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Thread: And so it begins - End so it ends (first stage)

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    And so it begins - End so it ends (first stage)

    Finally had electric done - ground work started yesterday, hopefully it will be done and filled by Saturday.

    Stumps out:


    Starting the hole:


    Hopefully deck will start next week.
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    Re: And so it begins

    Sweet! Keep the pictures coming.
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    Re: And so it begins

    In the second pic, it looks like someone already had water in the hole.
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    Re: And so it begins

    Great progress over the weekend:

    Up go the walls:


    In goes the liner:


    Starting the deck:


    Today the hard piping should be complete so we can finish filling the pool and get the pump and filter started, as well as add the salt. Hopefully deck will be done by Wed.
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    Re: And so it begins

    I have the same model pool, it's great.
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    Re: And so it begins

    You work quick!

    And you can still enjoy the pool for a good couple of months before the weather cools.

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    Re: And so it begins

    Managed to hard pipe pump to filter (didn't have time to do the rest, had to get the pump going). Cranked the pump for the first time this morning - salt and start up chemicals being added today by local pool company.


    Deck getting there - still need to install about 10 more 4x4's (figured it would be easier to place once the bracing was up, we will see), deck boards should go up later today.


    All that should be left is to finish off the deck - run permanent power to SWG controller and pump, and add a couple of convenience outlets to the deck in opposite corners.
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    Re: And so it begins

    That's a really nice pool project you have going!
    Very nice job your doing on the deck too!
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    Re: And so it begins - End so it ends (first stage)

    Deck almost complete - I have a carpenter there this morning to finish up the step platform, picture frame the front edge of the pool deck (I am doing this so I can remove a few boards if and when the liner has to be changed), put up the gate, and install the pool stairs (needed a raised platform to mount to). What's left, well a mound of dirt behind the pool which will hopefully be gone this week, and than of course all the landscaping around the deck and pool, but that can wait for some cooler weather.



    Anxious to get in:


    Lastly I will take a water sample to the local pool place tomorrow and see where my chemistry is, I will also see if they have a TF-100 test kit - according to my SWG my ppm level this am was 2900, but I have not done any other testing. According the SWG manual the normal operating range for the system I have is 2700-3400ppm, here are the other spec's it lists, free chlorine 1-3ppm, cyanuric acid 60-80ppm, total alkalinity 80-120ppm, hardness 200-400ppm.
    27'x54" Matrix Resin - 200lb Pentair sand filter - 1.5hp Pentair optiflow 2 speed pump - Aquatrol SWG - Gorilla Pad

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