Recent content by Ematicic

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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    I guess 8. with a 6 ft deep end i can always touch the bottom and too shallow for diving safe. Plus side, I have a heater that would not be as effective if it were that much deeper. Overall, love our pool though.
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    Greetings! Our first pool just got done last month and my 6 and 7 years olds have abandoned their arm floaties and rarley stay in the shallow end for long. I think they may be growing gills! I went 6ft deep, already wish I'd gone deeper.
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    Lost in Arkansas

    Welcome! I joined after I was already under contract. I would have done a few things different, some really smart and helpful folks here for sure!
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    New build in Northern VA

    Going to be a paradise with those trees. Our pool just got done, my first with SWG. It is much more pleasant, I don't notice the "salt" even when diving under. Plus eyes don't burn like a strong chlorine public pool. Look forward to more build pics. We still have some work to be finished but...
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    Pool Light - No transformer?

    The transformer steps the power down, it is more efficient to step the power down near the pole, then to the light. If you have a multimeter you can check for power at each stage to see where the disconnect is, and if it is in fact getting stepped down by a transformer. That is a huge light so...
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    Got our first quote, less than impressed....

    We got 3 different quotes for the pool. We quickly learned that some were concrete companies that did pools, pool companies that also did hardscape, so basically different crews and outsourcing for the various functions. I also had heavy consideration to the plans and renderings from electrical...
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    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Really enjoyed teleworking the past month and watching the builders. Both the PB and Landscapers. Very efficient, very little wasted man power. They used their laser level on every stone. The knowledge here really helped too as pretty much everything you mentioned I was able to see executed with...
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    do you have a bar in the backyard?

    Pull up bar count?
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    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Been a bit. Some rain delays but super happy with the progress so far. Pavers are going in now, builders are very meticulous. The heavy rains gave us the perfect opportunity to see the run off and drainage work very well.
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    Heating up my Intex 32ftx16ftx52in pool

    Does the mentioned input have a heat rating, can you contact the company and ask if it is designed for use with a heater? If it isn't it could warp and leak so I would certainly confirm that before buying anything.
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    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Still have the concrete to get done but here is the progress so far after / before.
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    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Finally got all of the equipment details. This deal was started back in October so I know some of the equipment is not TFP preferred. I do wish I read entire Pool School prior but it has certainly helped along the way.
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    Pool with Kids

    I moved in October because I knew a close proximity to my neighbors would be a problem. My kids are 6 and 7 and although I want them to have fun, I dont want to hear my neighbors pets and kids being loud either. I have been on night shift before and generally I like things quiet. I even traded...
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    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Pool showed up this morning, they had to do some serious shuffling due to the small area from the front yard to the back yard. Kids are having a blast watching.
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    Virginia Newb Build Thread

    Finally getting the shell tomorrow. Landscapers are working great with the PB! I will update my signature very soon!