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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Yeah, it might be a tight fit, but I see a spot where a plumber can snake around the pipes to fit in a SWCG right before the valve right side of the chlorine puck dispenser. It won't be pretty, but plumbers get creative with PVC pipes.. LOL... But I gotta say, your equipment pad seems quite dense, especially the two pumps are quite close to one another. It might be little challenging to clean out the basket in the water feature pump. Luckily, you won't have to clean out water feature pump basket often. My pad was initially about that size (6ft long). I demanded my PB to extend it another 3-4 feet.
    My build thread. 40' X 17' IG gunite pool + Integrated 7' X 9' spa. Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, Travertine coping and deck, NPT Arctic Lagoon AT083 glass waterline tiles and spillovers. All Hayward brand equipment: VS pump, 1.5 HP water feature pump, Omnilogic, SWCG 40,000 gal capacity, spa blower.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Ok, thanks for that, I've got a bit of time before I plan to convert it to salt. I want to get down the road a bit, make sure all the kinks are worked out. And believe it or not the pad is 9x3 but has all the extra filters he included which really packs things in.
    20,000 gallon ingound pool/spa, gunite with pebble, Hayward 4030 catridge filter, Hayward tri-star variable speed pumps, 400k BTU heater. Build in progress as of August 2018. TF-100 Test Kit. My pool build thread.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Oh I see. I see you got the Paramount Ozone and UV system. I initially included the exactly the same model, but I decided against it after doing some research mainly because I wanted to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple..). Tell us how you like the system after using it for awhile.

    Quote Originally Posted by DogtownTX View Post
    Ok, thanks for that, I've got a bit of time before I plan to convert it to salt. I want to get down the road a bit, make sure all the kinks are worked out. And believe it or not the pad is 9x3 but has all the extra filters he included which really packs things in.
    My build thread. 40' X 17' IG gunite pool + Integrated 7' X 9' spa. Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, Travertine coping and deck, NPT Arctic Lagoon AT083 glass waterline tiles and spillovers. All Hayward brand equipment: VS pump, 1.5 HP water feature pump, Omnilogic, SWCG 40,000 gal capacity, spa blower.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Got concrete today, we're going with cool deck. No more mud pit! They had been prepping the patio area for the past few days. They finished the rebar last night and showed up today to pour. Getting closer. Next big steps are to build out the kitchen.



    20,000 gallon ingound pool/spa, gunite with pebble, Hayward 4030 catridge filter, Hayward tri-star variable speed pumps, 400k BTU heater. Build in progress as of August 2018. TF-100 Test Kit. My pool build thread.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Very nice. Coming along smoothly
    Lonnie ~ IG, 14 x 26 rectangular w/Dog shelf; NPT QuartzScapes Super Blue; 36" waterfall, approx 11K gallons; Seating ledges; Depth 4-7 ft. Hayward Tri-Star VS pump, 525sf cartridge filter, T-15 SWCG, AutoFill PoolMiser, "Flipper" S300, Jandy valves; Salt finish concrete decking; TF100 & K-1766, Speedstir, PoolMath App....All I need now is water :)

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Oh happy day! The end of the mud!!! SWEET! What color of decking will you be using?

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Great question Kim, we want something matchy with the coping. Our builder uses Sherwin Williams Acryla Deck concrete coating. While he has samples for about 10 colors he said we could choose any Sherwin Williams color, and of course SW can match whatever we want. We got some samples and are leaning toward "Maison Blanche"...

    Maison Blanche SW 7526 - Timeless Color Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams

    Anyone have Sherwin Williams suggestions for a light/blonde travertine coping?
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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Me? I would not go "matchy" with the coping as there is no real way to "match" it. I would go on the same color scale but go a little darker so there is a contrast between the two. This will also tie it in with the stone on the wall of the spa. In fact...........hummmmmmmmmm pick your fav color on it and use that as your color!!!

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    I second Kim. Highlight the copings by selecting darker cool deck color. That looks classier I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Me? I would not go "matchy" with the coping as there is no real way to "match" it. I would go on the same color scale but go a little darker so there is a contrast between the two. This will also tie it in with the stone on the wall of the spa. In fact...........hummmmmmmmmm pick your fav color on it and use that as your color!!!

    Kim
    My build thread. 40' X 17' IG gunite pool + Integrated 7' X 9' spa. Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, Travertine coping and deck, NPT Arctic Lagoon AT083 glass waterline tiles and spillovers. All Hayward brand equipment: VS pump, 1.5 HP water feature pump, Omnilogic, SWCG 40,000 gal capacity, spa blower.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Thanks for the advice there, my wife agrees with you both, so we'll look to go in that direction as we pick a color.

    I'm very happy with how the concrete deck turned out, I'm surprised at how well it manages the water flow. My question is about a single spot on the patio that seems to be holding water. Is that something they can fix / raise when they put down the cool deck texture? I know from experience at my house growing up that these low spots can be be mold/dirt magnets.

    Here's a pic of the spot after it had been drying a while, this is the only spot on the patio that holds water after I hose it down.

    20,000 gallon ingound pool/spa, gunite with pebble, Hayward 4030 catridge filter, Hayward tri-star variable speed pumps, 400k BTU heater. Build in progress as of August 2018. TF-100 Test Kit. My pool build thread.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    I am no expert, but I believe cool deck is also some sort of concrete/plaster, so I don't see why not. One thing I should forewarn you is that cool deck texture will have lots of high and low spots, so even with a good gradient those low spots will trap water and dirt. Generally, cool deck will require more cleaning over the smooth concrete surface based on observing the state of my neighbor's cool deck. I hose off my travertine deck once or twice a month with water during dry season. I've been letting rain do the work for me lately.


    Quote Originally Posted by DogtownTX View Post
    Thanks for the advice there, my wife agrees with you both, so we'll look to go in that direction as we pick a color.

    I'm very happy with how the concrete deck turned out, I'm surprised at how well it manages the water flow. My question is about a single spot on the patio that seems to be holding water. Is that something they can fix / raise when they put down the cool deck texture? I know from experience at my house growing up that these low spots can be be mold/dirt magnets.

    Here's a pic of the spot after it had been drying a while, this is the only spot on the patio that holds water after I hose it down.
    My build thread. 40' X 17' IG gunite pool + Integrated 7' X 9' spa. Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, Travertine coping and deck, NPT Arctic Lagoon AT083 glass waterline tiles and spillovers. All Hayward brand equipment: VS pump, 1.5 HP water feature pump, Omnilogic, SWCG 40,000 gal capacity, spa blower.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    Just a quick update. Since getting concrete on October 18 progress has slowed quite a bit. The kitchen counter was installed and the back wall was built, still needs paint/stain and equipment. We're hoping to be done by Christmas, PB says he's going to try. Pool looks the same as the pictures above, here's the current state of the kitchen...



    Here's the color we decided on for the cool deck...

    20,000 gallon ingound pool/spa, gunite with pebble, Hayward 4030 catridge filter, Hayward tri-star variable speed pumps, 400k BTU heater. Build in progress as of August 2018. TF-100 Test Kit. My pool build thread.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Fulshear - Houston TX Area

    So sad to see so little work done How may builds does he have going on?
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