New Build - Houston, TX (Heights) - Pergola and Turf (most of it!!)

Herkimer

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I need to leave town more often...gone five days, plaster completed, water filled, start-up in process, equipment fence installed and general clean-up. Can't wait to see it soon and start brushing and testing!

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Herkimer

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Jul 26, 2020
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Houston, TX
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Finally got home from our trip this last Tuesday night, so this week the LED's for the sheer's were hooked up, equipment was started up (had an issue with removing the plugs on the skimmers, but was resolved), gas hooked up to the meter. I started with some pool chemistry this week as well...still more work to do, but at least we "got in the water" and enjoyed it...the smile says it all!! Pool Use 1st time.jpgPool Use - Night.jpgPool Use - Happy.jpg
 
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kimkats

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Now that is a finished yard right there!!!

Do you mow your own grass? I sure hope so as a lawn guy is not going to use care to keep the clippings out of the pool like you would. I also hope you have a edger and know how to use it LOL
 

Herkimer

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Now that is a finished yard right there!!!

Do you mow your own grass? I sure hope so as a lawn guy is not going to use care to keep the clippings out of the pool like you would. I also hope you have a edger and know how to use it LOL
Thankfully I won't have to worry about any grass! Phase 2 will be tile pavers, synthetic turf and pergola! Prior to the pool, yes, I mowed my own grass and am well versed in using a trimmer!!
 
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Liz315

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What type of trees are they behind the pool. I’ve been looking for thin bare trunk trees like this.
 

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SweatyPoolGuy

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This looks great... and judging by the timing of when you started, you probably got it done for $15k less than if you started just a couple months later... (based on what PBs are telling me when I ask about something looking like this, but maybe 6' wider.)

I'm jelly.
 

Herkimer

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Original Post was under water chemistry...sorry!
Finally got started on my other outdoor items last week, most of the Pergola is up, just some trim and the TV cabinet to go in, then staining...lot's of staining. We did the 2x2's by hand....I will be spraying the rest!! We have been using the pool a lot and I sort of got the chemistry thing figured out. Got an actuator installed so I can control the sheers and bubblers via the ET8/Screen Logic, it is maxed out now at 9 functions (used the solar for the last actuator). Pergola1.jpgPergola2.jpgPergola3.jpg
 

Herkimer

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Pergola roof installed (clear polycarbonate sheets), lights at pergola installed, TV Cabinet and 70" TV installed, Turf was installed yesterday (11/19) they are almost finished, diamond vine wire and vines (1 jasmine and 1 ragoon) planted. Awaiting paver install (under the pergola, hopefully next week....but I'm not holding my breath and ceiling fan at the pergola. Contract signed Nov 24th, 2020, this has been a lesson in patience! Turf1.jpgTurf2.jpgTurf3.jpgTurf4.jpgVine1.jpgVine2.jpg
 

pjt

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Eagleston Holly's I hope they work out!
I would strongly recommend spacing out your Eagleston Holly trees. When mature, they will be around 20' high and 14' wide.

Here's my Eaglestons planted 15' apart:

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Eagleston holly is also available in a bush form, which might be more suitable for your yard.