Recent content by cowboycasey

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    Opinions on design and grading options

    Those are nice looking pools and I think a great decision :)
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    Hot tub +/- swcg & massage jets

    @Dogmom1 What type of hottub are you looking at? There are good ones and great ones.. :)
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    Hot tub +/- swcg & massage jets

    I agree, 104 degree hot tub, -15 degrees F = Frozen hair Bliss (y) :whoot:
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    Hot tub +/- swcg & massage jets

    You will love a hot tub :) Get as many jets as you can.. Because they are all fiberglass they all can have a SWG in them but the one that already comes with one may be a little better... Most get this SWG for there tubs.. Saltron Mini Salt System Drop-In Saltwater Chlorine...
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    if i can add propane heater to spa

    Is it a natural gas dryer, gas stove top, and water heater or propane? if LPG it will be cheaper but a propane will be more expensive.... A heat pump is really designed to keep water at a certain temp not to get it there fast like you saw.. If you get a nat gas or propane heater get the...
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    Uniwall fiberglass wall

    Welcome to TFP :) It looks like these guys make them and should be able to tell you were to buy them :)
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    OB Northern California (Roseville) Rehab / buried

    Amazing, from when you found the pool to now, just amazing :)
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    White deposits on outside of spa and waterfall

    gunite, plaster, tile and grout are not waterproof, they let small amounts of water through constantly... When stone is done like that it should have 1 or 2 layers of waterproofing done under the stone to prevent efflorescence.. Until it is fixed it will look like that... You may use some...
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    Pool remodel selections

    you have looked at all these options and know exactly what you are looking at.. I have no idea what picture is what... As for what you like it will always come back to what you like :)
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    Clogs or jams during backflush

    Your sand may need to have a deep clean done, it is not hard but it should get rid of the clumps in the sand :)
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    Considering switching from Gunite to Vinyl

    I am doing an all tile pool for those exact reasons... Great for water balance, no harsh sandpaper or rocks on the body and feet, lasts 30 to 70 years without having to redo and really raises the value of the home... best of all the pool surfaces and why most commercial pools are built using...
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    How are semi inground gunite swimming pools done?

    Nope, you can have a raised beam as far out of the ground as you want/plans call for, mine will be about a 6 inch raised beam... :)
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    Hello from Southeastern PA (Ambler, PA)

    Welcome to TFP :) When you contact pool builders ask them for a list of previous builds that you can go and see and talk to the owners... You will get to see the quality and talk with the family that went through it... Remember the cheapest build is just that, cheap and the most expensive is...
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    How are semi inground gunite swimming pools done?

    the crew will stick a board behind the form and shoot the gunite in and move to the next section :) you can see the boards they will use in this video
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    Hopefully a new pool owner soon!

    Welcome to TFP :) All pools are salt water pools, after a few months there will be about 1000 ppm salt in a normal chlorine pool and after 2 years you will be above 2000 ppm.. A salt water pool is about 2000 to 4000 ppm and the ocean is about 32,000 ppm.... Any metal pool walls will rust it...