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    Our hard work paid off

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    This is the pool my husband, brother in law and I built (with help from many friends too)
    St. Louis, MO, 25000 gal, 16x32 lagoon, vinyl, sand filter, Hayward pump, chlorine, install complete 9/12, Taylor TF100 test kit

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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    Looks great Congrats
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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    A little more landscaping and we will be done!

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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    Looks fantastic!

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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    awesome!
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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    Nice
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    Pentair t100 filter
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    Wonderful job!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    What a beautiful, relaxing oasis you have created!
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    Looks great! Did you get quotes and, if so, what percentage did you knock off by doing it yourself? DIY pool -- that is way out of my league, but would be oh-so-cool to get just what you want and have the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Great job!
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    That's one heck of an accomplishment!

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    Wow, beautiful! You, hubby, BIL, & friends did a great job!
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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    Very nice!
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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    We did get quotes and decided we could not afford the pool we wanted if we had someone else construct it. The bids we had were smaller pools with only 3' of concrete. We were able to go with a larger pool, larger stamped pool deck, the block retaining wall and a large patio for what it would have cost for a pool company to install. Can't really give you any numbers or % saved since we are not comparing apples to apples. The laying it out and excavation were the most difficult parts of the job, especially since its an odd shaped pool with a deep end. My brother in law is still giving us trouble about not just going with a rectangular pool. The company we bought the pool kit from was always available to come out and give help or advice and would charge so much per hour. The only time we used them was to install the liner. We were scared when they came out and started inspecting the pool. Never doing this before, we weren't sure of the job we did. The pool guy was completely impressed and admitted that we did a better job than he would have done! The liner installation was a breeze. We probably didn't even need the pool company's help. In the end, we ended up with exactly what we wanted and the satisfaction that comes with the sweat equity put in.
    St. Louis, MO, 25000 gal, 16x32 lagoon, vinyl, sand filter, Hayward pump, chlorine, install complete 9/12, Taylor TF100 test kit

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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    awesome!
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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    Quote Originally Posted by lmnconn View Post
    The pool guy was completely impressed and admitted that we did a better job than he would have done!
    I'd of been all smiles! Like
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    Re: Our hard work paid off

    Awesome! It does feel better when you've done it yourself! I just wanna know....have ya'll drawn straws on who gets to do the first cannonball from the diving board??
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