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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!
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    And a request for opinions on this. The following pictures are what my waterfall/slide area was supposed to look like as represented on the plans (and I know that wouldn't have been EXACT but was told that the placement and sizes were correct), what the waterfall looked like (which I was quite...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    And for some really exciting shots - the equipment pad :-) Partially done while we were away and finished last week. It sits along the fence so accessible from three sides. Nothing is labelled and I haven't had time to go through anything with the plumber so it's fairly mysterious to me at...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Hi - a few updates after having been away for a week and generally busy :-) First post just to show the tile/coping stuff. I asked them to redo all the skimmers to be symmetrically tiled and get rid of the sliver tile at the top. I also asked them to reset the coping in two places where it had...
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    New Build Wylie, TX

    Your pool is beautiful! Great choices on everything. What a fantastic oasis you have created in your back yard!
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Have sent you a PM. Good luck with your reno! Let's see those pictures! - - - Updated - - - Yes, you're right about the additional grout. It's something that may happen some day but more likely one of those things like, "Oh we'll just leave those two boxes in the dining room for a day or...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    OK, we are officially kindred spirits :-) I thought the SAME thing about the marker tiles and the large gaps on the curves. But then I thought it must be pretty hard to cut already small tiles in wedges so maybe it isn't possible to do any better. But maybe it is :-) My husband and I have...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    OK, my tile question! Most of the builds I have seen tile up to the top of the bond beam and then set the coping on top after. So six inch tile comes down to the bottom of the skimmer pretty much. My PB said that you have to do the coping first to get the tile right. When they put the coping...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    I know I am a pretty picky person so I am trying not to project that unreasonably on my pool project, but I agree with you! I think the full width tiles on the bottom should be centered with equal "wedge" shaped tiles on either side. I also think the vertical side tiles should sit on top of...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Hi all - ok a few more pictures for anyone who is following! And then a follow-up post with some questions on tile position. Sorry the pics are so big - I'll have to figure out making them smaller in imgur. The lower paver deck is done as is the waterfall structure. We are happy with the...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    I would love to see some pictures of your build! I am glad you got your fence issue sorted out; I think contractors push back on everything on the assumption that some percentage of people will not come back to them again and so those issues the contractor will not have to deal with. We are...
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Sorry - I missed seeing this comment until now! Thank you! We're happy with it and I will post a couple more pictures with the border complete. I am keeping up with your renovation - it will be beautiful! And I love the tile you chose.
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    Thanks, Kim! I wasn't brave enough to go with black coping but wanted something to break up all the grey :-) We like the border,
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    New Pool Build Frederick County Maryland

    A few more progress pictures of the lower patio going in. View from upper patio; the upper patio is same pavers as lower one, but top is just really dirty right now :-) Outline around coping going in
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    New Northeastern Pa Build

    Your pool is beautiful! I love the tile choice with the brick, the design, the Mickey heads (we are DVC members and have gone several times :-)), the Super Blue - everything! Congratulations! Based on that last picture, maybe Super Blue is the way we will go too - great water color!
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    New Pool + Cabana + Putting Green - Lucas, TX

    I'm using Imgur now; just use the BBCode. Sometimes you see it to the right of the picture you are looking at once you've uploaded photos. If not, hover over the picture and select the down arrow in the upper right corner and select "get share links" and then you'll see it. Either way, select...