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    Would you do rocks again???

    If you were to do your build over again - would you have natural rocks that drop into the waterline?

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    Re: Would you do it again???

    I just finished my pool - and my rocks are under the waterline. I wouldn't want it any other way. Have you seen a pool where the rocks are just installed on the top? I hate to say it, but it sometimes looks like an afterthought. Personally I love the look of the rocks coming up out of the water. If you are going to spend that much money adding rocks - you are going to want them to look like part of the pool and not just sat on top. NOW - other people may not notice things like that - but I have researched and drooled over so many pictures, I would notice it. (at least on my pool)

    Now, it is YOUR pool. If you like the look of it, go for it! I promise when you have a big pool party all the people swimming in your pool - not one is going to come to you and say, dude - your rocks aren't in the water!
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    Re: Would you do it again???

    I only have about 6'. A few weeks ago I had my first algae spots in 3 years and that is where they showed up. So, I am a little biased right now. But, they have been, and are now, completely algae free and troublefree for 3 years. So, as long as you keep your chlorine level at target level at all times it will be fine and they will stay clean.
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    Re: Would you do rocks again???

    I have them under the water lien and agree with Sunbaby. The look is much different that way.
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    Re: Would you do rocks again???

    Has anyone ever had trouble with getting algae on the rock waterfalls? I didn't know if they attracted algae or not.
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    Re: Would you do rocks again???

    I don't know about algae, but my neighbor's rock waterfall is covered on calcium deposits and is eroding badly from the salt water in the pool.
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    Re: Would you do rocks again???

    the calcium deposts the develp over time are the biggest downside at least IMO. It sticks out like a sore thumb and not all that easy to get off because the rock surface is not smooth. They do look awesome though.
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    Re: Would you do rocks again???

    No issues with algae in my waterfall or calcium deposits.
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