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Neeley Project

Neeley Project

It is nice when we get the call for a project like this because we can give the pool a complete update. In general, this pool needed a basic update to the tile and plaster- the existing bullnose brick was in good shape and we were able to salvage it. The only thing we did do to the brick was clean it and remove all the scale build up from it. Most of the buildup was on the spillway and came off easily with our bead blaster. The customer selected a nice natural tile that worked really well with the new Tahoe blue mini pebble finish. We also made some upgrades to the pool electrical, plumbing, and cleaning system. We installed a new timer box to control the main pump and the new booster pump, and the timer came equipped with built in freeze protection. On the electrical end we also fixed the pool light. We had to dig a trench to the pool light and in doing so discovered that the light conduit had been cut and the wires were exposed and semi-wrapped with electrical tape, which is why the light would not work. Also, had we not discovered this, the pool light was putting the customer into a dangerous spot because it was not bonded or grounded to a GFCI. We got a new conduit run for the light and installed a new switch and the light that had not worked for a long time is now working. We also reconfigured the pool plumbing at the pool equipment so that the customer could enjoy a pool sweep that worked off water pressure instead of water suction. With this style cleaner in place, the customer can now use the water pressure from his pool sweep to clean his pool. Mechanically this pool is now in great shape and cosmetically it looks fantastic and the customer was ecstatic!

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Ramon Project

Ramon Project

This customer had a pool that needed some cosmetic improvements as well as some mechanical changes. Mechanically, we converted the pool over from a manual style remote control to an automated remote system that can allow the customer to control all the pool functions from a small wireless remote controller. We added not just the new automated controller, but we also updated his heating system and installed a propane tank in ground because the neighborhood was not plumbed with natural gas. We also fixed his lights and we added a new filtration system with new circulation pumps. What was once a pool that required a lot of “hands on” operations is now simple and easy to control and program. Cosmetically, we added a little more deck spa (about 200 square feet) and then we did a classic texture overlay to the existing deck. We also updated the expansion drain on the house side of the pool and we replaced the tile, coping and plaster so that the pool would look natural. I have to give it to the customer for choosing a great tile. This was a new tile introduced by Mastertile that worked seamlessly with the flagstone. What was once just a plain old pool with little appeal, is now a source for fun and relaxation for the customer. Pool and turned out great and the customer was happy!
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Wealot Project

Wealot Project

This customer had a request that a water feature be added to the pool along with new tile, coping, and plaster. The coping could only be added if we removed the cantilever edge off the deck, so we used a saw cutter to remove the edge and then we added a thick Oklahoma flagstone with a nice natural 1-inch tile for the water line. The 1-inch tiles worked a lot better around the radius of the pool where the old 6-inch tile had to be cut several times to wrap it around the radius of the pool bond beam. We did not have to plumb/run a new suction line for the water fall. We formed the water fall out of cinderblock and veneered it with Oklahoma flagstone and inlaid two jandy sheer descents and plumbed the waterfalls off the pool return and we would up having perfect water flow to both the pool and the waterfalls with no back pressure. We also removed and reset the pool equipment and added a new chlorinator and new diverter valves. The equipment and the pool and the water feature turned out fantastic and the customer was very pleased!  
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Bowman Job

Bowman Job

When the customer contacted me, they expressed that they would like a water feature and also stated that they would like a tanning shelf. After examining the pool, I noticed it had a cantilever edge and did not have any coping. To maximize the look of the pool I proposed that we do several things. First, we removed the cantilever edge of the pool and replaced with a thick Oklahoma flagstone. Second, I recommended a 1-inch tile due to the free form of the pool. Third, I added steel to the entrance of the pool and to the waterfall side of the pool, as well as adding a whole new entrance with a tanning ledge that was veneered in flagstone to match the coping. I also reconfigured their main steps and added a new love set so that they could sit under the waterfalls. The love seat was veneered with flagstone as well. Fourth, I added a water feature with its own intake and return lines so the customer could run the waterfalls independent of the main pool pump. Finally, I replaced the diving board, and I replastered the pool with a Tahoe blue mini pebble plaster by Stonescapes. Overall, these repairs changed the entire look and feel of the pool, making it much more elegant and inviting. The customers were very pleased with the result. Baron Purselley
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Christianson Job

Christianson Job

When I first saw this pool, at first glance it was very plain. The tile and plaster were dated, and the spa was very noisy. I suggested to the customers that they go back with a softer coping and that they use a natural tile that came in 1-inch and 6-inch sizes, so that we could use the 1-inch tile on the outside of the spa and the 6-inch tile on the pool and spa waterlines. Also, we rebuilt the spa so that the front wall was filled in, as well as added a spill edge so that the spillway on the spa would cascade off the spa wall. We took advantage of this large pools surface area and went back with a beautiful Tahoe Blue mini pebble plaster by Stonescapes, which came out great. There is quite a difference between what the pool looked like before and what it looks like after. It is much more relaxing and inviting, and the customers were very happy! Baron Purselley
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