Full backyard renovation in Charlotte, NC

ogjorge

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Jan 12, 2020
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Charlotte, NC
We almost did the Leonardo but went Ivory based on our house. The Leonardo is a real nice classy product. We are in Charlotte as well. Who did you go with for the renovation of your pool? Looks like it will be very nice. One warning about dark pebble is pool lights will not reflect much so if you want a brighter pool at night you might need to add additional lighting. We went with mini pebble Tahoe Blue w/blue glass and our neighbor went with the white mini pebble. Same lights but his pool is 3 times as bright at night.
Thanks! We're planning on lime washing the red brick to white and thought the ivory would be too light. We're planning on sealing the silver travertine as dark as possible so that it contrasts with the white house exterior.

I can share the contractor and my experience by private message. I told him I would write a public, honest, thorough review, including his contact information, once the job was fully completed. He's one of the 3-4 guys that all the big companies in Charlotte use as a subcontractor, so in theory I'm getting the quality of one of the big pool companies without the markup.
 
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
the brick columns fell over after the railings were taking off. Settling had sunk the rest of the brick, so instead of raising the pool 1.5", it needed to be raised almost 4" to be flush with the new pavers.
They just fell over?? :( Will you have them rebuilt? Man I bet the guys about pooped their pants when the first one feel down :shock:

4"?? That is quite a bit further up!

removing 3 coats of plaster before getting to the shell.
sigh...........so YOU end up paying the price of the ones before you cheaping out. I have a sad for you wallet :(

The work done looks great! Does it look as good in person?

Kim:kim:
 

ogjorge

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Jan 12, 2020
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Charlotte, NC
They just fell over?? :( Will you have them rebuilt? Man I bet the guys about pooped their pants when the first one feel down :shock:

4"?? That is quite a bit further up!


sigh...........so YOU end up paying the price of the ones before you cheaping out. I have a sad for you wallet :(

The work done looks great! Does it look as good in person?

Kim:kim:
The column was wobbly as they removing the railings then tipped forward and fell after the bolts was loosened. The contractor said that the railings and bolts were keeping the columns up, not the mortar.

In person, to my untrained eye it looks like they're doing good work. Part of the reason I'm putting so many pics up is so that the collective wisdom here can spot any problems that I don't know to look out for. But so far, other than the usual unforeseen issues, I think it's going well.
 

kimkats

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The pictures will show a lot to us for sure and we WILL let you know if something looks off.

It sounds like you are doing the best thing in having it all re-worked if the columns are any indication of the past work.

So how will they raise the pool that 4"? What are their detailed plans?
 
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ModernCha

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May 29, 2019
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Charlotte, NC
I have the Jandy pro 400k, it's a good smaller heater not too loud but I haven't had it that long. Raypak seems to be rated a bit higher if you have the space and is supposedly quieter but I didn't have the room for one.
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Question: Does anyone have heater recommendations for the pool and spa? What brands and models would you suggest I look at?
Natural gas, propane or Heat Pump heater?

You buying the heater through your contractor for professional installation or for DIY install?

Check on what warranty you get depending on where it is bought and how it is installed. No warranty for Jandy products purchased through the internet or DIY installed.
 
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