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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    Thank you, found it! Looks like they are built in to this brand of window but will call to double check on Monday. Had seen that Anderson makes them, too. Too bad not already on our Pellas. Thanks so much for sending that.
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    These are just the downstairs windows which face out to the pool behind the back side gates- that’s what my builder says needs latches/ alarms. I was thinking about the egress situation as well: every one of the rooms where there are casement windows also have French doors, so I’d assume that...
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    You all may be on to something... brilliant, I’d say. Food for thought... thank you so much!! :)). ... Unless they then alert some other city department and tattle that we aren’t up to code because windows don’t have egress... 🙄 Going to mull over this option. Thank you so much!!
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    Recommended Pool & Door alarms

    Thanks so much. Was this for door alarms? I think I ordered those for the doors- same- only saw those for requirement . $70- something each. Considered doing same. People in my neighborhood have used GE 2/$12 ones and passed, but they don’t have the rating, and I never have good luck with...
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    To think I was posting that from the kitchen and had been forgetting to include the kitchen windows this entire time when I’ve spent tens of hours with my nose buried online, searching! It is 12 windows. 😩🙇🏼‍♀️ That’s $1200 + about $90 in tax just for latches, alone, which won’t even arrive in...
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    Recommended Pool & Door alarms

    Were you all required to have latches on windows keeping them from opening more than 4”? I’m having an impossible time with the requirements for our permit inspection this week in Austin. Builder says supposed to be ASTM F 2090 rated. 12 windows. Casement windows that crank out. Only thing I’ve...
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    Pool Permitting: Window Latches/ Door Alarms (already searched the forum)

    Hello! Our pool construction is (knock on wood) nearing the end, after many delays, and we have spent days spending tens of hours online trying to find acceptably- rated window latches (door alarms, too) that we can order and receive ASAP. Our builder was vague in what he said we need: Window...
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    New pool build in Tampa Bay Area, Florida

    If you see this, would you mind please sharing which window alarms worked for your inspection? I am having a terrible time finding ASTM F2090 certified window latches, especially since I need them quickly. This door and window situation is such a racket. Our entire house is armed everywhere, and...
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    Please help me choose my tile, coping and stone (pics included)

    Thank you so much. I was just feeling like I should settle and leave it, but I think it would be worth it to switch out about 7 tiles already done. ALSO: I have been wondering how significant the tile below the waterline will be. This is helpful. You read my mind! I am doing a white bottom...
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    Please help me choose my tile, coping and stone (pics included)

    Thank you, that is me. He is tiling the remainder, which is the exposed spa ledges, in the morning, and I finally got the littles to bed, so I am sitting here working through the sheets for him tomorrow. He needs 30, and I've only done 8 (it is so hard to do without sunlight). I think you are...
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    HELP! SOS! :) Choosing Waterline Tile Grout in a Flash

    Thank you. It is Alyse Edwards "Proud as a Peacock" in Iridescent, from her Haute Glass collection (there are SO MANY FUN tiles in the collection, and in person they are so clear and so gorgeous and look nothing like the boring, staid photos online- I think I have samples of all of them). I have...
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    HELP! SOS! :) Choosing Waterline Tile Grout in a Flash

    @kimkats I'm sorry to bother you, but I just saw your screen name in another post, and you were the expert of whom I was thinking. I remember reading your expert advice in so many other posts when I was researching this topic on the site a month ago. @TexasRain Thank you very much! Very helpful...
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    Please help me choose my tile, coping and stone (pics included)

    @Dirk I wish I had read this on Friday, the day before you wrote it. I thought I was crazy for wanting to do that this past weekend, and it would have saved me a lot of headache, issues with the mason thinking I was crazy, and now what will be annoyance with myself that I did not do it, because...
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    HELP! SOS! :) Choosing Waterline Tile Grout in a Flash

    Hello! We are plodding along with our pool construction (held up by masons with no sense of urgency for the last 2 weeks). A few weeks ago I took notes on who some of you TFP grout design experts are but do not have them in front of me. The mason finally did 4 grout samples for me, after waiting...
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    Hydrazzo Too Sensitive?

    Zach, I would absolutely love to have someone's contact info at SPC! When I was searching for tile, I spent two months trying to contact them. They do not answer their phones nor return messages. It was awful. Ultimately I decided to buy tile elsewhere. My builder uses them for supplies, though...
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    How To Choose Best Grout Color For Pool Tile?

    WOW this is so interesting! Masons are about to begin tiling, and I was not even aware of so many options.
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    Hydrazzo Too Sensitive?

    Have you surfaced yet? Any feedback/ photos if so? We surface next week, and I am still in the Hydrazzo/ Pebble Sheen/ Pebble Fina quandary. Like the look of Sheen (Arctic White) but want it smoother. Keep hearing not great things about Hydrazzo, which I like in Grecian White, but it is over...
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    Anyone with JewelScapes Crystal? StoneScapes Mini Zanzibar?

    What did you decide? Ours will be finished/ plastered next week, and I still can't find my winner. I love the look and feel (sample) of Hydrazzo Grecian White, but my builder still insists that it will cloud and mottle and require draining/ acid washing sooner than later (and that it does not...
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    Gas v. Electric Heater- Time is of the Essence to Decide :)

    Thank you! I was mostly trying to understand whether people who have electric heaters truly do not like them or find that they use their pool and spa less since my builder says the gas takes so much longer to heat and requires much more planning (I only knew his viewpoint until you all began...
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    Gas v. Electric Heater- Time is of the Essence to Decide :)

    Thank you so much for replying!!! I do hate where the equipment pad is going, but I am trying to determine what I may lose/ compromise by switching to electric v. gas and moving it. It sounds like heating the spa on demand is much quicker with gas, but I was unaware that keeping the pool heated...
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    Gas v. Electric Heater- Time is of the Essence to Decide :)

    Hi! First post here and please excuse my brevity, but we are in the middle of a (an in ground) build, and I need to tell my builder ASAP (imminent) whether to stay on track with our gas heater that is already plumbed or whether to rush to call electrician and plumber back to site to keep us on...
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    Pool Finally Filled! - Austin, TX BYOP

    WOW! Congrats! So, this is in Austin? I am in shock. Excavation on ours (Austin) was just completed last week after nearly two weeks, rain, and two different machines, and solid rock the entire way from less than a foot down clear to the bottom, including a super hard kind of rock that took...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    @DB-Cooper @immlab Another NW Hills Austinite building a pool here. :) Not sure how I made it to this thread, but I believe it was a Pebble Sheen search that landed me here on a thread, coincidentally amongst neighbors. I wish I had seen more of these threads regarding saltwater, which is what...
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    New Pebble Fina Concern

    Thank you so much for being kind enough to spend time replying to me in this old thread. And thank you for adding your thoughts on what you would change. I’ve definitely realized I need to choose the coloring I really want and not what my builder suggests, which is the more crystal clear...
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    Iridescent glass tile on raised wall--blinding glare??

    And which tile is this? You matched the water beautifully!!
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    Iridescent glass tile on raised wall--blinding glare??

    The Arctic Ice is my very top choice. Do you have any other photos? This is gorgeous!!! Does it look pretty white on the sun ledge/ steps? I like White Diamonds okay, too, but I always like Arctic Ice better in the ads because it looks less pebble- y on the steps where you can see it up close...
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    Pebble tec , pebble sheen, or plaster

    I'm still in this quandary as well, with time rapidly ticking on a decision. Builder likes PebbleTec Sheen, and I'd prefer the texture of the Fina or a Hydrazzo or something smoother... not just for our young kids but for me. Our next door neighbors have a pool, and they are older (I grew up...
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    Help! Show off your WHITE pebble tec / pebble sheen !

    Thank you SO MUCH for referring me to your photos. I don't seem to have figured out how to get to peoples' files with photos of their build and final (which is of course exactly what i am needing to see during this decision- making process). That was maybe the most helpful 5 seconds I have spent...
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    Help! Show off your WHITE pebble tec / pebble sheen !

    Thanks! Do you have a photo of yours? I feel like the photos I've seen of the Arctic Ice look more white on the sun ledge/ steps and less "busy" with the pebbles than the White Diamonds. I have also seen discussion of people leaving out the blue or adding xyz on White Diamonds to get more of the...
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    Anyone with JewelScapes Crystal? StoneScapes Mini Zanzibar?

    I feel the exact same way- seems we are rare- most desire much darker and more pebble-y and more movement/ refraction. I am looking for more of the old- school white plaster with lighter- colored water (sort of like a shallow beach with clear aqua water). My builder loves Pebble Sheen, but Aqua...