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    Some of you saw my previous post started last fall for the planning of our DIY build. The pool kits has been ordered and will be delivered on Friday. The dig was scheduled for Monday but with rain in the forecast I am hoping they can squeeze it in Saturday. We can hardly wait to have it finished and be swimming. Here are the pics of where it is starting to the deck being removed.


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    And the final product[IMG]


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Today was productive, I got the grading done before dark and the walls and steps were delivered.


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Keep the pics coming! Good Luck!!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Excavation was in full swing today but we hit rock in the hopper and will have to get finished next week.


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    Keep the pics coming!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    I'm second guessing myself with the plumbing, any feedback would be appreciated.
    There will be 3 returns down 1 side of the pool, should they all be individual 2" runs to the pump pad?
    steps jets in the steps at both ends, can each pair be tied together and ran 2' back to pad?
    2 Skimmers opposite side of returns, 2" run each back to pad?
    2 deck jets, thinking these both need to run all the way back so we can adjust if needed? 1 1/2" ?
    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    A picture of the rocks


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    Now we wait for the water to drain after 5" of rain on Monday and Tuesday, travertine arrived today though


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    Progress this week on the patio and on the pool today


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    You're moving right along!
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    Re: DIY build begins in TN

    This is looking great!

    There will be 3 returns down 1 side of the pool, should they all be individual 2" runs to the pump pad? I think 1 run of 2" would be ok for all 3 returns.
    steps jets in the steps at both ends, can each pair be tied together and ran 2' back to pad? Yes, I think they can be.
    2 Skimmers opposite side of returns, 2" run each back to pad? I only have one skimmer, but I think 1 run would be ok.
    2 deck jets, thinking these both need to run all the way back so we can adjust if needed? 1 1/2" ? Deck jets need to be a continuous loop around the pool. Running them back individually certainly will work, and will work better giving you flexibility to adjust each one but mine (4) are on 1 run of 2" all the way around.
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    Looks good, keep the pictures coming.


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    Not much visually has changed but we got the concrete collar poured, it was the hottest day yet this year and 8 yards of concrete was not easy. Also had 46ton of rock delivered for the fill and patio base. Hopefully start plumbing tomorrow.


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Good Luck with your plumbing! Hope it cools down enough to work comfortably outside instead of being miserable.
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    Plumbing is just about complete, found a couple small drips to fix, I have a PB scheduled for Thursday to finish the bottomed and help with wiring and bonding. Hopefully we will have water in for the weekend.
    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Bottom was done this morning, dropping the liner in tomorrow.


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    We had to wait a couple days for the liner but it was dropped in this evening and started the water running, I also got a good bit done on the addition.


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    We enjoyed swimming this weekend, still waiting for the pump to be connected but have been keeping it clean and keeping the chlorine level up with bleach. A lot has been done on the patio and bath.


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Looking real good... Love the liner...
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