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    Possible New Pool In Central FL

    Your pool and decking looks great. We are looking to do a very similar paver decking. Do you know what brand, style, and color pavers you got?
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    She sent me all my color choices. Here is the waterline tile brand FROSTED SKY 2x4 (GS84896B3) - Artistry In Mosaics Decided on our stack stone also, going with Niveo Kwikstack.
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    To slide or not to slide?

    We are going through the building process right now. I want a slide for our kids (10, 8, & 5) but my wife says they should just be happy to get a pool :) So we are having them do the plumbing and stub it. Since we are doing paver decking, my PB says we should be able to just pull up the paver...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    You are right. Mixing up all my questions in my head. The Autofill is at the pad. I don't have an overflow because of the automatic cover.
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Thanks @kimkats! I found the overflow pipe. When I inspected the pipe closer today they have labeled them all at the equipment pad area so I just need to look at that (to be fair, it was dark last night :)). Going to go measure now with that 6" rule.
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    Paver Brands - New Install in NJ

    I've been going back and forth on this question also. We made our decision to go with paver (Belgard) this week. Ultimately we like the look of paver better and figure they would be easier to replace in the future if the need ever came up due to settling or something unexpected.
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    Newbie building pool in Dallas - looking for insights

    @mastervic27 we have a very similar build. I kind of laugh to myself because so many of the questions you've asked are the same ones I've had. We decided to put the equipment in the back corner by the fence. Wish I could have put it in my future shed or behind the shed but it was too far away...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @TampaKathy Yeah I did and the sunshelf is looking good. I feel like they are cruising. Just barely longer than 6'. Still kind of hard to tell how deep it will be. They actually plumbed the bubblers today and put light holders in. Every time I think they are done with steel they just keep...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @Nikilyn That's true. I forget the pool will eventually have water in it one day :cool:
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Update - Steel is almost done. I'm amazed at how fast they work. Went and looked at stone options for the raised wall water feature. Number 3 ties in the best but we are still not sure. It's not a big area so we are thinking we could possibly do 1 or 2 but that might blend in with the white...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @spd500 That is great and yeah it does look like it was meant to be there. @ImpalaSS Thanks for the feedback. Your pool looks good. Any reason you went with microbrites vs intellibrights? My PB says he did two intellibrights in his personal 50x20 pool and says they light up the whole pool...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    That sounds awesome. Love to see a picture of it.
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @kimkats Thanks. Yeah, no clue what they were thinking with the wall. Guessing they saw the hole for the skimmer so they just went and put it on the other side. They fixed it this morning. They are doing plumbing and starting steelwork today. I went and measured the pool last night. The...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @Nikilyn I like your tile. One of our final choices was very similar but had more white streaks lines in it. Your tile will look good with white also. The plaster choice was pretty easy for us for two reasons, my wife really like the smoothest feel possible on a pool and it didn't hurt that...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Thanks, @spd500. I would have never known that. Everything measures out right beside the sundeck dirt only come out about 3 of the 6 feet. I had to call the PB anyway for another reason but he says once rebar and gunite are done it will be 6 feet. So the other reason I had to call the PB...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @Nikilyn Yeah, the blue was a different finish than a lot of them, it's kinda frosted finish vs the other glass tiles we were looking at. We wanted 2x4 for fewer grout lines and cleaning, plus lucky we agreed we liked the 2x4 look. Correct, the 1x1 will be going on any elevation changes in the...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Day two of the dig is going well. The big tractor is gone. The sundeck looks like it might be a bit shorter than the 6 feet it's supposed to be. I'll go measure it once they finish the wood frame. I'm sure they already love me walking around checking their work :) We went to the design...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    The dig started today. Feels real finally. They are still at it but over halfway dug.
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    @wireform Yeah I figured about the overflow but didn't think about having to pump the water off the cover. Good call. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Thanks, @gingrbredman, and @mknauss. PB was already planning on using color IntelliBright 5G lights vs GloBrights. I must have got it confused with a different pool bid. Feeling like two of those will be good or if I did MicroBrights I would need 3. PB also says the Intellicenter will...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Great suggestions so far. Thank you for weighing in. @kimkats Love the suggestion of the light over the pool equipment. That is completely one of those things you would not think of until you need it. @mknauss Good to know about the lights. I will have to research them a bit more. I am...
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    UT New Build Critique - Update (steel almost done)

    Hi, I'm new here but been devouring the information since I found the site. I want to thank all the contributors and moderators. This place is awesome. So here is our project. Dig starting tomorrow so the fun begins. I would love any feedback or thoughts anyone has. We are really just...