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    Wow, our first pool

    This is pretty exciting for us. We happen to live between two amazing dealers - San Juan and Viking Pools. We were going to go with a concrete pool but after the quotes came in the fiberglass was just a much better option. The pool is a Blue Hawaiian (aka Viking) Blue Isle (35x15) with a Extreme Quartz Blue Galaxy finish. We topped it off with tile. The colors when the sun hits it are amazing.

    The deck area will be 46x34 concrete. We want flow create but do not think it will be in the budget right now. We upgraded the pump and will have 2 streamers and 3 LED lights in it.

    The pool gets delivered Weds and should start to go in the ground the same day. Then it will be a little time setting it all up. We have plenty of space on the property so room will not be an issue!







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    Intex 14' x 42". 3557 Gallons, 1600 GPH Intex Sand Filter, Intex CS8110 Swg Post 2009, 2x20 SunHeater Panel.
    Custom Built Equipment Deck, Small Fountain, Intex LED Light, Custom Built Manifold.

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Hey indpowr, welcome to TFP and congratulations on your new pool! Please share as many pictures as you can during your installation process! Most pool-build pictures tend to be gunite, so it would be great to learn from your experience!

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Welcome to the forum indpowr!
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Is there a reason more people do a gunite?

    If anyone has suggestions on some good/bad points to do such as COL vs. Salt let me know. I am a newbie
    Intex 14' x 42". 3557 Gallons, 1600 GPH Intex Sand Filter, Intex CS8110 Swg Post 2009, 2x20 SunHeater Panel.
    Custom Built Equipment Deck, Small Fountain, Intex LED Light, Custom Built Manifold.

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Salt just makes it easier to maintain i think, And I like the way the water feels. No hauling jugs of bleach. But there are bleach dispensers you can get too.
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
    TFTestKit-100--The Pool Calculator--Pool School

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Day 1 of the pool install - looks great and going fast. The inspector is coming out Thurs








    Intex 14' x 42". 3557 Gallons, 1600 GPH Intex Sand Filter, Intex CS8110 Swg Post 2009, 2x20 SunHeater Panel.
    Custom Built Equipment Deck, Small Fountain, Intex LED Light, Custom Built Manifold.

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Looking great so far! Keep up the good work and keep sharing pictures!
    Is there a reason more people do a gunite?
    I didn't mean most people 'do' gunite..I meant that most people that share pictures happen to be gunite pools! I think you will be very happy with your pool!

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    nothing to crazy today just a lot of back fill and filling the pool. inspection was done.
    Intex 14' x 42". 3557 Gallons, 1600 GPH Intex Sand Filter, Intex CS8110 Swg Post 2009, 2x20 SunHeater Panel.
    Custom Built Equipment Deck, Small Fountain, Intex LED Light, Custom Built Manifold.

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    Day 4 work day. (did not work Easter weekend)

    Pluming is laid out and attached tot he pool and back fill almost complete.



    Intex 14' x 42". 3557 Gallons, 1600 GPH Intex Sand Filter, Intex CS8110 Swg Post 2009, 2x20 SunHeater Panel.
    Custom Built Equipment Deck, Small Fountain, Intex LED Light, Custom Built Manifold.

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    awesome!!!
    24' X 52" round above ground pool---13,500 gallons---Hayward power flow matrix 1.5 hp pump---Hayward 21 in. variflow XL sandfilter---Louisville, Ky

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    That process is pretty impressive.
    24'x15' 4.5 deep (avg) 13000 gallon pebble bottom in ground playpool
    Cartridge filter with a hayward 2.5hp pump.

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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    While I have seen the fiberglass install before, I have never seen it with the tile pre-applied. Did they indicate to you what type of mastic they used?
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    That's cool how the tile is pre-applied. I think this looks better overall....we are having issue with ours right now.
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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    any chances of getting an update on how this install went? especially the timeline? I am interested in that exact pool model...
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    Re: Wow, our first pool

    Good luck on getting a comment, the last post from that user account was back in April. A PM might get you response.
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    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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