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    New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Hi! I've been using this site constantly to learn as much as I can about pools before we gets ours---and feel like it's been a huge help already! I'm so excited to finally be getting our pool built! Construction starts this Thursday and I will make sure to post a lot of pictures! I always appreciate the advice and suggestions I get from people on this site!
    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Here is a picture of my yard before:



    And here is our pool!
    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
    Easy Touch/ Intellabrite 5G LED Color-Changing Light/ DeckJetsII/ S.R.Smith slide

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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Alright! Congrats on the new pool!
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    It's great to see all the projects etc. on here isn't it!

    My recommendation from after week 1 of our build- no detail is too small to completely go over NOW and not later with the PB. Also, document EVERYTHING (meeting notes, what was said etc.)... just in case
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geosage View Post
    It's great to see all the projects etc. on here isn't it!

    My recommendation from after week 1 of our build- no detail is too small to completely go over NOW and not later with the PB. Also, document EVERYTHING (meeting notes, what was said etc.)... just in case
    Thats a great idea...I'm a stickler for details so I've pretty much been driving my PB crazy with questions already. haha.

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    Also, I have a question--I do not have a test kit yet--is that something I should go ahead and order? What is needed/which is best for saltwater pools?
    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    I use the TF-100 Test Kit and I buy it at TFTestkits.net. I also use theAquachek salt test strips from there. Others folks will recommend the Taylor K-1766 test because it is more accurate. They have both.

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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crickets View Post
    Thats a great idea...I'm a stickler for details so I've pretty much been driving my PB crazy with questions already. haha.
    The way I see it, you're paying them a LOT of money for a MAJOR addition to YOUR property. You can drive them a little crazy to make sure things are as you want them. You wont be the first, you wont be the last
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    I am a constant list maker. I would have conversations with the PB and we would get off on some tangent, so before he left I always made him wait while I read through my list to make sure we covered it all.
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    And don't forget the SpeedStir! It makes testing fun and easy - not joking. Looking great. I'm sure your excitement level is pretty high this week!
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    And don't forget the SpeedStir! It makes testing fun and easy - not joking. Looking great. I'm sure your excitement level is pretty high this week!
    Thank you! I do not know what a Speedstir is! I see one on the TFTestkits site and it says it is magnetic--is that the one you recommend?
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    You got it!
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    The Speedstir is AWESOME! It is a battery-operated magnetic base and you put a little magnet "tablet" in the test tube with your sample water and reagents and hit the button and it does the "stirring" for you - and much more accurately (IMO) than just swirling the tube by hand. Love it!
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    I found out today that they are not starting tomorrow as planned. Apparently they hit rock on another project so think it will cause about a 2 day delay for this project. They are now hoping to start here on Saturday. I wouldn't be so disappointed--but we are going to be out of town for the weekend so won't get to see them draw it out on the yard before they dig. It makes me nervous. They did say they'll send me pictures via text though to keep me updated so that helps.

    ..Bummer though...
    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    On A positive note, they did deliver some of the pool today! That perked me up.

    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Oh no, I'm sorry, we had something similar happen and it's a bummer as you're excited and ready! Definitely a bummer

    Beautiful lawn by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdrex28 View Post
    Beautiful lawn by the way.
    Thank you so much! We treat it with Scotts!
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Crickets,

    I'm at work and can't confirm the dimensions but I'm pretty sure that your pool is identical to ours. You made a good choice. One word of caution is if you plan on buying a solar cover. Because of the shape (I like to say it looks like a pair of binoculars) you will have to buy a much larger rectangular solar cover and cut it to fit. It was a waste, but we ended discarding one-third of a brand new cover as the trimmed pieces. Then, because the remaining piece was hard to handle/fold, we ended up cutting it vertically in the center into two sections.

    Good luck on your build!
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Poolneophyte--Thank you for the advice on the solar cover. I was curious how we were going to deal with that issue!
    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
    Easy Touch/ Intellabrite 5G LED Color-Changing Light/ DeckJetsII/ S.R.Smith slide

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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    They decided to start today after all! Yay!

    First scoop!
    IG Vinyl Mountain Pond 22x36/ Depth: 3'4"-6'6"/ About 19,000 Gallons/ Pentair/ Clean&Clear Plus420/ Intellichlor IC40/
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    Re: New Build-Mt.Pond in Kentucky!

    Yay! Good news!!!!


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