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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Will do Kim on posting final color pics. I'm hoping to be able to take the same photo in similar time of day lighting, every other day so I can monitor the color change over the first few weeks. Aware of the green/cloudy hue we'll have at first, thanks to my TFP knowledge. GDF
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Water is flowing. Dual hoses from 1p CT using two bibs on each side of my house. Gym socks wrapped and zip tied. If I see the backyard neighbor that backs up to us, and he's amenable to my paying his March water bill, I can possibly speed this up. Only my fellow TFPers know how freaking...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Thanks all for the input. I knew the 24-48hrs for the pool fill is negligible without soft water for indoor applicances and such. More about laundry and showers for two days without nice soft water.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Thanks I know I can’t stop. Did I understand the comment that if I use my softener bypass valve while filling that the flow to the hose bibs will be restricted and take even longer to fill? Has anyone ever run 2nd water fill hose from neighbors with permission of course?
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Two questions. a) If it rains tomorrow between plaster today and acid wash Monday will the acid wash cleanse any stain from settled rain? b) The product registration the Pebble Tech applicator left says that if I have whole house water softener, to not use that water for initial fill. I do...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Yes KK. We are officially plastered. Crew started at 830 and left around 1230. Acid wash and fill are scheduled for Monday.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Fingers crossed today is supposed to be plaster day!
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Thanks so much. Planning to wrap the counters with brick that matches the house and the fire place wall and pizza oven veneer will be the same 1x2 split face the pool beam has to try and tie things together. Decisions pending are; - granite tops that “sort of” matches the inside granite...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Decking wrapped up and the kitchen framers did their thing the past couple days.
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    Cannot connect to TFP using Tapatalk

    As a user, I like TAT as it nicely aggregates various forums of my diverse interests and puts all my followed threads in a notification feed. It was one stop shop for me. Separate browser favorites is more effort. Just saying it will likely lead me to be on TFP and contributing less frequently.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Decking progress https://youtu.be/lS5UvrgNfwY
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    I’m pleased to report that decking commenced this week.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Meanwhile the PB delivered the RCS equipment for the kitchen; I needed to take delivery before Dec 1st to avoid a 10% price uplift due to tariffs on imported stainless steel. And the freight Company delivered my FB pizza oven from California so that “tiny” crate is keeping all the stainless...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    It’s been a while since my last update and unfortunately not a ton of progress. The week of Thanksgiving the pavilion builder was able to come and dig posts and frame and sheet the pavilion as above. Then they needed to wait for PB’s plumber to run plumbing for kitchen sink. This is where the...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    No plaster yet, but I believe we are 10-11” from deck to sun shelf. We are supposed to have a 8-9” water depth at shelf.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Not a ton of progress in past week. Plumbers spent time running gas line for equipment pad, and also around to the pavilion for grill, pizza oven and FP. Small hurdle in figuring out pavilion sink drain routing. I won’t pretend to understand, but our clean out is on opposite side of house from...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Tile and Coping! I was traveling for work this week and tile and coping took place before the rains came in. https://youtu.be/NX_BIzN4VVE It’s been raining and now the coping and splitface trav are much beige-ier and cream-ier colored and lose their silver/gray tones when wet. I’m...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Today plumbing started.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Thanks.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Gunite was wrapped up today. https://youtu.be/Ou2ERGpjX6Y Our yard is officially destroyed! I hate the mess. Now 10days of watering concrete. Pretty much guarantees Houston will get no rain next two weeks. You can all thank me Houston.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    So today was gunite day. https://youtu.be/HDIhTYOIA4A So “Houston we have a problem.” The gunite shoot started and looks like they got 3/4ths done when the compressor truck died. So the pool looks mostly done but the spa is still steel and pvc. They’ve left their hose, tools and equipment...
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    Adding Raised Spa to Existing Pool

    Dirk, well played sir!
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    Adding Raised Spa to Existing Pool

    Isn’t 8x8 a square vs a rectangle? J/k, can’t help my self. Looks good.
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Here are some videos from Rebar Day yesterday Oct 20. https://youtu.be/QT3z0lS6iXM https://youtu.be/GL6A2v1lmRY https://youtu.be/4ndxIyIwGJo
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Success! So the trick for those using tapatalk is to post as “URL link” not using the image or code link options and not using the YouTube link from the desktop/browser. Dig done and measured all good. As swmbo and I look at the hole I’m quietly wondering to myself if 40’x28’ and an 10.5’...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    https://youtu.be/pooCUSrYzhg
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    Bummer on my videos. They work on my Tapatalk app and MacBook.
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    Another small pool build League City TX

    Wowsa. Scuba Steve!!
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    So my 10.18 dig got rained out as it poured all morning. But the BIG DIG took place today after much waiting. Rain was anticipated this evening and tomorrow, so my PB arranged for gunite flash this evening. Here are two 1min timelapses from the cameras I put on each side...
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    Another New Pool - N.Houston

    My dig is scheduled for today and I will be here for part of it but not the end so I will measure tonight. I have my target dimensions in the contract and emails with PB that I will compare to. How much longer, wider and deeper than the target finished pool dimensions does the hole need to...