Dallas Pool Build **updated June with Gunite images and other concrete pics**

Turbo1Ton

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Dec 26, 2019
551
NE Oklahoma
Pool Size
14500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I did salt finish. Haven't noticed any issues with excessive dirt buildup in the pock marks. Would do it again. I like that it is an imperfect finish.

--Jeff
 

Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
I did salt finish. Haven't noticed any issues with excessive dirt buildup in the pock marks. Would do it again. I like that it is an imperfect finish.

--Jeff
Can you send a picture of what it looks like after a while? I am leaning toward doing that or asking for a stamped concrete (although I feel its "old school" my wife likes it)
 

Turbo1Ton

Gold Supporter
Dec 26, 2019
551
NE Oklahoma
Pool Size
14500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Sure thing. Here's a few I just took. Deck was poured early January of 2020. So pushing a year and a half old. I don't ever wash it down. Just let mother nature take care of it.

--Jeff
 

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Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
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Here is an update on where we are on the pool, I know I haven't been the best at images... but we are excited its coming along, lots of deck for us to enjoy ... we are deciding pool safety now and finalizing deck

Fingers crossed on equipment if we can get Hayworth or whatever is possible we will take it ... our PB told me that he is no longer taking on new customers or quoting pools until things are a bit caught up (not sure if that is just lip service)
 

wreckem

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Mar 3, 2021
114
Texas
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
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Here is an update on where we are on the pool, I know I haven't been the best at images... but we are excited its coming along, lots of deck for us to enjoy ... we are deciding pool safety now and finalizing deck

Fingers crossed on equipment if we can get Hayworth or whatever is possible we will take it ... our PB told me that he is no longer taking on new customers or quoting pools until things are a bit caught up (not sure if that is just lip service)
When are they pouring the concrete?

Do you have an eta on when they expect to finish up?

My arbor starts tomorrow. They are doing exterior cleanup next week. I hope they can do decking the week after. Mid June is a rough estimate on when mine should wrap up.

Pretty sure anyone trying to start the process now is looking at Jan or later for completion.
 

Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
We are going to have concrete by next week and then clean up and sprinkler repair. The equipment is an unknown... if we get it by the end of the month I would be SHOCKED, I think July is when we will see equipment, until then I will be watering the Gunite on a more consistent basis...
 

Nikilyn

Bronze Supporter
Sep 3, 2018
924
Gilbert, AZ
Pool Size
17000
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Our courtyard and back patio are salt finish. This is 3 years old. 184C9BB7-86F2-4064-8B48-32F7FB6ECD37.jpeg
 

Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
Now that I am a full time Gunite watering professional, I noticed a few small cracks on the Gunite, I am wondering if this is normal or if it is something I need to work with the builder to correct?

Thanks

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Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
Just a quick update... we are still waiting for the rain to stop to pour concrete .. it stops raining for two days but the builder told me it needs to be dryer...

I purchased all my equipment and valves on eBay and Leslies to avoid waiting for him since it’s highly unlikely he will get my equipment on time
 
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Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
Wanted some advice on our concrete, there is an "overlay" on our existing deck and there are now bubbles on there... (the poured concrete looks fine) Can someone tell me if this is normal?

Thanks

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Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
Hey guys, hopefully someone will be able to see these and respond.

We gunited in March and there has ALWAY been water in the bottom of the shell, this is the first time it had dried and we noticed these cracks.

Also the coping has this really weird weathering, I am wondering if this is something normal while installing? Will this come back to "life" ... I was told when they first installed it they would buff and seal this, but at this point I have very little to no communication from my builder and whenever we do talk its not very productive to say the least.

Progress is that most of the equipment is placed.

We are waiting on lights and electrical, plaster inspection, final plumbing hook up, and plaster.

Not hopefully we will have a pool until end of July at the rate this is going ...

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wreckem

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Mar 3, 2021
114
Texas
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Everything in both picture is just dirt. It just needs cleaned up.
 
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Dallaspoolneed

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Feb 9, 2021
100
Dallas texas
can you scratch them off? Are you going to do a top coat or spraydeck?
They are supposed to do a matte coating on the concrete, the subcontractor looked a bit surprised when they mentioned we are doing overlay and said that the drains were not setup for that.

I think what they did is a very thin layer of concrete on the overlay to make it somewhat match (not a perfect match) since they messed up on it.

I am waiting, the guy works at a snails pace, one sub at a time and long periods of no activity while waiting.

Very frustrating/ frustrated.

I have the following left,
Concrete - matte coating
Final gas connect/ final plumbing
Inspection for plaster
Plaster
Hookup all wifi/ setup
Landscape