting gunite. I think they used Martinez Excavation.
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    Fake stonescapes?

    So were you able to confirm if indeed they are plastering with NPT/Stoncescapes? Mine is a week or so away from being plastered and we went with NPT's Quartzscapes line. I'll keep an eye out on the bags used. I know my paperwork says 10 yr warranty for Quartzscapes.
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    Help with new gunite pool in Houston

    Thanks all for your input. Excavation starts tomorrow!
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    Help with new gunite pool in Houston

    Yea we had to skimp on the chiller. After research I found the SWG to not save any money, but you may be right in terms of time needed to maintain it at the right levels.
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    Help with new gunite pool in Houston

    Robot is on the list, so going with a Polaris 9450. Was only $450 bucks extra. I'm iffy on the VS Pump. Have been doing research and there's a lot of back and forth. Higher up front cost, if it breaks it is expensive to replace. Then the tricky part about having enough pressure so that the...
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    Help with new gunite pool in Houston

    We have small kids and little ones. I went with PB2 and they dont use the auto fill, but instead a manual control valve to fill when needed. So I won't need to drag a hose out.