Jandy valves are diverted valves. Did this plumber quote regular ball valves which are not desirable?Also, we got another quote that was quite a bit less but the only thing different was it didn’t include the Jandy valves. I don’t know if that is a big deal or not.
we had a bunch of pool builders try to talk us out of glass tile. I went with it anyways. I love the look too much. Do what will make you happy you will be the one looking at the pool everyday. Btw my husband also veto’d the glass tile after listening to the pool builders but hey! Happy wife happy lifeI’m trying to decide on waterline tile. Everything I keep choosing keeps getting shot down. I REALLY don’t want 6x6 tile. I really wanted 1x2 glass tile but my husband was completely talked out of that by some pool people. I tried to like some 6x6 but just couldn’t make myself. I found some 2x3 porcelain tile I liked (bigger tiles, less grout, porcelai) and was finally feeling happy and settled but that joy was shot down when they found out our spa is oval and the pool is free form. They said it most likely wouldn’t look good on those curves because it wouldn’t lay right. I understand, and I’ll be happy I switched in the long run, but today I was very upset about it. (It also had to do with my plaster choices not turning out the way I hoped.) My husband agreed to the 1x2 porcelain tile, even with all the grout. There aren’t as many options but I have found a couple. I like the blue and white one. I think the way it fades is cool. I really like the Fujiwa tile with the green and blue, plus I love the shape. I would pick the Fujiwa one but the space for grout lines is much bigger than the other. What I want to know is if that should be a deal breaker? The pool people we were talking to made it seem like a huge deal. But I’ve learned from here to not trust everything they say. But is this the time I should? I could be happy with the blue one but I’d prefer the other.
our tile is also 1x2. Here is a pic for referencewe had a bunch of pool builders try to talk us out of glass tile. I went with it anyways. I love the look too much. Do what will make you happy you will be the one looking at the pool everyday. Btw my husband also veto’d the glass tile after listening to the pool builders but hey! Happy wife happy life
Well, I plan on using white grout anyway.It’s not just an install issue:
1. Unless you are using epoxy grout, over time the wet/dry cycles is going to cause the grout to crack and fall out, next the little 1x2 tiles falls off...
2. The waterline tile is usually 6x6 since that is where all the oils/dust/dirt floats and collects. That “stuff” changes the color of the grout to white, and is difficult to clean. So, how do you think your beautiful blue 1x2 tile is going to look after kids used your pool after a year?
We picked the plumber and we were just having a conversation about it. He was going to leave it in just in case but asked what we wanted. I wanted opinions here first. I did ask him about the channel drain and I didn’t understand his reply. This was before figuring out he was still planning on the vacuum. He said, “honestly you are doing a vacuum so it doesnt realy make sense. thre drain is tied with the skimmer so it doesnt pull suction unless you put a diverter in the skimmer”. What does this mean?No reason to build a vacuum line in. It is the least effective type of pool cleaner. You will do a bunch of change orders during your build. Once you pick your builder tell him to delete the vacuum line.