Recent content by Merlot

  1. M

    New here from FL

    Yeah, I kind of gathered that it wasn't the recommended setup, but c'est la vie, no? We will have it and regardless, I want to do what is best for the entire system. Thanks so much for the input :) I think I would feel a lot better about trying the BBB approach, as long as it's ok to do along...
  2. M

    New here from FL

    And just another quick question (as I've asked questions in two other areas already!)...we are having a uv/ozone purifier put in as part of our pool package, so I'm wondering how that plays in with the pool chemistry? I've been reading in the pool school so if that is covered, I apologize...
  3. M

    New here from FL

    So very happy to find this site, although it's making me realize how very much I do NOT know and didn't realize I needed to know :lol: We are just finishing up a pool build and are very excited to get to it. Initially, I did not want a pool b/c I had a young son and was terrified that I might...
  4. M

    Kreepy Krauly Landshark or G3?

    We can get either of these for just over 200 bucks, after rebate. Our pool is 15ft at the shallow end, 11 wide at the deep (5.5ft) end, 27 feet long. I guess that puts us on the average size, haven't figured out the volume yet. Any input on which of these is better? I've tried searching the...
  5. M

    About to be a pool owner!

    Sorry, I missed the second part of the post. I found the section on the test kit and will probably order the TF-100...just waiting to see what, if anything, the pool company gives us. We have a dedicated line for a vacuum, I'd love a robot, too, but it's certainly not in the budget for a while...
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    About to be a pool owner!

    The pavers are set in sand/gravel. The guys are actually here working on installing the pump so I went out and asked, he said that typically when the pavers are put down, they put some concrete around the skimmer bucket/filter/thing but it's under paver now. Also, the metal bars that were...
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    About to be a pool owner!

    They have promised to give us everything we need to know to take care of the pool, including a video, yada yada yada. But I'd certainly appreciate some recommendations on brands for test kits, vacuums, etc.
  8. M

    About to be a pool owner!

    Hmmm...I think it is all part of the same pour...let me see if the latest pic shows anything. B/c I have no idea really, they did all the rebar and then shotcrete, now it's finished off w/pavers. Ok, just took this one. I know nothing about what should/should not happen w/pool construction...
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    About to be a pool owner!

    Some pics...We are another week or so past this point, I think the pump comes tomorrow.
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    About to be a pool owner!

    We started a pool build just about 6 weeks ago and should have the finished product in 2 weeks. My husband grew up with a pool, but I have never really had anything to do with them :lol: And as it was, the pool care, I'm sure, went to his parents. At the moment, our first concern/question is...