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    Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    Hopefully our dream of becoming pool owners will soon be coming true. While a bit stressful, the last few weeks of planning have been exciting.

    We decided on a PB and signed the contract last week. He made the outline in our yard today and will submit the plans to our HOA and the city tomorrow. Our PB has been fantastic to work with so far.

    We originally wanted to go with a free form design but decided to go the route with an autocover instead. Also, our original quote was for an 18x36 but after seeing a 20x40 recent build by our PB we asked to extend the width to 20'. We can't go any longer due to not having enough room.

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    Globrite LED Light pair
    Polaris 280 cleaner with booster pump
    Cartridge Filter Upgrade
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    4 Deck Jets

    Picture of the outline in our backyard. Our property line ends just past the end of the pool. More updates and pics to follow soon.

    pool layout.jpg
    20X36 Vinyl IG with Autocover Under contract - Can't wait for the dig to begin!

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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    Sounds great! What is the depth profile? One comment, two Globrite LED's will not provide satisfactory lighting for that size pool. I recommend two of their full-size counterparts instead. Two of them will provide nice lighting - but not too bright.

    For the SWCG, an IC-45 will work but an IC-60 will be cheaper in the long run. If you have a deep-end, definitely get the IC-60.
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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    Thanks for the suggestions @bmoreswim

    I'll check on the IC-60 with my PB tomorrow.

    The depth profile isn't set yet. With the end step we have to go at least 6'6" length at a depth of 3'6" and then I want it to slope to 5.5' before finishing out at a 7' depth.
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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    He'll likely say it's not needed. It just one of those things that's better to oversize (same as the filter). There is a fixed cost component to them and a variable cost. They only last so many hours, directly proportional to the number in the model number. So the longer the variable portion lasts, the longer the fixed portion gets amortized over so to speak. Not a huge deal but one thing that will save a few bucks overall and not need replacing as soon (which when it does may cause you an algae bloom if you are not testing daily).
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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    It was a good day today. The HOA approved the work and we signed the papers on our final loan. The plan is to start digging mid to late next week.

    I changed the lighting to be the single Pentair Intellibrite 5G instead of the 2 GloBrites.

    I asked our PB about upgrading to the IC60 unit and he stated it would produce too much chlorine. I need to keep my peace with him so I'm going to leave it be.

    Below is a picture of the drawing we're suggesting on the pool depth dimensions.
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    20X36 Vinyl IG with Autocover Under contract - Can't wait for the dig to begin!

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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    yay! looks like a great pool! Love the deep water too..... :::Yippee cannonballing in and making a huge splash!!:::
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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    The IC60 will not produce too much chlorine. You can control it by adjusting its percentage or by adjusting the pump run time. But an IC40 would also work
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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    It's crazy how much gets done in the first day. Yesterday we had a normal backyard and now it looks like this.

    IMG_20160406_155231.jpg - Google Drive
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    20X36 Vinyl IG with Autocover Under contract - Can't wait for the dig to begin!

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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    That IS some great progress! Crazy what a machine can do!

    Keep taking pics and sharing them. If you become a supporting member you will have more storage space for pics AND you will get a discount of the test kit!

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    You pool will be done before you know it so you need to go ahead and get your test kit. That way you can test your fill water and know what to have on hand when the water is added.

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    Re: Wichita KS 20X36 Vinyl Rectangle with AutoCover

    The neighbors may just redirect a walkway from their back door on over. Are you friendly?

    Yes, it gets started with a bang...and vinyl can go VERY quickly. Looking great!

    I second the test kit...my recommendation is the TF-100 with Speed Stir.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, SWCG, automation) View Our Build
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