Concrete 'caps' will go on top of the columns.Looks good! What will be on top of the columns?
Sorry I am so slow. I tend to snuggle down and read in cold weather. Thank goodness for my kindle!Is your waterline tile the same tile posted on page one of this thread? It is JUST what we were looking for for our waterline, but never found! Your installed tile (which I LOVE) looks so different from the tile on page one . . .
That's good to know. We have a pressure washer and hubby's been pro active in the yard, digging, putting in brick, stones, and working on drainage. That's great they'll clean everything up before plastering. I figured they would, but the crew is coming from Houston, so I knew they'd be on a time frame. Of course hubby had to remind me sometimes it takes an hour to get thru traffic in Houston, so the 1.5 hours to get to Bryan is nothing. !!Our plaster company sent a crew that chipped out all the excess mortar and grout that was left over, then they pressure washed the pool and drained it. When the plaster crew showed up they went through with shop vacs and cleaned it again right before they did the plaster.
LOL! It’s so funny how people want different things. I want my tile to stand out and not blend with the finish .I didn't want it to stand out, so when I'd look at the pool, I'd notice the pool water color and not the tile. I'm sure you've seen catalog pool pictures where all you notice is the tile.
Thank you for letting me know! I shouldn't be surprised because I've repeatedly seen how the catalog photos (and even some samples) look different from the manufacturer's current stock. It will be interesting to see what our waterline 6x6 glazed porcelain looks like in the new batch that's shipping from Korea in January! (It's currently out of stock.) I will have yours in mind as a back-up, so thank you for sharing photos! Like you, I am also a big advocate of putting tile samples in the yard to make a selection. It's amazing how different they look vertically, out in the sun! I mentioned in another thread that we're waiting on shotcrete, but just found out the crew has Covid. Our backyard is filled with trenches and mounds of loose dirt. The rains (due in a few weeks) are going to reek havoc. I just hope we can get shotcrete before our rebar rusts out!Sorry I am so slow. I tend to snuggle down and read in cold weather. Thank goodness for my kindle!
The picture I posted is directly from the Master Tile Catalog. Cut and paste. The colors in the catalog are completely different than in person -- So it's best to view a sample, take it outside, and see it in the sun in your back yard. I was able to do that, but the pool company said I had to return it the next day. *sigh*
I knew the tile was a lot different from online. I knew it had some gray, but I didn't know it'd look so turquoise. What I was shooting for is a medium hue which I did get and it's glazed. (easier cleaning) I didn't want it to stand out, so when I'd look at the pool, I'd notice the pool water color and not the tile. I'm sure you've seen catalog pool pictures where all you notice is the tile. No, I didn't want that. It'll be interesting to see how it all comes together -- Primera Stone Sky Blue Treasure is a lighter blue so I think it'll blend well.
I'm dying to plant my plants and get going on the landscaping.
Meanwhile the pool sits, the dirt around it gets muddier, but the tile looks nice! !!
Maybe rebar for decking on Friday. . . And the bug guy wants to come and spray. I told him our back yard is mud city. Next week? !!
I had the same thought when I heard the tile was coming from Korea! It's an Aquabella tile.Good luck to you on your build and I hope your crew is back and working before the weather changes. We're experiencing that ourselves! Tile from Korea sounds interesting ) Now I need to find your pool build thread!