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all star rod
03-21-2012, 07:53 PM
I while back I posted about getting a pool.....well we decided to move forward with it. Man these construction a holes make a freaking mess. I told the dude we getting the pool from that my yard better be back to normal once the job is done....

One pic is of how it will look (minus the mountains in the back ground)....other is a pic of the phase it is in as of today. They did the gunite on Thursday...you have to wait at least 28 days. They should come next week to do the bricking, concrete and fence....

speckdaddy
03-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Nice

CajunSaint
03-21-2012, 07:55 PM
Man that looks GREAT!!! Go either with salt or ione SP?

mriguy
03-21-2012, 07:56 PM
Very nice ASR

all star rod
03-21-2012, 07:58 PM
salt....it seems that is what everyone is doing now....the pool guy said it was a little more but it will pay for itself in a few years plus a lot easier to maintain.

bluewing
03-21-2012, 07:59 PM
nice

FF_T_Warren
03-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Lol. Who did it? I used to work for the top of the line pool company in BR. All we did was gunite. Wish I was making your money. I worked for russell pools. We did alot of work in country club of la and high end neighborhoods. Of you need any help or advice let me know

CajunSaint
03-21-2012, 08:06 PM
salt....it seems that is what everyone is doing now....the pool guy said it was a little more but it will pay for itself in a few years plus a lot easier to maintain.

Yes it will!!!!

Unless your an idiot like me!!! I had shoulder surgery about 8 months ago and I back washed the pool and forgot to turn the pump back on :pissed::pissed:

The wife is still :pissed:

The pool looks great

all star rod
03-21-2012, 08:10 PM
FT we went with Brian Keith Pools. He is in Gonzales. He did 2-3 in my neighborhood. I got a few prices and he was the best bang for the buck. I could do without the hot tub but my wife wanted it. To me those freaking things are way over priced. However, like a good husband I gave in.

FF_T_Warren
03-21-2012, 08:12 PM
Yea no doubt. Like I said we did ccl and other high end neighborhoods. So I doubt they were very cheap. I worked on the maintenance end

FF_T_Warren
03-21-2012, 08:13 PM
But if u have a problem with it(which u will eventually) get with me. I can most likely fix it for you way cheaper than they'll charge

all star rod
03-21-2012, 08:20 PM
But if u have a problem with it(which u will eventually) get with me. I can most likely fix it for you way cheaper than they'll charge

I will keep that in mind......I know we have a warranty for a few years. The gunite is life time.

CajunSaint
03-21-2012, 08:23 PM
But if u have a problem with it(which u will eventually) get with me. I can most likely fix it for you way cheaper than they'll charge

FF do you come to Youngsville??

fishinpox
03-21-2012, 08:36 PM
Lol. Who did it? I used to work for the top of the line pool company in BR. All we did was gunite. Wish I was making your money. I worked for russell pools. We did alot of work in country club of la and high end neighborhoods. Of you need any help or advice let me know

Pm me your phone number I have a business opportunity for you

FF_T_Warren
03-21-2012, 08:38 PM
I will keep that in mind......I know we have a warranty for a few years. The gunite is life time.
That's crazy we resurfaced gunite a few times a year

FF_T_Warren
03-21-2012, 08:39 PM
FF do you come to Youngsville?? idk where that is but may be able to help

CajunSaint
03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
idk where that is but may be able to help
Lafayette Parish

CajunSaint
03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
Send me a PM

Red Devil
03-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Just replaced my liner and added a salt chlorinator. Water is awesome so far. Once you understand how to use the dang chlorinator, it's a breeze. I think with the hot tub however, you'll need to chlorinate more due to water temp. Enjoy the new pool.

SULPHITE
03-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Lookin good! We can have our roll tide parties there lol!

bjhooper82
03-21-2012, 09:07 PM
Hey ASR, what did you do with all the dirt? I just bought a few acres and need some..

all star rod
03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Bj the pool contractor hauled it off.

Red Devil
03-21-2012, 09:26 PM
Bj the pool contractor hauled it off.
You should have told him to knock some off the price of the pool. Dirt ain't cheap anymore.

bjhooper82
03-21-2012, 09:39 PM
Bj the pool contractor hauled it off.

Damn!! OK, thanks..

ckinchen
03-21-2012, 09:52 PM
Looks good Renee, very nice.

adamsfence
03-22-2012, 08:25 AM
nice.....i worked for robin ewing pools in alexandria for like 2 years when i was younger. I was a service guy from anything from pumps to liners to leak detection. My wife wants a pool but after doing that for several years i'll have no part of it. they are very nice but they almost remind me of having a lab.......if you don't spend time with them or turn your head for a little while they get bad real quick.

all star rod
03-22-2012, 09:26 AM
You should have told him to knock some off the price of the pool. Dirt ain't cheap anymore.



Really, I never thought about the dirt since I do not have any place to store it since I live in a subdivision. Good point, I am sure he got some $ for it. However, I did wheel and deal with him for two weeks. He threw in the fence and the cool crete.

all star rod
03-22-2012, 09:27 AM
Lookin good! We can have our roll tide parties there lol!


X2....:D

all star rod
03-29-2012, 08:19 PM
Well they finished putting the bricks around the pool and hot tub. They plan on putting the concrete around the pool on Monday or TUES.....

fishinpox
03-29-2012, 09:28 PM
rene, you see those black bricks, those are burnt old bricks make sure your wife dont ruin her swim suit by sitting on one when its wet , it will stain your clothes ...just a heads up. pool looks sweet though im gonna come over n pee in it when you get it filled

Salty
03-29-2012, 09:57 PM
ASR, pool looks nice. Will you be able to add freeboard later?

Bluechip
03-29-2012, 10:29 PM
Looks nice dude......And now you can put your LSU friends on the black bricks....lol!!!

all star rod
03-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Looks nice dude......And now you can put your LSU friends on the black bricks....lol!!!

I already have W and chicken on my invitation list....:D

Bluechip
03-30-2012, 09:52 AM
I already have W and chicken on my invitation list....:D

Lol.....that's sweet!! Get a pic.

all star rod
03-30-2012, 09:58 AM
Lol.....that's sweet!! Get a pic.


W said he will be wearing his purple speedo and chicken a gold one....:puke:

Bluechip
03-30-2012, 10:42 AM
W said he will be wearing his purple speedo and chicken a gold one....:puke:

Lmao......you going to send them home with a skid mark on those speedos.....I'm not sure if I want to see those pics. I think a visual is enough for me haha...

W's will have Tiger Bait on the back of his.

swamp snorkler
04-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Lookin good

Big Flounder
04-12-2012, 10:07 AM
That looks sweet! I'm meeting with a builder and an ar****ect Friday for our new house! We hav a pool in the house plans but it is not that nice. We are going with salt and gunite too though.

Big Flounder
04-12-2012, 10:10 AM
That looks sweet! I'm meeting with a builder and an ar****ect Friday for our new house! We hav a pool in the house plans but it is not that nice. We are going with salt and gunite too though.

I don't know why it bleeped that out! Wasn't a cuss word. Maybe I spelled it wrong. The guy that is drawing my plans.

specksNdaSURF
04-12-2012, 01:54 PM
X2....:D
:rotfl:

all star rod
04-13-2012, 06:35 PM
Well tomorrow (SAT) they are putting the plaster on the pool and we can start to fill it with H2O. Next, I just need to get the pool builder to get my freaking back yard back to normal..I swear, contractors are some freaking PIGS...:pissed::pissed: If not for my wife, I would of cursed out all of them for the mess they leave. Each time one comes the mess get worse and it does not get picked up til it is done. He better come by on MONDAY to clean up and level things, I am ready to get my back yard back...:work: After that, the only thing left is for them to spray the cool-crete on the slab next week. Pool guy says wait at least one week for the slab to cure.

mriguy
04-13-2012, 06:53 PM
It's going to be really nice Renee

fishinpox
04-13-2012, 07:37 PM
I make a my subs sign cleaning contracts, if I show up on the job after the day is over n it's a mess they have untill 7 am to clean it up or take a 200.00 cleaning fee out of their pay

all star rod
04-13-2012, 07:42 PM
I make a my subs sign cleaning contracts, if I show up on the job after the day is over n it's a mess they have untill 7 am to clean it up or take a 200.00 cleaning fee out of their pay

I am sure he does somthing like that. However, he does not clean up til the job is done. I am just ready to get my back yard to normal. I actually miss cutting grass...:cool:

all star rod
04-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Plaster done and filling up pool and then hot tub....

Red Devil
04-14-2012, 05:59 PM
That's bad to the bone!

weedeater
04-14-2012, 07:17 PM
I make a my subs sign cleaning contracts, if I show up on the job after the day is over n it's a mess they have untill 7 am to clean it up or take a 200.00 cleaning fee out of their pay
This is a great idea, I will be starting a new house soon and will have to write something like this up.

Bluechip
04-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Looks nice dude...

all star rod
04-14-2012, 10:38 PM
hoping to invite ClubW for a Pool Party......

meaux fishing
04-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Looking good

fishinpox
04-15-2012, 12:57 AM
This is a great idea, I will be starting a new house soon and will have to write something like this up.

Pm me your email addy n I'll send you all of my subcontractor agreements , cleanings policy, ect . I'll send you a blank spreadsheet also to keep track of you budget

Salty
04-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Lookin' good, ASR.

Lake Chuck Duck
04-18-2012, 11:43 AM
Plaster done and filling up pool and then hot tub....
So is it done? Got a finished pic?

Samarai
04-19-2012, 09:04 AM
It does look nice. Im waiting for my kids to grow up to get rid of mine. They get all the joy out of it and I have to perform all the maintenance.