Recent content by gtnos

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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    Kafco steel pool with Latham Ultra seam liner
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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    I will have him do the dummy cell. Great idea! im sure he will do it no issue. He said he would do a SWG, he just doesnt recommend them. on #7, why are you against vermiculite? I thought that was pretty standard. - - - Updated - - - most likely true, as are the ones who talk down the...
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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    trucking the dirt? No. Not needed. Yard is sloped a bit... about 2 feet slope over 20 feet. Not too bad. he will be using most of the dirt to put on the slope side of the pool as I do not want a retaining wall. The remainder, if any, he will dump on my gun range berm on property. It could...
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    Can't dig to level yard due to utility lines buried across entire yard!!! What now???

    dang... that stinks. what I would do: 1. Call utility companies 2. Be the nicest, sweetist booty kissing person you can be (dont be ashamed, its how the world works, you get more flies with honey, its a game learn to play it and you would be surprised at what you can get done) I once got...
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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    So, my PB, who im liking, as he seems down to earth and straightforwad, despises SWGs as he claims they are horrid on the pools and equipment, comparing it to road salt on cars. I told him about the TFP method, and thst ive used it for 6 years no with no issues. He replied that using bleach is...
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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    Im out in the country. I plan on going with a tropical theme. Im going to plant some banana trees, needle palms and other tropical like vegetation that is oklahoma friendly. I cant afford to vacation in the tropics every year with my 8 kids....so im going to bring the tropics here. ;)
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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    Thanks! Yes padding on top of steel step kit before liner. I also liked that PB said the liner would be a bit thicker there and very slightly ribbed on the steps so they arent slippery. Good idea about the gcfi outlets! Ill do that. Im going to run some conduit myself to the landscaping for...
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    Waterfall questions....

    Awesome. Thanks!
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    Waterfall questions....

    We are planning a new build. 18x42 inground vinyl 3.5' to 7' deep. We would love a faux rock waterfall in the deep end but due to current budget, its something we would have to add later, and in fact, something I believe that I could do myself as most of these faux waterfalls come in kits and...
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    Vinyl Pool Bid....

    Thought I would see what you guys thought of this bid I got on our pool. I dont want the ozonator. Im gonna stick with the TFP method that has worked for me for so many years.......at least at first and then I might switch to SWG. maybe. undecided on that, but for sure TFP method to start...
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    high pH....

    no sir. 10% bleach from Walmart. I have never used a puck, not once. When I bought my first pool, I luckily found this site...being a BBB'r from the start. :p
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    high pH....

    yeah, it normally will come back down. usually it goes higher after a top off with the hose or rain. once in a while it will dip to 7.2 for a day. 90% of the time its 7.4-7.6. Thats with a TA of 80.
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    high pH....

    tested today on our little 14 ft intex at 8.0... I thought that the rule was that for vinyl its not as big a deal to have high pH unless you are running a SWG. So do you vinyl guys do anything about a pH of 8.0 or just wait to see if it comes back down? This was after a top off of water...
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    Another filthy swamp story

    hey, I had a very reputable pool builder in my area just the other day when he was giving me an estimate on a new pool tell me that SWGs are horrid and that baqua with an ozonator is the only way to go..... lol he asked me which system I wanted and I told him neither.... I do "liquid...
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    Will this ever get easier!

    sounds like you need to SLAM it. I dont know how your set up, but ive had a pool for 6 years now, about to build another one at a new house we built last year. I have opened to crystal clear pools every year. here is how: 1. open early. Dont care where you are at right now unless its...