Recent content by SecoSteve

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    Help/suggestions on how to get rid of extra pool tile

    You could try your local Facebook "yard sale" page. I sold a couple things and then sold our old pool before we had a new one built. Just be sure to keep some tiles for yourself in case some of the existing ones ever need to be replaced.
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    Plumbing and rebar

    Our rebar was done before plumbing. I was expecting plumbing first according to the builder's booklet they gave us prior to starting. Well, due to scheduling, rebar was available first, so they sent them first. Plumbing went in after with no problems.
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    New Build in PA

    We are at the point of decking. Electrical took longer than planned because the head electrician had pneumonia. We have an open trench left near the sun shelf about 4ftX8ft that stayed open due to the bubbler lights being run. The two lights were unfamiliar to the electrician, and they finally...
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    Cost to remove above ground pool

    I second YippeeSkippy. We had an old AGP and decided we wanted an inground pool. I put the AGP and composite deck up for sale on a Facebook yard sale website and someone ACTUALLY bought it. So, instead of having to pay to take it to the dump, the buyer brought over a crew of 5 and dismantled it...
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    Don't Forget About Amazon Smile and TFP...

    I just changed my Smile charity to TFP. Glad someone started this thread. Keep bumping!! I am still building my pool, and will get the test kit offered here in early spring(fresher reagents?) as well as becoming a TFP Supporter!
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    New Build in PA

    Tile and coping went in. Looks good to me. They did, however make a mess in the Shell compared to before they started their work.
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    New Build in PA

    Gunite done yesterday! 5 trucks arrived at 7am. Seemed to be standing around and on the phone. Didn’t look promising. Turns out the access in the grass was too muddy for them to make it in. They wanted to use the driveway😩. They couldn’t pass the driveway because of septic fields, so they said...
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    New Build SEPA

    We have finally reached gunite stage tomorrow with our build. Was there any blowing gunite that got on anything, such as the filter, heater, or anything else with your build? Also, with regards to the empty skimmers, I have noticed rainwater collecting in mine. Has PM discussed a plan for this...
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    Fiberglass or concrete gunite? Which to choose in NJ for same price

    When we first decided to put in a pool we had the same question, FG or G. I thought FG would be less maintenance. We live in the Northeast and that was the determining factor. FG could shift with the freeze/thaw cycles. One PB said most FG installers up north will not backfill properly and then...
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    New Build in PA

    Thanks for the replies. bmoreswim, by NNW do you mean near where (F) is on the shelf?
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    New Build SEPA

    That really lightened up and the white isn’t as noticeable. I’m sure the expansion joints will fade as well. So jealous as we are still at plumbing and almost to gunite.
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    New Build in PA

    We are at the point of finalizing the locations for two bubblers on our sun shelf. Originally, the steps were NOT attached to the shelf. We decided to change that because the Classic steps that the PB uses take up almost 5 feet of pool with 4 steps. In the picture below, (G) is where one...
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    New Build SEPA

    Please share a daytime pic of the cured decking if you get a chance.
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    New Build SEPA

    Decking looks good! Nice clean edges. Did it dry to a white brushed look? Maybe the expansion joints will blend in better. I thought the only options they offered were brushed white and exposed aggregate. Did you order something else?
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    New Build in PA

    Now that would be automation!