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    Quote Originally Posted by martinkennedy View Post
    Bob, you can never have to much stone. It always adds a old European charm to the design.
    I completely agree! We have more than a little.

    20161221_072525-01 by Bob, on Flickr

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    Fantastic!! I love it

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    DROOL!!!!! Bob and Karen that is one GORGEOUS home!!! WOWZER! Hold on a bit while I look at it some more..............

    Okay so here is THE pic I want! Someone on that pretty sitting area outside the doors. They need to be wearing their crown and doing the QUEEN wave! What room do those doors lead to?

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    The exterior view of your home is breathtaking.
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    Re: We're back! Pool demo and replacement in Sanger, Texas.

    Things continue to move forward.

    Pool entry steps wrapped and capped. Also, a lot of cleanup at this end in preparation for decking.
    20180127_171649 by Bob, on Flickr

    Spillway completed.
    20180127_171732 by Bob, on Flickr

    Water bowls in place.
    20180127_171824 by Bob, on Flickr

    Pool equipment in place...mostly. I don't know why the blower didn't get installed.
    20180127_171932(0) by Bob, on Flickr

    20180127_172009 by Bob, on Flickr

    20180127_172044 by Bob, on Flickr

    Upper deck travertine well under way.
    20180127_172421 by Bob, on Flickr

    Decking at far end is finished up. The pedestal in the center is going to be for some sort of art piece; probably a rearing horse statue.
    20180127_172523 by Bob, on Flickr
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    OH Bob and Karen.........that is SO pretty!!!

    Rearing horse? What will you have it made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    OH Bob and Karen.........that is SO pretty!!!

    Rearing horse? What will you have it made of?

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    Thanks Kim! It's really amazing how much different this whole experience has been. The down side of this build is it will be finished and it's still going to be too cold to swim. We'll get plenty of use out of that spa though!!

    I'd really like to go with a bronze statue but, we may have to settle for a "My First Pony" doll.

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    First time visiting your thread and seeing all the images. Simply amazing. As usual, everything is bigger in Texas.
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    Wow, that is looking fantastic. They have really been getting things done up there. Even in the cold.
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    Plaster day!

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    Bob, what were the blowers for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Bob, what were the blowers for?

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    They used the blowers to push the water/plaster away (and toward the sump at the bottom) as they rinsed the pebble. This was a very good crew. They arrived at 7:00am, were applying plaster by 8:00, and were off the site at noon. There were a lot of guys but everybody stayed busy and knew what they were doing.

    They will send out a team to acid wash tomorrow and start filling it with water.

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    Nice when you can tell they have done it before!

    You know the drill for the water adding-cloth on ends of hoses, hoses right by the main drain, fill spa last or make sure it does not overfill, do NOT stop the water until it is halfway up the tile.

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    We have water! The pool belongs to the startup guy for the next week. He is brushing it daily and working on the water chemistry. Actual startup will be middle of next week.

    Bob

    2018-02-20_08-38-06 by Bob, on Flickr

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    What a show piece! SO pretty! Does it look as good in person??

    What a difference over last time! SO nice to work with "pros" that care and know what they are doing!

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    Re: We're back! Pool demo and replacement in Sanger, Texas.

    It's perfect! Such a work of art with so much detail.


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    Re: We're back! Pool demo and replacement in Sanger, Texas.

    Gorgeous Bob! You are officially 2 for 2!
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    Looks awesome; congrats!
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    Update- When the pool startup guy came out, he noticed some issues. Two of the water bowls leaked from the connection between the supply pipe and the bowl and the spa was leaking water through the spa wall onto the deck near the spillway. None of these were gushers but, rather slow weeping leaks. He notified the PB directly and the PB was on it right away. PB explained to me that the bowls were easy and he actually had his doubts about the way the installers had set them up but, he wanted to give them a chance because different than what he was used to didn't necessarily mean wrong. He also explained to me that they have a three step process for finding the leak in the spa; plaster first, then stone, then plumbing. He really hoped it wasn't plumbing...

    20180306_132939 by Bob, on Flickr

    We had a pretty hard freeze the week before plaster and apparently it was too much for the pipes in the thin section of the spa below the spillway.

    20180306_162443 by Bob, on Flickr

    The plumber was able to leave the plaster intact on both sides and jackhammer down to the pipes through the center of the wall. The stone crew came back out the next day and repaired the spa/spillway and the bowls.

    So, all that was left now was getting the propane line extended and hooked up to the heater. I contacted our plumber several weeks ago and he came out and looked at the job. He said he would have a guy come out next week in the morning to hand dig the trench (about 40 feet) and he would come out in the afternoon to install everything. Then he texted me a couple days later saying he was really sick and would have to postpone. A couple weeks later I sent him a text to see when we could get this done and he said he was still sick and had both strains of the current flu. I waited another week checked in with him and got no reply. I hope he didn't die, he's a nice guy.

    So, I contacted the local propane company and scheduled a service call to do the work. Today they showed up and we went over the work. I told them specifically that I knew there was nothing buried in front of the pool equipment but everything else was a risk. I also explained exactly how the electric service had been re-routed and where the line was. They managed to hit pool plumbing lines and the electric service for the control panel. Apparently, if you have a trencher, hand digging is unconscionable.

    20180313_140211 by Bob, on Flickr

    The plumbers will be out tomorrow to fix the broken pipe (pipes?) and as it turned out, though they hit the electric conduit, they didn't cut the line. I will need to figure out how to get the conduit reconnected to the junction box they pulled it loose from.

    Very soon, I anticipate Karen and I will be able to soak in the spa and all these little annoyances will melt from our memory.

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    Re: We're back! Pool demo and replacement in Sanger, Texas.

    Bob, did you about cry when they had to do that cutting? But the response of the PB! WOW! So different from last time huh??

    BUT of course someone had to bugger it up REALLY?? GURRRRRRRRRR!

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