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A little pool update August 3, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Pool Blogging.
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Not much… the pretty mortar for the rock work and they’ve started the tile.

We’re two weeks away from filling this thing with water.

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1. Elzbth - August 3, 2006

Ooo la la! The rock work is pretty. But I thought the pool was going to be midnight blue.

2. Dave in Texas - August 3, 2006

Yes, the pebbletec finish under the tile, i.e. everything below the tile.

Check it out

http://www.pebbletec.com/brochure.pdf

3. kevlarchick - August 4, 2006

Lookin sweet Dave. There’s a spot for me….

4. Dave in Texas - August 4, 2006

There is! All the IB wimmins is invited.

The guys aren’t.

5. pajama momma - August 4, 2006

If you’re serving margaritas I’m there. Oh on the rocks with salt please.

6. daveintexas - August 4, 2006

But of course!

*snaps fingers* Cabana boy! Margarita rocks, salt! Chop chop!

7. pajama momma - August 4, 2006

Does the cabana boy come free with the pool? Man, that sure beats an umbrella.

8. John - August 5, 2006

If you lived in El Paso, it would already be filled with water.

9. Madfish Willie - August 6, 2006

Just curious… when did you sign your contract and how long is the complete construction timeline?

10. daveintexas - August 6, 2006

The complete construction timeline was 6 weeks. There were some delays, largely the result of me trying to get TXU delivery to care about my tree problem (they didn’t and still don’t, so after 3 weeks I shucked out the dough and had it done) and a week and a half of rain that jammed up the excavation work.

I’ve been pretty pleased with their progress… they had a huge coping and tile crew… and their creative workaround on my plumbing problem kept them from delaying 2 more weeks (plumbers were all busy too).

All in all I gots no complaints. Cept for that goober that left some nails in my driveway.

11. Madfish Willie - August 6, 2006

Sounds like you selected a pretty decent builder… every summer you will see an expose on the 6:00 news about some fly-by-night jackass who is trying to build pools that stiffs their customers which gives everyone in the business a bad name and just sets us up for people that don’t/won’t pay their final payments for some reason or another.

12. DaveinTexas - August 6, 2006

He has a long-standing presence in the community, been building here for almost 20 years. That was one of my criteria.

The guy that built my house had the same history. When I brought up this or that years later (been here 8) he has always jumped in and offered a fair option. Haven’t had to do that but a couple of times, but when I did he was a stand-up guy.


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