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Artistic Pavers

posted by: sydsan on 08.19.2006 at 04:05 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

Hi! New to the forum- great pictures and advice here :) Anyway, putting a pool in (just had the gunite sprayed) and we are going with Artistic Pavers for our deck and coping. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with it and maybe any pictures?

Thanks,
Dale

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clipped on: 02.06.2007 at 10:25 pm    last updated on: 02.06.2007 at 10:25 pm

Cool Deck vs. SprayCrete

posted by: ardyg on 09.17.2006 at 07:14 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

We are putting a pool in and it is in direct sunlight. I'm afraid the Spraycrete will be too hot. But the pool people are pushing SprayCrete saying it's better than Cool deck and the cool deck will stain and flake up. But I have grandchildren that will be barefoot around this pool. Help? I would like to hear from anyone who has either of these products.

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clipped on: 02.06.2007 at 10:21 pm    last updated on: 02.06.2007 at 10:21 pm

Intelliflo pump...control system options?

posted by: jennifer_in_clyde on 02.06.2006 at 02:18 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

We are planning on using the Intelliflo pump on our soon to be constructed pool and are investigating control options.

We will have a pool (no spa) and want to operate 2 circuits of water features, colored lights, SWG, solar, cleaner (Polaris 280?) and possibly future ourdoor lighting from the control system...but need it in large part to make sure the pump is optimized.

We are pretty sure the Intellitouch is a good choice...but are getting some push from our consultant to use a Goldline SWG with control system for cost efficacy...but I am concerned about attempting to use this pump with a non-pentiar control system.

I know this one's pretty new - but I'd be really interested in any experiences or research on the best way to use this!

Thanks much!

(being on the cutting edge of technology is a good thing - but it sure limits available information!

Jennifer

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clipped on: 02.06.2007 at 09:50 pm    last updated on: 02.06.2007 at 09:50 pm

concrete pool deck or pavers?

posted by: pdabill on 06.03.2006 at 04:36 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

I am getting ready to finalize my pool plans but cannot decide on decking material. I am leaning towards concrete because it seems less likely to have problems down the road (pavers can settle, get weeds in cracks, etc, right?). I also like the idea of not having any coping tiles around the pool, but rather have a cantilevered concrete edge. While I dont like the appearance of plain concrete there seems to be many options for painting and/or putting a pattern on the concrete. If we put a texture over the concrete can we still get away without having any coping or will there be any issues right at the edge of the pool? Should we have the pool contractor apply the texture or have another company do it when the pool is done? Is this expensive? Or do you think pavers are the way to go? I was surprised to learn that concrete is a bit more than pavers nowadays, so that might factor into the decision as well. Thanks for any input!

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clipped on: 02.06.2007 at 07:00 am    last updated on: 02.06.2007 at 07:00 am

Deck Jets

posted by: dischnell on 08.17.2006 at 07:35 am in Pools & Spas Forum

We are currently talking to pool contractors and want to put some sort of water feature in our pool. We considered the deck jets because we are on somewhat of a budget, but would still like to hear the sound of water in our pool since we're not getting a spa. I understand that compared to certain other water features, (compared to a rock waterfall in which we were quoted $2000/sq.ft. eeek!!!) deck jets are probably the most inexpensive way to go, however at $395 a piece I thought that was just a little pricey for small circular brass piece and some tubing.

Anyone else out there either have these or priced them with your pool and have any input on this (price, satisfaction with feature, other comparable features that may be priced similarly)? I don't know if this is just high for who we spoke to (only one PB so far) or if this is a pretty average price for these.

Any info would be appreciated, thanks! :)

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clipped on: 02.05.2007 at 11:12 pm    last updated on: 02.05.2007 at 11:12 pm

stamped concrete vs concrete vs pavers

posted by: neen01 on 10.30.2006 at 06:40 am in Pools & Spas Forum

I know there are pricing differences, just wondering on which is slippery and which get hot

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