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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    I'll have to go find out :) We got PebbleSheen, and I *think* we got the Blue Surf, but it's been months since we picked out colors, so I'll try to remember to come back to verify!
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Well, it has been a long time since I've last posted. Since the last post, they've ripped of the pavers, taken down the fill, compacted the fill, added rebar, poured concrete, reinstalled pavers. Then the steps were cracking and too thin, so they ripped out all the steps, ordered new ones with...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Hello everyone. I wanted to update on the progress. After many weeks of delays and back-and-forth with the PB, they agreed to pop off all the pavers and address the issues. So, they popped off the pavers and started compacting just the top. I'm no expert, but in reading about the importance...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Thanks. Spoke to PB this morning. For this section, it appears that they're going to fix it properly -- take off pavers, let the roadbase dry out (including taking some/much of it out). Also confirmed that manual tamping is insufficient compaction, so will get that compacted. They will also...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Ugh, not feeling good about this. There are no drainage holes in the "footers" as the PB calls them, and they didn't compact. Quick question -- if they have several feet of roadbase fill, is it sufficient for them to compact just the top? Or given the depth (several feet in some cases) do they...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Hello everyone. It's been awhile since I've posted, I promise to get more pics and videos put up. However, I need some community help with an issue. We have had concrete pavers (from stonecreekpavers) installed on top of "roadbase". As you can see from the pictures, following the reasonably...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Okay. Picture time. Things seem to be moving quickly -- excavation, forming, rebar, and plumber dropped of pipes today. Had to tell PB that rebar (8" OC, yay!) was insufficient -- supposed to be double curtain over 3' out of grade. Looks like I have a very expensive above ground pool so far :D...
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    Pool Build NW Austin, TX

    The fewer the cedars in Texas the better!!
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    Potential New Build in Austin, TX

    Lots of Austin pools going in. Love it!
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    Austin's Newest Swimming Hole

    Nice construction. Steiner???
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    More Timelapse: Excavation Day 3 & Forming days 1 & 2 -3aqyawSsUs
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Excavation Day 2 UI3RzU2SsJA
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    8/2/2018: Excavation started yesterday!! Timelapse of my security camera for viewing enjoyment. Already found that the "Sundeck" portion of the pool was not long enough when considering excavation for the coping, PB acknowledged and will address. 5UX68SE0CcM
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Thanks! I PM'd you with the PB's that we got quotes from.
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    I'm happy to share my PB through PM, I think the forum prefers to keep these things private to prevent any issues. Will send a PM to those who asked. - - - Updated - - - Thanks, that's very helpful. My spa is actually 7x7, the 8x8 they outlined was actually the excavation lines, which...
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Added a timelapse of the layout for your viewing pleasure. Any other input on skimmer locations? 24JjYIGhRWU
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    test

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24JjYIGhRWU
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    NW Austin IG Construction -- here we go!

    Hello again everyone. The PB came out yesterday to mark the pool, excavation planned to start next week. Here are some of the details of my pool from my previous thread: About-to-ink-What-do-you-think. We're still deciding on the decking material (but have to do so soon, probably concrete...
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    About to ink -- What do you think?

    Yes, I'm the white dot! Thanks for playing, I didn't think anyone would notice :D Hah, two eggs - the one I have is big enough!! (XL)
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    About to ink -- What do you think?

    Spoke with PB today -- pulled out the pressure-side cleaner+booster from quote, and am pretty sure I can buy a robotic cleaner for not much more -- will call Marina tomorrow to get pricing. Wow, lots of robots out there to choose from :/ Also quoted and will be paying for the upgrade to IC60...
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    About to ink -- What do you think?

    According to Sunplay.com, the difference in the IC40 package to the IC60 package is $100. Probably worth it assuming the PB doesn't mark it up.
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    About to ink -- What do you think?

    Thanks Maddie & ctrav -- will research the incremental cost for an IC60.
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    About to ink -- What do you think?

    Thanks! The salt cell is buried in the automation equipment: Pentair 520545 Easytouch 8SC-IC40: Pool/Spa (includes SCG integration & IC40 cell, 2 actuators) My PB specifically recommended the SAVI mini lights -- my research on TFP shows that there were some issues with the earlier models...
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    OB Pool in Henderson / Las Vegas NV

    Looks good -- if I had the time I would also do my own general contracting, looking forward to seeing this one progress!
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    About to ink -- What do you think?

    Hello Everyone! First, let me say thanks to the community, as I've educated myself quite a bit with regard to pool equipment, SWG, contracts, drains, chemicals, etc. We're building an in ground pool and extending our existing outdoor living area to add a kitchen, all here in Austin, TX. We've...
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    New to forum, pricing out pool+outdoor living expansion in Austin

    Super-rough sketch attached. Also my amateur visio handiwork also attached, which I drew on top of our survey. We have a decent amount of elevation change in the backyard, which we're hoping can be made to be interesting instead of giant walls everywhere :)
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    New to forum, pricing out pool+outdoor living expansion in Austin

    Yes, drone footage. However, I returned it a year ago, this is an older picture. Given what a pool costs, I'm pretty sure I can't afford both :) Will definitely be posting quotes and getting input. Thanks!
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    New to forum, pricing out pool+outdoor living expansion in Austin

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum, found it when doing some google homework on pool equipment. An awesome resource, just what I was looking for! We're in the process of having a pool and outdoor living area expansion quoted out. Have spoken to 5 different pool companies and 3 outdoor...