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    The Hansen's Backyard

    Hey...Adam here...nice little forums ya got here....

    Well last summer we decided to take out a 2nd mortgage to make-over our backyard which consisted of a 50' x 100' dirt and weed lot and an old ugly 20' round AG pool and falling down rotten wood fence. So about $60k later here's what we ended up with (pics below). Please disregard all the pine needles, I'm working on cleaning them up today...haha.

    Pool Specs: 18x36 free form pool with DE filter & 2 pumps (1 for the automatic pool cleaner). We're using the Aquarite Salt System and it's been great thus far!

    Just opened her up last weekend, added 2 bags of salt and a little alk increaser and the levels are now perfect. She's only 70 degrees but I love cold water so I've been enjoying the **** out of it on this beautiful 90+ degree day! If anyone has any recommendations on what to do next just let me know. I was thinking about a small pool house / shed / changing room.... Thanks for any input either positive or negative!



    By ahansen77, shot with Canon PowerShot SD200 at 2008-06-08


    By ahansen77, shot with Canon PowerShot SD200 at 2008-06-08


    By ahansen77, shot with Canon PowerShot SD200 at 2008-06-08


    By ahansen77, shot with Canon PowerShot SD200 at 2008-06-08


    By ahansen77 at 2008-06-08


    By ahansen77 at 2008-06-08


    By ahansen77 at 2008-06-08
    -Adam

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    Well, it's kinda hard to tell cause your pics didn't show up.

    Do a search on posting pics....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Looks awesome. Outdoor shower, toilet and changing area would be a suggestion if ya got the cash to do it.

    Either way, sure looks good. Congrats!
    Chad R.

    POOL SIZE: 16 x 32' Vinyl lined pool. 22,000 gallons. 8' deep. 2009 Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump. Hayward S310S 30" 500 lb Sand filter. 1 skimmer and 2 returns. Solar Blanket.

    Pics of my pool: http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/reindeerboy/

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    It really looks nice. Great job! :P
    18x33 agp. 1 1/2 hp pump with sand filter.
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    Beautiful work. You gave a good mental image of the "before"....that's quite an "after"..........Welcome!
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    Now I see....nice! Like the little tiki bar.

    A shed is always a nice pool side feature...with a changing room attached, even better!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    I agree with the changing room idea... complete with bathroom, so no traipsing into the house all dripping wet!

    Lovely yard! welcome to TFP!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, manually chlorinated with 10% liquid, salt added to ~2000, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
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    I'm a visual person... so I'd like to see a before shot if you have one and I'd LOVE to see a pic of the whole inground pool! 8)

    Thanks!

    It looks great from what I can see and I like the water fall.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Thanks for the compliments, not sure if I've reached a limit or something but since adding the pics to the original thread the forums wont let me add any more attachments....

    Already have an outdoor shower and the poolhouse/shed is going up tomorrow morning. We're actually going to turn our garage into a mudroom and bath for that exact purpose....
    -Adam

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    Adam,

    Awesome job! Makes me want to do a lot to mine pool area and back yard once I have the cloudiness issue with my pool corrected.

    I grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and used to spend EVERY summer from the 2nd weekend in June until Labor Day at the Jersey Shore. I miss that area!

    You should think about opening your place up as a B & B and rent a room to folks traveling to the area (i. e. - me ).

    Keep up the wonderful work.
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    IG VL, 18'x36'x5', Hayward S220T sand filter, Hayward gas heater, MagneTek 1HP pump, Hayward automatic chlorinator, solar cover, Kreepy Krauly. Pool was hole in the ground that I put my money into for the past 5 years but thanks to TFP that changed and I'm enjoying being a pool owner.

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    Use imageshack or photobucket and then you can post pics without a limit. 8)

    I prefer imageshack.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    I'm a visual person... so I'd like to see a before shot if you have one and I'd LOVE to see a pic of the whole inground pool! 8)

    Thanks!

    It looks great from what I can see and I like the water fall.

    Well, because it was so nasty i never took pics back there, but here's a shot as the pool was going in, note the rotting fence, haha:


    By ahansen77, shot with Canon PowerShot SD1000 at 2008-06-08
    -Adam

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