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    My insurance company emailed me saying I do not have a fence around the pool. Is this a requirement in Illinois?

    Thanks to @kimkats for waking me up on this thread. I have comments on the fence and internet. I'm breaking this into parts with titles so you can skip my blather when necessary. Fence: My locality requires a 4' fence with special features, mainly things to make sure a kid can't easily climb...
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    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    I'll be posting all the progress once I get going on it and I'll start a thread just for the build.
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    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    It took a while for the guy to explain the issue with the lazy river pump to me. They have to use a converter to convert the current to 3 phase. He said it actually only uses 20 amps, but due to various issues, a 50 amp breaker is required for the pump. I forgot the reasoning, but it had...
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    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    I'm still pre-planning. I don't even have the actual shape for the pool. At this point, I need to be sure the subpanel that will supply the pool has enough power to handle what it needs. I didn't even know I could use different types of heaters, like a heat pump. It won't be a gas heater...
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    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    There's a thread here where I asked about an issue I'll have to deal with for my pool, so I guess that's an introduction to what I'm doing and I'll be posting pics and so forth there as things move along. But for now, I have a few questions regarding planning. I know I need to power a pump...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    Thank you! This is why I often use that trick of rephrasing something someone has said. Either I'm right, in which case it helps me understand it better, or I'm wrong, in which case they can tell me that. So, to try that with what you said, basically, no matter what, I'll always be dealing...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    First, sorry for the delays. Right now we're prepping the barn area for the renovation. That means I have someone clearing trees, but, since it's in the RPA, I have to regularly review what he's doing, to be sure we don't infringe on the RPA more than necessary. (I have a good person doing...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    Thank you. This is why I'm on a forum now - because I know I'm an ignorant neophyte and totally clueless in a lot of things. A community is always helpful and I need to know when I'm about to do something stupid. So, basically, anything that creates more aeration, like a gurgling creek, or...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    Kim, Things got long enough I'm not replying inline - just starting fresh. The Outback has aired out and had the AC fixed - and it promptly quit 20 minutes after I took possession and started driving it. It's back in the shop. Gotta get it fixed for this weekend! I was thrilled about the...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    I really want to float through the lazy river. I'll be quite honest about the pool, the barn, and the pond. While I want it all, it's also grandkid bait! I think everyone will enjoy the lazy river more if we can just get an inner tube or the equivalent and float around in it for a while. I'm...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    As requested, pics of our critters, these are my little darlings. The tri-colored (white, black and brown) and short hair is Tango (also known as "CBD" for "Cozy Blanket Dog," since he loves curling up in blankets). The mostly black one (with some white) is Mambo. When I was getting them from...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    Sorry for the delay in replying. This weekend was 100° or so for both days, and super-high humidity. (Typical for Chesterfield, VA in the summer!) I was out both days and did okay until Monday morning, when I got up and realized I was wiped out, so it's taken me time to get back to posting...
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    I've already talked with someone at River Flow Pumps several times about this. It'd take one pump and they aren't cheap. (Basically 1 pump for about every 100 feet of the lazy river.)
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    Did you read the part that this is at the edge of the RPA around the wetlands and that means there are restrictions on that?
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    Planning a pool and dealing with trees and leaves

    I'm definitely going to look into maximum skimmage! ;) (That was my plan from the start - always let the machines do as much work for you as possible!) I'm looking at a sloping "pond like" entrance into the wading end, so that area will be of the same surface as the pool, or something similar...