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Wow. It looks like a pool now July 25, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Pool Blogging.




Did you know that gunite is just concrete formed under pressure?

I didn’t.

Now we both do.  Deal with that!


1. Lipstick - July 25, 2006

Nice CE-ment pond!

2. elzbth - July 25, 2006

Isn’t it supposed to be a lovey dark blue?

3. elzbth - July 25, 2006

That’s “lovely”.

4. daveintexas - July 25, 2006

Lipstick, I’m gonna eat a whole box of Corn Flakes in a mixin bowl for breakfast tomorrow!

elzbth. you’re supposed to drop vowels. not consonants.

5. Enas Yorl - July 25, 2006

So, it looks like you’re keeping the sewer line running through it. Are you going to go with the transparent pipe?

6. Mrs. Peel - July 25, 2006

Enas, ew!

Nice pool Dave. My neighbors’ seems to be getting close to finished, too, which is nice because I’m getting sick and tired of having to run a gauntlet of various tools and vehicles to get out of my driveway every morning.

7. Dave in Texas - July 25, 2006

We’ve decided the sewer line gives it character.

8. John - July 25, 2006

What? Did the backhoe only dig 1′ down and stop?

Does gunite cause swollen knees?

Just kidding … really nice. That’s going to be something nice for the remainder of the summer.

9. lauraw - July 26, 2006

That’s going to be so nice after a long day of work.

*sizzling with jealousy*

10. Dave in Texas - July 26, 2006

Especially down here lauraw. It’s effin hot.

That is 100% no bullshit.

11. Dave in Texas - July 26, 2006

John, it probably does. That’s as good an explanation for my malady as any.

12. Rightwingsparkle - July 26, 2006

The roof is at a perfect place to jump off of into the pool. (as I did when I was young) Good planning.

13. lauraw - July 26, 2006

the whirlpool will be a great place to BREAK BITCHES.

14. Dave in Texas - July 26, 2006

Good point. Although I have to admit, I’m not really much of a bitch breaker. My style consists largely of expensive gifts, and a whole lot of begging.

100% no bullshit.

Still, you’re right. There are worse places you could be begging.

15. steve_in_hb - July 26, 2006

Maybe install a bunch of low, padded platforms around the pool area – gentler on the knees when begging. Definitely need one in the whirlpool.

16. lauraw - July 26, 2006

Completely SOC, but I think I made a point, at least for those who have been anything that I described.

*passes out*

Still can’t believe he’s only funny to me.

17. lauraw - July 26, 2006

Steve, I think the Supplicant benches are a ripoff, like car undercoating.

Wet bar and roofies are a much better investment.

18. Dave in Texas - July 26, 2006


I feel so dumb today.

19. elzbth - July 26, 2006

How deep is your pool?

20. Dave in Texas - July 26, 2006

4 and a half to 5 feet, from close end to far end in the first picture

21. steve_in_hb - July 26, 2006

lauraw –

The benches are dual purpose though;-) Besides booze + whirlpool + night is almost as effective as roofies, without the inconvenience of a nearly unconcious body.

Dave –

You may have to make that fence a litle higher, unless you like to share your skinnydipping with the neighbors.

22. Dave in Texas - July 26, 2006

YOU KNOW STEVE, whoops.. cap lock on (I was pretending to be a loony over at AoS), I worried about that a bit, but when I stood in the pool I couldn’t see any window over the fence line.

So I’m thinking you just gotta strip in the water.

23. Madfish Willie - July 29, 2006


I build custom gunite pools down here in San Antonio and I know some of the builders up in Austin – I think that’s where you are.

May I ask who your builder is? Whom ever it is, they know enough to properly cure the gunite shell – especially in THIS heat – it needs to keep the relative humidity inside the concrete above 80% or the concrete stops curing. Not many builders take the time and effort to actually do the job right and cure the gunite – many just don’t know.

Also, in the top pic, just curious as to what the pipe stretching across the floor from one wall to the other wall?

Nice equipment set – the company I work for uses Jandy equipment and controllers and Polaris Salt/Chlorine Generator controllers.

If you have any questions that you want an unbiased answer to, just e-mail and I’d be glad to give you whatever expertise I can.

Looks like you should be having fun swimming and soaking in the spa in time for the Labor Day holiday!

24. Dave in Texas - July 29, 2006

funny little story behind that pipe madfish.

email me gooberintexas@gmail.com

25. poopoolsoutheast texas - July 12, 2008

madfish and dave,

I am in the process of having a pool done and they hit a sewer line. They half ass fixed it and plan to gunite it prior to re routing the sewer. Also they said something about three holes in the bottom of the pool to keep it from coming out of the ground after it is gunited. Is all this normal.

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