Refurb 2005 pool outside of Dallas, plaster, tile, New LEDs, new sheers.

Big Will

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Feb 14, 2017
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Agreed Kim , I'm trying to find out what's going on. Someone suggested that maybe my neighbors pool guy is servicing my pool by accident but I checked and that's not the case lol
Still confused
 

Big Will

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Feb 14, 2017
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Las Vegas
I took that thing out 2 weeks ago. I was thinking about that as well but it's not in the pool so I'm still stuck. I'm going to check when I get home and see if it changes. I didn't add anything last night and we went swimming so I'm curious how much FC drops
 

Silver_2000

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Nov 29, 2015
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Carrollton tx
Was gone on vacation for 11 days.

Before I left I added the acid mentioned above.

When I returned the PH was 7.7 or so
The FC was 5 and the pool was crystal clear.


The ONLY thing that needed attention was the beach entry needed to be brushed since the Polaris doesnt get up there ...

Pretty amazing ...
 

Silver_2000

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Carrollton tx
Some general issues we had with the build below:

The biggest issues we had was epoxy getting under the fireproof tape and discoloring the glass tile and grout. When you pay extra for glass tile it shouldnt look like that.
And the plaster contractor was here a total of 2 hours and 15 min from the time that the truck stopped in the alley to the time they took off.
Cant expect a quality job in that much time.
Finally no one from the company was doing any QC. They spent more time explaining away the issues we saw. There doesn't seem to be any accountability. The workers are paid extra to get more jobs done in a day, so all they care about is moving on to the next job.

If you want to know who NOT to choose for Aquabright in DFW send me a PM.
 
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Silver_2000

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It's finally sunny and I took some quick pics

I will say that the chemicals are very stable.

And it appears that the leaks that I had seem to be resolved since the salt levels are more stable .....
 

Silver_2000

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The ytube link worked. Was that the tape around the light that caught fire?
Yes the "fireproof tape"
Skip to about 1 min in the Oops video...
It ended up scorching and ruining the entire face of the swimjet
They also burned/melted all the brand new LED lights they installed.

The service manager seemed to enjoy belittling us as well. We had trouble finding Travertine to match the coping we had.
He had people bring by travertine a number of times. I took pictures every time. The Travertine was too dark every time until the last time.
The "Service Manager" made it a point to tell us we were idiots and he brought back the same travertine 3 times and the 3rd time we accepted it. He stated that he even made up a story about getting some from Houston. Interesting story since "He" wasn't there, his staff brought it by, and didnt see the travertine next to the existing. I dont doubt that they brought different lots of the same style or type travertine. But it wasnt the same pieces and didn't look the same. EVen if it was, why be so unprofessional and mock your customers that way to their face ?

There are 2 AB installers in DFW. I have no idea what the other is like ...
 

xyz

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Sep 8, 2016
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Escondido/CA
Bummer you got a poor installer. I had a really good one. Good news is, the product is good so you will be happy with that. What color did you choose?
 

Faitheve

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Aug 5, 2017
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Fort Worth, Texas
Silver, we are seriously considering going with puryear to install a pool this year and get the AquaBright finish. I noticed on this and another thread you had the same finish. Do you recommend that finish still? We will be first time pool owners and just trying to decide if that will be the easiest finish to maintain. Thanks!
 

bdavis466

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Aug 4, 2014
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San Clemente, CA
That's great news. I was just talking with a previous client today and he mentioned that he hasn't had to adjust his pH in over 4 months. What I found even more interesting was that he needed to add calcium to his water which is something that I've never heard of anyone having to do in my area.
 

BattleOfYakima

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Apr 15, 2016
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Central Florida
Awesome videos in this thread! Thank you for posting. I so excited to get the PM reply with the name of that company that sets pools on fire! I just know their online reviews will crack me up!
 

Silver_2000

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Carrollton tx
That's great news. I was just talking with a previous client today and he mentioned that he hasn't had to adjust his pH in over 4 months. What I found even more interesting was that he needed to add calcium to his water which is something that I've never heard of anyone having to do in my area.
I havent checked calcium in a while - Ill have to do that

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Silver, we are seriously considering going with puryear to install a pool this year and get the AquaBright finish. I noticed on this and another thread you had the same finish. Do you recommend that finish still? We will be first time pool owners and just trying to decide if that will be the easiest finish to maintain. Thanks!
Do your Due diligence. There are 2 companies in DFW that offer the service

We know ONE of them lit my pool on fire .... And had near ZERO quality control of ANY subs
Ive been asked NOT to publish the name here...
If you look at the Tshirt on the Tech in the Oops video and the description of the video you can see which PB we used ...