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    New Guy about to buy a pool

    Hello... just wanted to introduce myself. I have been lurking on the forum for the last few weeks. After contacting forum member Cheri (who live near me), she was nice enough to invite my wife and I over and take a look at her pool. We were sold within minutes, and met with the same guy that sold her hers the next day. As soon as the installer gets out to the house (tomorrow) to confirm the installation prices the dealer gave us, we will be placing our order. The plan calls for a DoughBoy 32x16 Autumn Breeze, partially buried, with 7' deep end a DE filter with 2 speed pump, and several other options. I will be sure to post pictures.
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
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    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Welcome to TFP! I'm sure you are excited about getting a new pool. If any questions arise, don't hesitate to post them.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Welcome to TFP! I'm sure you are excited about getting a new pool. If any questions arise, don't hesitate to post them.
    Thanks! I already posted my first question over in the pumping station.
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
    Pentair DE FNS Plus 48 with Pentair Challenger 1.5 hp.
    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Hi Titus, welcome to TFP
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    OK... The order is placed... now to wait for an install date! I updated my signature with the highlights of my order. I also added a second return, the larger skimmer, and underground PVC pipes to where the filter will live about 60 feet from the pool. Now I am crossing my fingers that I will be swimming for father's day!
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
    Pentair DE FNS Plus 48 with Pentair Challenger 1.5 hp.
    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

    Thanks
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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1
    Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

    Thanks
    We are doing a 2.5' bury. The installer said that is the maximum He will bury without doing a slurry fill. He had just finished doing a full bury of a Doughboy for someone else and showed me pictures. That one was flush to the ground, cement slurry filled all the way around, and then 5' of concrete splash deck all the way around. It was very nice, but the installation cost the owner over 3 times what I am paying for my 2.5' bury with no decking.

    I have visited forum member Cheri to see her pool, which is the same as mine, with the same bury. She has had hers for 2 years with no problems.
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
    Pentair DE FNS Plus 48 with Pentair Challenger 1.5 hp.
    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Would you please post a pic when the job is done?

    and what exactly is slurry fill?
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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Oasis1, Check your pm's. I sent you one regarding my buried ABG.
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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1
    Would you please post a pic when the job is done?

    and what exactly is slurry fill?
    I will take pics throughout the process. Excavation starts Wednesday.

    As I understand it, the slurry they use on full buries is a mixture of sand and concrete.
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
    Pentair DE FNS Plus 48 with Pentair Challenger 1.5 hp.
    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Well, they showed up this afternoon (half a day early). One guy is unpacking the pool while the other guy is busy digging with the bobcat. We are very excited right about now! I am taking pictures and will start a build thread later this evening in the construction section.
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
    Pentair DE FNS Plus 48 with Pentair Challenger 1.5 hp.
    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    I am sooo excited for you!!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Quote Originally Posted by esim13
    I am sooo excited for you!!
    Thanks!


    I have started a build thread with pictures in the Construction section:

    32-x16-doughboy-with-partial-bury-under-construction-t23278.html
    32x16 DoughBoy Autumn Breeze with partial bury, 7' deep end, happy bottom, and Access wedding cake steps.
    Pentair DE FNS Plus 48 with Pentair Challenger 1.5 hp.
    Order placed 6/13/10. Excavation started 6/15. First swim 6/18. Two thumbs up for DoughBoy, Crown Pools, and Mendez Pools and Decks.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Titus
    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1
    Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

    Thanks
    We are doing a 2.5' bury. The installer said that is the maximum He will bury without doing a slurry fill. He had just finished doing a full bury of a Doughboy for someone else and showed me pictures. That one was flush to the ground, cement slurry filled all the way around, and then 5' of concrete splash deck all the way around. It was very nice, but the installation cost the owner over 3 times what I am paying for my 2.5' bury with no decking.

    I have visited forum member Cheri to see her pool, which is the same as mine, with the same bury. She has had hers for 2 years with no problems.

    I think the pics he showed you were probably of our neighbor, down the road. They had the same pool fully buried, but with slurry and a big cement deck all around it -- and now have an enclosed hot tub to go with it. Looks really great. They are doing BBB also.
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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    We've have a doughboy pool since 1986 it's 30ft round and it goes to 7ft in the middle it's buried about 2 1/2 ft in the ground, and the deck goes around about a 1/3 of it. We just replaced our liner for the first time last year. It's a clorine pool, I've tried all the other chemicals except salt water over the years and still go back to clorine. Good Luck with your new pool. We've really enjoyed ours over the years.

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    Re: New Guy about to buy a pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Titus
    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1
    Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

    Thanks
    We are doing a 2.5' bury. The installer said that is the maximum He will bury without doing a slurry fill. He had just finished doing a full bury of a Doughboy for someone else and showed me pictures. That one was flush to the ground, cement slurry filled all the way around, and then 5' of concrete splash deck all the way around. It was very nice, but the installation cost the owner over 3 times what I am paying for my 2.5' bury with no decking.

    I have visited forum member Cheri to see her pool, which is the same as mine, with the same bury. She has had hers for 2 years with no problems.
    I think the person your builder was referring to, with the cement deck, is my neighbor down the street. Their entire pool area (with covered hot tub) is VERY nice. You'd never know it's an AGP! Y'all used the same installer. And our pool/deck are doing great, practically maintenance-free (except for the hornets/wasps under the deck)!
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
    Pentair Dynamo 1 hp, 2-speed - Pentair 150# SD40 w/zeolite (75#)
    One skimmer/two returns/Aquabot Turbo T2

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