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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    How deep did you go on the sun shelf? The build looks great.

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by teribble1 View Post
    How deep did you go on the sun shelf? The build looks great.
    Thanks!!

    The standard 6"...hopefully we'll be happy with that. I've read a lot of different opinions on sun shelf depth and tried to think of how I'd like to use it. I decided that it would be nice for people who don't want to get wet to sit in the water so decided to take a chance on the shallower depth.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by kristmas View Post
    Thanks!!

    The standard 6"...hopefully we'll be happy with that. I've read a lot of different opinions on sun shelf depth and tried to think of how I'd like to use it. I decided that it would be nice for people who don't want to get wet to sit in the water so decided to take a chance on the shallower depth.
    6"? Hmm that is really shallow. Mine is like 15" and is perfect for young kids to play on/in.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    well it's too late now! I'll report back on this issue after we start using it.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    I’m sure your 6” will be fine. You put a lot a thought into how you’ll be using it.


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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Out of curiosity - what type of coping and decking are you looking at? Almost looks like travertine?

    I just ask because we're only 20 minutes down the road from you and are looking at options other than bluestone potentially.

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by andyoi630 View Post
    Out of curiosity - what type of coping and decking are you looking at? Almost looks like travertine?

    I just ask because we're only 20 minutes down the road from you and are looking at options other than bluestone potentially.
    We have bluestone coping why don't you want that? You are welcome to stop by and take a look.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGate View Post
    We have bluestone coping why don't you want that? You are welcome to stop by and take a look.
    Our old pool patio was all bluestone. Our front sidewalk and porch are all bluestone. Just looking for something different as an alternative. Plus it gets unbelievably hot in the summer - especially the lilac pieces.

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by riley00dog View Post
    I’m sure your 6” will be fine. You put a lot a thought into how you’ll be using it.
    Thanks Riley00dog...I hope you are right. I did find on some threads where people discussed their sun shelf depth...many people went deeper but those that didn't were still really happy with them. I'm going to be positive and think that we will too!

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    We are putting in irregular flagstone for the coping...I just like the organic look to it. And we are doing Techo Bloc pavers for the decking. See my sig.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Finally some progress to report! Materials for the waterfall were just delivered and the crew should be on site to start building it by 10:30 this morning.

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    Oh and this was sitting at the top of our driveway when I got home on Friday...anybody ever seen a PB do this?!!!

    Sorry about the picture orientation...I saved it in portrait but for some reason it loads here in landscape.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    That's funny. I haven't seen that before. I've noticed that some of the crews at my house conveniently disappear in the woods for a few minutes.

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Captchaos View Post
    That's funny. I haven't seen that before. I've noticed that some of the crews at my house conveniently disappear in the woods for a few minutes.

    Haha! That's what my husband and figured would happen too.

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    In Progress - 20x39 (21,500 gallons) IG shotcrete freeform; All Pentair (DE Filter, VSP), IC-60 SWG, EasyTouch8 plus Screenlogic2 Automation, 14x9 sunshelf, Waterfall, Irregular flagstone coping, Wet Edge Luna Quartz in Aruba, Techo-Bloc Blue60 pavers in Champlain, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    And ‘other’ times they would go to a convenience store I’d like to think.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Big boy toys! Loving what I see so far!!

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Excellent! Always great to see progress.

    I think our workers go to the store. They have never asked to use my facilities and no port-a-loo or secluded wooded area.


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    And ‘other’ times they would go to a convenience store I’d like to think.
    Quote Originally Posted by riley00dog View Post
    Excellent! Always great to see progress.

    I think our workers go to the store. They have never asked to use my facilities and no port-a-loo or secluded wooded area.
    I always felt kind of bad about that...I think having this is a nice gesture on the part of the PB. We take some things for granted for sure!

    Updated waterfall pics coming later today!
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    Huh, never saw a load-bearing level before.
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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    The waterfall is done. I'm not thrilled. I hope it is just because I'm so sick of looking at rocks and concrete and mud.

    Maybe when the pool is done, the plantings are in and we have water and our lawn back I'll feel better about it. What do you all think?

    There are planting areas to the left, right and the top but obviously nothing in them yet. The water will come down from the top and split into 2 spillways into the pool.


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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    I think it looks really nice! I'm at almost the same stage and I am SO sick of looking at mud and piles of dirt. What is it that you don't like? I really like a natural look and I think they nailed it on yours!

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    Re: New Build (Already in Progress) Mt. Airy, Maryland

    I think it will look much better with a finished pool full of water.
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