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    Two bids for new pool construction

    I'll be the contrarian on the water features to the other answers so far :-) Bear in mind we are just completing our second full season with our pool so that may be a factor, but .... I have a waterfall and I have bubblers on my sunshelf. I use them both all the time! Love the sound of water...
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    Omaha build cost question

    Great backyard and pool location! I am NO expert on pools. But speaking for myself, I have a 40K gallon pool and totally agree with Jim on using saltwater generator for the chlorine - it's great for easy maintenance and pool feels great! But I would not necessarily regard the 30K gallons as a...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Thanks! At least another couple years until we are done planting I think, but if we get it looking half as beautiful as yours, I'll be thrilled! The volleyball set was from coolpoolproducts.com and seems of really solid quality. Very happy with it and would recommend it if anyone is looking...
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    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Love having the pool! On year 2 with it and still SOOO much planting to do but will get there eventually!
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thank you :-) Nice to sit out and just listen to the waterfall even if we're not in!
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Hi everyone - Waterfall and bubblers and slide hooked up as of second week of September, so a few pics of everything running. And 2 questions! 1) I have a Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS pump for my pool along with automation - the kind I can only access from a Pentair app on my phone. In the app...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Hi Jim - thanks for all this information. I can't answer any of your questions about levels as I have only taken the PH and Chlorine readings with the simple test a couple of times so far as they are in charge for 30 days. They have not told me anything about their readings or what they are...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Ok, now some questions, please! 1) The PB is in charge of water maintenance for the first 30 days. They were out the night the water went in (Thursday, 8/17), then Sunday, then Tuesday and not since then. I did the chlorine/Ph easy test on Wednesday, and the levels were ok. But then I tested...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    That's a good question and one I have wondered about. Frederick County has seen the plans and come out for bonding and electrical inspections after the wall has been in and not said anything. But I think the electrical inspectors have no comments to make on health/safety or environmental...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thanks, Jim. Between us and the PB guys, the pool has been brushed twice a day every day except for once. And I have to agree with you that it's a bit rougher than what I'd thought it would be. We had been seriously considering the Tahoe Blue color, but the PB said they'd only done their...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thanks for the compliment! I PM'ed you on the waterfall question. - - - Updated - - - Thanks, Kim. I'm happy with it now and in my mind I can see the landscaping :-) I am about to go off and start reading all the daunting chemistry information, so I may put some water test results up later...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thank you! We will enjoy it as soon as we can; PB said two weeks until swimming, which won't be until this coming Thursday :-(
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    The slide is mounted on three support "piers" they built with leftover bricks and then they concreted up around the bottom of the slide - which all had to be chipped out and redone after I got home from vacation and pointed out that they had mounted the slide such that the starting elevation...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thanks - I'm still pondering ... - - - Updated - - - No, no room for plantings at all. And that was something the original plan showed. I thought the slide would be more sunk into the dirt as shown on the plan. There is an outlet immediately behind the top of the waterfall, and in the...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thanks - I agree, it looks much better!