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    shy_one

    Hi all,
    My name is Shay (pronounced shy). I have a dear friend, named Dan, who has had a life long dream of owning a pool. About a month ago he finally got his permit to build a pool on his property. He has asked me to join him on an adventure to build a pool. We have since realized there are pool kits that can fit his budget. I have read a great deal of pros. and cons. but since this is his dream and it looks like this is the way to do it.

    I have been reading and reading and find the information here a great help in learning towards our build.

    I will probably start by asking what pool kits are recommended ? We are looking for a 16 X 32 rectangular shape.
    with steps.

    I am happy to have found this site,
    looking forward to great discussions,
    Shay.

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    Re: shy_one

    Welcome to TFP!

    I hope we can help you. What is available to you may be different than what is available in the US and Canada where the majority of us live, but there is plenty of knowledge here to guide you.
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    Re: shy_one

    A locally supplied system is best. Importing a kit might make it prohibitively expensive otherwise., be it from shipping costs or duty fees.

    Knowing what soil conditions exist below the surface helps too. Is it sandy, rocky, dry clay, etc.... all can come into play.

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    Re: shy_one

    Thank you,
    At the moment it seems cheaper to import the kit. Prices here are sky high as it seems pool installers pay what it would cost me to import and add more profit. Its not going to be easy, but from reading here for the past couple of days I know with our hands and the knowledge and experience here - we will have a grand pool by summer time.

    As to ground conditions - we are probably facing terra cotta (translated) with rocky conditions.

    Shay.

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    Re: shy_one

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: shy_one

    If your soils tend toward the acidic side, consider using resin walls instead of steel.

    While I realize you don't get a lot of rain, make sure the soil can absorb it, that it doesn't hit a clay deposit as clay swells and that any runoff is directed away from the home's foundation and away from the pool.

    Scott
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