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    Newbie about to build a pool!

    Hi everyone!

    My doctors have told me I have to do water therapy every day, so I'm starting to get quotes for a pool in my back yard (see how I made that leap from "have to go swimming daily" to "would love to have my own pool"?!). I don't know if we're going to be able to afford it, but I'm hopeful. I've no interest in doing this half-a***ed, but neither do I want something enormously extravagant.

    Would it be alright if I posted one or two of the better quotes, so someone here could give me advice as to what I may be missing, or otherwise "heading down the wrong path" about? Any advice from this experienced forum would be deeply appreciated and, if we do go ahead with the project, we will gladly post pics!

    Nick
    Newbie, just beginning to get the right pool configuration! Plan is for 16,600 gallons, Cartridge filter, IG, medium plaster.

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    Re: Newbie about to build a pool!

    Welcome to the forum. Post your quotes. Many of us have been there and done that, and you an learn from our mistakes.
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    Re: Newbie about to build a pool!

    There's some pretty big above ground pools on the market, and you might find them at end-of-season blowout prices. You could be swimming within days instead of months.
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    Re: Newbie about to build a pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Welcome to the forum. Post your quotes. Many of us have been there and done that, and you an learn from our mistakes.
    Which thread should I post my quotes in to? Don't want to gum up the wrong thread!
    Newbie, just beginning to get the right pool configuration! Plan is for 16,600 gallons, Cartridge filter, IG, medium plaster.

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    Re: Newbie about to build a pool!

    Welcome to the forum. "Just getting Started" forum will work fine.
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    Re: Newbie about to build a pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Welcome to the forum. "Just getting Started" forum will work fine.
    Thanks!
    Newbie, just beginning to get the right pool configuration! Plan is for 16,600 gallons, Cartridge filter, IG, medium plaster.

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    Re: Newbie about to build a pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Welcome to the forum. "Just getting Started" forum will work fine.
    I don't seem to be getting any sort of response to my posting in "Just Getting Started". Perhaps my posting content contravened a forum rule? I hope I didn't write anything inappropriate!:
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    Newbie, just beginning to get the right pool configuration! Plan is for 16,600 gallons, Cartridge filter, IG, medium plaster.

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