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  1. Melloyellovector

    Melloyellovector Well-Known Member

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    Laguna Niguel project we just finished last week.
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    riverbrian Chloe's Dad

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    That’s beautiful!
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Stunningly beautiful.

     
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    Look up black or norway spruce.
     
  5. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    That is bad ass!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Melloyellovector Well-Known Member

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    Yours is soon :cool:, waiting on permits. Never would of guessed they weren’t over the counter out there.
     
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    Just curious. My buddy started his pool build last week. They dug up a AT&T line that they didn't know was there. They say there was a easement in the back of the property. The home was built in the 60's. Who is on the hook for the repairs and relocating the line. They called dig alert but not sure they go on private property or the back yard.
     
  9. Melloyellovector

    Melloyellovector Well-Known Member

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    If dig alert went out then owner and builder are good. That’s usually the benefit of calling dig alert, it’s free and they take responsibility with utilities.

    That is, If they truly did go, there would be different paint colors all over yard front and back marking what’s where.

    If there was an easement that would (should) have been noted by city on plans when submitted.
    As a builder if I called dig alert, owner didn’t know anything about easement, city didn’t know, and nothing marked anywhere. Then att would be told to suck it.

    Edit: and yes dig alert does residential, and usually wants Pool layed out and or plans in back yard to know what’s where. And they absolutely go in backyards
    Edit #2 lol, if easement was noted and they dug in that area ignoring, then owner ultimately will be liable to Att and or who ever does the repairs, and owner would then have to go after who ever did it and or gave the direction to do it.
     
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    WhatExit? Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful design and execution. It's perfection highlights the drawbacks of Kalifornia living: Having neighbors right on top of your property in 2-story homes that can easily look into your entire backyard. What a shame
     
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    Bobby V Well-Known Member

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    CA isn't the only state with 2 story homes...lol
     
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    Thanks. My buddy just bought the house. He didn't know about the easement or wire in his backyard. The neighbor lady that has been there for 30 years came over and told him about it after they found it. I will ask him more when I see him on Friday.
     
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    Melloyellovector Well-Known Member

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    And all the homes up there are 2million +, zero privacy.
    But hey small price to pay with a couple neighbors that can see you versus the 100s he looks down into, lol

    Honestly this dude is a major player in construction/development in Chicago. This is just one of his “California vacation homes “ his Chicago house is the size of a resort, with more then enough privacy. :D
    Iv built quite a few projects for this family, they are great people
     
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    Tim came by the house today, my wife and I decided to pull the trigger and build a pool. I’m going to have the demo done myself and have Tim and his crew work their Magic! Here’s a couple renderings I had done when the plans were developed

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    looks very nice
     
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    Hammer Well-Known Member

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    riverbrian Chloe's Dad

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    Hoping for an exciting Monday!
     
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    That is totally beautiful, but holy crap! I thought my neighbors were close....I'd feel I was standing in my neighbors kitchen with that yard! What's up with the 3' walls? zero privacy. Guess there's not going to be much playboy mansion style pool parties.
     
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    Lol, they’re close. But Iv seen wayyyyyy worse especially in OC. There is about 20ft between side neighbors, and ones down below are actually about 100ft from back wall.
    The pony walls w glass is an HOA fancy bitch don’t F with anyone’s view thing.
    The bad thing is yes everyone can see your party’s and what going down, the good thing is You can see everyone’s party’s and what’s going down. :D
    It’s laguna I don’t think there’s a neighbor on that street I wouldn’t mind seeing naked, lol
     
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    At Mellowyellowvector, beautiful work....

    Not to hijack the thread, but can you recommend a pool guy for some minor repairs (lights/electrical). I'm in north OC (Seal Beach).
     
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    Nice Mellow, I like the different variety of types of builds you've done. Your crazy doing commercial work :)
     
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  23. Melloyellovector

    Melloyellovector Well-Known Member

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    Yes text me info I can send one of my guys to do as a side job - no problem
    9098437172 Tim
     
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    Should be starting a casino soon 50ft fountains, YMCA next week I love me some commercial jobs
     
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    Villa park project we finished up recently. Been waiting on patio guys to finish so I could take good pics ( not my guys doing patios ) So took what I could today
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    Little commercial job ymca work - play pool cracked in half, bad soil condtions not accounted for by orig builder.
    We cut this sucker in half, and re building it :D

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    164F4A3B-B24C-4F6B-A83B-EC180D498F0C.jpeg E866438C-0480-422E-9874-FC8E964AAAF7.jpeg YMCA was finished and enjoyed by many for Memorial Day weekend
     
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    I always forward to these updates. Awesome builds
     
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    Would love to put a pool in the new house but scared of the costs lol , looking at the pics an u guys do an awesome job
     
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    wsuwrhr The Masheenest

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    Costs all depends on what you want and reality.
    Can be as low as 30k range on up well above 300k
    Most average Pool and spas w normal upgrades are 50k range. Usually what drives up cost from there is amount of deck, Bbq’s, fire pits, fireplaces, walls, cabanas, landscape etc...
     
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    Now I’m scared to see what julian comes up with. I had a lot of wants. Lol.


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    He used the phrase “let’s just design your dream backyard and then we can scale it back from there”.

    I told him I thought a swim up bar would be bad ass.


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    Lol. Wanted a swim up bar. It’s gonna have to be added later.


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    Let me get the kitchen and my garage done first then we can talk lol
     
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    Oh and the boat finished lol got to get my priorities straight lol
     
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    Mellow, that's some pretty impressive work for you do my hats off to you.

    I'm working on some basic designs my backyard at the new Las Vegas house looking to put in a reasonably large rock grotto like the TV show Insane pools, all natural stone. Although not too crazy!

    if you look out the back of my house it's the red rock mountains, so I'm trying to re-create that general color of stone for the entire width of the pool along my rear property line. then of course the rock grotto overhanging the spa so you don't get cooked in the afternoon sun.

    I've got a great pool contractor I've used in the past, can't beat his price but I know doing this rock work with grotto etc. are going to be beyond his scope.

    Wonder if you happen to know anybody in the Las Vegas valley that does that type of HD stone/rock work.

    we're looking at sometime next year.
     
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    Here we go again....:)
     
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    Who is the builder and does he have a "rock guy"?
     
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    Isn’t moody the Vegas rock guy? Idk
    If he’s the same one that was trying to help Steve he seemed pretty knowledgeable w rockwork. Not sure about real rock.
    I know Ozzie Kraft does some very nice rock Pools in Vegas area.
    The challenge is real rock. Very limited w guys that can do right and make it look natural. We’re doing one right now in Glendora. With a 60 long waterpark slide. I’ll post pics soon.
    My rock guys are from glendora area and don’t travel, sorry
     
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    Beyond happy with Tims guys and their work!!! Done deal. Time to go swimming. Next up. Landscaping

    Thanks Tim!


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    That looks great, and refreshing


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    The wireless interface is great!! Thanks

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    Hammer, looks great, Tim as usual is over the top.

    But can I get away with, look at Hammy all grown up. Nice Job guys!
     
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    Lol, nice, hit lights, and then hit sync. It will make light all same color. :D
     
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    IMG_2275.JPG How about this in Bali all travertine.
     
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    This is the real rock one we’re working on in Glendora. Hard to tell from pics. But those rocks are nearly 9ft tall above top pool ( about 15ft from top of rocks to lower play pool ) Top Pool entire depth is over 8ft so they can jump off rocks into pool. Top Pool is vanishing edge into lower play pool. And there is a commercial water park slide that is 60ft or something like that going from up behind rocks and dropping into the lower play pool. Pics at this point really don’t do this thing justice, it is hug. The upper pool is nearly the size of an average backyard pool 932A3F72-2155-4F22-8D45-E11AFF0EB527.jpeg 3B779684-3030-4581-891A-A844B1A43C7B.jpeg
     
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    IMG_2276.JPG That Glendora pool is fabulous.

    This additional pix shows the upper pool abou 3' deep at Anaya in Bali. They were women sitting on the edge all day it peers to be a social media take my picture spot
     

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