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    New build in MS *new pictures 4/3***

    After record setting rainfall for the past three months we are hopefully going to start construction this week.

    Here are some before shots:

    Backyard as it sits now:


    Side shot of the yard:


    outline of pool painted:


    Getting ready for relaxing with our new adirondack chairs:
    John Nguyen, CWS I
    Sales and Applications Engineer
    Stenner Pump Company

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    Re: New build in MS

    Congrats! Post pics as the project moves along.
    Ron- Kansas. IG fiberglass, Riviera 30 Freeform 13600 gallons,
    EasyTouch 4 w/IC20 SWCG, Pentair Whisperflo 1hp, 2 speed 220 pump, Hayward ProGrid 4820 DE filter using Eco Klean instead of DE, 2 Savi Melody 12v 5 color LEDs, Raypack 266k btu millivolt heater, Arctic Armour Mesh custom safety cover (Total self Install) TF-100 test kit w/Magic stir.

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    Re: New build in MS

    Will you put in a tanning shelf for the dog? LOL Can't wait to see it happen!
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    That back yard is just begging for a pool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New build in MS

    Keep the pics coming to update us on your progress.

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    Where in MS?
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    Re: New build in MS

    Your going to need a slide for that pool for the kids too. I promise you since you have a slide in the yard (me too), the FIRST thing they are going to ask when they see a real pool is "dad, where's the slide at?"

    Please keep the pictures coming. Many of us who already have pools love to see what others are doing and it's a wonderful reference for new folks to see what is possible. And yes, I can't tell you how many little things I have added around our pool thanks to seeing what folks have done and posted their finished projects.

    Good luck on the project.

    Bob E.

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    Re: New build in MS

    Thanks for the comments and I will definitely post more pictures as we progress. Had over an inch of rain yesterday so it will be later this week or next before the equipment comes in. And to answer msumoose we're in Madison MS.

    Some details about the pool. 16x12x32 6ft deep kidney shaped inground vinyl liner pool. Our city doesn't allow anything but cartridge systems to avoid neighbors getting mad at each other for backwash water going into other yards.

    Liner sample:
    John Nguyen, CWS I
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    Re: New build in MS

    We started construction this morning! Took a lot of pictures and if it's too many just let me know and I'll post less next time.

    The long awaited truck and backhoe arrives:


    Scraping off all the grass:


    The final layout, lost 8 inches of pool deck because of a picky inspector and not knowing exact property lines. Builder is making it up on other parts/areas on the deck though:


    Starting the digging. Was weird seeing a dump truck in my backyard:


    More digging and grading:


    Front yard isn't holding up as good as I hoped:


    Working towards deep end:


    Almost done with digging:


    All done with walls staged for tomorrow:
    John Nguyen, CWS I
    Sales and Applications Engineer
    Stenner Pump Company

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    Crew started early this morning setting the walls. Will post more as they claim the liner will be set and start filling later today.


    The pad with the filter set as well. Kind of funny that the gauge says "clean" and "Dirty"
    John Nguyen, CWS I
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    What made you decide to go with wood over steel or polymer walls?

    Pool looks good and I like the liner. Keep posting pics!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    We chose wood because we liked the builder the best out of all the ones we talked to. They've used steel in the past and didn't have good results with it in our area and would have used plastic but the wood was cheaper and had a better warranty. The walls and pool kit itself has a 30 year parts and labor warranty compared to 20 year parts only with the plastic walls.

    Here's some more activity from today:
    Foam padding stairs going in:


    PoolKrete almost done:


    Prepping the liner, reminded me of unwrapping a big delicate present:


    Liner fitting:


    Concrete footings and water going in:
    John Nguyen, CWS I
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    Stenner Pump Company

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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/14*

    What an eventful three days!

    We got the stairs cut in and mounted:


    Both pumps and plumbing getting fitted:


    More plumbing pictures:


    The water was cold but my daughter had to try out the steps:


    Backfilled and grading:


    We should start the stone coping and electrical work on Monday with final grading and concrete apron pour on Wednesday if weather cooperates.
    John Nguyen, CWS I
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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/16***

    Lookin' Good!!

    I can't figure out the purpose of the 6-8" diameter blue pipes that were vertical around the perimeter but appear to have been covered up?
    Dave S.
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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/16***

    They are set down in the concrete footings and when they pour the concrete apron/deck they'll fill those pipes with concrete as well to act as deck supports.
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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/16***

    Quote Originally Posted by blakestretch
    They are set down in the concrete footings and when they pour the concrete apron/deck they'll fill those pipes with concrete as well to act as deck supports.
    With the amount of rainfall you get are none of them a sump to drain away water from the outside of the pool?
    Are they going to remove any dirt between the pool and your patio to allow slope drainage between pool and patio?
    Ron- Kansas. IG fiberglass, Riviera 30 Freeform 13600 gallons,
    EasyTouch 4 w/IC20 SWCG, Pentair Whisperflo 1hp, 2 speed 220 pump, Hayward ProGrid 4820 DE filter using Eco Klean instead of DE, 2 Savi Melody 12v 5 color LEDs, Raypack 266k btu millivolt heater, Arctic Armour Mesh custom safety cover (Total self Install) TF-100 test kit w/Magic stir.

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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/16***

    They aren't acting as a sump at all as they're set in concrete at the bottom of the pipe. There will be a 2'x4" deck drain along the patio and house that discharges on the side of the property to keep water away from the pool and patio. The grading in the pictures is a rough grade and not final because they still have to remove some to make room for 4 inches of concrete everywhere as well.
    John Nguyen, CWS I
    Sales and Applications Engineer
    Stenner Pump Company

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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/18***

    Well things took a turn in the wrong direction over the weekend. I noticed water seeping in around the pool Friday afternoon especially after cutting in the stairs and the builder kept saying it was normal. Well we lost over an inch of water during Saturday and the ground around the pool was soaking wet and caving in on itself. They came out and had to drain the pool and replace the gasket around the main drains. We're now refilling the pool in the middle of a hail storm!







    They got the liner stretched back out and put back without any seams and claim all is fixed now.
    John Nguyen, CWS I
    Sales and Applications Engineer
    Stenner Pump Company

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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/16***

    Just wondering how thick is the plywood used for the walls?

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    Re: New build in MS *new pictures 3/16***

    I think it's half or 3/4 but can't remember off the top of my head. The pool is filled again and workers are reworking the dirt and cutting in the lights, skimmers and such today with stone and electrical slated for later this week.....fingers crossed the rain stays away.
    John Nguyen, CWS I
    Sales and Applications Engineer
    Stenner Pump Company

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