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The BIG REVEAL!

We LOVE our new pool! There are a couple of problems that need to be fixed, so we're crossing our fingers that they get it done right, and soon, considering we have given them the final check for the balance of the pool, and we don't have any leverage.
Three of the waterfalls work. This is the main one and I like the natural look.
Below, here's the deep end waterfall, and it's flows nicely. The water sheer like this one, that flows into the shallow beach area, is the fall that is not working. It's frustrating, but hopefully they'll fix it soon. The fountain in the spa is blocked too.
Here's the small rock waterfall, which works just great.
It took about 18 hours to fill the pool and we practically watched it gallon by gallon. I stayed up all night long, making sure it didn't overflow.







We swim in it every day. Last night we went on a midnight swim and it was beautiful. The water temperature is perfect. I'm extremely thankful that we have our new pool! The not yet landscaped natural backyard for seven years was worth it, to be able to have our pool built this spring and have it all paid for, and not go into debt. This is the largest purchase we've ever made besides our three homes we've bought (and sold two). Hooray! I'm sure we'll be having plenty of parties here and a lot of fun as a family.

Comments

jennie w. said…
Suh-weeeet!!!
Happy The Man said…
As my son would say, "sick". I think that's a good thing...
Robin said…
It looks fabulous and so worth the wait!
Craignlisa said…
All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't blame you guys for swimming in it non-stop. I don't think I would have even changed out of my swimming suit! Congratulations!
Holly said…
Wow Kelly! It looks awesome! I can't wait to see it in person.
Lonna said…
That looks fantastic! I love that you stayed up all night drop by drop gallon by gallon, to make sure that it filled up all the way.

You are so fun. I am sure that you will have so much fun with the new perfect pool right out your backdoor.
I know that you will have some killer parties with that around.
Heidi said…
SO fun!! Looks great. Wish I could take a dip in it!
Cathleen said…
Looks so inviting! What a wonderful addition to your home. I sure hope they fix everything for you. It can be scary to have to rely on human decency when you have no other leverage. Hope it all works out. Do you have year round pool weather in TX? I've never been there and don't really know what your winter climate is like. Even so, it sounds like you'll make the most of it however long the season lasts.
Shana said…
Congratulations, Kelly. It's been so fun to watch the progress!
Michele said…
WOW!! It turned out great, how fun to be able to go for a swim without leaving home. It has been fun to watch the progress.
Láthspell said…
It's beautiful! Great stuff!
Desperado Mom said…
AWESOME!!! You guys are going to have so much fun!!
Jess said…
wow.. the pool is beautiful! :)
Maryanne said…
Awwwsummm! I love the finish of the bottom and sides....what is that? It looks like it would be really rough, but I assume it is smooth. I hope you get your issues fixed. I still have issues with mine 5 years later (I probably shouldn't tell you that!).
Kelly said…
Maryanne, the pool surface is called Pebble Sheen. It's got plaster beneath it, then tiny smooth pebbles pressed into it. It's not rough on the feet at all and doesn't seem to snag swimsuits either. The flagstone and moss rock on the other hand do.

I'm excited to report that Randy has been out today and has unclogged the water sheer above the beach area and it flows beautifully. The fountain in the spa is still weak and is clogged with splaster a bit, but the jets work fine. My fingers are still crossed, but I'm glad they're addressing the issues.
Kirks said…
Kelly-

Hey, that looks amazing! Oh, my gosh. It has been so awesome to see from the drawings to the real thing. Chris and I love every bit of it and think a pool like that would look perfect in our back part of our property. Hey, we will trade you some grass for a pool. K. Love it! Congrats and enjoy!
Julie V said…
That looks so beautiful, I am so excited for you!
~ Tina said…
FAB! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Love the color of the Pebble Sheen, and again compliment all your selections. The design of the waterfalls is so great too, just overall amazing! Don't know how I'll lure you to come visit me ???
Lisa said…
Kelly it looks fantastic! I love all the waterfalls! You guys did a great job with the design!
Bobbi said…
Wahoo--it's done and gorgeous! Congratulations! Enjoy.
Julie said…
Wow - it looks amazing!!! I know you'll enjoy every minute you spend by your pool and it will be great for many, many family/friend gatherings. And swimming at night was always my favorite when we had a pool in Arizona.
Brook said…
Kelly I'm so excited about the end result! It is so beautiful. I would live in my suit if I had that pool (and I wasn't 26 weeks prego)! Enjoy enjoy. I'm bookmarking this so that when it's time to build ours (in 15 years) I'll know exactly what to do!
That looks so awesome, Kelly! I'll be right over. ;-)

P.S. When is card camp again?!
Kellie said…
I've been meaning to check this for a week!! It looks great. Sorry about the little gliches. I'm sure it will all get worked out. It looks fantastic! Even better than I imagined.
Lee Delaney said…
I'm pretty sure you went for a lot of midnight swims and parties in this lovely pool. I hope it’s still as pretty as it was when you revealed those beautiful waterfalls to us. Take care of it, and you’ll have more years of fun here in your own water haven.

Lee Delanay @ PoolShop WA
Stella Hammond said…
The pool looks perfect. It does look like all those little problems were already fixed. Hooray for those parties you were planning to hold there! This will be an excellent venue for that. I’m sure your friends and family will have a blast in this wonderful oasis in your home.

Stella Hammond @ Palm City Pools

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