Quarantine Christmas Pool Build - ATX - Let the testing begin!

kimkats

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SO glad you posted the pic with the sconces as that changes my number! What I am thinking is 3 and they will go in line with the sconces. One over each pipe coming out of the lower wall.

Yes you will want to do it before you plaster. It is going to make a mess with the chipping and such.

Kim:kim:
 

TexasRain

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SO glad you posted the pic with the sconces as that changes my number! What I am thinking is 3 and they will go in line with the sconces. One over each pipe coming out of the lower wall.

Also you could turn the tiles 45 degrees so they mimic the diamond shapes of the sconces. (maybe y'all were already thinking this?) ;) 🤩
 
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NWS

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@kimkats just ordered some of the casablanca tile (expedited shipping!) I'll let you know how it looks when arrive. In the meantime, I'll be looking for other decorative tiles as well :love: If anyone sees something awesome, please send it my way!
 
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NWS

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Getting down to the end..finally! We've asked our builder to seal our stone. Originally our designer recommended DryTreat 40sk if we were going to do it ourselves. The builder said they've recently been using MiraGard Dry Look Sealer and have been very happy with it, but they would use whichever one we prefer (same price). Our coping is buff lueders. Any experience or recommendation for either one?

Also, the builder says we don't need to seal the stone on the raised wall, but he would do it if we wanted for an additional $200. We've used porcelain tile on the sheer descent (to avoid the issues I've read about on here) but have stacked stone on the wings and tumbled on the columns (with water sconces). I assume for $200, it's worth just sealing everything? Any downside?

Appreciate the advice!
 

NWS

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Test kit arrived today and who knew it came in such a cute case?! Now I just have to figure out what to do with it! Question: I need some testing strips too, right? I assumed they came in the set, but I was mistaken.

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HermanTX

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Test kit arrived today and who knew it came in such a cute case?! Now I just have to figure out what to do with it! Question: I need some testing strips too, right? I assumed they came in the set, but I was mistaken.

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Refer to these videos to help you properly test your water. No need for test strips however some use a test strip for salt testing (quick and dirty) but best to use a proper Taylor Salt Kit. Or it may be included in this new pro series test kit by TFT.
YouTube for Testing Chemicals

https://www.youtube.com/user/tf100testkit?feature=results_main
 
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