RAA's pool build


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
The Woodlands, TX
This is my pool, it is the first time I go trough the process. I had a very rough time with my PB and I can tell you I would not recommend them and wouldn't deal with them ever again. They are a very large PB and my dissatisfaction resulted from several factors. Some were outside of their control but as a whole, the process was not easy for me and they didn't make it any easier. By the time they started I was out of town a lot and was not able to see the progress for myself every day. The pool build took a total of almost 4 months from contract to completion.
If I had known about poolforum.com when I started this whole ordeal, I know I would have done things differently but I didn't come across that site until my pool was almost finished. I am so glad others have taken the time to start these other forums for those of us who were unable to register and contribute to the PF.

So here are some of the pictures my wife took of the progress:
This is the outline before those huge pine tress came down

The Dig

Framing (Is that what you call it?)

Plumbing and Metal work


Coping and Tile


Plaster and filling

Outdoor Kitchen

The pool filled in about a day

Landscaping completed.

We planted more tress on the back of the yard for privacy but this is pretty much how it looks.

15,000 Gallons. 7' Spa. The waterfall is small but makes a nice sound when its on.
Hayward 2 Speed pump (SP3020X252AZ) I think it's a 2.5 HP Pump. (i know i know, remember I didn't know about poolsolutions until after I started this)
Waterfall Pump: SP3010X15AZ
Hayward Cartridge Filter 525
Phantom Cleaner with booster pump.
Hayward 400,000 BTU gas heater.
Aqualogic PS-8 automatic control with SWG (wireless remote and spa side remote) and 24v Goldline Automatic valves.



LifeTime Supporter
Fist of all, Welcome to the site. Sorry to hear of the troubles you had. Look on the bright side, what a lovely pool and surround you have now to entertain and enjoy life with your family. When you have time to discuss, let the others that are reading your post, know what some of the mistakes/chamges you would have made. 9 times out of 10, someone will not have thought of something you may suggest. Once again, welcome. :D :D


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
The Woodlands, TX
uwimage said:
Very nice! Just be happy its over with...it is over with :)

And go swimming :):):)
Thanks uwimage,
Well, the water hit 85 yesterday and we’ve been in the pool pretty much every day. I actually got a sunburn on Sunday. I keep forgetting to put on sun block :oops:


LifeTime Supporter
Apr 10, 2007
Richardson, TX
I use the nutregina spray on sun screen...easy, no mess, not too oily (we keep it in the bathrooms, by the pool and in our ragtop!). Costco has 2 for 12 or something like that...and trust me, I'm dealing with remodel ****...but I try to sit out with a cocktail nightly, light the tiki torches and relax...it is after all our personal paradises! (and now I'm swimming in it!)



LifeTime Supporter
Apr 22, 2007
Well in spite of the problem you had during the build, it sure turned out lovely. I also really like the color of the stonework on your BBQ island.