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Making pool selections

Today I visited Cody Pools to make my selections for our soon-to-be new swimming pool and I'm very excited about what I've picked out. The flagstone sample below is what we'll go with bordering the entire pool and spa, and it's called Oklahoma Chocolate Golden. Now to an Okie girl, this name sounded exactly perfect. I tend to get hung up on things like names and numbers. Example, when we were moving to Texas, I knew I didn't want to live in Pflugerville, simply because I didn't like the name. While house hunting, there's no way I would buy a home on Cluck Creek Parkway either. Above, the shiny tile square is going to be the single row below the flagstone, that will go around the pool and spa. It doesn't have a name, but a number. The hardest choice for me was this little triangle piece, the Pebble Sheen or Pebble Tec, that will cover the entire surface of the pool where the water goes. I initially had a beige color chosen, but Dub told me that that was the only one he did not like. He said the beige tones makes the water appear green. I like green. But maybe not green water. I decided I would rather go with a deep blue oasis look, and chose the Pebble Sheen color called Turtle Bay, with Christopher in mind (and Spud).
This Indian Wheat (above) is my choice for the Sun Deck, which will be gentle on the feet, compared to our wood deck that is going to be taken out. (We'll still have the larger wood deck for the table area.) This taupe tone was an easy choice, as some of the other options were too white or too pink or peach. This took two seconds to pick.
Here's an example (above) of a pool that will have my Indian Wheat decking and Oklahoma Chocolate Golden flagstone.
Here, above, you'll see what the wall around the spa and the far side of the pool will be made from. It's going to look so pretty. It's called Oklahoma Chocolate Caramel--which goes nicely with the O. C. Golden flagstone.
We'll have some big rocks and boulders too, similar to these. Our swimming pool water will appear darker than this one above. I also made the decision to increase the depth of the pool from 6 feet to 6.5 feet. They'll start on our pool on Thursday, by painting on the dirt where everything will go. We will need to have a huge oak tree removed tomorrow. The removal cost of this huge tree is $1,200. That's a lot for digging up a tree, don't you think? Since I'll be giving updates on the pool, I'll start a new label for this subject because you can be sure that I'll be preoccupied with it over the next couple of months. This has been a long awaited dream that's now coming true and we are all so thrilled!

Comments

Julie V. said…
Fun! It will be an oasis right outside your door.
Lonna said…
That seems like more decisions than I would have thought you would have to make right away. But I like where it is going. Bring on the pool, and out with the tree. I am not surprised by your choice in the names of the products, as soon as I read the first one I thought for sure you choose it thinking of the name. You are going to have a great summer ahead of you.
Brinley V. said…
that is sooooooooo fun sounding! It would be fun to see it when its done! You are going to have a great time with your pool as soon as its done! you'll also probably have a great time with it in the summer!
Awesome, your pool will be so nice! I like your choices.
Madison said…
Those selections look great. Hopefully I'll be able to see the completed product this summer...
Madison said…
Ha, I love how Brinley finished every sentence with an exclamation mark. :D
Virginia Texans said…
I'm sure it will be so beautiful! You guys are going to have so much fun in the summer!
Robin said…
I don't think I would have known what to do with all those choices. I know you'll be ecstatic with the finished product.
The Roberts said…
Kelly, this must be very exciting for you. It is still my dream to be putting a pool in my back yard some day!
Anonymous said…
I know this was posted a long time ago but could you post a pic of your pool finished? I am having to make these decisions and would love to see what turtle bay looks like.

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