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    Our Staycation spot

    The trees are a pain, but our pool is 5 degrees cooler than the others around us, so I can deal with it.
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    20,500 gal gunite pool w/ PebbleTec and infloor cleaning system.
    Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter.
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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    Nice! Some cold drinks, good food and beach music and you have instant paradise.
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    Apr 2009
    Raleigh, NC

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    Nice....I agree, a few drinks and music and staycation is's so rewarding to create your own pool oasis...we're doing the same thing....and I can't wait on what else we come up with over the years
    NCSalt! IG - Mountain Lake 21x40/Vinyl Liner Fiberglass stairs/Hayward Sand Filter/Polaris 3900 w/Booster-pump (5060)/SWG Aqua Rite-Prologic-T-15 cell/Hayward Elec. Heat Pump/2 skimmers/Gallons: 18900/900 sq ft stamped concrete/Concrete Coping/TF100-Test Kit Hot tub: Dynasty Spa/Neptune Series, 5-person, 400 gallons, carbon filter plus 2 regular filters, LED color lights. "I control my pool, and not the other way around":-)

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    West Chester, PA

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    SO nice!!!
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    Feb 2008

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    love it!!!
    30-40yr old prehistoric IG gunite 20 X 40 approx 30000gals
    now with new cool blue Diamond Brite and blue waterline tile (looking good for 40yr old pool)
    new Hayward 244T sand filter, 3/4 Hayward pump, Jandy heat pump
    pool skim (love it)

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    I LOVE IT!

    This is exactly what we are doing at this moment. We had an irregular, gunite pool with coping and tile in bad shape. Now, all we have is an ugly hole in the ground with lots of men working daily.
    10,000 gallon in-ground pool, Jandy AquaPure 1400 SWG, Jandy Purelink Water Purification System, AquaLink RS Pool Digital Assistant, Jandy Stealth Series Pumps, Polaris 380, 3/4 hp booster pump, DE Filter, Lucayan Blue River Rok aggregate innerds

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    Re: Our Staycation spot

    love the stonework!
    14'x28' vinyl liner inground 3.5-6' deep wedge hopper 15000 gal (used to say 13000- I calculated wrong), 1 hp pump with sand filter, 2 returns, 1 fountain, traditional chlorinated, pool house.

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    Acton Maine

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
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    Variable speed Pentair intelliflo superpump
    420 Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter.
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    Wow, that looks great!

    What would really make it paradise would be a bunch of, models in skimpy bikinis frolicking around. Then people could start calling you "Hef."
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    North Central Texas

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    The trees are nice but I can really testify the hassles created by them. I've put up with tree debris for going on 24 years. I had to cut down a huge, healthy, Aristocrat Pear this year that was shading the pool much of the day and another, younger smaller one; both shaded our house from afternoon sizzling sun and the pool is warming up much quicker than in years past. If only it would stop raining for a week I could be swimming in June rather than July.

    They do shed "fake" pears for 3-4 months during the summer. The "pears" immediately settle to the bottom and stain the pool within minutes. Thousands of them.

    The main reason I cut them down is that our puppy, Jake Mastiff, took a liking to them last summer and almost died from cyanide poisoning. The Doodles had no interest in them. With two new puppies, the Australian Cattle Monsters, and not knowing if Jake would still relish them, we decided the trees had to go along with one, just taking off, in the front fenced yard.

    Your Oasis looks pristine and so inviting. Enjoy.

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    Spring, TX

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    Very nice
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    South Carolina

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    Beautiful oasis!

    How did I miss this pic last year.....
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    Dec 2009
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    As my husband would say....SWEET!
    18k gallon in ground plaster with attached spa
    Pentair CCP 320 cartridge filter
    Goldline Aqua Rite SWG
    IntelliFlo VS pump
    Teledyne Laars ESC heater
    Hayward Pool Vac Ultra cleaner w/ skimmer Vac Plate and inline leaf basket
    Palm Springs, CA

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    Greentown, IN

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    I could agree that Australian cattle dogs could be called "monsters"... They're great dogs, but have a mind of their own when they get bored.

    Your pool is lovely!! Would love to have a staycation there too!
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    Re: Our Staycation spot

    Beautiful rocks around them. How often do you clean the debris that falls into the pool?
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    Buckeye, AZ 85326

    Re: Our Staycation spot

    Very cool!
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