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    New pool project

    We started our new backyard project! The Intex 16' metal frame has been decommissioned and our new 21' AGP is now up! I cannot even begin to thank everyone for the wealth of information on this site!

    This is the perfect topper for our backyard which already has a zipline and a "park area." We purchased a 21'x54' from ThePoolFactory and their service was awesome! The deck footings for around the pool have been poured and we start that this week. Since I have well, the local Fire Dept filled our pool for a small donation. Here's some pics of the progress so far:

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    Now only if the weather could cooperate!

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    Wow looks great... Keep those pics coming and welcome to TFP...
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    Re: New pool project

    Yikes!!! Water is going in and I saw no mention of you already having one of the Recommended Test Kits

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    Yes get a good test kit, so you don't have to keep getting useless advice from a pool store.... TF-100 kit...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    A zip line, park area and now a pool! Do you have all the neighborhood kids over too? That sounds like a fun backyard!!!

    Welcome. Please do keep sharing pics of your deck build. While you're here, read Pool School several times as home work and ask questions. They're all answered in pool school but if you can't find it, ask. And definitely order the TF100 test kit and take control of your pool from the start! You won't regret it! The pool looks fabulous!!! Also... ad your pool specs to your signature.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    A zip line, park area and now a pool! Do you have all the neighborhood kids over too? That sounds like a fun backyard!!!

    Welcome. Please do keep sharing pics of your deck build. While you're here, read Pool School several times as home work and ask questions. They're all answered in pool school but if you can't find it, ask. And definitely order the TF100 test kit and take control of your pool from the start! You won't regret it! The pool looks fabulous!!! Also... ad your pool specs to your signature.
    Thanks for all your advise. Will order a test kit tomorrow. And yes, Casey, the neighborhood kids are always here..... But my kids are at that age that I would rather them be here then somewhere I'm not
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    I hear you! I always had the neighborhood kids at our house too and they had pools! Mine was just cleaner!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Finally some progress! Weather has been stinky but I should have this buttoned up this weekend!

    The 1st of many girder sections:


    All the girder beams are up. Plan is connect it to the lower platform that already existed:


    Joists are up:


    Framing the steps:


    Almost done with the steps:


    Posts are up ready for the vinyl sleeves:


    Some perspective on the distance from the house:


    From the far end:


    Kids play area. They wanted the zip line to drop them off into the pool. Sounded like a fun idea but then visions of insurance claims got the best of me:
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    Those steps are very unique! I like them!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New pool project

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Those steps are very unique! I like them!
    +1. Casey beat me to it. I like them.
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    More Progress!!

    Railing is up and the skirting is moving along.


    Skirting around the stairs and closed the gap between the old platform and new deck.


    Gate in place.


    Angled railing so the deck does not interfere with the zip line.


    View from above:


    A few finishing touches to go but we are 80% there! Speakers and post lights being delivered Friday! Now only if the weather would get above 75 degrees! lol
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    Awesome deck work!!!
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    Re: New pool project

    WOW! When you do something you do it RIGHT!

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    Very very nice deck!

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    Thanks for the comments! The kids have been dying to go swimming and have even braved the 74 degree water temperature! I think the chilly weather will finally move out this weekend. Weather has been fantastic for building, just stinky for swimming
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    Quote Originally Posted by acomire View Post
    Thanks for the comments! The kids have been dying to go swimming and have even braved the 74 degree water temperature! I think the chilly weather will finally move out this weekend. Weather has been fantastic for building, just stinky for swimming
    My water temp was around 76 at 2 feet deep when I was installing our skimmer last night. Close to 78 on the surface. I feel your pain! I prefer temps to be low to mid 80's.
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    I love love love white railings on a wood deck... Its such a classic look...
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    The deck looks fabulous!

    My pool is hovering at 72 degrees! It's pretty breath taking when you first get in and after that, it's really nice, as long as the sun is out!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Wrapping this project up and thought I would share the final product!



    All cleaned up and stained. Missing one post cap. Doah!


    Posts lights and speakers in place.





    Furniture being delivered this week and I'm ready to relax after this build!
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    WOW I love your deck... The stain colour is perfect... And the kids look like they're lovin' it...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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