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    New Build in Oklahoma; Questions Updated Pics 5/7/15

    Hello from Oklahoma!

    Wanted to share my first pool build with everyone. I am installing a 18 x 34 Kidney vinyl liner pool with waterfall and a swg for chlorine. I will have stamped concrete decking with new privacy fence, landscape lighting, grill/bar and french doors put in behind the house.

    I want to thank everyone here for the totally free and valuable information I have been reading for the last two months. Everyone here are true Ladies and Gentlemen.

    Thank you in advance for questions to come in the future!

    I will share more pics throughout my childhood dream process of a pool.

    Curtsam

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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma

    Welcome to the forum.

    New pool builds are one of our most interesting subjects. We all really like the progress pics and the "story". Each one is different.
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma

    Welcome to the forum and good luck on your build.

    Hang around and learn all you can before it's built and you'll be far ahead of the game on treating your pool.
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

    Found out how to reduce KiB's and add pics.

    Been reading a ton of information here and ready to keep it up in the winter. Everything that I have read is that this is one of the best times to "get to know your pool" and easier to maintain.

    Will share another update picture tomorrow.
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 11/6/2013

    Well,

    Raining here in Oklahoma. They were suppose to finish concreting the pool tomorrow but looks like it may be Friday. Need more fill in dirt around the pool because of the slope of the yard. Got rid of all the dirt from the dig of the pool and probably will need at least 2 tons more!

    It's one sloppy mess out there now! One day, One day I will be proud!!!

    Update pics coming with progress!

    Take care,
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 11/6/2013

    Update!!
    2014, IG 20,000 gl 18x34 Vinyl Liner / Waterfall / SWG / Sand Filter /
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

    Look's awesome. I see trees- leaves in pool.. Get the skimmers put in down wind, I should've paid more attention in that area. I put skimmer on west side it should be on south west side. Will be adding another one this winter, But ya'lls is inground very hard fix after the fact.. Enjoy. It's worth it. TFP is the best
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

    Hello Everyone,

    Wanted to show updated photos and ask a couple of questions. As you can tell from the timeline I have had major issues witht the contractor but finally just about done.

    1. Is the Pool Skim worth putting in on one of my return valves to keep particals/leaves from settling on the bottom of pool? Don't want to install if it does not work good. I only have one return basket.

    2. I am pretty sure I am fine with my chemicals but would like your advise if you see anything I need to adjust.

    FC- 6.5
    CC- 0
    PH- 7.5
    TA- 60
    CH- 60
    CYA- 70
    Salt 2900

    Thank you in advance TFP Team!!




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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

    Everything looks good from here. Although I'd get your TA up to around 90 or 100. Its a bit low.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

    Thank you Casey.

    Anyone out there know if it is worth attaching the Pool Skim?

    Thanks,
    2014, IG 20,000 gl 18x34 Vinyl Liner / Waterfall / SWG / Sand Filter /
    Dolphin M4 Robot / TF-100 Test Kit is used / Beer is consumed /
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    Re: New Build in Oklahoma Pic Update 10/17/2013

    It wouldn't hurt. It's like an arm that reaches out further into the pool to catch floating debris.
    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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