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  1. mlggator

    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    It's been forever since I have updated. It went sooooo sloooow for a while, but then it all started moving really quickly again. I will have pictures soon. The decking is coming along and tomorrow we put in the pebble. Friday acid wash and start filling. The guys are coming out Saturday to start...
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    Seal or not my flagstone coping

    Is your company local or national?
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    Paver Brands - New Install in NJ

    We are doing pavers. We are going with Belgard. I am trying to decide between the Montecido color or the Victorian color. Anyone have any opinions on those?
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    Sealing the Concrete?

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I am also looking at what to do with sealing my pavers and natural stone. I have quartzite flagstone coping and some of it will also be used in areas of my decking along with pavers. I am hoping to use a sealer that will both protect well, but also enhance...
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    Seal or not my flagstone coping

    I have quartzite flagstone coping. When dry it looks very dull and not very colorful. When wet, it is beautiful. We will also be incorporating flagstone into parts of the decking. It has been suggested to me to that if I seal the flagstone, it will get the same darker look that would pull the...
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    SoCal *Splash* Pool

    Hi Neighbor, I'm in Carlsbad, not far from you. My husband actually works in Poway. Your view is wonderful out the back. I love your tile choices. Those 1x1 tiles will look great on the wall. I am excited to see how your build goes. I'm curious who your builder is? Maybe you can pm me since...
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    Still happening...plaster completed!

    I'm sorry you are still waiting. I am stuck too. It has been so slow since they did the gunite. We are finally working on tile and coping which should be done by the end of the week. Then we have decking. Talked with my decking contractor, and he may not be able to start next week, which will...
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    I have a tile and grout question and need opinions. 1. What color grout for the water line tile? We are going with NPT Orion glass tiles in peacock color. They have sparkle and look medium blue in sunlight but look dark blue in shade/indoors as the picture here shows. I want to try to pull the...
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    Finally, tile and coping begins today! Is there anything that I need to pay special attention to?
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    Pool just finished with the pebble. Acid wash and fill tomorrow! Pics included

    Your pool looks great. I love the tile and color. What color of pebble did you use? We are also going with NPT Orion, but are going with the darker Peacock color.
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    Boy did things slow down after the gunite. Right now my backyard looks like a warzone. Because of the tight space in my yard, they only stubbed the plumbing prior to gunite. Now they have gone in and trenched it. The plumbing, electrical and gas are not all lined in the trenches. We can't do...
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  17. mlggator

    New Pool - Miami - Summer 2020 Build

    Agree, what did you use for plaster?
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    And . . . we have gunite!
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    Still happening...plaster completed!

    As a hydrogeologist, I worked with drillers all the time for water monitoring wells and also for soil samples. If my drillers drank on the job, they were off the job by the afternoon. I know its common practice in a lot of industries to have one here or there on the job. But when running a drill...
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    Still happening...plaster completed!

    @ Desert Dog - Hope you are out of harms way out there in Alpine. It looks to be a nasty fire. We are even getting ash from it here in Carlsbad. Stay safe.
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    Gunite is scheduled for Tuesday! We are buying a new hose that will reach over to the far side of the pool so we can properly bond with our pool in the next week. Question: How many times a day should we water the pool? Do we just spray it with the jet nozzle or switch it to something more...
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    New Build in Central Texas - Patio Build Out

    So one thing I noticed is the boulders are too uniform in size and shape so it doesn't look natural. They look like they are in rows. I don't know if you could change that up some. If you could take out some of that and add in some flat rocks or large boulders to break up that appearance. Too...
  25. mlggator

    Commercial Pool Rebuild

    Three Rivers near Sequoia? That's beautiful up there. I hate the aesthetics of the ADA compliance chair, but we must do what we must. Good luck on the remodel. I look forward to seeing the progress.
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    Well worth the wait, complete pool overhaul.

    That is a fantastic redesign and uplift. Such a difference when you look at the beginning and end product. It turned out beautifully.
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    Please remember, I am a geologist who knows a lot about rocks, but almost nothing about pools. So take my opinion for what's its worth.
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    These are both very resistant to weathering and erosion, however, I'm not sure about the chemicals In the pool, but I would think it's not a lot. Anyone with these rocks have comments?
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    Almost any rock supply place in your area would have some choices for you. I just googled in your area for boulders for sale and there were a bunch, for instance Element Landscape Materials. I would take an afternoon and go over there and tell them what you are looking for, boulders or...
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    New pool build in California....Best deal I have?? HELP??

    Okay, as a geologist, I can give a little information on rocks. I can't speak to rocks in pools as I am building my first pool at the moment. I do have large boulders being placed around the pool, but all are above the waterline. I will also have quartzite flagstone in a spill basin that will be...