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    Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Hi everyone,
    I would like to introduce ourselves to the forum.

    We're a couple of wine enthusiasts in the 55+ age bracket who enjoy lots of sun shine, in the shade of course. Along with cooking several different types of ethnic foods, with Indian, Chinese and Thai topping the list.

    Now, fast forward the last three years of on and off planning and here we are, excavation! Yes, we just recently took the plunge and started our owner built pool spa project. After tons of paper sketches, countless hours of tossing ideas around and saying, how to do this and how to do that, all, generally with a glass of wine of wine in hand. (we find it always increases our creativity) The idea is finally becoming reality!

    From just a brief look see, it appears there's lots of friendly and knowledgeable contributors.
    Wish we joined earlier, but glad we're here now.
    Shotcrete 16'x25' rectangular with a half in 7' round spa raised 18" negative edge spillover, med. gray plaster. 9K gal. 3' sheer descent, 8'x12' wet deck.
    All equipment Pentair. 420 C&C, 400K MasterTemp, WhisperFlo 1hp, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo 2hp, IC40 Intellichlor, EasyTouch Wireless ScreenLogic2 Interface, 3ea. GloBrite LED's.

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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    We're glad you found us, and better late than never. Welcome to the party!

    Plenty of people here who love talking pools, so you came to the right place. There's also plenty to read, see, and learn about
    if that tickles your fancy, so enjoy the forums.
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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Welcome to TFP!

    Please do post pics of your build!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by We_Like_It_Hot
    Wish we joined earlier, but glad we're here now.
    You're in the right place! Welcome.
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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Welcome to the forum
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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Hoping to have a few pics to share soon.
    Shotcrete 16'x25' rectangular with a half in 7' round spa raised 18" negative edge spillover, med. gray plaster. 9K gal. 3' sheer descent, 8'x12' wet deck.
    All equipment Pentair. 420 C&C, 400K MasterTemp, WhisperFlo 1hp, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo 2hp, IC40 Intellichlor, EasyTouch Wireless ScreenLogic2 Interface, 3ea. GloBrite LED's.

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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Caliche is a big problem here in Vegas. As the excavator starts digging he hits the first big rock.
    Shotcrete 16'x25' rectangular with a half in 7' round spa raised 18" negative edge spillover, med. gray plaster. 9K gal. 3' sheer descent, 8'x12' wet deck.
    All equipment Pentair. 420 C&C, 400K MasterTemp, WhisperFlo 1hp, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo 2hp, IC40 Intellichlor, EasyTouch Wireless ScreenLogic2 Interface, 3ea. GloBrite LED's.

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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Welcome to the forum, We_Like_It_Hot

    Looking forward to the rest of your build!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Indeed! Looks like you're off and running. Keep us posted....
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    Cool Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hello From Sunny Las Vegas

    Officially finished!
    Shotcrete 16'x25' rectangular with a half in 7' round spa raised 18" negative edge spillover, med. gray plaster. 9K gal. 3' sheer descent, 8'x12' wet deck.
    All equipment Pentair. 420 C&C, 400K MasterTemp, WhisperFlo 1hp, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo 2hp, IC40 Intellichlor, EasyTouch Wireless ScreenLogic2 Interface, 3ea. GloBrite LED's.

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