It’s worth it, right?

RU4Cycling2

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Sep 12, 2020
38
Edmond, OK
Signed contracts for a pool build and pool house with two different companies on 9/30. I spend my free time reading on here and watching YouTube videos of pools and pool houses. Pool was dug on 10/2 and rebar complete on 10/7. Waiting on the city to inspect the pool electrical before we can shoot. The pool house is still in review to issue a permit for construction. My questions: am I alone in frustration with the permit / build process? And it’s all going to be worth the headache, right? I think I needed a therapy session but I turned to this group instead. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest!
 

mguzzy

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Jul 8, 2015
2,426
OV, CA
Take a deep breath... Yes we are here for your therapy. It is worth it. You are not alone. To help take your mind off the perils of the process you need to take lots of pictures and post them here so we can make encouraging comments and post animated icons like this
:party: :salut: :kim::whoot::laughblue:
 
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Dirk

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TFP Guide
Nov 12, 2017
7,745
Central California
Pool Size
12300
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I expect it would be much like child birth. It sounds like a great idea beforehand, and there is some fun involved in the initial stages. Then it gets uncomfortable, then excruciating. And then it's over and you have a brand new baby! Pure joy. And then they become teenagers... well, I'll save that part of the analogy for when the time comes... but yes, therapy might be involved. Hang in there.
 

kcarlile

Well-known member
Jun 7, 2020
76
Santa Rosa, CA
We're still in the build process too, but I'm sure hoping it will be worth it! Our build went along pretty smoothly until the tile guys. We are still dealing with this and it's so frustrating. I don't think anyone has a perfect pool build. I just had to send a not very nice email to my PB about the tile guys (again) and it's definitely stressful. So, I need the reassurance right now too. :)
 

kcarlile

Well-known member
Jun 7, 2020
76
Santa Rosa, CA
I expect it would be much like child birth. It sounds like a great idea beforehand, and there is some fun involved in the initial stages. Then it gets uncomfortable, then excruciating. And then it's over and you have a brand new baby! Pure joy. And then they become teenagers... well, I'll save that part of the analogy for when the time comes... Hang in there.
This is perfect!
 
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ald2002

Silver Supporter
Sep 10, 2020
167
Fort Mill, SC
I am feeling the same! Everything was great until we got to the hardscape crew and travertine (sigh). My project seems to be moving along. This forum has been AMAZING! Best of luck it will be worth it!
 
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Whiskeyfox

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Jun 24, 2020
139
Houston, TX
My pool just got done, technically not even 100% complete yet and yes it was definitely worth it! Seeing it full for the first time was awesome, and so was the first cannonball into cold water lol.
 
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poolnoobgrandma

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Sep 15, 2018
511
Seminole, FL
Signed contracts for a pool build and pool house with two different companies on 9/30. I spend my free time reading on here and watching YouTube videos of pools and pool houses. Pool was dug on 10/2 and rebar complete on 10/7. Waiting on the city to inspect the pool electrical before we can shoot. The pool house is still in review to issue a permit for construction. My questions: am I alone in frustration with the permit / build process? And it’s all going to be worth the headache, right? I think I needed a therapy session but I turned to this group instead. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest!
YES.😁
 
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Robtown

Bronze Supporter
Jul 16, 2020
97
The Woodlands, TX
I’m right there with you. I need to make a build thread but between work (remotely at home), family, being a teacher (online school for a 5th and 1st grader) and a pool GC (I have to stay on top of my PB and the subs) who has the time.
I wish I found this site earlier before I signed a contract. I probably would have selected my 2nd choice PB but couldn’t agree on price (15% more).

I too am at the tile stage after many delays, but this is the finished product you will see everyday.
 
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Jimmie48

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Dec 13, 2019
141
Frisco, TX
Yah with your timelines so far you are doing awesome. Stick with it, it is definitely worth it! I think my kids during our almost 7 month saga never thought it would get done....watching them jump in the first time made it all worth it. Stick around keep throwing up pictures and questions...its fun for us to watch your build as well!
 
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Matt F 3

Well-known member
Feb 1, 2020
81
Plainfield Il
You're just fine it does seem like a lot but it will be great.
We waited 9 months but waiting till September was worth it. The bad was we only got use it a few times with family and friends. But we got to finish all the other things around it. Next year it's Chill, Grill and Swim. :cool:

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