New Build SW Houston

cowboysurfer

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Nov 3, 2014
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Missouri City, TX
#1
Hi...I have stumbled on this site and love it! I have learned a great deal from all. We just started our build this week after numerous interviews with PBs. We picked our PB (Grand Isle Custom Pools) and started this week. Woohoo. We live in Missouri City, Sienna Plantation.

Here are the specs on our pool...

Perimeter: 90
Dimensions: 30 x 18
Depths 3.5 4.75 6.5

6" deep sunshelf with 2 bubbler fountains
4 feet deep end exit seat
4' deck drain run to street
overflow drain tied into drainage syste

Automatic fill line with valve

8 - return lines
1 - cleaner line
2 - anti - voterx main drains pool
2 - anti - votex main drains water feature
2 - anti vortex main drains spa
2 - skimmers

Equipment:
Hayward ecostart vs pool pump
Hayward Tristar 1.5 HP Water Feature Pump
Hayward 3/4 Pool Cleaner Booster Pump
425 SQ Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter
Upgrade to Pro Model - Hayward Prologic PS-8 digital Wireless remote and in home docking station
Hayward H - Series 400K BTU Pool Heater
Hayward T-Cell 9 Salt System
Hayward Colorlogic LED Color changing lights with preset light show functions (2 Pool LIghts, 1 Spa light)
Hayward Neverlube Valves
Polaris Black Max 280 Pool Cleaner

+12 ' Raised custom spa
freeform shape 7x8
hand chiseled flagstone coping
stand 6x6 waterline tile
Faced Flagstone Exterior Surround
Stacked Flagstone Spa Spillway
Colorlogic LED Color Changing Spa Light
2 level seating with step in
Contoured backrest
8 hydro air jets
2 HP silencer blower
2 main drains

Wet Edge - Prism Matrix

17 linear foot + 12 high raised pool wall
Hand Chiseled and stacked flagstone
capped with double sided hand chiseled flagstone coping
Faced flagstone on back

2 pool columns 30x 30 x 18
Hand Chiseled and stacked flagstone coping

2- 24' sheer descent fountains

Fire Pit

and outdoor patio and kitchen :p
 

JayBauman

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Sep 5, 2014
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Katy, TX
#2
Welcome. We're going to enjoy watching this one. Please post the "before" pics and any progress so far so we can live vicariously through you.
 

cowboysurfer

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Nov 3, 2014
71
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Missouri City, TX
#3
Thank you! I have been living vicariously through you guys so, my turn to share! Literally squeeze as much in as possible into our space! PB said I could not have gone another inch in either direction. LOL

JT
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kimkats

Mod Squad
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Jul 11, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
#4
Another TX pool! Welcome to the best pool site in town! We love to help and we love to see pictures of builds.

I am pulling up a chair to watch your build!::epds::

Kim
 

cowboysurfer

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Nov 3, 2014
71
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Missouri City, TX
#6
Adding some more pics. Monday was excavation and Tuesday gunite. Today was clean up. Kids already asking when is it going to be done.

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JT
 

cowboysurfer

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Nov 3, 2014
71
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Missouri City, TX
#7
So we moved the fire pit and incorporated into side of pool. Also moved tanning shelf...but overall plans are same.

We had a cave in under fire pit area...had a lot of rain this last weekend and ground is wet. They pumped water out before shooting gunite and mucked out the caved in area. The rebar crew was very fast and efficient. Gunite team very fast and amazing work...so interesting to watch. We had our camp chairs out there all day to watch the show!

Here are some pics! Daughter is helping to set up the gunite.

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Just a few pics. Thanks everyone!
 

RangerBob

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Jun 19, 2014
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Sanger, TX
#8
The spa design with the spillways is really nice looking - and the raised beam across the back looks great too. Since your design looks pretty upscale, I would recommend you start looking at some tile choices now if you haven't already picked some out. I noticed your bid sheet had standard 6x6, for those of us who didn't already have their tile chosen and included as part of the bid, almost all of us ended up upgrading at least one level and it seems the PB comes to you 3 days before he wants to put tile in and says "make your selection" and then if you pick something that has to get ordered... it adds a delay.

This seems to be a good time of year to start your pool build. Can't wait to watch - Karen
 

cowboysurfer

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Nov 3, 2014
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Missouri City, TX
#9
Thank you, Karen! He is dropping off the selections next week. I will tell him to bring some upgraded tiles too!

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I am also going to ask him to stub out the pool columns with gas so, that we can go back and add fire bowls next year. I just had to stop somewhere! LOL

JT
 

RangerBob

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Jun 19, 2014
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Sanger, TX
#12
Oh - and don't let Glock see the drinks on the counter! (He prefers you lead your updates with references to how alcoholic beverages can be supported) Fire bowls - yes. We love builds with fire (even if they are future fire bowls) -Karen
 

Twolabs

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Apr 13, 2014
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NE Texas
#13
Looking great. Love the design and good idea on stubbing out for the fire bowls. They always add a wow factor. Keep the pics coming.

Oh and I will piggy back off of Karen's suggestion, asking with the tile be thinking about the grout color too. We had to make a quick decision last minute while the tile guys were there because we didn't like the grout cookout the pb chose.
 

cowboysurfer

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Nov 3, 2014
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Missouri City, TX
#17
$1,100 to run the gas line for fire bowls. I had to pass....hoping I won't regret. JT

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Already have a fire pit built into pool....will have to suffice. Plus wouldn't want any kids to be burned up. LOL
 

RangerBob

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Jun 19, 2014
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Sanger, TX
#20
wow! that is pricey for the gas lines. The fire pit is going to be awesome even on its own and probably for the best - otherwise, we all might be stopping by for Polynesian dances or Hawaiian Luau's. -Karen