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    finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    It took 7 days working on it whenever possible. I feel like I got a good result, but likely wouldn't do it again.

    Please give an honest critique and make any suggestions that I could implement to improve it

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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    Wow! That's a big pool! Looks good!

    Bet gluing all that PVC was fun
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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    Thanks!
    Yeah, the assembly was fun, but the chamfering and deburring was my favorite miserable part.

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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    Nicely done!

    Did you let the fella on the ladder in the pool?

    Next a deck! *ducks and runs before I get hit over the head LOL

    That is the same size pool we have. It is a joy to be in. It is large enough to swim in or just float around.

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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    That pool is HUGE! Good job!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    The install looks beautiful! I would have left out the Zodiac mineral packs, but that is the only thing I would change. Well done!
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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    Yeah, the kids were splashing around in 55 degree water by the time the second of 4 truck loads were in.

    I'll make sure to look into the test kit, for now we're using strips.

    The deck we designed at a home center costs roughly 15 % of our household income. So we're either going to adjust our expectations, or save up for a long while. Lol!

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    Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

    I guess that Zodiac unit is a bit of a scam??
    I may end up taking it out or just not replacing cartridges.

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    Re: finished my DIY 33' used pool install

    Looks great! Enjoy!
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