Discovery Bay Pool Build

joeprunc

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Apr 26, 2021
34
Discovery Bay, CA
Pool Size
20000
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Pool builder is on a fast track to wrap everything up. If all goes well, we have concrete decking scheduled for being poured on Sept 8, and pebble Sept 11. I'm excited to be done, but some of the final details on concrete deck and pool color are keeping me up at night.

Selecting concrete coloring is harder than the pool design, and every application of color hardener and release are different.
We like this concrete coloring...we would od something similar with a Roman slate stamp
Solomon 1/2 Dose Trail Dust with Brickform Cappucino release.

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Then the Pool color.....
My wife does not like Midnight blue (see saw green :D)
So we will probably go with Aqua blue or Tropics Blue. From the various online galleries, Pool finish Gallery TFP it looks like the ones with additional glass really help richen the blue color which we are looking for.
We like this finish color
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joeprunc

Active member
Apr 26, 2021
34
Discovery Bay, CA
Pool Size
20000
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Concrete deck was poured, 26 yards!! The guys that did it were phenomenal. We chose Davis Sandstone base, with Brickform Cappuccino release. 8" boarders with middles stamped with roman slate. There seems to be a slight pink hue in the release (I'm red/green color blind so I can't see it, but my wife sure does). We are not 100% pleased with the release and now trying to remove it with additional pressure washing and if needed acid wash. These photos are fresh, so coloring will change as the concrete cures.

Coping and waterline tiles are all installed and grouted, fire pit going in. Now we just need to put equipment in, fix fence, and plaster/pebble.


Concrete hours after crew poured and stamped.
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Concrete after excessive pressure washing to remove release
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Concrete after first pressure wash to remove release.
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spatrickp

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Jan 27, 2021
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@joeprunc - Your pool looks fantastic - wonderful choices - I hope you were able to sort out the patio color issues you were facing.
If I can go back a while in this post. You shared a picture of your friends pool (the one you liked the color blue of) - can you tell me what kind of coping they used, pre-cast concrete, limestone, travertine??

thank you!!
 

joeprunc

Active member
Apr 26, 2021
34
Discovery Bay, CA
Pool Size
20000
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
@spatrickp thank you. Patio issues are still being worked.

Friend used precast coping on his pool. Not sure what color, but it looks more gray in person that in that photo.
 

joeprunc

Active member
Apr 26, 2021
34
Discovery Bay, CA
Pool Size
20000
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Well we had some more progress this weekend....not on the deck.
Pool equipment went in, I wish the wiring sleeves were ran a bit cleaner. I do like how the piping and electrical do not come directly through the concrete although I do wish I had a drain spout in that area, for washing
  • Pentair IntelliCenter i8P
  • Pentair IntelliFlowXF VSF
  • Pentair 400K BTU/HR Heater
  • IntelliChlor IC60
  • Pentair Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter CCP520
  • Actuator valves
  • Jandy Air Blower 1.5 HP
  • (2) Intellibrite 5G Pool Lights
  • (2) MicroBrite
  • (1) Intellibrite 5G Spa Light
  • Dolphin Active 20 (still in box)
I was able to restain most of the fence before equipment and concrete went in....not bad for a 35 year old fence. They also started the fire pit build...going with a 4'x6' fire pit, and double 2'x2' burners

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joeprunc

Active member
Apr 26, 2021
34
Discovery Bay, CA
Pool Size
20000
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
So with the deck I DO NOT want to seal it with an acrylic sealer, however we do like the look of the concrete when its darker (wetted). I prefer not to have a glossy finish (wetted surface look), and do not want to make the deck slicker with an acrylic. Most importantly I do not want to re surface the concrete deck every 3 years.

After hours of research and talking to various companies, the Deco-crete Color Boost seems to be the sealer to fit my needs. Its a penetrating sealer that enhances color, but doesn't provide a glossy finish. However I cannot find anywhere what "enhance color" means???
Deco-Crete Color Boost

Does anyone have any great experience with a penetrating sealer that darkens the concrete, but not provide a wetted surface?