Recent content by Purple

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    Seriously considering an AGP...

    Last year we bought a 15’ round intex. It was fine for me and my 2 kids, or for each of my kids to have a friend over. We loved it so much that this year we bought a hard sided pool, and based on the advice of people here, I upsized to the 18’. It is a very tight fit for the space it’s in, but...
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    The terrible part was trying to keep the rail in place on a concrete pad—I definitely would recommend not installing on concrete but we didn’t have any other place that would work. Setting the wall in the rail and trying to bolt it together was awful, as the rail would move or wall would pop...
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    This has been several weeks of legitimately the most difficult and terrible project ever. But...it’s coming along!
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    Build in progress

    Heh heh. We’re calling it a night now and the pizza is on the way and the beers are icy cold. This mom is beat! Tomorrow we’ll finish the liner, pump, solar dome, and skimmer and start filling it up.
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    Build in progress

    We’re 6 hours in on building our 18’ saltwater lx...sunburned and shaky-armed...and I have to say this is the worst project ever. Cutting the foam was a nightmare and if I never hear from my brother or nephew again, I’ll know it was due to the miserable pool wall that had them cursing. We are...
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    Is 2” foam board sufficient?
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    I’ll check it. We just took down a 15’ intex that used to be on that same pad, and the intex was level so I’m hopeful. I didn’t account for the liner issue though.
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    I’ll check the concrete for level. It’s the only place we can put it :( I bought a gorilla pad and foam coving. The liner is a unibead—hope this will work. If not, maybe I can raise the floor with house foam stuff?? Thanks for the heads up that it is an all-day project. Sounds like I might...
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    It’s going on a concrete pad, but the pad is all clean and ready to roll
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    Pool goes up on Saturday!

    I have a giant pallet in my driveway and we’re assembling on Saturday! For those of you who’ve build a pool, how long should I plan on assembly taking? We’ll have 4-5 adults and it’s going on concrete so there’s no ground leveling. It is an 18’ round by 54” deep Saltwater LX.
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    Whats the best above ground deck mounted pool ladder

    Keep us posted if you find anything. I’m having the same problem—so many ladders and other above ground pool things just look plasticky and tacky—no reason they couldn’t make them look a little more streamlined and nice.
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    Opinions on this package?

    It’s official—just got an email from The Pool Factory that my order has shipped. Now I just need to order my liner and a ladder. I went with the 18’. It is going to be a tight squeeze but worth it I think. Opted for the two speed pump and bought a solar dome to test out. Pool will be on a...
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    Unibead liner install- 55 degrees

    I’m in the same boat—just waiting for temp to warm up so I can build the pool...so I can have a deck built (well, if I can find anyone to take a small job!)...so I can put up a slide...I can sit by my pool and relax with a drink while my kids splash and play.
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    Opinions on this package?

    Good to know! Thank you!
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    Opinions on this package?

    Opinions on this build? Pool- 15’ or 18’ Saltwater LX from poolfactory Liner- Tan stone mosaic from propools Pump/filter- Aquapro 1.5 hp 2 speed cartridge Other stuff- ground pad, foam cove, solar cover and reel, deck ladder I’ll get off amazon This will be on a concrete pad with full sun...