Recent content by jonnyd91

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    Proper way to winterize a fiberglass spill over spa

    I am currently having a pool built and they are installing a spillover spa. The spa will stick out of the ground about 12". I have been getting some conflicting information on how this is supposed to be winterized, and its different for a spa that is elevated vs level with the ground. Should...
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    @Rich D Dirt is not something i have a shortage of. After back fill they will move some of that around back to form a more gradual grade. They will be scraping the sod layer anywhere decking will be and then i will cover it with the fabric. re: collar drain, at this point the only thing i...
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    Im doing all 3/4" stone. i didn't want to mess with compacting any base. I "Think" 75 tons will do the backfill and the 10-12 feet in the front and back of pool. It will cost me about 2200 bucks delivered, plus the 1k the builder is charging me for labor since they normally don't do it. End...
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    New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    So I started the process to build a 18X36 in ground pool. Similar to the drawing below, however there will be a square spa in place of the sun deck in that picture. All equipment will be Hayward. [TABLE] Equipment Hayward Controller Pro-Logic Plus w/salt generator Lights Color Logic...
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    So I am finally at Backfill. I will post some pics in a bit. So I have still been looking to better prices for gravel to no avail. there are just no quarries that deliver to my area that dont just the price up for the distance. To make matters worse the place that I found the rock the cheapest...
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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    Ok that makes wayyyy more sense then. The pics you took don’t have a straight shot down the other side so it looks like it doesn’t stick out as much. Way better if it’s symmetrical on both sides.
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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    The bulge on the side of the pool with the skimmer would drive me nuts. Is there a reason there is a bulge there and that side of the pool does not go straight? Id expect it to follow the strait out side line of the concrete.
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    New Fiberglass install in Clarksville TN (Dig started Nov 16, 2020)

    why would they brace the insides? I would think that would only need bracing if the bottom wasn't on flat hard ground.
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    I couldn't agree more on the manifold part. Im bit of a plumbing dork, I love doing plumbing. Issue is there is a line between lending an idea and telling the guy how to do his job. He tried to step down to 1 1/2" on the spa and I put a squash on that. His argument was the pump outlets were...
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    Had a bunch of rain the past week, pool drains very well, that water was gone in a day Plumbing in
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    So i found someone local that has something called R-Blend(#2). It consists of Crushed concrete, asphalt, brick, some sandy dirt. They said they use it to put down under roads. Would this work for under the decking? I assume stick to the #57 gravel for backfilling the pool for drainage? I...
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    Featured New In Ground Pool - NJ (Dig has Begun)

    how much does that fabric cost? Do they sell it online? Can’t seem to find a place that lists prices. I need like 900 sqft. as for the crushed concrete, that price is delivered. I can ask where they get their gravel. I’m pretty sure they just find a local yard. what is the farthest a...