Recent content by LazyLapper

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    Would you get a pool again?

    YES, absolutely. It is definitely a luxury, and a feature that requires diligent maintenance. AND for me, it is something I have always wanted and use almost daily for eight months per year. IMHO, key factors are: how long do you plan to live in that location, how much will the pool be...
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    New Plaster IG, which first: SLAM or treat scale?

    All good. More than two days of SLAM thus far. Testing 2-3 times/day, topping off chlorine as needed. A bit less cloudy.
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    New Plaster IG, which first: SLAM or treat scale?

    Will start SLAM tomorrow morning. Ok, we will hold off on the DE. Our sand filter can't be very dirty as we have had little debris. Just read that the DE would speed things up. But we can wait.
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    New Plaster IG, which first: SLAM or treat scale?

    Thank you, jblizzle. We will get some DE to help our sand filter work faster. So it's OK to leave the heater operating during SLAM?
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    New Plaster IG, which first: SLAM or treat scale?

    Sure do appreciate TFP! Call our family authentic newbies. IG gunite with traditional plaster, completed just before winter. Closed by the builder and left covered with autocover most of the winter, so not much debris got in the water. (Just had to take a peek now and then.) Plaster is now...
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    Automatic Pool Cover Reliability

    NullQwerty, I'm just about to pull the trigger on a new inground pool with automatic pool cover. Have you continued to use the cordless drill method to open and close your automatic pool cover?
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    Estimating build time & "big truck" days for IG lap pool

    Thanks, that tells me it's very possible to minimize interruptions for the neighbors. Sounds like you were very considerate. I appreciate the quick posting!
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    Estimating build time & "big truck" days for IG lap pool

    Thanks, Blaine. Sounds like fewer than 5 days, then. Your day-by-day posts and photos were terrific, a great help in knowing what to expect. Beautiful pool!
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    Estimating build time & "big truck" days for IG lap pool

    Greetings from Nashville! It is amazing to find so much information in one place. Thank you, everyone, for contributing your experiences and knowledge! I know the pool I want, IG lap as big as my small yard and codes will allow. I am very close to choosing my builder. SITUATION: the only...