So today is 3 weeks to the day that we dug the hole. We are going to be swimming tomorrow after pool school. I can not believe it's only been three weeks. There is still some tweaking that needs to be done with regards to the salt system but it won't stop us from being able to use the pool.
Now we need to put in sod, landscaping, stain the concrete - back to not knowing the color, and a few other things. Here is the finished product. The red flags are where they re-routed the sprinkler heads.
Well we have been pretty lucky with the weather all this time but I guess it finally caught up to us today - even though it hasn't rained yet today. We were scheduled to have the pool plastered today but it looks like it will be Monday now.
We know we shouldn't complain and we aren't really - we just got spoiled at how fast everything was going. We are so excited seeing it all come together, we just can't stand it! It's kinda like seeing the finish line and then someone moves it 20 yards...LOL
So nothing more to post this weekend and no pics on this post, can you believe?! Hopefully we will have wonderful pictures to post on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend all!!
So today was clean up day and prepare for the pre-plaster inspection. I gotta say I was ready to come home and not see the all of the left over junk that came along with getting the pool put in but I wasn't even remotely prepared for what I came home to!
Of course, they cleaned up the "junk" but they also leveled the ground around the pool where they had dug for the plumbing and the pool area. We were all prepared to do that after the fact. We were also prepared to have the swing set moved because it was too close to the pool for my liking... They moved the swing set too!!! I couldn't believe!! Oh and my fence is back up!! Now that's a sure sign the installation is almost complete. Today - by the way - is week #2!!!!
I have really been amazed at all of the work that has been completed in the rain. I really figured that the rain would slow us down but it seems to have only picked up speed. Today they ran the gas lines, put in the tile and have almost finished laying the flagstone. Of course I took pictures but its been raining so the color might be a bit off and I had to take the pictures inside - sugar melts you know! I do know that I need to clean my windows - and I can say that because no one is really reading this blog! LOL
Below are the pictures and I think it is going to look wonderful once it is all done!
Summer in Texas is usually just - hot! Yesterday they sprayed the gunite and when I came home I did as instructed and watered it so it would not dry out. What happened? It rained most of the night and into the morning. So we figured no work would get done on the pool. In fact since the gunite was completed a day early we figured the rain just put us back on schedule. Right? No! They came out and completed all of the electrical work today - even in the rain! I always thought rain and electricity never mixed but they said they could do it - no problem. So - electrical is now done! They even cleaned off the driveway where the mud/dirt was tracked.
I gotta say it's crazy how fast this is going. Tomorrow it will be one week since the hole was dug. Just one week and we already have the gunite in, electrical done and past our first inspection. Wow!
The round silver thing in the back wall of the pool is the LED light! Can't wait to see it at night!!
Man these guys at Venture move fast! We just had the hole dug on Thursday of last week. Today we past our first inspection and since the inspection was done so early today they decided to go ahead and spray the gunite which we thought was happening tomorrow. We are really starting to look like a pool!!
We went to the Venture Pool Showroom today and picked out our coping and tile. We went with the Oklahoma Flagstone for the coping and a wide variation stone tile. Once we get the concrete stained I think the flagstone, tile and stain will all look great together. Monday is an inspection and I think Tuesday they spray the gunite.
We are suppose to have steps going into the pool... Looking a how the rebar was done we can't tell... Tomorrow we go and select the flagstone, coping and concrete and will ask then. We are certain it is because we have never built a pool before and are not sure what to expect! LOL
Just got a call from Jason at BBVA/Compass where we got the financing for the pool. He just wanted to see how things were going with the pool and if there was anything he could do. Really??!! I gotta say I am completely blown away by BBVA/Compass. Jason has been so nice and helpful! Frank and I have already decided that we will be moving banks. We have banked with another well known bank for many, many years and never have gotten a call just to see how things were going. Thank you - Jason and BBVA/Compass!