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After one year

posted by: stjohnrocks on 07.29.2007 at 11:40 am in Pools & Spas Forum

Just thought I would put a new picture after one year of landscape growth

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clipped on: 12.10.2007 at 10:55 pm    last updated on: 12.10.2007 at 10:55 pm

RE: Final Remodel Photos (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: scl4 on 08.04.2007 at 05:21 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

Gads, I'm not doing well with posting pics today

Here is a link that might be useful: Pool Remodel


clipped on: 12.10.2007 at 10:53 pm    last updated on: 12.10.2007 at 10:53 pm

finished pool pic

posted by: rockwallpool on 08.29.2006 at 08:31 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

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This is the first summer for our pool and we are loving it..specs:
Salt Cell
Midnight Blue pebble
40 X 20
stamped/stained concrete (chicken foot pattern)
Flagstone coping
2.5 ton waterfall


clipped on: 12.10.2007 at 10:51 pm    last updated on: 12.10.2007 at 10:51 pm

RE: Proposed Payment Schedule (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: pools on 12.10.2007 at 05:53 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

Our payment schedule is as follows
10% down
40% after steel
40% after tile
10% -250.00 before plaster
final 250.00 upon completion


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RE: sos pb's , anyone??? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: pools on 12.09.2007 at 12:45 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

It sounds to me like the main problem is the easement. I once made a mistake on a pool renovation where I poured some decking inside the easement and was stopped by the building inspector. The homeowner wanted to leave the deck the way that we had designed and poured it, so off to the city I went. To make a long story short 9 months and about 1500.00 later I got a variance and was allowed to leave the deck where it was.

The gas company may not have the line in the easement, which could also be the case. In my experence it was still the responsibilty of the homeowner to pay for the re-route. Good luck trying to get a utility company to admit fault.

As far as the cost of the re-route that would be at the expense of the homeowner.

Moving the spa to the deep end should not compromise the pool or spa if the PB has experence in this type of renovation.

As for the gas line inside the spa I have in the past left a utility line hooked up untill after steel and some times after gunite. The reason for leaving the line is not to disrupt service until you absolutly necessary. After the line is re-routed the line can then be cut and removed.

If permits were grated by the city then many time they would have caught where the easements were.

I do not know if your PB got permits or not but if he did not, I can not say it enough if the PB does not care enough to do it right by getting the approiate permits then why do you think he would care enough to do the job right.

Hope some of this helps


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RE: New Pool Owner questions (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: pools on 12.06.2007 at 09:26 am in Pools & Spas Forum


I live in Denton.
There are a couple of test that you can do to determine if the pool is losing water.

Mark the water level along the tile line 24 hours later return and measure the water loss.

You can also do what is called the bucket test. Fill a bucket and place it in the pool like on a step or bench. Mark the level on the inside the bucket along with the pool level on the outside of the bucket. 24 hours later return and measure the water loss in both the bucket and on the outside of the bucket. If both have lost the same amount then no leak is present. If pool lost more than the bucket then you need to have someone check pool with more advanced test.

In our area it is not uncommon to lose 3/8 to 1/2 per day.

Endure can be added at any time as it does not evaporate and can only be lost through backwashing, splashout or leaks. So I would wait until you determined if the pool is leaking.

Cheaper is not always better. I would recommend using a pool store that you fell comforatble with as they can offer much more than many of the big box stores.

You can check out the following website for more helpful information.

Hope this helps


clipped on: 12.06.2007 at 09:46 am    last updated on: 12.06.2007 at 09:50 am