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    New NE Florida Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to this site and am in the process of building a lap pool at our home in northeast Florida. The pool is 8' wide by 34' long and 3-1/2' to 5-1/2' deep. My PB is in the process of installing a Travertine paver pool deck. Still need to install the pool pump, filter, etc. and also planning to have solar panels to heat the pool. Pool finish will be Sunstone Midnight Blue. This is the first pool I have ever had or built so am looking forward to learning from the experienced members on this site.

    Rusty
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    8' x 34' Lap Pool, 3.5' to 5.5' deep, 10,000 gallons
    Pentair Intelliflo 3050 VS Pump, Pentair Intellichlor IC-40, 150sf Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter
    IG Shotcrete, Sunstone "Midnight Blue" pebble aggregate finish
    2 white lights 300 watt
    5 Solar pool panels (4'x10')
    12" x 12" "Noce" Travertine pavers

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    Re: New NE Florida Member

    Welcome to TFP from a fellow lap swimmer
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    Re: New NE Florida Member

    Welcome to the forum
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    Re: New NE Florida Member

    Welcome, Rusty!
    Good looking lap pool.
    I see overhanging trees. So, who will be in charge of emptying the skimmer each day?
    Alan in Wellington, FL - near West Palm Beach
    15,200 gal IG, painted plaster, 1988; 200 SqFt cartridge filter, 2013; 1.5 HP 1-speed pump (uprated), 2005; heat pump, 2005;
    soon to repair (dead) SWG AquaRite T-15 cell, 2005, and replace (dead) suction-side cleaner, 2005.
    Almost everything died this winter 2012-'13, and I know we shouldn't complain... but, Arrgh!

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    Re: New NE Florida Member

    Quote Originally Posted by alanpaul
    Welcome, Rusty!
    Good looking lap pool.
    I see overhanging trees. So, who will be in charge of emptying the skimmer each day?
    Thanks. The pool is primary for my wife so she'll be the one who gets to clean the pool since I'll still be asleep when she's swimming. Not much that I can do about the trees as their protected in our neighborhood.

    Here's a few more updated photos.

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    Attached Images Attached Images
    8' x 34' Lap Pool, 3.5' to 5.5' deep, 10,000 gallons
    Pentair Intelliflo 3050 VS Pump, Pentair Intellichlor IC-40, 150sf Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter
    IG Shotcrete, Sunstone "Midnight Blue" pebble aggregate finish
    2 white lights 300 watt
    5 Solar pool panels (4'x10')
    12" x 12" "Noce" Travertine pavers

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    Re: New NE Florida Member

    You can always enclose the pool with a screen cage. We love our screen
    6,000 gal, IG free form,Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish,Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues,Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump,Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15,Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers,Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Pentair IntelliBrite, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009 Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: New NE Florida Member

    Welcome to TFP!

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