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    New build, Montgomery, Texas

    New to the site, been kicking around the idea of getting a IG pool for a few years now and finally made the decision to go for it a last week.
    Signed the contract Friday and they are starting in the morning so needless to say were pretty excited.

    Tried to attach a copy of the pool layout however it says it exceeds the size limit guess I'll have to do something different. Hope to upload pictures of the progress.

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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    Welcome Dwight!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    Exciting times! While you watch them build your pool, take the time to read (and re-read?) the PoolSchool articles (top right corner has link) as they will help you learn the lingo and prepare for pool ownership. Order your test kit now (a good test kit is worth a dozen of the woosy ones that pool builders generally provide you) and get comfortable with the testing by trying it out on tap water. Will you be filling your pool with city water or well water? These issues might change what the experts here advise you to do, so go ahead and post it so you can hear how to plan for it. Add some specs to your signature line describing your pool, equipment and how you plan on chlorinating.
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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    Thanks,

    Yes, planning on ordering the test kit this week and the pool will be filled with well water, just hope it doesn't run my well dry.

    I'll try to get the pictures uploaded to photobucket this evening.

    Here's the spec's on the pool.

    18'x38' sport pool 3'-6"x5'x4'
    110' Perimeter feet & 710 SQFT
    12" Raised spa with tiered spill way
    Flagstone coping and water tile
    Pebble tech finish (still need to decide on color)
    3.5 ton moss rock with weepers
    Jandy variable speed pump , Jandy CV580 filter, Jandy 400,000 Heater, Jandy Aualink PDA, Polaris 280, tablet chlorinator & 3 LED Lights.

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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    the pool will be filled with well water
    I would have your well tested for iron content. (iron test does not come in standard kits) A new pool with iron laden water can be a big hassle.

    Do you have iron staining in the commode or other parts where the water evaporates?
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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    Who is your builder?
    20,000 gallon gunite pool, attached spa, Pebblesheen finish , flagstone coping, moss rock weeping wall, Jandy PHPM2.0 pump, Jandy CL580 cartridge filter, Polaris 280 pool cleaner, Polaris booster pump, Polaris 1.5 HP Air Blower, (3) Jandy WaterColors LED lights, Jandy LXI400P Heater, Jandy AquaLink RS PureLink Controller and PDA.

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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    I would have your well tested for iron content. (iron test does not come in standard kits) A new pool with iron laden water can be a big hassle.

    Do you have iron staining in the commode or other parts where the water evaporates?
    We don't have any staining but I'll have the water checked for iron. Thanks for info. An option I have is my neighbor is on city water and I offered to pay his water bill if I could use their water to spare running my well non stop and maybe running it dry and he was OK with it.

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    Who is your builder?
    Lone Star Custom Pools.

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    Hopefully this works, here's the link to the pictures taking yesterday.

    http://s493.photobucket.com/user/dpc...ool%20Pictures

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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    The link works but they are really small pics on my end.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New build, Montgomery, Texas

    photo-20.jpgphoto-19.jpg Couple pictures of the progress yesterday and this morning

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