Salt Water Generator Pool Recommendations

For the below I want to acknowledge the tremendous amount of knowledge I gleaned from various web sites and forums across the Web. But foremost among these I have to say was TroubleFreePool.com. Of course every pool is a bit different, whether it be the equipment you are using or the construction of the pool … Continue reading Salt Water Generator Pool Recommendations

Fastlane Stained Stainless Steel handle – a small miracle

After a few months of going around with Endless Pools and the folks at DesJoyaux, the DesJoyaux folks hit upon a workaround if not a solution for my issue with the handle on my Fastlane turning a black color. As you can see from this “Before” picture the handle (and portions of the stainless steel … Continue reading Fastlane Stained Stainless Steel handle – a small miracle

2012 Home Renovations – Part 17 – More Deck Pour Prep

They say the devil is in the details and there are a whole lot of little details that are being dealt with both by the contractors and by Michelle and me. Final decisions have to be made for the color of the concrete and the way we want it cut – we’re doing a stamped … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 17 – More Deck Pour Prep

2012 Home Renovations – Part 13 – Backfill has begun Electrics have begun

The French Drain has been installed around the pool base and has been tied in (as far as I know) to that of the driveway retaining wall. It’s at this point that you realize exactly how much trust you have to have in your contractor and in the subcontractors. There is not a lot you … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 13 – Backfill has begun Electrics have begun

2012 Home Renovations – Part 10 – First round of cement pour completed

I took a picture of the signs for the principals on this project, DC Enclosures and DesJoyaux pools. The site is always organized, even in the midst of rain and the chaos that naturally accompanies any sort of renovation work. At the end of the day everything is wrapped up nicely. Tarps are in place … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 10 – First round of cement pour completed

2012 Home Renovations – Part 07 – The major part of the Pool dig is done

In the morning we met with Rich (DC Enclosures) and discussed what we were going to do with the dirt being pulled out of the back yard. Much of it will go into leveling our driveway to make the top portion a bit handier for people who visit. Typically, anybody who parked in the “turnaround … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 07 – The major part of the Pool dig is done

2012 Home Renovations – Part 01 The Project – Pool, Lanai, Driveway, Retaining walls

A few months ago, while visiting relatives in Florida, Michelle went out to take in the neighborhood. She came back from this not just a little excited and told me that they’d found a house that was in foreclosure and that I should come and take a look-see. The house was nicely appointed (what we … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 01 The Project – Pool, Lanai, Driveway, Retaining walls