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    It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/8) DONE!!!!

    We finally got everything ordered and started the excavation process. We're doing this entire build on our own. I like to think I'm a very capable DIYer. Started last weekend, showed up at the rental place to find out the sod cutter hadn't been returned from the previous renter so they gave me the tiller I was renting anyway for the weekend at the one day rate. After some very back breaking work and a lot of I told you so's to my wife we made some progress. I have a skid steer coming for this weekend to finish up the leveling and boulder removal and will hopefully have the pool up by this Sunday!


    My wife and my good friend Ben


    Most of the sod removed


    Leveling process begins, I miscalculated how much needed to be leveled so it's time for a skid steer!!!


    Large chunks of Shale out where we live


    Long tiring process but it'll be worth it in the end!!!
    P.J.
    24' x 52" AG Full Resin (13,500 Gal)
    Pentair Sand Dollar 60 Filter with Pentair Dynamo 2hp 2 speed pump
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG

    New Pool! New Pool!

    Nice start...I think everybody underestimates the dig...human nature, I guess
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/30)

    Leveling is the hardest and most crucial step in building a pool. Take your time! Check and recheck the leveling process. The end result will be worth it.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/30)

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    Leveling is the hardest and most crucial step in building a pool. Take your time! Check and recheck the leveling process. The end result will be worth it.

    We are definitely going to take our time leveling. I only want to have to do this once
    P.J.
    24' x 52" AG Full Resin (13,500 Gal)
    Pentair Sand Dollar 60 Filter with Pentair Dynamo 2hp 2 speed pump
    Intex SWG
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/30)

    My motto. Work smarter not harder.


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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/30)

    Do you plan to put down some foam insulation under the pool? Many people here do. I didn't, and wish I had. I'll do it next year. Are you putting pavers under the legs?

    Looking good so far. Keep posting pictures of your progress.

    What part of upstate NY? County or nearest big city is close enough. I'm downstate in Westchester County.
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/30)

    Quote Originally Posted by DigbyAllen
    Do you plan to put down some foam insulation under the pool? Many people here do. I didn't, and wish I had. I'll do it next year. Are you putting pavers under the legs?

    Looking good so far. Keep posting pictures of your progress.

    What part of upstate NY? County or nearest big city is close enough. I'm downstate in Westchester County.
    We are using 2" solid blocks under the uprights and we live in Plattsburgh about a mile from Lake Champlain about 20 miles south of Canada, just about as upstate as you can get!
    P.J.
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    Intex SWG
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/31)

    Finally got all of the pool delivered! It's going to be a busy weekend!



    Full resin!!!


    Pentair SD 60 Filter


    Pentair Dynamo 2hp 2 speed Pump


    SWG and Misc stuff


    Salt!!!!



    Skid Steer gets dropped off Friday afternoon, hope to have water going in by Sunday at the latest! Thanks for all the info everyone! TFP is an awesome site, I'm glad I found it!
    P.J.
    24' x 52" AG Full Resin (13,500 Gal)
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    Intex SWG
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/31)

    Good luck and keep us posted !!


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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/31)

    Hope that fridge is full of beer.

    I don't see any bottles of Bleach or containers of CYA, those are the first two things you will need as you are filling. Also, bear in mind, that Intex SWG, will need to run many hours a day to maintain FC. I have mine set for 5 hours a day on mine, and I still occasionally need to add bleach. I also assume you have ordered your test kit. TF-100 or K-2006
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
    New pool, 16'x36' (approx 18000 gal) in ground pool, Haywood DE filter

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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/31)

    Quote Originally Posted by PridgNYC
    Hope that fridge is full of beer.

    I don't see any bottles of Bleach or containers of CYA, those are the first two things you will need as you are filling. Also, bear in mind, that Intex SWG, will need to run many hours a day to maintain FC. I have mine set for 5 hours a day on mine, and I still occasionally need to add bleach. I also assume you have ordered your test kit. TF-100 or K-2006
    My TF-100 came in last week! I do have the Bleach and CYA already too!
    P.J.
    24' x 52" AG Full Resin (13,500 Gal)
    Pentair Sand Dollar 60 Filter with Pentair Dynamo 2hp 2 speed pump
    Intex SWG
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/31)

    Well, you definitely have filtration covered, I don't see your 5 bags of pool filter sand sitting around though.
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
    New pool, 16'x36' (approx 18000 gal) in ground pool, Haywood DE filter

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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 7/31)

    Quote Originally Posted by PridgNYC
    Well, you definitely have filtration covered, I don't see your 5 bags of pool filter sand sitting around though.
    We're actually picking that up this afternoon
    P.J.
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    Intex SWG
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/2)

    It's here!!!!! time to get this done!!!

    P.J.
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/2)

    Keep the pic's coming. Good luck !


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/3)

    More progress, Although the first Bobcat they brought us apparently had a loose belt cover and got melted!



    So after they brought me out another Bobcat I got back to work leveling!



    Just about done the leveling!!!



    Start of the bottom track!!



    Block Leveling



    More to come tomorrow!!!
    P.J.
    24' x 52" AG Full Resin (13,500 Gal)
    Pentair Sand Dollar 60 Filter with Pentair Dynamo 2hp 2 speed pump
    Intex SWG
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/4)

    So Close!!!

    P.J.
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/5)

    Tamping the sand!


    Liner install


    My kidney pool! LOL


    Almost done!
    P.J.
    24' x 52" AG Full Resin (13,500 Gal)
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/5)

    Wooohooo!

    P.J.
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    Re: It has finally begun...New 24' AG (updated 8/6)

    Finishing up the electrical run
    P.J.
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