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    New pool - Long Island, New York

    Hello everyone.

    I was very happy to find this site, there are somany excellent posts full of great information. I have enjoyed reading andlooking at everyone’s great pool projects too.

    I’m soon to be first time pool owner. After along time saving we have decided to pull the trigger this year. After researching, interviewing, and reviewing bids from 3excellent builders we have decided on one. I’ve visited pools underconstruction and some that are a few years old. From what I saw they all lookedwell built. I’ve spoken with customersand everyone reports excellent experience with the builder. Pool will be installed this fall. Pavers, landscaping and waterfall will be installed next spring.

    We researchedfiberglass, steel, and concrete pools. We decided to go with concrete with a vinylliner. We have a small backyard and have to deal with 5ft setbacks so the poolwill have to be on the small side approx.30x15x19.

    I would like to hear your thoughts on our plans. We still have time for changes. I especially would like to know your opinions ongoing with a wedge bottom. We were in a much smaller 10x20 3.5ft to 5ft wedge pool earlier this year while on vacation. Family enjoyed it and didn’t miss having a 8ft deep end. To have a deep end we would have to have a very small shallow endwith a fast drop off. We are not looking to install a slide or jumping rockso we are leaning on going with the wedge. Just not sure if we should stay with 5.5ft or consider a different depth.

    Thanks in advance.Dan
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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Sounds like you've thought this through a bit. Looks pretty good actually. Maybe some others will have a thought or two, but I think you're off to a good start. Should be very nice. Great to have you with us.
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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    We are debating the same as far as depth of the "deep" end. I say 5 or 5.5 is enough, my husband wants 6 feet for the kids to jump. We'll have a bit more length in our pool being we bumped up to 42 feet in length, but in all the pools we've been in, anything deeper than an adult can stand in gets little use over time.

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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    Thanks guys. Yes Ponygirl, I think your right 5-5.5 is enough for my size pool. 42 ft length is great length and gives you guys many options. I'm a little concerned about kids jumping in but same can be said about jumping in the swallow end. Crazy how such a great purchase can be so stressful! I'm confident in our PB and his option. Just wanted to see how other owners feel about wedge bottoms. Thanks again.

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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    Hi guys

    Started our pool build on 9/18. Walls have been poured and we are now waiting on plumbing to start. So far so good. Wanted to share a few pics. IMG_0657.JPGIMG_1002.JPGIMG_0980.JPGhttps://vimeo.com/184761073https://vimeo.com/184761277


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    Plumbing and back fill were completed. PB took measurements for the liner. We are still deciding on the size of the waterfall for the back corner. Love to see your photos for ideas. We would like to keep everything in proportion. So we don't want to go too high. Due to the grade difference we will be installing large rocks on both sides of the waterfall tapering down to level ground.

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    Almost ready for liner and fill!IMG_1082.JPG



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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    I like seeing nice, neat equipment pads. I've never seen those metal strips and poles used to mount equipment like that....and I *like* how it looks. It should hold up very nicely to the weather.
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    I'm going to add some home automation later so I wanted the space to add the equipment. I didn't want everything on 4x4 wood poles. I picked up 2" ridge steel pipes, u bolts, spring nuts, and super strut mounting channels. About $125 in parts. Had everything ready for the electricians and they had no issues with using the parts I supplied. Electrical inspector was very impressed too. I also upgraded to a 80 amp sub panel so I can run all my outdoor lighting and outlets back to the pool panel.


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    Looks good! Who did your build?

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    Thank you. John Joseph pools.


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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    Update. Liner is in and filling. IMG_1118.JPG


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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    Hi.

    Hate to do it but I'm going to start the pool up on Friday and close it next Monday. I'm going to use the TFP pool school suggested closing for chemistry. PB is doing the first equipment closing and freeze protection. Any other advise for first closing?

    Jandy leds




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    Neat color with the lights on. Are those white LEDs or the multi colored? I couldn't justify the cost for the LEDs just yet. Maybe next season

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    Thanks. Yea, they are multi color leds. They installed 3 30w lights. Makes the pool glow.


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    take pics of some of the other colors, please. We have similar liner colors, so I'm curious to see if I should upgrade.

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    Sure, other than red all the colors look great. They were expensive but after seeing them I'm happy with the decision.


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    Re: New pool - Long Island, New York

    Nice! I've never heard anyone say they were underwhelmed with the look of colored LED's.
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    Yea, they are very cool. Here are a few more pics.



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    Very nice. Thanks for taking the time to post those!

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