Recent content by shannnon

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    Need help to fix a botched concrete pool deck job

    Just uploaded some pics
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    Need help to fix a botched concrete pool deck job

    We finished construction of our pool in June. The concrete pool deck is awful. The wrong color was poured, the curvature of the decking is wavy and it already has deep, long cracking. Can anyone help me figure out the best options to repair this disaster without having to tear it all out? I've...
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    Safety Bracelets for Kids. Do They Work?

    I realize it's not the safest thing we could do and a pool cover or fence would be safer. I'm not sure we want to install a fence just for the few times a year I might have some young kids staying at my house so I am looking for another line of protection in addition to watching them like a...
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    Safety Bracelets for Kids. Do They Work?

    We will always be there and would never leave them unsupervised. But with 3 active little boys going 3 different directions, it can be difficult to have eyes on them every minute of every day so I am looking for something to help give us a little piece of mind so that their entire stay isn't...
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    Safety Bracelets for Kids. Do They Work?

    Has anyone tried those bracelets you put on kids wrists that alert you when they enter water? We just finished an uncovered pool. All of our kids are swimmers but occasionally I watch younger kids and my sister has plans to stay at our house with her 3 young boys. I'm trying to decide the best...
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    How Thick Should my Poly Void be behind the coping

    This looks amazing. We are owner builder also and are ready to pour concrete decking next to our flagstone coping. I am just now learning about expansion joints. Where do you get this material? Did you install it yourself or did you have a concrete sub do it?
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    Does your slide get too hot in the summer?

    We live in St. George Utah where the summers are hot and we want to buy a slide. We are probably going with the S.R. Smith Typhoon or Turbo Twister but need to decide between the sandstone or gray. If you have either color can you weigh in on if your slide heats up on the desert sun? Thanks!
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    New owner builder plans. Need help with equipment options!

    Thank you Maddie! That is so helpful!
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    New owner builder plans. Need help with equipment options!

    We are soooo new to this process and could use some help choosing what equipment we need! Our pool will have a 7' spa, slide and 3 deck jets. It is about a 40' long, 20 wide free-form. Our pool designer says we should get one variable-speed pump. Our rebar and plumbing guy says we should do 3...
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    Removable fence or pool net cover for safety?

    Thanks MouseMan54! That is very helpful information. Our pool will be 40' long. I did not consider the length being a factor in making it more difficult to put on and take off but it makes sense. Is yours the actual katachakid brand?
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    Removable fence or pool net cover for safety?

    Thank you DuaeGuttae! This is exactly the type of experience I was hoping someone would share. I was mostly curious to know if one person really could install and remove it alone how quickly. I definitely think we will go with the net. I have been trying to get a hold of a katchakid rep to get a...
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    Removable fence or pool net cover for safety?

    Can you tell me why? - - - Updated - - - Have you seen videos of the fence and how they work? It is impressive to me how something temporary and removable like that could be so strong. I am convinced it is quite safe. At least for what I am looking for. I am looking to have something...
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    Removable fence or pool net cover for safety?

    We are trying to decide on which safety measure we will do for our new pool build. I've narrowed it down to a removable mesh fence (mostly likely from diypoolfence.com) or the katchakid pool net. Anybody have experience with either? I'd love to hear from anyone who has lived with it and can tell...
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    Diving board or jumping rock? Help!

    How tall are your rocks? And how deep is your deep end?
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    Finalizing Plans-would love input!

    All of the above regarding the shelf. We'd definitely like to have loungers on the shelf and/or adults chilling and/or kids playing. Our current insurance company does not cover diving boards but we have found two that will but of course our premiums will double. - - - Updated - - - Yes...