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    Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    I bought the house last year and it had plaster issues when I bought it. Tried to get a high end plaster done last year and had trouble getting commit from the plasterer.
    This year Ive changed gears and after analysis paralysis, am going with Aquabright, new tile, new LEDs, new sheers with LEDs in them. Getting rid of 2 fiberstar light towers.
    We lost some tiles in the winter so we are getting those redone as well.
    Ive installed a security camera to document the progress.

    Here is a before image and one after the pool was drained.
    The goal is to create a timelapse from a series of images

    01_20170311110012.jpgch03_20170321_154352_E (2).jpg

    The PB showed up today to drain the pool. They started with a submersible pump but the city doesnt like that so we used the backwash feature of the filter. I learned that my pump can exchange the entire volume of water in the pool in 4 hours.
    Doug - Purchased 1/2016, 1995 house with 16x31 ft, ~23000 gallon Gunite pool w 11x7 spa, 3 Pentair VS pumps, a boost pump for polaris 3900 and a BaduŽ Jet super-sport swim jet pump, 1.5 hp blower, a CL460 Cartridge filter. TF-100 test kit. Aquapure 1400 SWG, iAqualink - Lots to learn. New Aquabright, Jandy LEDs, CMP LED Sheers.

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Very cool. Keep us posted on the updates. That finish is getting more and more popular and I'm sure others will enjoy seeing these types being applied.
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    I like the way your spill over spa goes on to the tanning shelf. I don't see that too often and it looks great. Keeps that water moving and not stagnant too.

    Don't forget we wanna see those pics!!!!

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Sweet! I'm interested in AquaBright myself. Looking forward to seeing progress!

    My father was a professional commercial photographer, so when my family had a new pool put in as a kid, he rigged a mount from 2x4s and put a timelapse camera on it (uses moviefilm). The resulting movie turned out really great, though I had to repeatedly reassure the various pool guys that they weren't being constantly filmed/monitored (the camera was nearly a foot long - it was hard to miss). I told them to look busy about every 5 minutes or so.
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Update
    Some demo done
    You can see the tops of the Sheers are off and the shelf by the water fall has a new LED pointing up.
    2 of the 3 Fiberstar towers and ALL the lights connected to them have been removed.
    Leaving some Fibers on the water fall - need to clean them up some.
    The PB has been MIA for a few days. "Emergency Job " and Weather...
    Hope to have more done this week and Im told the tile guy is expected Saturday.
    Since we are getting glass waterline tile, they wanted their best guy on the glass install ...

    You cant see it in this picture but the spa wall next to the pool has a hairline crack about 3 feet long thats weeping water ...
    Dont know yet what that means for the budget ...

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    "fiberstar towers" What are (or were) these?

    The sun shelf........is that all tile?

    Will you have marker tile put in on the benches and sun shelf?

    What color of AB are you getting?

    Are you keeping the fishy?

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    BTW most of the threads here talk about chipping out the old plaster and replastering.
    My PB has not mentioned chipping out, but I guess that doesnt mean he wont.
    They are warrantying the finish for 10 years so its on them...

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    "fiberstar towers" What are (or were) these? Fiber optic lights. The towers contain the halogen bulb and color wheel Pool and Spa Archives Fiber Creations

    The sun shelf........is that all tile? Sun shelf is all tile - its going away.

    Will you have marker tile put in on the benches and sun shelf? We are going with glass tile for the markers and the water line and since there is SO MUCH other tile it will be blue

    What color of AB are you getting? Blue Lagoon

    Are you keeping the fishy? There are a ton of mosaics and we hope to keep them all.

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    See replies above
    The pool was supposedly built by a pool builder and has all the bells as whistles...
    Ill try to find a picture of the tiles we chose ...
    pool-tile-2-IMG_20170213_143246-1.jpg
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    BLING! LOVE it!

    With the glass tile make sure to play around with different colors of the stuff under it (forgot the name of it) AND the grout color. This can change to look of that pretty BLING tile! Better get it picked out up front.

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    BTW most of the threads here talk about chipping out the old plaster and replastering.
    My PB has not mentioned chipping out, but I guess that doesnt mean he wont.
    They are warrantying the finish for 10 years so its on them...
    Chipping out is required when replastering. At a minimum chipping out is required around any tile, plumbing, lights and other items in the pool. Aquabright is applied over plaster so no chipping out is required unless there are areas with issues like delamination.
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Thanks for clarification.

    In his defense he did mention chipping around the lights and mosaics and fittings ... I was assuming chipping out meant all the old plaster. The plan for us is to fix surface, then quick plaster then AB.
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Why is he chipping anything out?
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    the only chipping he talked about was to chip around fittings, mosaics to keep the level the same ...

    Im getting discouraged. In more than 10 days since the work started they have worked maybe 1.5 full days...
    PB keeps saying " its construction, it takes time "
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Here is a quick time lapse test

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpZSSA11GR8
    Tile people showed up today after almost a week of zero progress
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Are you in the flight line for DFW?? Those shadows in the films airplane wings going by!!

    Nice Pool! Great film technique. Can you tell me what equipment you are using?

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    More likely Addison - Im a mile from the Tower
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Are you in the flight line for DFW?? Those shadows in the films airplane wings going by!!

    Nice Pool! Great film technique. Can you tell me what equipment you are using?

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    Down side is the movie is HUGE - 200 1mb images ended up being a 5 gb avi file
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    I bet they are rotating from house to house..........a little work here, a little work there...........see we are working!

    we want it done NOW!!!!!!

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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Well the Tile guys have shown up a couple days in a row. Woo hoo ..

    Here is an updated Time Lapse Video

    Pool Time Lapse - YouTube
    And here is a link to the tool I used to create it

    Using VirtualDub for Time-Lapse - Time-Lapse Blog
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    Also should have added that the time lapse shows that the VS pump running at near max rpm to backwash will empty the pool in about 4 hours.
    Which means that it moves about, amazingly 6000 gallons per hour.
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    Re: Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

    nice looks great getting ready to reno our gunite pool
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