Recent content by Auburn02

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    And we are off...

    Gotcha - I'm proficient with running PVC myself, just wasn't sure how accommodating most builders were to that sort of thing - I'll be sure to talk to mine more about it when I come up with an idea of what I want to do.
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    And we are off...

    So when you guys say "I am adding" are you just going and laying down your own PVC after the builders leave for the day or having them run the extra lines for you? Just curious...and coming up with ideas of my own. :cool: For one thing, I would definitely like to have at the very least an...
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    And we are off...

    On the topic of running extra PVC for future potential use, where are you running it to? I understand one end would be at the equipment pad, but what about the other end?
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    sharp objects under the new liner in the deep end

    Did he mention the $1600?
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    How often do you have to change out a vinyl pool liner?

    Oh wow if you're at 23 years on one liner, you win. They're on their 2nd in that 35 years. I think he said the first one made it 15 or 17 which would mean they're at 18 or 20 now on the current one.
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    How often do you have to change out a vinyl pool liner?

    But short of trusting your builder, how does one know what's a better/worse liner? Is it all about thickness? Just curious. My parents are still on their second liner in 35 years. :oops: Don't get me wrong, it looks AWFUL and is pulling out of the track in the corners, but hasn't dropped below...
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    Wait to do paver coping and decking after pool?

    Good feedback! I actually did not know about the preference to use gravel, I just assumed the PB's here backfill with excavated soil. I will find out. Even if they do use the soil, I am okay with waiting a bit for it to settle. Not a year mind you, but it's going to be at least 4 months from...
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    Wait to do paver coping and decking after pool?

    Any more input or thoughts on this? I've since read a couple of other threads with mention of people finishing and using a pool before coping and decking is added so it doesn't sound like that should be much of a concern, but the more opinions the better!
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    Awful Concrete Coping

    So I know nothing about concrete, but judging from the responses I take it there's no possibility of having a (competent) crew cut the edge off at a straight line with a concrete saw, then grind a bevel on the edge? Thinking like how you can cut and grind a bullnose onto a stone countertop edge...
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    Construction underway...finally - Katy, Tx

    Dang, without checking with either you or the neighbor first? Glad it will work out in the end though. And I too am astonished with how minimal the disruption is to the surrounding yard. I have an expectation of everything within 10-15' of my pool perimeter being completely destroyed, maybe...
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    Wait to do paver coping and decking after pool?

    Good points Dirk, to be clear this outfit has done pool decks before although I haven't spoken to him in detail about those specific items but I will for sure.
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    Awful Concrete Coping

    Yikes. No.
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    Wait to do paver coping and decking after pool?

    We're slated to start construction in November of an in ground, freeform vinyl liner pool with polymer walls. The plan is to do a paver decking and coping which the PB does not do on his own, we are subbing that out ourselves to the contractor we used for our patio. Would there be any harm - or...
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    Building this fall/winter in south Alabama

    Well, we signed! Construction won’t start until November; could have started sooner but gives us time to get the trees taken out and allow me to do some preliminary grass relocation on my own time, plus even if it started sooner it likely wouldn’t get used until Spring anyhow. I’ll either bump...
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    Building this fall/winter in south Alabama

    Updated build list, any further advice? Pool: Vinyl Latham Gemini 16x32 with inlaid liner steps and tanning shelf Filter: Hayward Sand S244T Pro Series Pump: Pentair 1.5HP VS pump (unsure of exact model, this was what PB told us when I mentioned I wanted to upgrade to VS) SWG: Hayward Aquarite...