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    Help! Steps aren’t right after gunite!? Can anything be done??

    Before our gunite was installed Friday, I raised a concern to our PB that I didn’t think there was enough room carved out for our steps. I was assured that this was normal for pools, and the steps would be 12” height with the last step into the pool being slightly bigger. At that point, the...
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    Can anyone show me your “natural” water-Line tile pictures? (Browns/greys)

    Ahhhhh! I am pulling my hair out trying to decide on colors! mouth coping is tan, and the cool deck will be a lighter cream color. Our house brick is browns and reds. I need to decide on tile and plasterthis weekend ??? I like a more neutral look. No bright blue/ green tiles. And darker water...
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    We have a Big Hole!!!

    Timeline April 24- signed contract May 11- set forms May 14 -big hole! May 18-22- rebar and rough plumbing May 29- Gunite!!!! June 11- Coping and plumbing started. June 13- Coping and plumbing complete June 17- Waterline tile complete. June 24-26 - Concrete decking complete Edit! We officially...
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    Starting my build thread- North Texas- Lots of questions!

    We are in the process of getting bids and I am so glad I found this site! Maybe i'm jumping the gun posting now, not sure which kind of pool we will end up with, but got our first quote back today! Please take a look and give me all the advice you have! I thought we were set on a gunite pool...
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    Show me your steps/ tanning ledges in a liner pool! (No white)

    I was pretty set on a gunite pool until talking to another builder. We have dogs, so I assumed a vinyl liner was out of the question. They are quoting us a 36mil “pet safe” liner. But the steps and ledge worry me. I want a more natural pool look.No white steps or trim. We’ll stick to tan or grey...
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    Newbie from North Texas!

    :):):) Hi! I am so glad I found this site!! I probably spent 4 hours skimming through the threads yesterday. We are in the VERY beginning process of researching pools. We have our first meeting tomorrow with a builder. I've been trying to write down lots of questions to ask from this forum, but...