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    Why we do what we do....

    Because we love clear, clean water and because hot Saturday afternoons were meant for moments like this -



    That's my almost 3 year old jumping off the waterfall rocks into the deep end. He can do that for hours!

    (No worries, he's jumping off the low rock and he's got 7.5-ft of water below him. Also that swimmie vest means he barely drops 6" under before plunging back up to the surface)


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    Re: Why we do what we do....

    Nice Pic.

    It was a hot one here on the east coast, be topped out at 101. Most of the day was floating in the pool with a cold drink.
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    Re: Why we do what we do....

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Nice Pic.

    It was a hot one here on the east coast, be topped out at 101. Most of the day was floating in the pool with a cold drink.
    Thanks, I just love it when he's jumping and laughing hysterically (there were two other munchkins in the pool out of frame).

    Yeah, it's been an oven here in Tucson this week. 108F where I live (East side) and all week long it was over 105F (I think we hit 111F on Thursday). Oh, but no worries because it's a "dry heat"!!! Anyway, the pool is getting lots of "bather load" and the pool-boy (me ) is working overtime....but hearing the kiddos laugh and splash is all the reward I need!!

    I'll crack a cold one and send you a salute!!


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    Re: Why we do what we do....

    Yep, life is good with a pool and TFP!
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    Re: Why we do what we do....

    Beautiful pool!! Wish we could afford to add some boulders



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    Re: Why we do what we do....

    Quote Originally Posted by gustafsa View Post
    Beautiful pool!! Wish we could afford to add some boulders


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    Thanks.

    It's a natural stone waterfall and it took the crew building it about 3 days based on the build records. There was a huge crane on-site to lower the big ones in place while the masons mortared them in.

    Lots of folks here will do pool builds with one or two large flat stones incorporated into the coping. We call them "jumping stones". Maybe you can check with the PB to see if it's still a possibility? They're very common out here in AZ, not sure I ever saw many back east when I lived there.


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    Re: Why we do what we do....

    It's expensive to move boulders.. So it's not even a possibility.



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