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    Hello for SC

    We are about to start a semi DIY IG 18x36 Roman build. I say semi becuase I dont plan to do much of the work but sub everything out to the appropriate trades. I have located 2 pool diggers, 4 installers, and concrete guys are everyhwere. The installers are a little hard to get moving. I imagine because one they are swampped with work and two Im a one time customer.

    I was able to get a few wholesale accounts around town and on the net using my background as a homebuilder and associated licenses. I had a few PBs come around and quote what we are after. They all averaged $29k, not including the retaining wall we have to build. I'm thinking Ill be done at around $17.5. Pretty good savings.

    Plans are to have the Hayward Aqua Plus SWG and panel with an EcoStar VS pump. Ordered the pump today from for $899. (hopefully I can get it in time to take advantage of the $50 rebate.) Found the Pentair Legend II cleaner at for $399 with $100 rebate. Ill prpbably order that. I had considered the Platinum with booster pump but figured I'd give the Legend II a try since its so much less and the pump should have plenty of power. Ill preplumb for the booster. 4 deck jets and 2 LED lights and some other stuff will complete the install.

    Figure Ill run 2.5in pipe to the suction lines since the pump will accept it and 2 in to the returns.

    Learned a lot here but as this is my first pool I imagine Ill learn a lot more in the near future.

    If anyone has a recommendation of an installer in the upstate SC area Id be glad to talk to them.

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Hello for SC

    Welcome to tfp, timmyjane

    Looking forward to your build!
    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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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Hello for SC

    Welcome to the forum
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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