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    I've been exploring the site for a couple of weeks now (or as my husband calls it "going down the rabbit hole") as we are building our first pool. Seems like a great community you have here and I thought I should introduce myself and say hello. We're building a 37 1/2 x 20 rectangular pool with inpool spa and baja step. We decided not to go the pool builder route and are doing this on our own as owner builders (with some help from a family friend who was in the pool excavation business a decade or so ago). I've really enjoyed following many of your build threads and am considering doing one of my own. But I'm a little nervous to do so because I don't know if the thesis will be "Why being owner builders was the best decision of our lives" or "Why being owner builders was the worst decision of our lives." It's too early to tell. We're 12 days into the endeavor and have checked excavation, steel, plumbing and initial electric install off the list. No turning back now! But still soooo far to go.

    Anyway. Hi! I'll see you around.
    Nearing completion on (owner/builder) 30k gallon pool.
    37 1/2 by 20 rectangle. Raised bond beam with custom water feature.
    Mazzara glass tile. Bellecrete coping. Quartzscapes finish.
    Pentair DE Filter with easy touch

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    Re: Introducing Myself

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your husband is correct, it will be an adventure and you'll never be the same.
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    Welcome to the rabbit hole!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
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    Re: Introducing Myself

    Now you get to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all we're offering is the truth.

    Welcome

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    Re: Introducing Myself

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Welcome! Please do post a detailed thread on your owner builder pool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Introducing Myself

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Welcome! Please do post a detailed thread on your owner builder pool!
    Yeah what she said!

    We LOVE pool builds. Take as many pics as you can and share them with the story!

    Kim
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    Re: Introducing Myself

    Well since I'm already down the rabbit hole I may as well document my journey. I'll start a new thread with my build this afternoon. Thanks for the warm welcome.
    Nearing completion on (owner/builder) 30k gallon pool.
    37 1/2 by 20 rectangle. Raised bond beam with custom water feature.
    Mazzara glass tile. Bellecrete coping. Quartzscapes finish.
    Pentair DE Filter with easy touch

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    Re: Introducing Myself

    Welcome to TFP !
    And it's a wabbit hole not a rabbit hole !
    Hope you enjoy the forum.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Hi Welcome to TFP!

    Awesome! I love DIY builds!
    Cant wait!
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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