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    DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Well I just received my kit from Royal Swimming Pools. Everything was very well packaged and arrived with absolutely no damage. Now I am waiting for the excavator to find an available date to dig.

    20 X 40: 2' Radius Steel with Princeton liner; 8' Roman Back Sit-n-Step; Hayward EcoStar VS; Hayward Cartridge 2"; Color-Logic LED

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Glad to see more people from Louisiana doing their own pools. I just finished a owner build gunite in Gonzales, La. See thread in my signature below. Who's doing your dig? My guy may be able to get to it. Let me know if you need any assistance.

    Todd
    15x36 Gunite w/Diamond Brite(Bahama Breeze plaster), 3.5-6', Pentair Easytouch Automation panel, Pentair 3HP VS pump, Pentair CNC 420 filter, Pentair 5G color changing light, Polaris 360 cleaner w/booster, Pentair IC-20 SWG
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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    I was watching yours as you posted, nice job! I have someone that is highly recommended from a few builders so I am trying to work around his schedule. If it doesnt work out Ill get with you and get your guys name/number. Thank you Todd

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    will be following very closely! my wife and I are trying to decide on which route to take...gunite or liner. looks like my gunite is going to run around $26-$28k w/o the decks, and $18-20k on the liner w/o decks. these type threads will help us with our decision, so thanks!

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    18x36 vinyl / sport pool 5.5' deep / 1.5hp Tri-Star 2spd / Hayward c3030 325 sqft cartridge / ~15k gal / TF100

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    I'll post all my costs also to help
    So far I paid $10,030 for the kit delivered. That includes a 6 ft swim out. Excavation will be $1,000. I'll update as we go with costs


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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Great! did you order your poolkrete from them? I've yet to find a supplier for it on the Northshore...and the cost to go pick it up and unload...figure I'm better off to order it with the pool.
    18x36 vinyl / sport pool 5.5' deep / 1.5hp Tri-Star 2spd / Hayward c3030 325 sqft cartridge / ~15k gal / TF100

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    No I'm going to use Portland and sand for the bottom.


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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    I'll be watching closely. I've been checking out their kits and trying to decide if that's the way we want to go. I'm seriously considering old schooling it and going with cinder blocks and a liner. Think we'll need to concrete the bottom though since we have monster moles, voles and gophers, heard they can dig through the softer bottoms and tunnel under the liner.
    I have an excavator guy, no pool though LOL Will live vicariously through your build

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    I have seen a few post of people having crawfish tunnel under then down here. I can't imagine what a mole could do.


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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    We had a great experience with Royal Pools.


    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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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Good luck and post a lot of pics!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    I'm subscribing to your thread

    21.5K gallons... 65' x 9' Shotcrete Inground Lap Pool... 3'.5" to 6.5" Depth...9' by 7" Wet Deck... Hayward all the way... 2 L.E.D lights...Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue...And above all....LOVING IT!!!!!!

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    OK the dig is on for this Sunday. I will post pics as we go. Time to get busy!!

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Good luck! PM sent...
    18x36 vinyl / sport pool 5.5' deep / 1.5hp Tri-Star 2spd / Hayward c3030 325 sqft cartridge / ~15k gal / TF100

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    JJ, I sent you a PM let me know if you received it.

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Got it thanks! I actually heard his name from a gunite guy but didn't have his number. Let me know how he does...if he's workin on Sunday he's gettin while its good in the summertime!
    18x36 vinyl / sport pool 5.5' deep / 1.5hp Tri-Star 2spd / Hayward c3030 325 sqft cartridge / ~15k gal / TF100

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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Yep. Sunday at 7 am at that!


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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    This is the staring point. You can see where our old above ground pool was. One of the walls gave out and it collapsed last year. Kk[IMG][/IMG]


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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    And one BIG hole in the backyard


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    Re: DIY 20 x 40 in Watson Louisiana

    Not a whole lotta hand work to be done on that one!
    18x36 vinyl / sport pool 5.5' deep / 1.5hp Tri-Star 2spd / Hayward c3030 325 sqft cartridge / ~15k gal / TF100

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