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    Mermaids in our pool

    I couldn't find an appropriate place to post this, but wanted to share something super fun for the pool. For experienced swimmers only, of course. It is amazing how fast she can swim in this. We have a mono-fin (without the fabric covering) that adults use. It is a ferocious ab workout.

    Theresa and/or Gary

    Complete DIY: 20x40' rectangle. Resin walls, vinyl lined. 33000 gallons. Full width steps. 8' deep. Diving board, slide. Hayward pro series super pump, sand filter. Raypack 336K BTU heater. Main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, 2 amerilite lights with quick change lens Aquamatic auto cover and a partridge in a pear tree.
    Breaking our backs in the hopes that one of our six kids will care for us when we are old ;)

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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    That is cool. I'll have to search youtube for a vieo - never seen it before.
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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    Where did you get that...my daughter would love it!
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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    Very intereting.

    Hey, cornflakes, who is responsible for that crystal clear water? (I'm pretty sure I know, but thought you might like to tell us. )
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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    TFP and the BM method. Bleach and Muriatic Acid. Wait, maybe the 'BM' is why no one wants to hear how I keep my pool crystal clear!! It is amazing how easy it was once I finally understood water chemistry. In fact, it is second nature to me now. I can usually guess exactly what and how much needs to be added to the water. Thanks TFP!!!!!

    Blessedwithfivekids: I bought the fin on amazon and made the skin. My older daughter has the adult fin and I made a skin for her too. It looks super cool in the pool.
    Theresa and/or Gary

    Complete DIY: 20x40' rectangle. Resin walls, vinyl lined. 33000 gallons. Full width steps. 8' deep. Diving board, slide. Hayward pro series super pump, sand filter. Raypack 336K BTU heater. Main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, 2 amerilite lights with quick change lens Aquamatic auto cover and a partridge in a pear tree.
    Breaking our backs in the hopes that one of our six kids will care for us when we are old ;)

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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    Quote Originally Posted by 8corneflakes
    TFP and the BM method. Bleach and Muriatic Acid. Wait, maybe the 'BM' is why no one wants to hear how I keep my pool crystal clear!! It is amazing how easy it was once I finally understood water chemistry. In fact, it is second nature to me now. I can usually guess exactly what and how much needs to be added to the water. Thanks TFP!!!!!

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    Blessedwithfivekids: I bought the fin on amazon and made the skin. My older daughter has the adult fin and I made a skin for her too. It looks super cool in the pool.

    That's a beautiful mermaid in your pool

    What type fabric did you use for the skin?
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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    just swimsuit material
    Theresa and/or Gary

    Complete DIY: 20x40' rectangle. Resin walls, vinyl lined. 33000 gallons. Full width steps. 8' deep. Diving board, slide. Hayward pro series super pump, sand filter. Raypack 336K BTU heater. Main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, 2 amerilite lights with quick change lens Aquamatic auto cover and a partridge in a pear tree.
    Breaking our backs in the hopes that one of our six kids will care for us when we are old ;)

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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    We just got one of those for my neice, custom maid in Canada ..
    I will post the link, later .. They run around 300 bucks ..
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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    our neighbor girl had one that she wanted repaired. I repaired it, then made one for my daughter with scraps in 20 minutes. I've seen then online, but never under $200. the one pictured here is actually the 4th one I've made. The skins only last about a season and a half due to the bleach and sun. the mono fin is the expensive part, but they last forever if you don't leave them at the bottom of the pool all year.
    Theresa and/or Gary

    Complete DIY: 20x40' rectangle. Resin walls, vinyl lined. 33000 gallons. Full width steps. 8' deep. Diving board, slide. Hayward pro series super pump, sand filter. Raypack 336K BTU heater. Main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, 2 amerilite lights with quick change lens Aquamatic auto cover and a partridge in a pear tree.
    Breaking our backs in the hopes that one of our six kids will care for us when we are old ;)

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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    That is really cool!
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    Re: Mermaids in our pool

    What a cute mermaid!
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