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    Hello from Tampa

    Hello everyone. What a great site!!! I've spent hours on here already Which is good and

    Well we don't actually have a pool yet. We had talked about it for years and finally decided now is the time! We are super excited with a little bit of being absolutely terrified thrown in for good measure We are still in the bidding process. We have met with several local contractors but so far only have a quote from one.

    We haven't decided on the all the details just yet but here are our initial thoughts.

    Pool Details
    In-ground pool/spa combination
    Size - 10' or 11' by 23' - 25' - We have small back yard
    Depth - 3'6"-5'
    In-Floor Cleaning System
    Filter - Leaning towards Cartridge rather than DE
    Automation of some sort
    LED Lights
    Interior Finish: Haven't decided yet

    I look forward to getting to know everyone! I'm sure I will have a ton of questions during this process. Thanks in advance for all your help and advice.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Indialantic, FL

    Re: Hello from Tampa

    Only thing I see for you to think about is the in-floor cleaning system. They typically cost thousands and some love them, some don't.

    I think part of the questions you should ask yourself depends on the type and quantity of debris entering your pool. I'm over on the other coast, and while I was going toward in-floor, I opted for using the limited budget for automation/SWG/variable speed pump (you may want other bells & whistles). I don't regret the choice as there is very little that ends up in the pool. Again, this is a location dependent thing (IMO).

    BTW, welcome
    Geometric 16X36', 16K gal, shotcrete, exposed aggregate plaster, acrylic coated concrete deck/cantilever coping;
    Pentair equipment suite (EasyTouch w/wireless, 2 Intellibrites, Intelliflo VS-3050, C&C 200 Filter, IC-40 SWG);
    Heliocol solar panels, Rocky's Roller, Blue Diamond robot

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Hello from Tampa

    Welcome to the forum We all love pool builds and we'll help any way we can!! You will find many TRUE experts on this forum and can trust the advice you get.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Oct 2009
    Jacksonville, FL

    Re: Hello from Tampa

    Nothing wrong with what you are looking at. A small pool has many advantages like less to keep up and cost less to operate. I look forward to your pool build. You can look at out pool build in the sig for ideas. Welcome
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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