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    WaterGuru

    That pretty much lines up with how I test. If its dark yellow I know there is chlorine in the pool. Last night the WG showed 4.6 FC and and the titration test showed 5. I'm pretty sure I do the titration test properly, heaping scoop and add the drops till it turns clear while using the SpeedStir...
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    WaterGuru

    I have a hard time comparing the shades for the ph and chlorine on the basic test kit and find myself using the FAS/DPD test to really know where my chlorine level is at. I decided to try the WaterGuru. Using the K-1000 I thought I was at 6 ppm and 7.4 for PH. I then tested using the FAS-DPD...
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    In Pool "Accessories"

    We put umbrella sleeves around our pool in the decking, I love it. When the sun moves we can take them from one side and move to the other side.
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    Fiberglass Pool Install

    When our fiberglass pool went in the process took 2 1/2 days. I wasn't able to be home but I did set up a cheap camera and watched from work. I also had a good friend go by and watch the pool get unloaded and set. Luckily we did not have any of these issues but I would recommend you just stay on...
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    WaterGuru - A Test

    I ordered my WaterGuru last week. I will use it to help me dial in the SWG then continue my weekly test with the TF 100.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    They left me with a cheap valve and hose to drain the pool when needed. We had a really wet winter and I found myself in the rain rolling up the hose quite a bit. I rigged this up to drain down the side yard behind the bushes over the weekend.
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    14x28 rectangle pool-is it big enough?

    Ours is a Viking Empress pool, its 12x26. It fits our back yard and I'm happy with it. The steps come out and it makes it hard to swim laps but we really got this pool for more of a hang out and relax pool. The full build is in my signature.
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    New Years Polar Bear Plunge!!!

    Our pool was just finished in September. We are planning on starting an annual plunge the first Saturday of the year from here on out! The first standing snow on the ground I want to try and get a picture of me doing a cannonball into the pool with all the snow as well.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    Finally getting the landscaping in! The emerald green arborvitaes were planted Friday and sod went down yesterday. We still need to put river rock down under the shrubs and the fence should go in Friday. Finally on the home stretch!
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    Overall I'm happy with the builder. I think the communication was lacking but after reading more builds here I guess mine wasn't too bad. They charged me more for the concrete than was originally talked about. They also made us pay cash for that and the pump upgrade. We finally had the...
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    They came out Wednesday and cleaned the large debris out. Today they added all the chemicals and left a vacuum going for the clay in the pool. I’ll let them do their 2 weeks then I will maintain it using the TFP method. Got my test kit ready to go!
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    Pool Build Coming Soon

    I think they are supposed to come vacuum the mud out of it today and add the salt, if they do I'll try and get a picture of it filled if you would like.
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    Pool Build Coming Soon

    We went with the Crystite G2 finish in Pacific Blue. My pool is still being installed but overall I like the color. The flakes seem to be a little large but it doesn't bother me.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    The concrete is done. They are supposed to come out today and clean all the debris and start up the pool. The rest of the grading/drainage should be done by the end of the week.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    We finally passed electrical inspection last Wednesday but with all the rain the patio pour was pushed back. They had a cancellation and were out there first thing this morning!
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    Got storms coming through. The neighbor sent my wife these pictures. I have some silt fencing that I’m going to put down on the fencing to try and keep it out of their yard.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    Most of what I know comes from google and here. Unfortunately I just found this site so I was late to the party. On the Jandy website it says it has a 6 hour capacity of 45,000 gallons. If I need to replace it what size would you recommend?
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    I believe for the most part they did, I’m not home but it looks like they left the skimmer plumbing uncovered. I don’t know if that’s for the inspection or not.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    Looks like the pool install is done. They filled it today and from the looks of the security cameras they packed up and left. I think electrical is tomorrow and inspections Thursday or Friday. Then patio next week.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    The yard is a wreck but the pool is in!
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    The yards are set up so the drainage runs down the sides of the house to a drainage ditch that goes to a sewer every few houses. Even in the heaviest of rains, it hasn't gotten as high as the patio will be for the pool. We will have a slight drop off from the patio off the back side of the pool...
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    It’s in the ground! I know fiberglass installs are fast but I can’t believe how fast this is going!
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    All before lunch! If you look at the picture of the side yard, looks like pump and possibly the filter are already placed.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    They seem to be moving fast.
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    Dig Day is here! Pool is scheduled for delivery between 11-11:30. The office lady said it should be in the ground filled when I get home tonight. I think that’s a tall order but we will see!
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    Fiberglass install happening now!

    We are getting close to dig day. The HOA finally approved the pool and the permits have been filed. We met with the pool builder Saturday and went over more of the details. I don't have model numbers but it will all be Jandy equipment. I am upgrading to the variable speed pump and a saltwater...
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    Opinions Welcomed (Updated)NC PB Quote w/ Design Photos

    We met with our pool builder Saturday for our fiberglass install. While I knew we would need to repair the fence, irrigation, and sod the realization hit this weekend. I was hoping to remove just a fence post or 2 but since the crane cane cant lift over the house most of the fence will be...
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    12 x 25 too small?

    We are waiting for the HOA to give us approval for a 12' x 26' fiberglass pool. I was/am worried it might be too small but it will just be used for hanging out in. I have seen some pictures where the pool looks big and some where it looks small.
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    Fiberglass Cost - Are these quotes typical?

    I was quoted $45,000 for a Viking Empress fiberglass pool, it's 12x26. I upgraded to a premium color, salt, paying to haul dirt away, and bring water in. It was $39,500 for pool and included items.