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    Please review before I order

    As my finger hovered above the "click to order" button I decided I would feel better if I got one final approval from you guys first.
    Here's what I'm about to order:

    28' Sharkline Matrix AGP
    Pentair SD80 sand filter
    Pentair Optiflo 1HP/2spd pump
    Pentair Intellichlor IC40 salt system
    25gauge uni-bead liner

    Am I good to go?
    Sharkline Matrix 28', Pentair SD80 sand filter, Pentair Optiflo 1hp/2spd pump, Intellichlor ic40 (installed 7/2013)

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    Re: Please review before I order

    Those choices look good to me. I am assuming since you are ordering the unibead liner, you are not going to have a deep end?

    Other stuff that you may want to consider at some point are foam coves and a pad (for underneath to protect against nut grass and roots).
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Please review before I order

    Correct, no deep end. I am going to order a Gorilla Pad. What is the advantage of the foam cove?
    Sharkline Matrix 28', Pentair SD80 sand filter, Pentair Optiflo 1hp/2spd pump, Intellichlor ic40 (installed 7/2013)

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    Re: Please review before I order

    Foam cove forms the cove (corner between wall and bottom) instead of using sand. Are you installing, or are you having an installer do it? If you are having someone do it, then check with them to see what they need/want. If you are installing it, you might want to consider polystyrene foam insulation on the bottom like I did. Makes for a nice bottom and is extra protection against rocks etc. I have read that it does not work for nut grass (not a problem for me).
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Please review before I order

    My pool builder wanted Foam Coving, asked him about sand cove he said and I quote "I can do either one, but the end result will be better with foam"
    Asked him about the foam on the bottom and walls his response was "naw, if you use a good sand that packs really tight you wont need it"
    24 ft Sharkline Matrix AG
    Waterway 1HP 2SPD Sand Filter 100lb sand capacity, using 50lb of ZeoSand
    TAYLOR K-2006 test kit.
    Installed Spring 2013
    16x16 Deck Going up Soon.

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    Re: Please review before I order

    You only need gorilla pad if you have a concern about poking and tearing liner from underneath (nut grass, rocks/glass, etc), if not then don't waste your money, there is absoutely no cushion to gorilla pad, I have it under my pool.

    PS, it's not foam, it's a geotextile fabric about 1/16" thick.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


    My Build: one-man-one-pool-and-one-deck-agp-pics-t37172.html
    My Build 'To-Do' List for other DIY'ers: my-pool-build-list-t40249.html?hilit=list

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