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    Re: New contract / New build - SE Pennsylvania, Gunite free form pool and spa

    That is really all coming together! LOVE, love, love that waterfall!!! I can't wait to see it with the river rock!! That will be the finishing touch for sure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    That is really all coming together! LOVE, love, love that waterfall!!! I can't wait to see it with the river rock!! That will be the finishing touch for sure!!

    Kim
    Thanks Kim. It definitely needs some additional plantings to soften things up to make it a bit more natural IMO. It will probably help with the river rock around it as well - maybe we could add some beach pebbles in/around it as well? The wife isn't thrilled with all the flat edges so we will have to do something to break it up/round it out a bit.
    Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Build: 800sqft 33K gal. 26' x 46' Gunite freeform pool, 3.5 to 7' depth, +50sqft Spa, +100sqft sunshelf w/ 3 x splashdown fountains, Boulder waterfall, Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS X 2 pumps (main/features), Pentair 60sq ft FNS Plus DE filter, Pentair IC60 SWCG, Easytouch 8 w/ screenlogic, Pentair Intellibrite/Globrite lights, Raypak NG heater, Travertine coping, Paver decking, Autofill

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    Chisel and/or grinder. Make sure to practice your technique on some left over rock first!
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    Re: New contract / New build - SE Pennsylvania, Gunite free form pool and spa

    Wow that's been quite the build,, just read about all your "struggles". Its looking great now and so many nice touches that you have added..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_TLR View Post
    Wow that's been quite the build,, just read about all your "struggles". Its looking great now and so many nice touches that you have added..
    Thanks! It's certainly been a "journey" this year. Earlier this year I NEVER would have imagined we'd be working on the pool the same day we're putting up Christmas lights, LOL.

    We did manage to get most of the day in on Friday working on some of the river rock - it's about 1/2 done, here's a preview. Of course this was followed by 2 days of rain, lol. Hoping to get back to business tomorrow.

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    What? Christmas lights look good reflecting off of the pool water

    Those rocks are really finishing it off good! Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    What? Christmas lights look good reflecting off of the pool water

    Those rocks are really finishing it off good! Nice job!

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    Thanks Kim - looks like the crew wrapped up the rest of the rocks and did some cleanup today. Will try to get some good pictures this weekend with the drone and my camera. Still have a bit of a punch list for the landscape crew before they are "done" but it's mainly things like addressing drainage, cleaning up and adding lights in the waterfall, grading around the fence, coping cuts, etc.
    Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Build: 800sqft 33K gal. 26' x 46' Gunite freeform pool, 3.5 to 7' depth, +50sqft Spa, +100sqft sunshelf w/ 3 x splashdown fountains, Boulder waterfall, Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS X 2 pumps (main/features), Pentair 60sq ft FNS Plus DE filter, Pentair IC60 SWCG, Easytouch 8 w/ screenlogic, Pentair Intellibrite/Globrite lights, Raypak NG heater, Travertine coping, Paver decking, Autofill

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    Did some leaf cleanup this weekend and took some pictures - still waiting on some "punchlist" items from the landscape crew but mostly done for 2018.

    Of note, soon: Waterfall cleanup/adding some additional rocks/chiseling, waterfall lighting, additional patio drains, pressure wash, coping cuts, etc.










    Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Build: 800sqft 33K gal. 26' x 46' Gunite freeform pool, 3.5 to 7' depth, +50sqft Spa, +100sqft sunshelf w/ 3 x splashdown fountains, Boulder waterfall, Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS X 2 pumps (main/features), Pentair 60sq ft FNS Plus DE filter, Pentair IC60 SWCG, Easytouch 8 w/ screenlogic, Pentair Intellibrite/Globrite lights, Raypak NG heater, Travertine coping, Paver decking, Autofill

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    wow! Look how much less grass you'll have to cut come spring!
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    OH SO pretty!!! I am in love with your pool and area! Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristmas View Post
    wow! Look how much less grass you'll have to cut come spring!
    Haha - this is true. Honestly we are considering cutting the lawn service we currently have and picking up a mower for ourselves. The mower would almost pay for itself in the first year alone!

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    OH SO pretty!!! I am in love with your pool and area! Well done!

    Kim
    Thanks Kim! We're happy to get a lot of this out of the way for this year. Hopefully we can wrap up the loose ends in the remaining few weeks and have only plaster for the spring.
    Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Build: 800sqft 33K gal. 26' x 46' Gunite freeform pool, 3.5 to 7' depth, +50sqft Spa, +100sqft sunshelf w/ 3 x splashdown fountains, Boulder waterfall, Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS X 2 pumps (main/features), Pentair 60sq ft FNS Plus DE filter, Pentair IC60 SWCG, Easytouch 8 w/ screenlogic, Pentair Intellibrite/Globrite lights, Raypak NG heater, Travertine coping, Paver decking, Autofill

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    Re: New contract / New build - SE Pennsylvania, Gunite free form pool and spa

    while it's all impressive-the hardscape is quite impressive!

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    I will tell you I LOVE hopping off my mower and jumping into the pool to cool off! I do it quite often with 6.5 acres to mow LOL
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    Re: New contract / New build - SE Pennsylvania, Gunite free form pool and spa

    I like the rock waterfall. Some of the PBs I looked at had a portfolio that looked like a bad child art project. It was an ugly combination of mortar and small rocks mashed together like a bad lego set.

    Yours came out very nicely
    No pool yet...just started planning

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgguy View Post
    while it's all impressive-the hardscape is quite impressive!
    Thanks! We especially love the way the patio/decking and steps came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    I will tell you I LOVE hopping off my mower and jumping into the pool to cool off! I do it quite often with 6.5 acres to mow LOL
    That is a good point Kim - that makes mowing/yard work sound a lot more appealing during the summer. 6.5 acres wow!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalX View Post
    I like the rock waterfall. Some of the PBs I looked at had a portfolio that looked like a bad child art project. It was an ugly combination of mortar and small rocks mashed together like a bad lego set.

    Yours came out very nicely
    Thanks - we still have some tweaking to do like adding some pebbles, chiseling the sides/guides, adding some additional plantings in the spring, etc to clean it up but overall happy with the design. It will be really nice to see the water flow through it when the pool is filled.
    Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Build: 800sqft 33K gal. 26' x 46' Gunite freeform pool, 3.5 to 7' depth, +50sqft Spa, +100sqft sunshelf w/ 3 x splashdown fountains, Boulder waterfall, Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS X 2 pumps (main/features), Pentair 60sq ft FNS Plus DE filter, Pentair IC60 SWCG, Easytouch 8 w/ screenlogic, Pentair Intellibrite/Globrite lights, Raypak NG heater, Travertine coping, Paver decking, Autofill

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