Our First Pool

ModernCha

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May 29, 2019
80
Charlotte, NC
One note on glass tile. We almost did the same ones but were told by countless sources not to use mesh backed glass tile as they tend to slowly separate from the mesh and that creates failures. On the positive side since you will never see freezing temps it may be less of a concern then it is here. I would also insist they seal the spa properly and use an epoxy grout. You can pick the colors and even make the grout reflective.
 

RoyR

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Jul 31, 2018
296
Escondido/CA
Seal the inside / outside of the spa - Aquron CPSP....use epoxy grout (Laticrete Spectralock Pro Premium) on the tiles...other products available, but these are really good!
 
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Zaffor

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Sep 27, 2019
79
Miami
Where are the doubles? The things that go under the steel to lift it off the ground so the concrete can get all around the steel.
Kim they are required for the larger steel on the footers (borders) and are installed. The mesh gets pulled up as they pour and walk over it.
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2012
45,863
Tallahassee, FL
They should be under the floor part also. That steel will go down from it's own weight AND them walking on it. It needs to be in the middle of the deck to do any good.
 

MyAZPool

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Jul 3, 2018
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Arizona
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following my friend John & Ron’s experience, i wanted to terminate all the low voltage runs in one junction box. I sourced this stainless nema4 box and had knockouts cut into it for all 16 runs. This will then feed into the transformers after.

i have 3 bubblers, 2 laminars, 1 led sheer, 6 pool lights, 2 spa lights, future fire bowl igniter, and landscape lights.
Nice job with this. :thumleft: That pad is going to turn out awesome!!!
 

Zaffor

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Sep 27, 2019
79
Miami
My mind has been elsewhere with all the crazy Crud we have been dealing with but I will try to get some updates in. I am waiting for some more tile to be installed and have started to look closely at some plaster colors. Seems to be a common factor with folks as they get closer to the end as far as WHAT PLASTER COLOR TO CHOOSE! We are leaning towards Stonescapes Midnight Blue Puerto Rican Blend. I ordered some samples of Midnight Tahoe and Tropics Blue to get a better look. Our deck is very light and the waterline tiles are dark so I thought it would blend well with Midnight Blue.
 

Zaffor

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Sep 27, 2019
79
Miami
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here are some photos showing water tiles and the shell stone on deck nearly completed. They had to leave out that section of coping tiles to allow for the installation of waterline tiles in that small gap for the spa to overflow.
 

S S

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Jun 16, 2020
79
Los Angeles
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here are some photos showing water tiles and the shell stone on deck nearly completed. They had to leave out that section of coping tiles to allow for the installation of waterline tiles in that small gap for the spa to overflow.
Love everything about this-similar to what we are doing, but colors are switched--will the wall where the sheer goes stay white?
 

Zaffor

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Sep 27, 2019
79
Miami
Love everything about this-similar to what we are doing, but colors are switched--will the wall where the sheer goes stay white?
No it will be a similar tile to the waterline but rectangles instead of squares in a brick pattern. The flanking columns will be travertine rough bricks just like the house back wall.
 
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