Slidell pool remodel
Here is a job completed in 2014. It was a very large pool built very poorly. The saying you get what you pay for is a huge understatement for this backyard. Things wrong with the pool and yard are the pool only had one skimmer on this large pool. The top step was the smallest step ever and you had to turn your foot sideways to try to get into the pool. The pool had no bench seating, undersized plumbing pipes and leaking pool returns. The worst part is there was a small strip of plastic drain by the owners porch that connected to the pool deck. That drain just went into the dirt so the water could not go anywhere.
Challenge of the renovation:
First the front ditch was only about 8″ lower than the rear yard and the run was 200′. We determined to run 6″ drainage to the ditch. Also, the owners front yard was always mushy when he cut grass even with no rain for a long time. We ran a separate 4″ drain line to get the water to the ditch in his front yard. The 6″ line that went to the rear, we would create a custom 8″ wide travertine drain that would tie into the 6″. We also put a couple of 9″ deck boxes in the yard. The next issue was the leaking pipes and the only one old skimmer. So we jack hammered the old one out and jack hammered the pool beam and put a second skimmer so that both would be brand new with no issues. We also jack hammered new holes in for new and more pool returns. I then re-plumbed the pool with new filter and a heat/cool heat pump. We also busted in a Polaris pool cleaner line and placed a booster pump to make it easier on the owner. Next we built a new set of steps and a large bench going across the width of the pool. In order to put in new skimmers and returns we had to demo the old concrete deck. So we had to bring in limestone and compact a new bed. The coping we put on 12″X24″ tumbled travertine and we installed a new ceramic pool tile. For the deck we did a french pattern travertine on the limestone bed and did the same on the large porch area and in the middle is where we put the new custom drain. Lastly, we plastered the pool with a white plaster and installed a colored LED pool light. Check out the old photos, especially his old porch that always held water even after no rain for over a month. It was sad but he kept rubber boots by his back door to get to the pool or rear yard. This was an unbelievable transformation. You be the judge!