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    IG New Pool Build underway - - Decking complete, almost Pebble/Plaster time - PICTURES 💦

    Be careful the way you interpret what Jon says. He is the shadiest guy in construction I’ve met. The way I read this is just because the company uses this product doesn’t mean they are using it on your project.
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    Pool Finally Filled! - Austin, TX BYOP

    $600 credit and a happy wife? That’s a no brainer, take the credit and take her out for a nice date night!!
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    Pool Finish and Color Viewing Room...TFP Member Sound Off

    I believe it is just the regular stonescapes.
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    Pool Finish and Color Viewing Room...TFP Member Sound Off

    Here is our NPT Stone Scapes Mini Pebble in Caribbean Blue. Full Sun, about 30 days after filling.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Well one month in and I think we are still in the honeymoon phase. We are still waiting on some punch list items to be knocked out though, hoping that gets done soon. They came by last week and switched us over to salt, and I have fully taken over maintenance. I think I’ve got a pretty good...
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    Just breaking ground - handful of questions ..... looking for thoughts and considerations

    Hey, we have the same builder! Who was your designer and who’s your super? You can check out my build thread (link in my sig) to see more pictures of their flagstone. There’s a little more variation in our coping than in the showroom sample. If they do to you what they did to us, they will...
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    New build in NW Austin suburb.

    Our pool finished filling on July 3rd, with the 4th being a holiday we didn’t have anyone out to turn anything on until late afternoon on Monday the 6th. Didn’t seem to cause us any trouble.
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    Bad install? Glass tile and coping

    I worked under the assumption that if it was delivered to my yard I have paid for it, so any left overs are mine to do with as I please. Extra box of tiles, pallet of flagstone, extra pavers etc...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Ours has been hovering around 91-92
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    Can I see your raised spa??

    Ours is 18” and is great for sitting around.
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    Typical Concrete Deck Upgrade Costs For Stamped and Colored

    When we got quotes it was $3 per sqft. Additional to have it colored. Our builder wouldn’t even quote us stamped because it gets so slippery and hot.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Looking at the plans, the long side is 13’, the turn is 11’ and the 45 angle piece is 7’8” I didn’t get a fully broken out quote, I think they said it was somewhere in the 17-18k range for the “shell” (footer, block frame, veneer, counter top, 3x electrical outlets, plumbing and gas stub outs...
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    They’ve announced a 100w one (I think the current one is 30-40w) and it’s even listed in their online store, you just can’t order it yet.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    x Ive got one transformer with 6 lights on it, and the rest have 5 on them. I am waiting for the larger Hue transformer to be released soon and then I can clean things up a bit.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    At long last our build is done...for the most part, just a few small punch list items remaining and some landscaping which we are doing ourselves this coming weekend. Overall we couldn't be more thrilled with the way the project came out. The design is exactly what we wanted and it all looks so...
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    Spa Vs Stand Alone Hot Tub? Help! Save my marriage.

    My wife and I both grew up with attached spas, then we had a freestanding spa at our first house. For the build we just completed we went with an attached spa. We are the ones that will heat the spa and use it every time we are in the pool. The reasons we wanted an attached one were, looks first...
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Plaster is done! Acid wash and fill tomorrow, also have a crew coming out to tackle some punch list items. Color is Caribbean Blue Stonescapes Mini Pebble.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Decking done, prepping today for plaster tomorrow!
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    They ended up putting rebar in it, tied back to the shell. The top will be a giant piece of flagstone that they will cut and place after the plaster is done.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Yes, that was one of the reasons we did it that way, the other was so that the grill master could still watch over the pool while grilling. funny you mention the SWCG. We were originally going to do liquid chlorine or pucks, but as the plumbers were installing the equipment they went ahead and...
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Well I was about a day away from doing the sit in Kim suggested, even had my lawn chair and snacks loaded up in the car ready to go. I decided to take the route of the BBB first though, and as soon as I filed a formal complaint with them I got immediate attention from the owner. Progress has...
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    That sounds like a good idea, another round of calls, texts and emails went ignored today. The equipment plumbing and gas is in but no electrical has been done yet.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Been a while since I’ve posted, but that’s because hardly anything has been done. Very frustrated at my PB at this point as they are not communicating and they seem to have put me behind everyone else in line even though I signed in December. Any tips or tricks to getting them to get the job...
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    tile and coping got done last week, plumbing and electrical going in this week!!
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    We have a Big Hole!!!

    My parents pool had the deep end in the middle. They did one shallow end at 3.5’ and one at 4 or 4.5’ that way we got the best of both worlds.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    Thanks, we love the way it came out. It is done being built, but they are going to stain it to better match the flagstone coping once they finish setting it.
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    Late to the Party, New Build in Progress in NC

    It’s no Lucas Lagoon but our grotto is done!(still needs to be stained) Tile and coping just started today.
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    Thoughts on this quote i just got..... reasonable or high ??

    What area of NC are you in? I was in the same boat and had to find a builder that would travel to install a gunite pool.