New pool build in South Florida .. finally! [Tons of pics]

gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
Thanks for all the positive comments. Still a little bummed we didn't go OB but VERY happy with the results so far. Next week is the deck, and trying to decide if we want to use artificial grass inside our property or not
 

jorge18

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May 2, 2018
196
Miami, Fl
Thanks for all the positive comments. Still a little bummed we didn't go OB but VERY happy with the results so far. Next week is the deck, and trying to decide if we want to use artificial grass inside our property or not
In ours we'll be doing both. Pavers for around the pool, but doing some turf where the swing set will go.
 

gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
Day COVID-19: Build is on hold because the concrete sub is not working and they need to do the retainer wall before putting the deck. The kids are soo bummed, they see it as almost being done but no progress for the last two weeks.
 
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perryhill2000

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Boise/ID
Love the tile color! I wish we would've had those color choices as an option to choose for our tile. Our colors are close to yours but yours just pop, maybe it's the south Florida sun which I can't replicate in Idaho. :)
 

gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
Love the tile color! I wish we would've had those color choices as an option to choose for our tile. Our colors are close to yours but yours just pop, maybe it's the south Florida sun which I can't replicate in Idaho. :)
We were surprised with the pop as well, once they put it up and the sun hit it we were like "wowww that's cool!"
 

gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
Day 51: POOL BUILDING HAS RESUMED!! Today we poured the concrete for the retainer wall and the equipment pad, equipment added tomorrow. PB is recommending for us to add concrete under the deck instead of sand, however that comes at the hefty price of $5k. Thoughts?

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gnr5

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May 28, 2019
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Miami, FL
I suggested to add a concrete slab throughout my back patio and then lay the travertine on top. My previous pavers were laid on top of sand and the bricks were caving in and had weeds (weed killer was like sugar for it).
The concrete slab is pricier, about $4k more but the paver wont cave in and none to little weeds to worry about
 

jimmythegreek

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Aug 10, 2017
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The base should be 6" of crushed stone and only am inch max of concrete sand only for the screed bed. Then you use polysand and theres no weeds or problems. The issue with concrete is when it eventually cracks it can show thru the decking and pop decking loose. I've never had a settlement issue and I'm in freeze country but we are very thorough and dont cut corners
 

gnr5

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May 28, 2019
123
Miami, FL
I'm back, crazy last week but build continued. The equipment has been installed, for the most part. I decided to go with concrete deck, that sub is coming tomorrow to do it and then by the end of the week I should have the deck installed. On the meantime here are some photos:

This was my crazy weekend project, I dcided to run a water line under the deck that will lead to the other side of the patio where I'm planning to do a built-in-bbq in the future. In case I need a sink, this took me a long time to do and I regret not calling a plumber, but I did save some $$$. The yellow thread is where the concrete will go.
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At the end of this line is where I might build the BBQ.
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