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    Pool Build in Northern CA - tile installation has started!

    Who’s the stone guy, they are really good! I don’t even know how you get the tile crooked like that...must be pushing up after they set it...it’s got a net back right?
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    Pool Build in Northern CA - tile installation has started!

    That wall is great... I thought plumbing in the bondbeam causes cracks? there a lot of pipes in that walll!
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    Another Vegas OB

    Pool looks great - SPA is awesome!
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    Wet edge finish issues, recently completed

    Should have gone with a pebble sheen! :)
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    New Build in Central Texas - Finsihed!

    You can’t take away the top layer of rock, it hides the spillway...either way, it’s not a “naturally“ built waterfall to start with. Add some more rocks to the left, and move on to other stuff.
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    How‘s all that going to fit in the NW corner...those dashed lines are setbacks! The deep end should be by the grotto, this kids are going to jump of it. 3ft is to shallow, no less than 3.5ft. Rocks in the waterline is a pita to brush.
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    New Build in Central Texas - Finsihed!

    Here you go... https://mmgtx.com/docs/PTI-Start-Up-Maintenance-Procedures-Chlorine.pdf
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    New Build in Central Texas - Finsihed!

    I think you will see those water streaks after...pool looks great, and you are going to really bind with those waterline boulders and brushing! Keep the water balanced, will help with the rock weathering.
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    New Build in Central Texas - Finsihed!

    Switch to quartzite instead of flagstone...thank me later!
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    Puerto Rico Shootcrete Nightmare

    Does not produce cold joints if it was properly prepared...this does not sound like that, cold joints will cause cracks in the plaster and pool leaks. I’d rip it all out and start over.
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    New pool build in Allen TX

    Check out voltlighting.com..
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    New Pool Katy, Texas

    That’s a lot of concrete, add some planter cutouts to break it up.
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    Custom Pool with Blue Stone Decking & Coping Questopn. NJ

    Read the manual...surprised not to find a note “Not rated for pools”?
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    New Pool Katy, Texas

    Pool looks great...take the mosaics back to the store, its going to ruin the awesome plaster.
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    Another Vegas OB

    Look like they did that lower jet cutout correctly, can’t wait to see how they work.
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    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    Mediterranean Fan Palm in the center of that dirt patch...
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    New pool build in Allen TX

    Pool coping requires different knowledge than putting stone on stairs...there really is no “pattern” with stone, other than what you think it should be. I think it will look good when it’s done, almost like adding an accent instead of making everything match and blend to blah, but in the end...
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    French Drain for New Build

    Post a picture of the terrain...
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    LED Lightning review

    Pick the Intellibrite....use microbrite for the sunself, stairs areas.
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    Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

    Need more returns to ”direct” floating stuff towards the skimmers....this will be helped along by the surface winds. If you keep the pool on the shallow end, you don’t need to heat it...mine is 84 today.
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    BYOP or other recommendations, North Texas Frisco Build

    Call your local plaster company, and ask them which subs they recommend...build your own pool, all the info is on this site. Don’t ask me how I know...
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    Continuation of an odyssey

    Interesting...I thought you need a longer straight run for a SWG, but not familiar with that model.
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    Spa dam height Help!?!? Start digging next week...

    Slope the edge of the spa, towards the spa, and let it sit as close as possible to pool water level, will look really cool. Like the first picture...that will also prevent the wet/dry cycles of the spa spill-over tile, and make it last longer.
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    New owner/builder build in Miami, Florida

    90oz is good, shorter height has less tendency to lay flat...that said, pick the most natural color....I lean towards the one on the left. PS. It’s hot on the feet...thought you guys in FL has lots of water??
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    New Build- Chico Ca

    Late to the party, did they install a bond breaker or slip joint on top of the leveled beam prior to pouring the concrete deck? Any tile touching the cantilever concrete decking? The decking will expand / contract causing the tile to pop-off if it’s attached... Looking good...
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    New owner/builder build in Miami, Florida

    That is the worst kit in the world you could have spent your well earned money on.....experience with it will result in a crystal clear pool, with minimal chemicals, and quite frankly a boring pool life as you’ll never have the experience to fight with Algae...so boring!
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    Which direction? Waterline Tile

    Pools require a regular cleaning / brushing schedule - you are going to hate that tile in a year, no matter what direction you put them....
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    New owner/builder build in Miami, Florida

    What waterproofing did you do on the SPA / waterline tile? How long are going to let the shell dry before plaster? What stone is that coping....doing a great job btw, subs seems really good! PS. Put a drain near that pad, so that the water has a place to go when you want to drain some water...
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    IntelliflowXF - Plumbing

    Once you figure out that the water feature provides 1 minute of visual pleasure, and pushes up the pH, the use would be reduced to a “impress” moment....plumb accordingly, your pool, your money...
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    Owner/Builder exam in Miami

    Wish I had seen that link before I OB’ed my pool...learn on the job, hope you get good subs! :)