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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Or have they just gotten cheaper with their materials over the years? I’m hoping not.
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Very interesting. I would assume the Ultra is superior to the Prism but we got 3 seasons with SWG. I think I’ve heard not controlling pH has a major effect - maybe even more than salt? I wasn’t good about that first year I had it.
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    How has the Ultraframe held up for you over 4 years? Did you do SWG? I'm so nervous about supply, I'm questioning whether to pull the trigger on an Ultraframe that is a (somewhat) reasonable price and currently available. I mean, still overpriced, but not by thousands, like they have been...
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    Semi-Inground or Inground Self Install on Long Island?

    Never really found anyone and think we have decided to try to be content with an upgraded Intex pool for the next couple seasons, lol.
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Thank you! And good point about the concrete pad. I had actually thought about that at one point, but had since forgotten lol. We are so all over the place with our pool decisions - all the way from Intex to full on inground, and everything in between. We currently have a 16x16 Intex which we...
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    Cost of Intex Ultraframe 16x32

    Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can tell me the "usual" cost of an Intex Ultraframe 16x32 - they currently aren't available at all, but want to get a sense of what I should expect to pay if we are ever back in the "non-covid" world lol (hopefully next spring). Also wondering whether I...
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    Newbie Pool Owner - 24' Round Radiant Semi-Inground Self Install - Lots of Photos

    Just came across this thread and we are considering a self install on Long Island as well. Let me know if you would be willing to chat about how you worked through (hired out?) some of the process. Thanks!
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    Semi-Inground or Inground Self Install on Long Island?

    Hi all, I'm wondering if there is anyone on here who has done a semi-inground or inground self install on Long Island? I'm having a heck of a time finding installers who are willing to do a semi-install with a deep end (looking at the Doughboy/HII pools) and am wondering whether I can...
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    Doughboy Deepend

    Similar issue - biggest hurdle I’ve come across is finding someone willing to do an install on one of these. Did you have any luck?
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    Here we GO .. Help Me Build.. Long Island, NY

    Thanks! Sending you PM.
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    Here we GO .. Help Me Build.. Long Island, NY

    How have your meetings and quotes been going? We are on LI and in same process. Are you finding builders use vermiculite base or sand? The steel wall PBs I’ve spoken with use sand base.
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    Gathering Quotes for New Build on LI - Pool Base Material?

    I’ve met with Spech-tacular, John Joseph, and Blue Wave. I don’t have my quote yet from Blue Wave. The other two were similar in price. Spech-tacular is now booking July 2021!!! I have meetings scheduled with Swim King and Pool Doctor for next week. I think Spech-tacular, John Joseph, and...
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    Gathering Quotes for New Build on LI - Pool Base Material?

    Thank you! I always gain valuable information from this forum!!
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    Gathering Quotes for New Build on LI - Pool Base Material?

    That's interesting. Thanks for the advice. Around here, it seems to be common/routine for the pool surround to have 4" cement pad and then pavers on top. Is that the same for you? I am worried that the pool is a little lower than some surrounding areas of the yard (basically it will start at the...
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    Gathering Quotes for New Build on LI - Pool Base Material?

    Yes, my understanding is that TOH requires the drywell (no matter what). All my quotes so far have included that cost. Seems to run around $1600 for that.