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    General specs for sun shelf addition and raising a pool beam?

    Thank you for the reply. That is about what I figured on the shelf. Some people like foam or rip rap, and some just fill with concrete. The foam seems to make sense as long as there are no issues with the concrete adhering to it. Beam will be retaining.
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    General specs for sun shelf addition and raising a pool beam?

    Does anyone in the business have rebar specs for adding a sun shelf to an existing pool (shelf will be approx 6' L x 15' W x 3' H) and raising a pool beam? I ask because all of the companies/subs have different ways of doing things. Some use rebar spaced at 1' for the shelf, then hand mix/shoot...
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    Proper way to install new waterline tile?

    Some people down here quote flashing and some have never heard of it. It's strange. Is a roll on water proof like Jamo or Red Guard ok? Thank you for the tips.
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    Proper way to install new waterline tile?

    We will be having new tile put in as part of our renovation. Installers have different answers to each question below. I am hoping some of the pros on here can chime in: Flashing vs no flashing? Waterproofing underlayment? Standard grout vs epoxy grout? Standard thinset vs a modified...
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    Structural engineer recommendations in Florida?

    We are running into a road block with a footer we will need to support our natural rock design on a pool remodel. It seems like most structural engineering firms are too large to deal with us, or out of state. Is there a go-to person in the state of Florida that can help me out? Just looking...
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    Sun shelf: Concrete vs gunite

    ajw, we are going to raise the skimmer, raise the beam, pool shelf, diamond brite, and vanishing edge pavers. New main drain, two new pool lights, and whatever else comes up.
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    Sun shelf: Concrete vs gunite

    We have come across a crew that we would like to use for our pool remodel. They do work for a few of the big pool remodeling companies around town. This crew uses hand mixed concrete to create their pool shelves. They use rebar and finish as expected. I have seen multiple examples of their work...
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    Anyone have a large natural stone waterfall?

    Tennesse field stone or Florida cap rock are pretty widely used. Those are our two choices.
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    Anyone have a large natural stone waterfall?

    We are finalizing plans for our pool remodel and are planning on a natural stone waterfall. Either Tennessee rock, Florida rock, or a combination of both. Probably in the 35-45 ton range, possibly less if it is all Florida rock. We will have plans created by an engineer to make sure the footer...
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    Is raising the skimmer necessary?

    I thought about the same thing...I know the reviews are mixed on the "Skim A Round," but it seems like a weir extension plus Skim A Round might work. We are actually putting a water feature over where our skimmer currently is. Water feature will not be run all the time, but the skimmer is about...
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    Is raising the skimmer necessary?

    Thanks for the replies. We could alleviate this issue by using a remodel coping...not sure if we want to go that route. Decisions, decisions!
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    Is raising the skimmer necessary?

    We will be installing new travertine on top of our existing pavers. This will raise the patio 1.25". We are pouring a new beam to use 1.25" coping. This will raise the level of our pool a few inches. The new waterline tile will reflect this. Is replacing and raising our pool skimmer necessary...
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    Remodel recommendations? Bubblers, lights, pavers

    We are finalizing a pool remodel and wanted to get recommendations The pool is a standard 30 x 15 with an 8 x 8 spa. We have about 1500 sf of pavers. We will install French pattern travertine pavers. Some of the paver installers want to go over the existing and raise the beam/replace the...