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Old 05-31-2017, 02:47 AM   #201
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I need a better job!!



Looks great man!! Now the real pain starts. Taking care of it haha. Less grass to mow though LOL
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:04 AM   #202
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What color plaster did you go with?
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:39 AM   #203
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I'd say you pulled it off!
I'm anxious to see the final numbers.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:30 AM   #204
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You own (2) swimming pool companies in DFW and Austin? Whats the name of your company in Austin, I am in the market for one in Dripping Springs.
H & H Tile and Plaster, we do not build swimming pools, we do the tile, stone, concrete decking and plaster, we also do a bunch of pool remodels.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:31 AM   #205
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1 more day! Fire bowls and a few finishing touches on the coping tomorrow. We filled it yesterday. The equipment rep came by today and we started the pumps. It got really murky at that point. A few pics below.


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Lot of work went into that spa dam wall, looks nice.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:40 AM   #206
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Looks awesome. Are you right across from Canyon gate elementary? I am a few minutes away (Shaw/NP), would love to check it out and shoot the bull on the savings.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:44 AM   #207
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Looks like it turned out great! Congrats!


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Old 06-02-2017, 04:25 PM   #208
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Thanks guys, I back up to Wildwood elem. HIC, your welcome anytime




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Old 06-02-2017, 05:08 PM   #209
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Looks great, mind sharing what the total spend was? I might have missed it earlier


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Old 06-02-2017, 05:28 PM   #210
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I wrote every step of it down but haven't tallied it up yet.


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Old 06-02-2017, 07:04 PM   #211
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Looks great
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:27 PM   #212
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that looks amazing!
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:49 PM   #213
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Awesome! I miss mine, just a little. Now is the time of year to swim. Come August you might be looking for a shade sail or something to help the water temp since you look to be pretty open there. Mine caught the afternoon sun lengthwise. In August it was warm bath water until I put a shadesail up and that dropped it 8-10 degrees.


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Old 06-02-2017, 07:54 PM   #214
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Wow. That rocks
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:19 PM   #215
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Hint - this helps with the afternoon sun...




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Old 06-02-2017, 09:09 PM   #216
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Shopping sylvertris and medjules now. Wow! They ain't cheap!!!



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Old 06-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #217
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What color are your lights. Im changing mine soon. I like that color.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:25 PM   #218
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Let me know if you end up needing some young sago palms. You can dig them up off one of my larger ones (queen palm in my pic)

There is a guy on CL that is located just off 1960 that has pretty good prices. But his install gets you...

I ended up going to Big Tex and bought warranty on the queen palms for $100. Figure I will rebuy the warranty each year for $100 and they replace for free


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Old 06-02-2017, 09:27 PM   #219
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What color are your lights. Im changing mine soon. I like that color.


I have multi color LED lights in mine. I'm pretty sure swampa went the same route


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Old 06-02-2017, 09:28 PM   #220
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I have multi color LED lights in mine. I'm pretty sure swampa went the same route


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Ok. Thats what im swapping to. Just like that color alot. Want to make sure its in my scheme on the lights i buy
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:32 PM   #221
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Awesome! I miss mine, just a little. Now is the time of year to swim. Come August you might be looking for a shade sail or something to help the water temp since you look to be pretty open there. Mine caught the afternoon sun lengthwise. In August it was warm bath water until I put a shadesail up and that dropped it 8-10 degrees.


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Not if you add aerators. I run mine at night, my pool is 88 degrees in August you get in and say ahhhhhhhh


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Old 06-02-2017, 10:41 PM   #222
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How much did you save?
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:14 PM   #223
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How much did you save?


A lot! This has been a very interesting event. I've started a pool company in the process. In the beginning it was just so various companies would quote me pricing, i.e. Equipment, stone, tile, fire bowls. I purchased any material needed myself and just paid labor to my guys, never hired a clean up crew, we did that ourselves. Got the equipment at cost which saved 50%. Originally the bids were high 70-low 80's for a smaller pool, cool deck or pea gravel deck, smaller raised wall with no fire bowls. I'd venture to say this is an exception to the norm but I'm 10-20 below those numbers.


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Old 06-03-2017, 12:42 PM   #224
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You got a 85k to 90k pool for 60k. You did a great job. Pool looks amazing. You probably already know this or will shortly that you will be selling the same pool you just built for 90k to customers. You will have to in order to pay for taxes, insurance, etc while still leaving you a little profit. It's not the great markup everyone thinks it is. If it was pool companys would go out of business left and right.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:57 PM   #225
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Wow great looking pool project.. the way I see things your little boys will probably be pool builders when they grow up.. they where shadowing those workers religiously..
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:37 PM   #226
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Looks awesome coby glad your plan came together. Will have to make a trip down and check it out.


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Old 06-03-2017, 02:07 PM   #227
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Let me know if you end up needing some young sago palms. You can dig them up off one of my larger ones (queen palm in my pic)

There is a guy on CL that is located just off 1960 that has pretty good prices. But his install gets you...

I ended up going to Big Tex and bought warranty on the queen palms for $100. Figure I will rebuy the warranty each year for $100 and they replace for free


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Thanks for the offer. I think I know the guy your talking about on 1960, Jeremy?

I've got a line on some cheap ones in new Iberia I think I'm gonna drive over and get.


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Old 06-04-2017, 04:59 PM   #228
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Thanks for the offer. I think I know the guy your talking about on 1960, Jeremy?

I've got a line on some cheap ones in new Iberia I think I'm gonna drive over and get.


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That rings a bell, that's a long haul!


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Old 06-04-2017, 07:58 PM   #229
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Great work!
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:13 PM   #230
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Looks great Coby, has your Dad come for a swim yet?
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:18 PM   #231
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Looks great - Congrats
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:15 PM   #232
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:54 PM   #233
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What was the final cost after everything was totaled ? I might have missed it . Looks like a first rate job for sure.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:37 PM   #234
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Paid under $20 a piece for 5 queen palms in '05.

They are now too tall to reach with a extended pruner. Height of each of the 5 is over 20'.

My neighbor paid over $300 for each of his that are now shorter than ours.

Water and feed. Water and feed.
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