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    New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Signed contracts on Thursday for a 18x35 IG free form "Mountain Pond" vinyl with sundeck and xtreme slide. Met with the layout guy today to finalize some details, still need to choose a liner. Hope to be breaking ground early April. I will be posting pics throughout the process.
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    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Looks good! What a nice big yard you have to work with.

    Addendum- I was looking up your SWG because any time I see "blue" mentioned in pool chemicals or equipment, I wonder if they have copper or silver in it also?? On the SimpleBlue webpage it doesn't appear so, but it certainly is misleading as it never mentions that the salt will produce chlorine. It touts that the system sanitizes "naturally".
    Please ask your pool builder to confirm if it does or does not contain copper or silver? We discourage the adding of metals to pool water for many reasons.

    If you go with the SimpleBlue SWG, I would also suggest going with the 40k gallon version. We recommend getting SWG at least 2x the size of the pool so the cell isn't challenged to make enough FC, and you can run it less. Cells have a limited lifespan on them and this helps extend it.
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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    I love the design! I want to be first on the slide! PLEASE?????????? LOL

    We would like to see the real yard it is going in. That will give us an idea of what you are working with.

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    18'x35' 11k IG Vinyl 3.5'-5.5' with 9' sun deck and xtreme slide
    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Looking at the brochure, it says it uses a conversion cell to convert salt to chlorine. The conversion plates feature a 10,000 hour commercial grade ruthenium coating., I will double check with the salesperson though. They tried to steer me toward a smart care water purification system. I opted for the 1/2 price salt system.
    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Looks good! What a nice big yard you have to work with.

    Addendum- I was looking up your SWG because any time I see "blue" mentioned in pool chemicals or equipment, I wonder if they have copper or silver in it also?? On the SimpleBlue webpage it doesn't appear so, but it certainly is misleading as it never mentions that the salt will produce chlorine. It touts that the system sanitizes "naturally".
    Please ask your pool builder to confirm if it does or does not contain copper or silver? We discourage the adding of metals to pool water for many reasons.

    If you go with the SimpleBlue SWG, I would also suggest going with the 40k gallon version. We recommend getting SWG at least 2x the size of the pool so the cell isn't challenged to make enough FC, and you can run it less. Cells have a limited lifespan on them and this helps extend it.
    18'x35' 11k IG Vinyl 3.5'-5.5' with 9' sun deck and xtreme slide
    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    That yard is MADE for a pool! The kids will love it and you will love how fast they fall asleep after a day of swimming!

    Will you have a fence around the pool so the kids can still play in the yard?

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    We don'
    t plan on putting a fence around the pool, just some alarms on the doors and a water alarm.
    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    That yard is MADE for a pool! The kids will love it and you will love how fast they fall asleep after a day of swimming!

    Will you have a fence around the pool so the kids can still play in the yard?

    Kim
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    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    How old are your kids? It worries me in that they will not be able to play in the yard unless an adult is out there with them if there is no fence around the pool. Just something to think about.

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    I understand and appreciate your concerns, 3 and 5. It's a slight concern of ours too, however, with door alarms, water alarms, strict rules and a constant watchful eye, we are confident we won't have any issues. It's seldom, if at all they are out back without one of us there with them now.
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    How old are your kids? It worries me in that they will not be able to play in the yard unless an adult is out there with them if there is no fence around the pool. Just something to think about.

    Kim
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    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    The mommy in me comes out when I know there are kids around. I HAD to say something. It looks like you are well aware and have plans in place.

    They are going to LOVE having a pool and you will love how tired and ready for bed they will be after a day of swimming! LOL

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Pool is moving right along.










    18'x35' 11k IG Vinyl 3.5'-5.5' with 9' sun deck and xtreme slide
    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    They look so small when the lines are painted out and then they dig and it looks so big. It's going to be great.
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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    You are really getting a pool! SWEET! No turning back now!!

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    l, it took longer than expected, but we have water, and I'm happy with the results so far.

    18'x35' 11k IG Vinyl 3.5'-5.5' with 9' sun deck and xtreme slide
    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Well, you think it took a long time but I think you did VERY well time wise! It looks great!

    Have you ordered your test kit yet? The TF-100 is available from Amazon, Pool Supply World and TFTestkits.net

    Enjoy the new pool this summer! Cheers!
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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    LOVE it! Have the kids been down the slide yet? I see wet foot prints! BURRRRRRRR LOL

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    TF-100 ordered. patiently waiting

    - - - Updated - - -

    They have. Its really not too bad. First day water temp was 76, today 80. Felt refreshing. They are a bit scared of it. My 4 y/o makes me catch her. The 3 y/o went once, hasnt gone again. In time I'm sure....
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    LOVE it! Have the kids been down the slide yet? I see wet foot prints! BURRRRRRRR LOL

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    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Thanks for posting! It's fun to see the start to finish pictures.
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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Very nice! Love the slide.
    To be built Spring 2016. 750 sq foot gunite free form. Raised spa with spillover and dedicated pump, 16 foot fiberglass slide built into hill with bolder steps, approx 1,000 sq foot stamped concrete deck, Pentair VS+SVRS pump, Sta-Rite 400,000 btu gas heater, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, Pentair Intellichlor IC60 SWG, Pentair Intellichem, Pentair Easytouch, Rapids 4WD pool cleaner, 2 LED Intellibrite lights.

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    Re: New pool build, Blackwood, NJ

    Thanks!!
    18'x35' 11k IG Vinyl 3.5'-5.5' with 9' sun deck and xtreme slide
    Pentair DE FNS-36, Pentair Superflow 1.5 hp, Simple Blue SWG 25000,
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED, Aquabot JR Z1, TF-100, K-1766

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