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    New user - Hi there!

    Hi Everyone


    Brand new to the forum. Started poking around a bit and already have learned a few things. Thanks to EVERYONE who contributes. Just signed the contract to have our pool built in Spring 2014. Here's a snap of our yard where the pool will be built. Not a heck of a lot of room to work with but it's ours and we will make the best of it. Obviously my main concern is drainage. With not too much space on either side, I don't want any trickles in the basement! Still shopping around for the right mason. The pool company gave us a price for pavers ($15k - approx 900 sq ft of paving that matches the retaining walls and current patio) but I'm not rushing it and still plan to price it around. How does that price sound? They need to utilize a pump truck for backyard access. Any suggestions are much appreciated.


    16 x 32 free form
    10" concrete
    Vermiculite bottom
    3 - 6 ft with deep end bench
    Blue laguna
    Salt
    Heat pump

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    Re: New user - Hi there!

    Welcome to tfp, Dliny

    Looking forward to your build!

    Post some details of your build including equipment models (or sizing) and we can help you avoid some common pitfalls there.
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    Re: New user - Hi there!

    Hey linen

    Thanks for the reply! I'll try and get the exact specs of our equipment and post it up. In the meantime, is there a specific thread for proper drainage suggestions and paving?
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    Re: New user - Hi there!

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: New user - Hi there!

    Welcome to the forum
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