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    New Pool Build in League City, TX

    Our was different shades of green when it had water sitting in it from various rain storms. It’ll be fine. They’ll pump it out when they com to tile your pool. For now, enjoy watering three times a day!!!
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    New Pool Build in surrounding area of Houston, Tx which PB to go with.

    Those prices do seem high to me and my pool was just finished last year. I would try getting at least two more quotes. Also, do some research here. UV/ozone is not recommended. Only bleach or a SWG is what you need. Good luck!
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    Pebble tec , pebble sheen, or plaster

    ReneeN, We have Pebble sheen and love it. It’s not hard on the feet at all and it looks beautiful. That being said, from what I’ve learned on this website, the quality of your plaster will highly depend on who does the application. Your best bet is to ask your builder to see some pools...
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    Houston Pool Owner’s Question

    I was told to put a beach ball in your yard and observe where the winds blow it and that should determine where you should have your skimmers. Prolly should be done quite a few times to get an overall idea of what the prevailing winds are in your area.
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    Is this pool worth getting?

    When deciding on depth, you really need to think about how you plan on using your pool. I wanted a pool where people could hang out, play volleyball, or swim laps. So a sport configuration worked best for me. If you like diving a lot that maybe a traditional deep end works better for you...
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    Question about water sampling

    The pump had been running since 7:30 am and I tested at 3pm. All of my testing materials where clean and dry so they weren’t tainted with any other water. It really had me scratching my head.
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    Question about water sampling

    I should’ve tried a third spot as well. Will do that tomorrow. It was so odd. I was hoping someone could explain it.
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    Howdy.. Another new pool in Texas

    Congrats!!! An exciting day for sure. You may know this already but just in case, your water will have a greenish tint to it when filled up but it will go away in a day or two after start up.
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    How Clear is TFP Clear? Let's See (Pics Please).

    Still beautiful a little over a year after completion. TFP works for sure. I try to tell my all my friends with pools about TFP, but they all just want to buy stuff from the pool store or have a service do it for them. Their choice but I can’t afford those options, which is why I take care...
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    Question about water sampling

    I was checking my FC level today and got an odd result. I check from the same spot at roughly the same time of day(give or take an hour) and from at least a foot below the surface. Seven days ago my FC was 7.5ppm. Today, it was 2.5ppm. I do a full round of tests once a month and then as...
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    First time poster! First time Pool! Houston, TX

    Pool looks good! I will reiterate what the others are saying. You want a robot cleaner and you want a SWG. Robots brush and vacuum where as pressure cleaners just vacuum. Robots also brush up to your waterline tile. Trust everyone here, you’ll want that SWG. Manually dumping bleach in...
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    Help with new gunite pool in Houston

    Please do yourself a favor and get the SWG. It is worth it on convenience alone. I had a few PB’s tell me variable speed pumps aren’t worth it. I can tell you that they very much are worth it. Do some research on here. Running them at lower speeds for a longer period is what you will need...
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    New Build in The Woodlands TX - Please Critique

    Following my fellow Houstonians!
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    New in North Houston

    Lots of good information and people here. Be sure to read Pool School and ask as many questions as you need before you start your build.
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    Hi there! New in Houston, TX

    Welcome to TFP and glad you’ve found this before you started your build. You have come to the right place! The information you can get from here is invaluable.