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Old 04-06-2017, 06:33 PM   #101
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Looking forward to this build. I would guess the 30k savings over hiring contractor is not out of line. Rework can get you if you don't use the best help available and watch them like a hawk. Sounds like you got a good group to work and your not afraid to tackle the job.
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:37 PM   #102
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He was waiting in approval from his hoa. I think he's starting on the build this weekend.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:00 AM   #103
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He was waiting in approval from his HOA. I think he's starting on the build this weekend.
That explains everything!
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:50 PM   #104
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Well how do the dig go today ?
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:31 PM   #105
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That explains everything!


On approval....ON approval!

Dang phone.
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:32 PM   #106
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:48 PM   #107
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We started! Waited on the HOA forever. Got approval then it was gonna rain last weekend so I pushed it up to this weekend. All my subs had a conference call this morning. These guys are not playing games.




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Old 04-08-2017, 11:55 PM   #108
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If anyone wants to build a pool in this area I'll be glad to help.


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Old 04-09-2017, 07:43 AM   #109
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Looks great! Are these guys just excuvating or plaster too?
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:46 AM   #110
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Looking slick bud, they not playing!
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:15 AM   #111
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Kicking azz and taking names.
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #112
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You over by N.Eldridge?
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:43 AM   #113
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This crew is doing dig, rebar, Gunite. They would have done plaster also but I got a better deal. I'm a couple minutes from Eldridge. Closer to Shaw.


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Old 04-09-2017, 04:54 PM   #114
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Looking good , can't wait for the final details
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:01 PM   #115
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Rock on man...keep us up to date. Im thrilled to see an owner builder
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:01 PM   #116
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Where are you going to buy the pump, filter, cleaner, heater all the electronics and set them up so they work the way they are suppose to.


I'll add some more info. I've signed a deal with an equipment dealer. My equipment is at cost with a 3 yr warranty. My subs all had a conference call this morning to discuss each stage and what needed to be done. You guys saying there is no mark up are in the wrong area. It's substantial! It's not rocket science by any means. These guys that don't speak English can build a pool with their eyes closed.


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Old 04-09-2017, 07:03 PM   #117
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I'll add some more info. I've signed a deal with an equipment dealer. My equipment is at cost with a 3 yr warranty. My subs all had a conference call this morning to discuss each stage and what needed to be done. You guys saying there is no mark up are in the wrong area. It's substantial! It's not rocket science by any means. These guys that don't speak English can build a pool with there eyes closed.


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Lmao!!!! Haters gonna hate and pool contractors gonna go broke!!! I guess they need to find something else to screw people on.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:05 PM   #118
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:07 PM   #119
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man.. something has to be done with the worker age limits on these projects..

Also.. you'd probably be done by now if they used bigger trucks.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:07 PM   #120
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Looks good! Put some shoes on that boy... This ain't Liberty!
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:07 PM   #121
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Ha!!! We start em early around here


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Old 04-10-2017, 06:57 PM   #122
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Looks good! Put some shoes on that boy... This ain't Liberty!


Or Daisetta!!!
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:40 PM   #123
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What about Devers? 15 years there!!!

And then the rains came!!!



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Old 04-10-2017, 07:47 PM   #124
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One valuable suggestion: Whoever you use to wire and plumb your motors and other equipment, make sure they are licensed and authorized to install the product by the manufacturer. I've replaced all of my equipment myself. The one time I had a warranty issue (capacitor went bad after a few weeks), Pentair easily got out of the warranty.
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:51 PM   #125
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One valuable suggestion: Whoever you use to wire and plumb your motors and other equipment, make sure they are licensed and authorized to install the product by the manufacturer. I've replaced all of my equipment myself. The one time I had a warranty issue (capacitor went bad after a few weeks), Pentair easily got out of the warranty.


Thanks for the info. I've got a 3 yr warranty on my equipment. I'm buying it direct from the manufacturer. I didn't have a preference but wound up going with Jandy at cost!


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Old 04-10-2017, 09:38 PM   #126
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Thanks for the info. I've got a 3 yr warranty on my equipment. I'm buying it direct from the manufacturer. I didn't have a preference but wound up going with Jandy at cost!


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I used all Jandy valves too. Regarding the equipment, who is installing it? If it's you, the risk is potentially everything you've spent on the parts. Not a huge gamble, but it is either way.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:22 PM   #127
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I'm not installing anything. The most I've done is throw some tarps over it! The first guy I met in this process is an electrician/plumber for several local builders. He's been a great resource throughout this process. And yes, he's legit with licensing and insurance.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:31 PM   #128
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Care to throw out the numbers on the build? Im curious what the total will be. I have been thinking of a pool but I aint paying $60k
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:29 AM   #129
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Care to throw out the numbers on the build? Im curious what the total will be. I have been thinking of a pool but I aint paying $60k
He's gonna end up paying $150k before its all said and done. The subs are charging him much more since he's a homeowner

Looking forward to the final numbers myself
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:05 AM   #130
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Looks good do far. How close is the pool to the house?
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:04 AM   #131
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9' from the house
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:39 AM   #132
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He's gonna end up paying $150k before its all said and done. The subs are charging him much more since he's a homeowner

Looking forward to the final numbers myself
Haters be hatin'. But good luck, my buddie did his own pool and save plenty of cash.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:14 AM   #133
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9' from the house
Cool. Looked significantly closer than that to me from the angle. All good! Onward through the fog.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:19 AM   #134
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Thanks for sharing. Following closely as I will be doing the same. Trying to hold off until early next year. I'm not far from you will be sending a PM for contacts once you are done


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Old 04-11-2017, 08:54 AM   #135
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Following. We are in the middle of a pool build right now with an awesome builder. What are your pool/spa dimensions, decking size, etc?
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:24 AM   #136
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Looking good Coby, that youngun reminds of you a long time ago.
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:24 AM   #137
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Waterline is 7' for spa and 48x17 for pool. The seat is the middle is 9' wide and 2 ' deep. Thinking stamped concrete for deck. It's around 24-25,000 gallons. You have any pics of your build?
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:25 AM   #138
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Thanks TMag!
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:08 AM   #139
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Waterline is 7' for spa and 48x17 for pool. The seat is the middle is 9' wide and 2 ' deep. Thinking stamped concrete for deck. It's around 24-25,000 gallons. You have any pics of your build?
Thats a big pool!

Our's is a 34 x 20 sport pool.....spa is 10 x 7.....gas fire pit. We are doing spray deck with some travertine inlays. I think we had 1,900 sq ft of decking (1,100 new concrete...800 existing). Coping is travertine. Fire pit will have travertine and flagstone. Plaster will be Wet Edge pebble (satin matrix).

The are finishing up the deck rebar right now...and will pour them either Friday or early next week.

They started to dig exactly 3 weeks ago. It goes by quick if the subs are scheduled and the inspections are timely.

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Old 04-11-2017, 10:12 AM   #140
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:41 AM   #141
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Good luck with your build. A buddy built his at about the same time I had mine built. He had some stress/headaches along the way, but so did I.
Just a few instances that happened to me:
1. I live on rock. All the bids we received included a 'potential' rock charge of up to $2,000. We told them ALL going in that you WOULD hit rock. Still, the contract we signed had $2,000 max. rock charge. I heard later that our builder paid his subcontractor $6,500 extra for the rock he encountered. In fact, when they had dug the pool, it looked almost finished because it was completely rock all the way around and 9' deep. That extra obviously would have been on me had I done it. You obviously don't have my rock problem!
2. The sub doing the flagstone all around the pool (and then some) had laid it almost all the way around (not cemented in place). I could barely understand him, but on his own he pulled it all up and re-ordered larger stone because he didn't like the way it looked. It ended up looking great with the larger stones. My builder never knew about and certainly didn't insist on larger stone. This was a good sub who did it on his own. I'm not sure I could have/would have been able to insist on him doing what he did (if he hadn't volunteered it) if I was building it myself.
3. When the pool was being dug, it was fairly obvious to me that they would cut the water line from my well into the house. I pointed it out to the builder and told him to let me know when it happened so I could have someone fix it and we wouldn't be without water too long. They cut it at about 10:00 a.m. (on a Friday) and between the sub and my builder, I wasn't told until 4:45 p.m. This pipe was the black plastic pipe (I don't know what it is called) and do you know where you can find something (plumbers were unavailable at that point) to fix that at 5:00 on a Friday???? NOT at HD or Lowes, I guarantee you!
Anyway, problems arise whether you are 'builder' or not. Best of luck to you and I'm sure you will be able to float around that pool with a bit more pride knowing you built it yourself.
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Nice tile selection uncle fish

48x17 - you can swim laps!


Our crappy contractor took 100 days to build - building a house was less stressful. The finished product is nice, and no problems (knock on wood). 33x19 with a spa big enough to seat 8 adults comfortably without hitting knees.

All real limestone to match the kitchen and fire pit.

We poured just shy of 2000ft of concrete and added flagstone in a few areas too...


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Old 04-11-2017, 06:14 PM   #143
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Very nice guys! What's the plaster color Bill?


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Old 04-11-2017, 06:34 PM   #144
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Cool deal
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:43 PM   #145
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Uncle fish, my tile/coping/stacked are the same colors! I like!
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:44 PM   #146
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The color is blue granite pebblesheen. I think it turned out a lighter than we expected but looks good now that we have had it for a while.

It's difficult to get a good idea of colors searching the Internet.


Here is a pick from when I started filling it to give you an idea of the actual sprayed color. PPG or whatever they are called in Tomball did it and was about the only on time crew that worked in my pool.




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Old 04-12-2017, 01:23 AM   #147
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Your pool is awesome Bill!

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Don't forget there is more to a pool than just water

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You no gotte lights?


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Update: we got rained out (obviously) Tuesday, but I pumped the water out overnight and the plumbers stubbed it yesterday morning. Gunite trucks were here at 6:10 am today. They told me 7:30 so I was still laying in bed when things started happening. It's starting to shape up!




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