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    New pool–Filled April 10th

    It does, I’ve never had to use more than a gallon in the evening. and when I do the overnight test I lose .5-1.
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    New pool–Filled April 10th

    Just wanted to update now that I'm starting to get used to the process and see if most of this sounds correct. In the evenings I've been adding about a half gallon of bleach on a regular day and a gallon of bleach on a swim day. And 2-4 cups of MA. Current reading this evening after a swim...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Wow! And we had a couple delays too but I can't imagine that. A lot of rain or what out there?
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Hahaha, I'll add that sign in our Amazon cart and see if my wife notices it!
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    The lot size is the main reason we built on the lot! We like the extra space. And we can't wait for the added privacy, we already have the landscaper coming back out on Saturday to add 7 more japanese blueberry along the fence behind the rocks haha Thanks! We tried to buy 2 lots but the HOA...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Landscaping went in the past 2 days. Did Japanese Blueberry on the back fence, 3 queen palms, Indian Hawthorne around the round border, and some wax ligustrum by our bedroom windows. Finally starting to feel complete.
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    We are going with the Chaise Deep for that shelf. I'll be sure to post a pic once all the furniture arrives. The color is Bombay, and I think the texture is called "Classic". I can take a close up tomorrow. We talked about it but opted against it. The PB showed us some pretty cool examples...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    The shallow end is 3.5' deep and gradually goes to 4' deep. From the end of the baja shelf to the end of the pool is where is goes from 4' to 6.5'. There isn't a lot of deep end. The pool is about 42.5' long and has various widths of 17.5' (shallow), 24.5' (middle), and 20' (deep side). The...
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    New pool–Filled April 10th

    Sounds good, thank you for your help!
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    New pool–Filled April 10th

    Thank you, sounds like I can stick with the trichlor pucks for a few more weeks until my CYA gets up the that level (and adding bleach as needed for good FC level). Once CYA hits 50 ppm and I'm just supplementing with bleach and MA to stay in my FC and PH targets, the CYA shouldn't really change...
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    New pool–Filled April 10th

    I will be using Bravo 6% bleach from HEB.
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    New pool–Filled April 10th

    Pool school is Friday but I've been testing the water and it seems out of whack so today is my first attempt to adjust it. I think PB has just been adding pucks to the chlorinator for now and adding some MA here and there: This morning: FC--.5 CYA-20 TA-100 Ph--7.8 CH--225 I added 3 cups of...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Pool school is Friday but I've been testing the water and it seems out of whack so I've attempted to adjust it. I think PB has just been adding pucks to the chlorinator for now and adding some MA here and there: This morning: FC--.5 CYA-20 TA-100 Ph--7.8 CH--225 I added 3 cups of 31.45% MA...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Day 2 of taking it off and putting it back on: 4:41 off 12:08 on Our design and rocks definitely make it a challenge. On a more standard shape with no rocks I bet it could be 3 minutes off and 8 minutes on.
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    A kid could probably walk on it. It is easier to take off than put on but we do have a pretty complicated pool for it. I think it is the best safety device for young kids (we have a 1 and 4 year old). Here are some pics:
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    So things have slowed down a bit. We got our sprinklers fixed and out net installed. Looks like landscaping will hopefully happen this weekend or early next week. I've been brushing the plaster everyday but we are starting to get more disappoint with how it turned out. It is visibly splotchy...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Thanks, the pool goes to 6.5' deep but is it only the last few feet. We've been jumping off the rocks fine, just no diving.
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    For the waterfall they will add smaller rocks and some mortar to try and redirect the flow. They said they have to do it on most waterfalls they build. So a real leak inspection company came out today (not just the plaster company) and they took all the drains off the wall we figured was...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    They came out and resealed the light, we will see if our water level remains more consistent. Next is the waterfall adjustment since most of the water is running to one side of the rocks. It's been 14 days since we filled so the PB is going to officially balance the pool water, it still doesn't...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Thank you! The plaster company came out yesterday and did a dye test and they are going to come back out today (hopefully) and reseal a light. Hoping this is what is causing the 500+ gallon loss each day. They also did spray deck yesterday and are moving the electrical on the pergola right...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    They stained the pergola today. And started to move the electrical, hopefully we get to see what it looks like tomorrow. Pool is still greenish and cloudy, they've added chemicals to it the last two days and the pump has been running. Can't wait to see the color of the pool water in a few more...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Also, PB is trying to figure out the leak.....it is for sure a real thing. Their first concern is a light on the side of the pool where a wet spot in the grass/mud has been wet since the pool is filled. They are also going to pressure test the pipes, but they said they've never had a pipe leak...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    I sent them the below this morning, lets see if they can execute it cleanly.
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    So no prognosis from the PB on the water loss. We filled it back up yesterday evening (6pm) and by 8am this morning it went down about 3/4 to 1 inch. Came home to the below from the pergola electrician today. Not happy with the switch placement, where they ran the electrical (they could of run...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    So we’ve been brushing a couple times a day which isn’t an easy task in a free form pool with rocks haha. Since the pool was filled Thursday we’ve lost about 3-4 inches of water in it total and have had to add more water twice. Pool builder is going to swing by in the morning (and our spray...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    PB stopped by today. They said the acid will sit a couple more days while we brush then they will neutralize it and turn on the pump. Picked out the spraydeck color today and they are coming Monday to lay it down and add two more umbrella holes on our patio. Katchakid (pool safety net) is...
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    8 tonnes was on the estimate, and we have about 8-10 rocks left over that we may utilize in some landscaping.
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    He warned us about the pool water and said it is best not even let anyone in the backyard just in case (2 littles and a dog). The pump is not running yet. I asked them if the pump needs to go on yesterday afternoon right after we finished filling and they said they will start to run it today.
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    Freeform pool with moss rock water features – Cypress, Texas

    Pool finished filling up today and the PB came out and put 20 gallons of acid in the pool and brushed it for the first time. The water turned from clearish green to murky deep blue...still very curious to what the color will be once the water is balanced. The tile people also came out and...