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    Our pool build so far

    Ok
    Thought I'd share our experience thus far. Need additional pic of the latest progress...we are close!....closer! Steps are in, concrete collar is poured as is the equipment pad.
    We have hired (the last) two weekends of day laborer from two kids...(to us) for 10 & 15 dollars a piece.
    This was my bid for excavation, which I ended up doing myself except the final wall shaving & slope to deep end.
    My total cost thus far for the dig has been ~ $1800 over 4 weekends of skid steer rental.I have never put one of these together & never ran a bobcat except for the 1 day training I had at work the week before I started the dig!
    At this point we have decided to hire the rest of the work out because we got a really good bid from someone who has done several pools...he's a concrete guy.
    Mini Excavator 18 HR $ 90.00 $1,620.00
    Bobcat Loader 18 HR $ 90.00 $1,620.00
    Labor/Shaper/Laser 18 HR $ 45.00 $ 810.00
    Subtotal $4,050.00
    8.3% Sales Tax $ 336.15
    Estimate Total $4,386.15
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    Re: Our pool build so far

    Good luck! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Our pool build so far

    Good for you! Will this be a vinyl lined pool?
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Re: Our pool build so far

    yup
    liner pool
    Roman 20x40' ...9' at the deep end

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    Re: Our pool build so far

    Awesome! Our friends did theirs themselves, but after finding out we have solid limestone under less than 2' of topsoil, the DIY vinyl liner build kind of lost its luster!
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Re: Our pool build so far

    Which kit did you buy

    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Our pool build so far

    Our Kit came from http://www.poolproducts.com
    Deluxe Plus Kit Patrician style

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    Re: Our pool build so far

    Very nice, I just installed my own 18x36 Roman end. I did everything except pull the wires through the conduit for the electrical. Let me know if you have questions

    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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