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    Do you have a rough estimation of final price?

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    Well I thought I'd update this thread. After a few months of research and considerations we opted for a Fiberglass pool versus cement and tile. A few reasons were price and ease of building. The pool dimensions will be 14m long, 4.5m wide and 1.2m deep in shallow end and 1.8m in deep end.



    Before Lumyai tree and Mango tree removal



    After.



    I got out my drone and did a view aerial before shots



    We also will use composite wood for our decking. I decided adding cement around the pool would be a huge heat sink. Having the deck allows a nice air gap underneath and will be easier on the feet. I looked at quite a few manufacturers and found this to be the best. I like that it is clamped down not nailed or screwed. You can easily remove one plank with no issues. It comes with a 20 year full warranty. I looked into Teakwood and it was significantly more in cost and requires a lot of upkeep unless you just want to let it go. We will be using the color by the Cell phone in the pic. Looks like stained Teak.

    We will start excavation around mid November. We will build the pool bar starting in a few weeks.

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    The composite deck can get very hot to bare feet. It is critical to make sure the base is level and the distance between the studs does not exceed maximum distance (critical, could lead to sagging problems in extreme heat). Make sure the composite planks are fastened on both sides on each stud. This part is very time consuming, but necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Few more pics with pool stairs added to rendering and some touch ups on deck lay out


    Sexy.

    But you better be particular about the upkeep of the pool facility. Don't be one of those white trash wankers who uses it for 2 years and then neglects it and then turns it into a festering mess. Hire a pool boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    The composite deck can get very hot to bare feet. It is critical to make sure the base is level and the distance between the studs does not exceed maximum distance (critical, could lead to sagging problems in extreme heat). Make sure the composite planks are fastened on both sides on each stud. This part is very time consuming, but necessary.
    Thanks Carl,
    Yeah we have the spacing identified and of course will have it all level. Just like installing any lifted deck. We will have small gaps separating each plank like I have built out of Redwood in the states to keep mold away and allow proper drainage. I have built many redwood decks but this will be my first composite material decking. I went and look at many around resorts over the last 6 months here in Thailand. They appear to work just fine and the upside is the no staining, sanding, water damage or bugs. We will see long term how it holds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    But you better be particular about the upkeep of the pool facility
    I grew up around pools and have had one basically all my life. Part of pool ownership is maintaining them. It's relaxing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Don't be one of those white trash wankers who uses it for 2 years and then neglects it and then turns it into a festering mess.
    I have only seen that on a few occasions my entire life and those were people who bought liner pools above ground. Most that drop good coin to have a nice pool area would not let that happen. But all else fails, This could end up being the fish pond I wanted......

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Hire a pool boy.
    Naaaah. I enjoy pool upkeep.

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    looking good jp

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    Good luck. I'm currently discovering the joys and pratfalls of pool ownership myself.


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    Humblebrag time!

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    Fuck no, I want to openly mock any pool-less peasants!

    Also they are genuinely a pain in the ass.

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    Everyone probably relishes one of those two points.

    I remember klondyke's set up looked pretty cool. But not in a a jppr 'cigar advert' kind of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Good luck. I'm currently discovering the joys and pratfalls of pool ownership myself.
    Oh pool ownership isn't for everyone that's for sure. They require maintenance but you make it what it is. For me its relaxing. If you keep your pool balanced its easy, keeping trees away that do not fill it with debris is key as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    keeping trees away that do not fill it with debris is key as well.
    Agreed...



    ...F$%k!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I remember klondyke's set up looked pretty cool. But not in a a jppr 'cigar advert' kind of way.
    Pools are usually built to fit in the space available and in many cases are a social centerpiece to relax and to Cyrille's note, have a cigar and of course a sip a good Bourbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Agreed...



    ...F$%k!
    Hahahaha. Oh. I have seen people have huge shade trees that drop leaves year round and their skimmer plugs up and without proper water flow the water grows algae at a rapid rate.

    I have cleared all trees out from mine and will have a few trees on the deck in pots and a few Fox Tail palms off behind it for that tropical look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Agreed...



    ...F$%k!
    For some reason I'm thinking:

    Beer.
    Few planks of wood at a 45 degree angle.
    The trail bikes.
    Evel Knievel stickers.
    The boys in a few years + house party.




    Could actually be a good father/son project if the mother is ever away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    For some reason I'm thinking:

    Beer.
    Few planks of wood at a 45 degree angle.
    The trail bikes.
    Evel Knievel stickers.
    The boys in a few years + house party.




    Could actually be a good father/son project if the mother is ever away.
    I couldn't or wouldn't possibly condone such reckless and potentially dangerous behaviour!

    All I'll say is...





    ...it would be a shame to waste such a conveniently placed balcony.

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    Oh man when my parents left. We had two 12 ft ladders. We would bring them out, lay a 212 piece of lumber in the top rung and we had an instant platform diving board. Its how we learned how to do back flips with twists. Then came the dare to do a one and half. Few accidents but no fatalities. My dad would come home and ask why the pool was a 1/4 empty. We always claimed evaporation..haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Oh man when my parents left. We had two 12 ft ladders. We would bring them out, lay a 212 piece of lumber in the top rung and we had an instant platform diving board. Its how we learned how to do back flips with twists. Then came the dare to do a one and half. Few accidents but no fatalities. My dad would come home and ask why the pool was a 1/4 empty. We always claimed evaporation..haha
    Those were the days my friend. Sounds like I grew up a lot like you. Water skiing in summer and snow skiing in winter would seal it. Lucky we were, that lifestyle is now gone.

    Oh from the age of 6 I would have been off that deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Those were the days my friend. Sounds like I grew up a lot like you. Water skiing in summer and snow skiing in winter would seal it. Lucky we were, that lifestyle is now gone.

    Oh from the age of 6 I would have been off that deck.
    Oh Yeah. Always doing water/ snow stuff. Surf on my lunch break in High School, snow ski at Squaw Valley or Kirkwood, Water Ski / Wakeboard at Shasta or Don Pedro.

    Great times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Oh pool ownership isn't for everyone that's for sure. They require maintenance but you make it what it is. For me its relaxing. If you keep your pool balanced its easy, keeping trees away that do not fill it with debris is key as well.
    It is kinda rewarding to keep a pool clean. I lived on a place with a big pool for a couple years. Spike it with chlorine and do a floc vac every couple weeks is all I did.

    I got stumped once with cloudy water. It was just high metallic content so I ran a solution through the filter. It sorta looks like someone on this thread has a case of the cloudys.

    If I was building from scratch id use a cartridge filter rather than a sand filter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Hire a pool boy.
    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Naaaah. I enjoy pool upkeep.
    Just hire a gardener mate... two birds with one stone and all that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Fuck no, I want to openly mock any pool-less peasants!

    Also they are genuinely a pain in the ass.
    Thats all fine and dendy being a pool bro. But if you dont use it, you are worse than the ones who dont have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Just hire a gardener mate... two birds with one stone and all that...
    I am the gardener ....

    I just can't pay people to do things I can do. I tried once but it bugged the hell out of me watching the guy trim the hedges while I sat. Plus I like being outdoors and staying active. It makes that cocktail at the end of the day taste so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PomMichael View Post
    Do you have a rough estimation of final price?
    Sorry I missed this Michael, No total yet. Still coordinating it all

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