Friday, April 30, 2010
New Pool Surface, New Roof
Our pool is now filled after resurfacing. We are on a well and we started filling at 2 p.m yesterday and it was filled at 7 am this morning. We calculated we have approximately 15,200 gallons of water in the pool. I guess we have a really good well. Oh, and in this part of Florida, the water comes out of the ground at 72 degrees F, nice and warm. Once the pool is filled, refilling won't be necessary as long as the chemicals are kept in balance. After one month of using chlorine, we will switch to a salt filter system which is less expensive and easier to maintain.
Of course the pump doesn't work so now we have to do repairs on that. Isn't that the way it goes. But the pool does look much better than it did before. I guess we won't be redoing the deck surface surrounding the pool for quite some time. We'll fill the cracks in the surface and give it a good cleaning.
Oops, pump guy just came, the pump does work, yippee! I guess we had to turn it on to get it to work. Gary said he did, but it must have been too early in the morning. Thanks to Veteran's Pool Service and Repair for coming out so quickly and for their patience with newbie pool people like us.
Here the guys are putting on the white with blue speckled diamond brite coating. We chose the blue color. The dark color showing in the pool is the bond surface applied before the final coat of the diamond brite coating. If you live in Citrus County Florida and want your pool resurfaced, call Greg's Marcite, it's a local family run business and they did a super job.
Here's a shot of our new roof; it's a tan/beige color. We had the loquat trees up against the house taken out as they were planted too close to the home and are messy trees dropping fruit everywhere and large leaves in the gutters. I really hate to take trees out but these also went to the wood turner so he could try his handiwork on that type of wood.
The before photo of our home was taken a month ago, look at the difference in the trees that have leafed out. We're still deciding on the house color. If you notice the left front of the house is now a tan gold color, we have one more color to try more tan with less gold. The trim will be a charcoal gray. If you need your roof done we recommend Above It All Roofing. They were on time, thorough, cleaned up all the debris and did a good job. They also filled out a hurricane mitigation form which reduced our home insurance costs. Comments and suggestions are welcome.