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    Proud newbie!!!!

    Bought a new home and pool in November and I opened the pool in April. At first I was terrified to begin but with the help of this forum so far so good.

    Thanks to everyone!!!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Way to go on the crystal clear water!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Looks great!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Very nice looking!

    I have a question on your deck for you as mine is very similar. How much distance is between the deck and top rail? Are you able to put a cover over it? I see you're in Alabama so it might be be a huge deal for you.
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    You should be proud, that's some beautiful water!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Looks so refreshing! Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    wonderful!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    BLING!!!

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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    You've done an excellent job, judging by the pics!

    Just watch out for that shark
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rebl68
    Very nice looking!

    I have a question on your deck for you as mine is very similar. How much distance is between the deck and top rail? Are you able to put a cover over it? I see you're in Alabama so it might be be a huge deal for you.
    Very nice. I am doing a deck here in the next couple of weeks. I had planned on running the deck under the top rail to help support it when anyone steps on it. I had planned to install clips on the deck itself for a winter cover. Just wondering if this is a good idea or should I go level with the rail and leave a gap?
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rebl68
    Very nice looking!

    I have a question on your deck for you as mine is very similar. How much distance is between the deck and top rail? Are you able to put a cover over it? I see you're in Alabama so it might be be a huge deal for you.

    Thanks, it's been much easier than I thought... As far as the deck, there's a gap about 1" between the deck and the top railing. Works great for the cover and most people's feet are half way on the deck and half on the top rail so there seems to be no problem from the weight, so far. I bought the house from my cousin and it's been this way for about 8 years.

    Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!!!!!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    That water looks great, good job.
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Looks awesome!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Your pool looks great, way to go! It's nice to see yet another TFP member from Alabama!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Thanks Samantha_in_AL.... I just hope it remains this clear for years to come.... Yes it's always a warm feeling to see posts from people in your area... Take care and happy swimming!!!
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    We should start an Alabama chapter of TFP.
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    We should start an Alabama chapter of TFP.

    That sounds fun...
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    You've done an excellent job, judging by the pics!

    Just watch out for that shark

    Thanks but it's really been easy!!!! Yea, the shark can sneak up on ya expecially when ur half asleep on a float... lolol... My seven year old son picked him out and named him Rex... I wanted to name him Jaws but it was his choice... I have to say that my tabs last longer using him rather than the skimmer...
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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Yea I noticed with the old intex pool that the tabs lasted longer in the floater than the skimmer. The problem that I found with the floater in that pool was the tabs really did not release enough chlorine from the floater where as the skimmer sucked it down quicker in my opinion. Anyhow...I did not have near the circulation that you have with your pool...and I soon will have with my new pool! Congrats....and that shark does look hungry...

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    Re: Proud newbie!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by docthebiker
    Yea I noticed with the old intex pool that the tabs lasted longer in the floater than the skimmer. The problem that I found with the floater in that pool was the tabs really did not release enough chlorine from the floater where as the skimmer sucked it down quicker in my opinion. Anyhow...I did not have near the circulation that you have with your pool...and I soon will have with my new pool! Congrats....and that shark does look hungry...
    Yea, my current is pretty strong so for these pics I turned of the filter for a moment. Congrats and happy swimming on ur new pool !!!!!
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