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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Finally a few days of sun in the past week has allowed some progress. Most of the tile/stone work is done. Just some touchups here and there and most of the grouting hasn't been done yet, tomorrow hopefully. But here's how it's looking...



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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    That rolled edge on the spa looks so comfy! I would love a close up look to see just how they did it!

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    It turns out it doesn't look so great up close, I don't have any other pics at the moment. They installed it by using as much of the 12x12 sheet as possible, then cut thin angled V's to go between those larger sheets. It doesn't look cohesive, looks very patch work.

    Can someone explain the general methods for installing rolled edge tile so I can be a bit more specific with my PB? Seems like installing it in 1" strips row by row would be an effective method, but curious what the standard is for achieving a consistent look / pattern. Thanks again!
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Take and share a pic of what you are seeing. I think I know what you mean but want to make sure. I am also going to put in a call to someone who should know the best practices for installing that.
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    You are correct. They installed them incorrectly. They should be installed one row at a time (or said another way, independently) all the way around. The top row is a larger diameter circle so there needs to be more tiles in the upper rows. The tiles should not/will not align vertically. Here is a picture of one done properly. That's a redo in my book.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Here is an example of the disjointed layout, there's a seam like this every foot. Except for the first 3 feet of the circumference where they did it in in a different way with no seam. The picture at the bottom is what I would like it to look like.





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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    You are correct. Just tell them and let us know the PB's response.
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Thanks bmoreswim, I've emailed and texted the PB, and sent him the picture you posted as well. Will let you all know how it goes.
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    The PB agreed to rip it out and redo it one row at a time. Thanks again for everyone's help!
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Great news, I can’t believe the tilers thought that was acceptable. Hopefully they don’t come near my pool build.
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    I was holding my breath after I saw the pics THEN let it out when I read what your PB said!
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    UGH... Seems like your PB just used his regular workers to apply decorative tiles, instead of hiring a proper tiling sub... That's what happened with me. After I complained about the initial quality, PB hired a tiler. Maybe you have the same PB as me...
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    This goes to the importance of naming standards Tile council, apsp, and ansi in contracts.

    Acceptable is subjective, barring failures.

    Glass tile should also be specced T contract signing and construction with a successful glass install in mind.

    Switching to glass at the last minute as a feature or upgrade, is always a recipe for failure.



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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Thanks for posting so many pictures of this. We're getting a rolled edge too. So glad that your builder is going to retile the spa.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    I hope your PB makes it right, as having a rolled edge on the spa is great and nice and comfy to lean back on as you soak up the heat and relax. Here’s a picture of ours completed in south houston a year ago.




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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    PB was true to his word and had his guy rip out redo the rolled edge, we're pretty happy the way it turned out. Will look even better with some plaster and clean water!



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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Much better!
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    I agree! Much better! Good job PB!
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    I like it!! Rolled edges are making a comeback!



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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Progress has been pretty slow. In the last two weeks they've managed to install some of the deck drain and frame in about half the concrete patio area. The weather has been good so not sure what the delays are, I assume the PB is just prioritizing other jobs.

    I have a question about the equipment pad, is there any area in there to install a SWCG? I understand it has to be after filters and heater. Didn't know if someone maybe sees an obvious spot to splice one in.

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