Recent content by mrramsey

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    First Concept

    Well we ultimately decided to pull the plug on this project. We decided that the cost is not worth it to us for the short season we have here. We also may be pulling the plug on the AGP as well.
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    First Concept

    I got some numbers back last night. So far he’s pretty high. 7-9k for the water feature, 5.5k for the fire pit. I am at $52k with no features and this is a steel wall pool concrete bottom. Meeting with them today to discuss but so far I’m not feeling it.
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    First Concept

    Yeah I am looking to go smaller. Kid is off to college in another year. The on in the concept is 14x28 but I'd really like to be more like 12x24. definitely want some in pool seating. They also have an 8' deck all the way around which is overkill in my situation. Probably would not do the...
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    First Concept

    This is the first concept that the PB has given to us. I still think its a bit bigger than I want.
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    PB experience so far... Night and Day

    I think what I am after is referred to as a "Spool". I am very spatially aware. There may have been onetime last year when there were actually 4 people in the pool (milling about and talking). While i do have plenty of space in the yard to support a large pool I don't want to sacrifice that...
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    PB experience so far... Night and Day

    For the record and, I am sure that there are others out there, I wish I had a smaller pool. Going smaller was never about the cost of installing it. The cost of consumables may very well be negligible. My current 24' AGP hits a high temp of 77 degrees after a solid week of 90 plus temps...
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    PB experience so far... Night and Day

    I like the good guy but he really seems to want to steer me towards a 16x32 pool but en though that seems to be a common size I really don' want one that big. Even the no good guy was trying to do that as well stating that you really don't save much. but that really depends on what lens you are...
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    PB experience so far... Night and Day

    Oh yeah he'll make my Christmas card list for sure.:cool:
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    Pool Automation Question

    So as we think through a new pool one of the things that interests me is some automation. For the new build we will definitely be going with a SWCG. The PB we will likely go with is a Jandy dealer. I would like options to automate pH, salt cell, pool light, landscape lights, temp water feature...
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    Relocating Equipment?

    I also didn't see any mention of how far the move is. The additional pipe runs and fittings, especially when changes in direction are made, will add additional head pressure to the system. It could require a different pump.
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    PB experience so far... Night and Day

    Oh yeah and one more thing on the second guy... He had no interest in designing anything and also told me that I would be the one picking up permits. What? Really, why would I hire you to run crews? This is the classic "contractor" that does nothing.
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    PB experience so far... Night and Day

    So we met two pool builders over the weekend. They were completely different experiences. The first one (our preferred choice) was very professional. He started by asking us what we wanted in a pool and back yard. How would we use it etc, a very holistic approach. We discussed drainage and...
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    Meeting the first PB tonight...

    Ok, two more PB's scheduled for this weekend. I hope to gather enough info between the two to see if there is feasibility to proceed forward. One does fiberglass as well as vinyl.
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    Meeting the first PB tonight...

    Well that was a disappointment... The PB was a no show. No phone call or text. We know who won’t be doing this job.
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    Meeting the first PB tonight...

    @mknauss I do not know if anyone sells 12.5% near hear. I am sure I will get a price on a SWG as well as automation.