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    General specs for sun shelf addition and raising a pool beam?

    Does anyone in the business have rebar specs for adding a sun shelf to an existing pool (shelf will be approx 6' L x 15' W x 3' H) and raising a pool beam? I ask because all of the companies/subs have different ways of doing things. Some use rebar spaced at 1' for the shelf, then hand mix/shoot...
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    Proper way to install new waterline tile?

    We will be having new tile put in as part of our renovation. Installers have different answers to each question below. I am hoping some of the pros on here can chime in: Flashing vs no flashing? Waterproofing underlayment? Standard grout vs epoxy grout? Standard thinset vs a modified...
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    Structural engineer recommendations in Florida?

    We are running into a road block with a footer we will need to support our natural rock design on a pool remodel. It seems like most structural engineering firms are too large to deal with us, or out of state. Is there a go-to person in the state of Florida that can help me out? Just looking...
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    Sun shelf: Concrete vs gunite

    We have come across a crew that we would like to use for our pool remodel. They do work for a few of the big pool remodeling companies around town. This crew uses hand mixed concrete to create their pool shelves. They use rebar and finish as expected. I have seen multiple examples of their work...
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    Anyone have a large natural stone waterfall?

    We are finalizing plans for our pool remodel and are planning on a natural stone waterfall. Either Tennessee rock, Florida rock, or a combination of both. Probably in the 35-45 ton range, possibly less if it is all Florida rock. We will have plans created by an engineer to make sure the footer...
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    Is raising the skimmer necessary?

    We will be installing new travertine on top of our existing pavers. This will raise the patio 1.25". We are pouring a new beam to use 1.25" coping. This will raise the level of our pool a few inches. The new waterline tile will reflect this. Is replacing and raising our pool skimmer necessary...
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    Remodel recommendations? Bubblers, lights, pavers

    We are finalizing a pool remodel and wanted to get recommendations The pool is a standard 30 x 15 with an 8 x 8 spa. We have about 1500 sf of pavers. We will install French pattern travertine pavers. Some of the paver installers want to go over the existing and raise the beam/replace the...