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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Lafayette, Louisiana

    Belldiver says hello!

    Hi folks!

    I'm hoping to be new to the pool world soon. I live in Lafayette, LA and work as a commercial diver in the Gulf of Mexico oilfields. I just bought a new house on 2 acres that is setup great for a backyard pool. It already has a 50' x 100' stocked pond. I've been doing my research and getting some estimates and stumbled across TFP. Looks like a great site! I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for y'all.

    I'm looking for about a 800 sq ft IG gunite pool and about 1000 sq ft of decking of some type. Not really interested in the attached spa. I'm undecided on some of the upgrades like pebble finishes and super fancy coping/tiles. I guess it just gets down to value. I'll be picking your brains for a while.

    One of my big questions maintenance...not that I'm afraid of work, I actually enjoy working around the house, but my work schedule takes me offshore for 3-4 weeks out of 6, particularly in the summer months. Will a pool survive with only weekly testing and maintenance? or is this a daily thing. I have some close friends actually eager to help out with keeping the water while I'm gone, but don't want to burden them heavily or completely rely on volunteers when I'm offshore. Will a pool service keep up with the needs of a new pool? I'd prefer to do it all myself, but it's just not always going to be possible. I'm sure I'll post some of these questions again in another area of the forum.

    Anybody else here from Louisiana? I'm also looking for a good PB in the SW Louisiana area.

    I'll be see'n ya!
    Fortune favors the well prepared

    The build...
    Freeform 24' x 38' IG gunite. 3 1/2' to 8' deep. 28,500 gallons. AutoPilot Total Control SWCG. Pentair Intelliflo VF. Pentair CCP520 cartridge filter. Colorlogic LED lights. Tahoe Blue Diamond Brite. 1200 sq ft stamped concrete deck.
    More details as they happen...

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Hi and welcome to the group!

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    South Carolina
    Hi Belldiver and welcome to the site. You have some Louisiana neighbors that will be chiming in for you

    Good luck with your pool search.

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