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  1. AimeeH

    Something You Wish You had Done was...

    I agree with paying attention to your wind direction with placement of skimmers. I have a dead corner where if I'm not brushing enough, the algae starts in that dead corner that doesn't get water movement as well.
  2. AimeeH

    Something You Wish You had Done was...

    definitely deeper shallow end. I think ours is 3.5 feet. at least 4 would be much nicer for us. And as a previous post said......we DO NOT regret pouring lots of concrete. 10 feet out on the "L" end and several feet from the end of the "L" making a lot of patio space inside that "L."
  3. AimeeH

    How to choose between SWG and chlorine pool?

    Yes, welcome to TFP :) I'm one of those pool owners that probably either wouldn't have a pool without my SWG or I'd be miserable. Not to say adding chlorine has to be miserable but I really appreciate having the SWG take care of chlorination.
  4. AimeeH

    Swim Out Bench?

    We have a swim out bench in the deep end of our pool and love it. We didn't put any ladders in the pool. Just the steps in the shallow end and the swim out in the deep end.
  5. AimeeH

    Inground pool main drain, fill in ?

    Hi welcome to TFP :) I suspect they are offering because it is a safety issue. My pool build has two drains plumbed together so a person or child can't get stuck on a drain-- the suction would shift to the other drain. I don't know the ins and outs of possible safety covers but you might want...
  6. AimeeH

    New pool - sanitizer choices!

    We are glad you found us :) The very first post in this thread CLICK HERE to Become a TroubleFreePool.com Supporter!! Has the "donate" button if that's what you were looking for.
  7. AimeeH

    New pool - sanitizer choices!

    Welcome to TFP I'm just gonna chime in and third the two opinions above. We see time and time again people coming to this forum with water issues due to using pucks as they constantly add CYA to the water which builds up to unmanageable levels requiring a large exchange of water.
  8. AimeeH

    Pool depth dilemma *eyes rolling*

    While my pool is larger than what you are planning, I'd say our experience from our build is that the height of the person doesn't matter so much. We have a "L" swimming pool where the shallow end is all about 3.5 ft. I don't even like being in that depth unless on my knees. I'm 5'5". I almost...
  9. AimeeH

    New Pool Cost!

    Probably the best way to confirm you're not getting "ripped off" is to get 3 (or more) quotes from different builders making sure the specs are the same.
  10. AimeeH

    SWG

    I have all Hayward equipment but Pentair SWG. Not sure if that helps.
  11. AimeeH

    So, whats everyone paying for water ???

    We talked to our well driller/pump guy before the initial fill (accidentally drained twice since) and his advice was to be sure to run at least two spigots all open. He explained the cycling on and off is more likely to kill your pump than it running constantly and staying on. I think we paid...
  12. AimeeH

    So, whats everyone paying for water ???

    Usually costs me about nothing extra to fill from my well.
  13. AimeeH

    What Does Your Pool Equipment Pad Look Like?

    Mine looks very much like yours with a smaller poured base with a 4x4 to support breaker box and timer to the left of the base. Only difference here is that mine was put slightly inside the roofline of a pole barn. Far from house. On different meter than the house. But no worries about theft out...
  14. AimeeH

    pooldv texas pool thread

    Re: pooldv pool thread And this reminds me of the sudden stop I had to make from almost 40miles an hour on our road on the morning school commute with kids. There were a BUNCH of "birds" in the road and they weren't moving. I pondered out loud that those were funny looking chickens to which...
  15. AimeeH

    Pool Bonding during pool equipment replacement

    I would reccomend the bonding.
  16. AimeeH

    Concrete patio

    Take a look at these folks. Daich Coatings - Floor, Wall and Countertop Finishing Products I haven't used their products but am aware of others who have with great results. I'm really tempted on their countertop coatings but haven't pulled the trigger. I understand their outdoor coatings are...
  17. AimeeH

    Pool size thoughts?

    We went with a true "L" and have been happy with it.
  18. AimeeH

    Pool liner pics , quartzite, del caribe, sandstone

    I'm not sure if pics of the specific patterns you mentioned are here but browse this thread for some pictures. Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic Name Of Your Liner
  19. AimeeH

    Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season: The Rebuild

    Wow. Sorry to see that damage. I'm just a few miles west of Sumter and are grateful we didn't have any damage except maybe trees down in the woods. So our pool has now survived a historic flood (2015) and Matthew. Best of luck on the rebuild.
  20. AimeeH

    Light not secure in niche?

    All sounds good. We took our lights out (I think the same kind) recently due to algae and a light bulb needing to be replaced. They were a bear to get back in. Getting that bottom part seated properly so you can properly seat the screw at 12 o'clock can be a challenge as the fixture wants to...
  21. AimeeH

    Just getting started

    I believe that equipment is designed for tri-chlor tablets. Here at TFP we would strongly reccomend against that method of chlorination as "eventually" you will be fighting high CYA making things more difficult to manage. Before deciding, maybe you should do some reading in the links below...
  22. AimeeH

    Hillbillyville AGP

    I had to ask since my family is from that area. FairPlay, Joplin, Neoso, Springfield...........
  23. AimeeH

    Hillbillyville AGP

    I'm very curious where Hillbillyville MO is. I know where Neosho is. But not Hillbillyville.
  24. AimeeH

    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    I wanted to add this link because I remembered chemgeek's comment on organic dyes. I had a liner with light blue and I had some very noticeable fading on the floor and up the wall of the shallow end after only a year or two. This was the north side taking the brunt of the sun from the south...
  25. AimeeH

    Plumbing design

    M, I told you you you'd get all kind of help on this site;) And you must pay back with pictures of build. We love pictures.
  26. AimeeH

    size, shape considerations

    I'm going to piggy back on bmmoreswim on the placement comment........as it becomes soooo much about preference. Our larger concrete decking (inside the "L" if you will) is closest to the home or "walking too" point with the entry steps being closest to the house. What HAS bugged me over the...
  27. AimeeH

    size, shape considerations

    We put an L in 2011. We love it. We are on 26 acres. So I can relate. You can sort of see the pool in my avatar/profile pic Edit......just saw your PM to me. Will reply.
  28. AimeeH

    What would you do differently, if you could rebuild your pool?

    Our pool is approximately 3ft deep in the shallow end and I think I'd like it a bit deeper. We went with a true "L" and enjoy the added space in the shallow end. Agreed on length. It $$ weren't an issue we'd enjoy longer for laps. Getting a pool when children were 5 and 7 ended up producing...
  29. AimeeH

    Salt water/chlorine vs just chlorine

    It's kind of funny Jason......my PH dropped significantly not long after the build in 7/2011. We new our eyes were burning and even the kids skin a bit. I only had test strips as my builder did initial water treatment upon opening. I was clueless. That's when I found this site. Ran to the store...
  30. AimeeH

    Salt water/chlorine vs just chlorine

    I want to comment on the stated fact that SWG's need MA weekly. I rarely need to bring PH down. When I was much newer here I even asked that question as I was reading and taking everything in. My pool has that sweet spot keeping TA at about 60-70 my PH is almost always 7.5 when I check it. It's...