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    Got Compliments!

    We are on our second year of BBB, Hubby thought I was crazy when I found this forum and told him what I was doing but being a stay-at-home mom I told him I wanted to try it and learn it and if it didn't work then he could go to the pool store. Thanks to TFP we have never been "pool stored" and love our sparkly pool.

    Last night we had some friends over and served them and some of their friends dinner on the back deck close to the pool. The pool is gated from the deck area and higher because of the abg pool height. One of our friends (who has her own abg) stepped up on a bench to take a look at our pool and was astonished at how clean it was ... asked my husband how I did it, he just told her it was my job. Hubby was acting as their waiter while I and a friend was inside most of the night doing prep work so I didn't get a chance to talk to her about it. She has had a pool for years. I'm not sure how they maintain theirs but would love to get them started w/BBB! Hubby guesses that they use pucks but isn't sure.

    Such a compliment coming from someone else who's maintained a pool for so long!
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    Gotta Luv it!
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    Re: Got Compliments!

    Good job!

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    For some people, thank goodness they sell plain "pool blue" liners, you know, the ones where EVERYTHING is "pool blue", bottom included. That way they can't tell how cloudy their water is!!! I wish I could put a giant mural in mine or maybe a Toronto Maple Leaf crest (my favorite hockey team)!!!

    Good job !!!
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    Don't you love it when that happens....
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    Re: Got Compliments!

    I loved it! Hubby didn't even try to take any credit for it... which was nice too.

    piratemorgan... I think the mural idea is cool Don't know what I'd put on it since I'm not a sports nut, probably something tropical. My liner is a repeated image of water ripples of sorts. You can really tell when the water is cloudy ...late last season got a little careless and started w/a tiny bit of algae So nice when it's sparkly though!
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    Re: Got Compliments!

    Quote Originally Posted by thepiratemorgan
    For some people, thank goodness they sell plain "pool blue" liners, you know, the ones where EVERYTHING is "pool blue", bottom included. That way they can't tell how cloudy their water is!!! I wish I could put a giant mural in mine or maybe a Toronto Maple Leaf crest (my favorite hockey team)!!!

    Good job !!!
    Not sure how feasible it is, but you can custom order anything. I remember back in ~'97, Budweiser was giving away 16X 32 IG liner pools with the Budweiser label printed on the liner (I drink enough of it that I thought I was sure to win a pool, but all I won was a TEE shirt ).
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    Re: Got Compliments!

    The large custom pool art is normally corporate sponsored because of the price.
    Custom drop in mats are available in a 4'x4' for only $595.
    A large 8x8 mat is only $2590 and an 8'x16' is only $5180.
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