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    And So It Begins...

    Finally! The dig begins tomorrow. It feels like it's been forever since we signed the contract. I'm going to do my best to keep up with pics, but we all know how sometimes you get distracted with other things like work...family...TV...did I mention work?... Nonetheless, I will forge ahead and attempt to get as much detail captured as possible as I know how you folks love your pics. Since the dig starts tomorrow, I'm including a link to a few "before" photos so you get an idea of how things started. Thanks for checking out my build process...welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy the ride...

    B-R

    http://s1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee417/Big_Ragu3/
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    That's a big ole empty yard! It needs a pool

    We're standing by for progress reports...and pics!
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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Thanks Butterfly...I'm really looking forward to this. I've been following builds on this site for so long...it's nice to finally be one of the gang!
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    The dig is done! Seems to have gone quite smoothly. No rocks, thankfully. Looks like they'll be bending metal on Monday. Shooting gunite on Tues. Let's hope the weather cooperates.

    Here's the link to the photos of the dig:

    http://s1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee417/Big_Ragu3/

    B-R
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Steel went in on Monday. Plumbing/bonding Tues and today. Hopefully shooting gunite tomorrow. Will post pics either Thurs night or Friday.
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Gunite done. Now the wait begins. 28 days to cure. Tough to explain to the kids that thing that looks like a pool, and that we have to hose down twice a day...isn't really the pool we're gonna go swimming in. Patience is a virtue....to us older folks.

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    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Like an idiot...I completely forgot to include the link to the 3D flyby my PB put together....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fakNirv7RBk
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    inch by inch...step by step....plumbing and equipment installed this past week...electric and waterline tile next week - allegedly....
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    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Electric done. Waterline tile done. PB says quartz plaster and filled with water week of 9/12....

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    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    I absolutely love your choice of waterline tile!!!

    24'x52" Artesian w/ Portifino liner - Hayward 1hp powerflo matrix w/24" sand filter - AquaTrol RJ SWG. Solar heating to come. -

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    That tile is so full of awesomeness !!
    (DIY):16K Gal 20X30 rectangular IG Gunite, w/spa, CCP 520 filter,2 Pentair VS pumps, 400KBTU Pentair gas heater, Heat Pump for cooling, **update5.25.2013** added an intellichem with acid pump that will control existing SWG. My Build Thread Here

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    where do all those pressure lines go to?
    17,000 gal inground
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    heat siphon heat pump

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    What that tube thing with the black top between the pump and the drain spigot?
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    WOW for that waterline tile!
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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Tile is awesome. Where did you get, what is it called...I want it!

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    DEEP ENOUGH?

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    funky tile! I love it
    38K Gallons IG, Intelliflow VS-SVRS, 30GPM 24/7, 72sqft DE Filter, Spectralight UV, Jandy C1900 driving Liquid Chlorine and Acid (toys, I know..), Jandy LXi gas heater, Aquacal SQ175 Heatpump, Riverflow Competition swimmer, Jandy automation, Touch and iAqualink, Pebblesheen | The Build

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Looks great so far!!!
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison04
    I absolutely love your choice of waterline tile!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    WOW for that waterline tile!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lershac
    That tile is so full of awesomeness !!
    Quote Originally Posted by reefdiver68
    Tile is awesome. Where did you get, what is it called...I want it!
    Quote Originally Posted by shakenbake
    funky tile! I love it
    Thanks all. It was a tough decision but the boss (aka the Wife...aka the CFO...aka ) finally saw things my way - and that doesn't happen very often. In fact, let's just say it's very rare!

    Reef: It's called Monogram Pebble. It's unique to my PB. He had it specially designed for his pools....Monogram Custom Pools.
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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