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    Jelly bean or rectangle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
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    Damn, bro. That's a big pool and a big yard (for Las Vegas). No wonder my water bill is so high!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Good Friday, indeed.

    Holy cow. Where are you going to get the water to fill THAT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Holy cow. Where are you going to get the water to fill THAT?
    Weird choice of word to emphaize. I would have gone with the emphasis on "FILL", but that's just me.

    In related news, it looks like Dwight and I are in a race:





    I'd say with my head start we're sure to win, but mine is semi owner-build, so it's going a bit slow.


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    Didn't get the 12 person spa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Weird choice of word to emphaize. I would have gone with the emphasis on "FILL", but that's just me.
    Fair enough.

    It's an inside joke between Dwight and me. I am sure he will get it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    In related news, it looks like Dwight and I are in a race:

    I'd say with my head start we're sure to win, but mine is semi owner-build, so it's going a bit slow.
    Wow. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Wow. Nice.
    Not as long as Dwight's, but a bit wider. That matters, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Not as long as Dwight's, but a bit wider. That matters, right?
    So I hear.
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    Even if you had the nicest pool in Las Vegas, or surrounding environs, you would still be living in Las Vegas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    Even if you had the nicest pool in Las Vegas, or surrounding environs, you would still be living in Las Vegas...
    But what is you had the nicest house in Las Vegas? Would you still be living in Las Vegas then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I think I see the confusion. You guys are thinking the pool is a rectangle with the deep end between two shallow ends, ya? I guess maybe everybody missed where I said it would be L-shaped?

    Here's a rudimentary, not-to-scale sketch.

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    We would add a raised spa in a location still TBD, and somewhere near the deep end we would probably notch out a spot for a grotto with a rock waterfall/diving platform that could be built a few years down the line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    That plan would work well and I'd definitely prefer it over my current pool. I also wouldn't have the space in my backyard to make it work. But if you have the space and cash to do it, go for it.
    So we tried every which way to fit an L-shaped pool. In the end, it was just taking up too much of the yard. It wouldn't fit behind the house, and it was taking up pretty much the entire side yard, which would force us to choose between a basketball court and a lawn. And I didn't want to reduce the court to a hoop with a 20'x20' pad, so we decided to go with a rectangle behind the house.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Our lot is such that we have about 30' from our house to our back wall along the full length of the house. That opens to a nice-sized side yard. In total we have just under a third of an acre, and our house is placed nicely in the front west corner. We should be able to fit this in the rear east corner of the lot and still have room for a half-court basketball court, trampoline, and swingset on that side of the house.

    See above. We needed another 10' to the east to make this work without cramming stuff in.


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    It's nice to see that you're finally ripping out all that turf that you put back there last summer.
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    The turf is staying, bro!
    Whoops. The pool is now where the turf was. But don't worry, we'll contribute to the drought with some turf over in the side yard. (But relax, we'll make up for it by removing the turf in our front yard and replacing with xeriscape.)

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    Even if you hadthe nicest pool in Las Vegas, or surrounding environs, you would still be living in Las Vegas...
    Unless you were living in the surrounding environs, of course. In that case you would not be living in Las Vegas. I understand why some many wouldn't want to live in Vegas. Just like I'm sure you can understand why many people wouldn't want to live in northern Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post


    Looks kind of dangerous - lots of opportunity to get scraped up while swimming.
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    i like vegas. my degenerate tendencies would definitely take over if i lived there, but i would give it a shot
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    It has been slow going, but we finally have tile and the makings of a slide.

    Looking like we’re not going to be ready in time for a Memorial Day bash.




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    Is the hot tub going to be deep with those steep angled walls?

    You doing the tile work - like you did before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    It has been slow going, but we finally have tile and the makings of a slide.

    Looking like we’re not going to be ready in time for a Memorial Day bash.




    Nice work. You’re still winning. They were supposed to shoot this last week but no one ever showed up.




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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Is the hot tub going to be deep with those steep angled walls?

    You doing the tile work - like you did before?
    Nah. These days I’m better off in the money department (Thanks, Trump!) but worse off in the free time department. That’s not to say I won’t still weekend warrior some home-improvement projects, but this wasn’t really something I could fit into my schedule.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Nice work. You’re still winning. They were supposed to shoot this last week but no one ever showed up.

    Yeah that has happened to us a lot. If we don’t pester the contractor, they don’t come. If we complain a little, they send a guy over to tinker around. If we raise hell, they get a crew here and get some stuff done. We’re trying to balance the fine line of being squeaky enough to get oil, but not so squeaky that they tune us out completely.
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    We got home from a week on Lake Powell earlier this week to discover that they had installed the tile on our accent wall.



    Too bad it isn’t the tile that we selected.

    Oops.


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    Aw man. That super sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    We got home from a week on Lake Powell earlier this week to discover that they had installed the tile on our accent wall.



    Too bad it isn’t the tile that we selected.

    Oops.


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    Ouch. I like the tile actually, just not with the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    We got home from a week on Lake Powell earlier this week to discover that they had installed the tile on our accent wall.



    Too bad it isn’t the tile that we selected.

    Oops.


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    So...are they going to rip it out and put in the correct stuff? I'd make them, and at no cost to me. Too permanent, and expensive, to not have it done right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    So...are they going to rip it out and put in the correct stuff? I'd make them, and at no cost to me. Too permanent, and expensive, to not have it done right.

    Of course that is option A. Alternatively, the builder will probably offer an option to keep that tile at no charge to DS or at a steeply reduced rate. I don't know how close this tile is to what they ordered, but if it were close, and it were going to be $3-4k in savings, I'd probably consider that option.
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    Water finally going into the pool.



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    Congrats! Not you're only 30 days from swimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Congrats! Not you're only 30 days from swimming.
    14! Should be ready just in time for 4th of July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post

    Of course that is option A. Alternatively, the builder will probably offer an option to keep that tile at no charge to DS or at a steeply reduced rate. I don't know how close this tile is to what they ordered, but if it were close, and it were going to be $3-4k in savings, I'd probably consider that option.
    If that's an option, I agree completely. But if there are no concessions, then I would make them pull it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    14! Should be ready just in time for 4th of July.
    if there’s water why you have to wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    if there’s water why you have to wait
    The quartz/plaster has to cure. If you get in before it has fully hardened, it will flake out. But that doesn't take 14 days. It takes 3-4. However, pool can't be heated for 10 days after that. So we can actually start swimming this weekend in the cold water, but it might be a few days before it is warm enough to be comfortable. Personally, I love a cold pool when it's hot outside.
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    Looks great! Your kids will love having a slide.

    I wish we had incorporated a water feature into ours. There was going to be a short retaining wall on one end that I hoped to make into a waterfall into the pool, but I balked on the cost.
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