Lubbock, TX Pool

wreckem287

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Jul 30, 2019
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Lubbock, TX
I've been lurking for a few weeks - lots of helpful info so far! Just wanted to share pics of my progress so far. I plan on ordering a test kit and will update details and equipment specs soon. They started digging on Tuesday and finished today. It is a gunite 20X40 with a small tanning ledge and a lot of bench seating in the shallow end. The table will be a granite rectangle. Still haven't picked out any plaster, tile, or coping but I know we are going to do the PolishedScapes plaster in a lighter color. All of the stone used will be Austin White like the patio in the background. I really had no idea that our ground was solid caliche at less than 3 feet deep!
 

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mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Welcome to the forum!
West Texas water is notoriously difficult to manage chemistry wise. I would suggest getting your proper test kit sooner rather than later and test your fill water so you can plan how you are going to chlorinate, manage pH, etc.
 
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wreckem287

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Jul 30, 2019
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Lubbock, TX
Lots of work done the last couple weeks - gunite, tile, autocover track, coping, and the start of the wall. Our PB says we will have water in it by next Monday 9/9. They are moving fast and working every day, but I will believe it when I see it! Just ordered my test kit bundle! Just convinced my husband that we needed a pool house with a bathroom so hopefully we can start that soon!
 

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wreckem287

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Jul 30, 2019
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Lubbock, TX
Yes, grew up a couple hours east of Lubbock and went to Tech but not an alumn. Planning on watching them in Tucson in a couple weeks!
Nice! I’m from Midland and now have lived in Lubbock for 14 years. Holler if you’re ever in town for a game! We have football, basketball, & baseball season tickets. That right there is why I’ll never leave Lubbock!