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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...
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    Finalizing Plans-would love input!

    I would love any input you may have on our preliminary pool plans! We may change the diving board to a jumping rock (to save on insurance premiums and possibly get away with 7' foot depth instead of 8' therefore giving us a larger shallow end area). Is a 9' tanning ledge too small? Too big...
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    Diving board or jumping rock? Help!

    We are getting to the final details on our pool plans and I am having a hard time deciding between a jumping rock or diving board! We can only find two insurance companies that will insure us with a diving board and they require it to be no more than 20" off the water. Well, that seems kind of...
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    Volleyball system recommended?

    Yes, we have considered a sport pool but we are torn between that and a diving pool. I would love to have both but that means a big pool and much less space for a volleyball net. That's why we are trying to "squeeze it in."
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    How much space to play volleyball?

    This is exactly the info I was looking for-thanks! We are trying to decide between a 20x40 rectangular pool or a more expensive "T" pool to accommodate everything we are hoping for. How deep is your deep end? Do you have a diving board? Do you you have a tanning ledge in your shallow end? I...
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    How much space to play volleyball?

    Attention all pool owners with a volleyball net! We are in the designing phase of our pool and are trying to decide where to put a volleyball net. How much room on each side do you need to comfortably play volleyball? I'm trying to get away with as little room as possible to free up some space...
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    Question about depth of pool for volleyball and basketball

    Can I see a picture of your pool? I am trying to decide something similar. How deep is your deep end and do you have a diving board?
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    Volleyball system recommended?

    How much room do you have on the side of the net for kids and adults to comfortably play? We are looking into building a pool and are trying to be creative with where to put a volleyball net in. Do you think 10 feet is enough room on either side of the net? Thanks!
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    What size of spa do you have

    Built into the pool
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    What size of spa do you have

    We are trying to decide on the size of spa. I want it big enough to hold a good amount of people without knees touching but not too big that it takes forever to heat. Thanks!
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    Diving board, slide, volleyball, shelf. Is it possible without a gigantic pool?

    Dirk, I really appreciate your perspective. It definitely has me thinking. I was a gymnast so a diving board was/is the only thing fun to me in a swimming pool but I am starting to let go of the idea that it is a must. And you are right, I probably will be worrying the whole time kids are...
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    Diving board, slide, volleyball, shelf. Is it possible without a gigantic pool?

    Tx-C, A lazy river sounds amazing! Can I see pictures of your plans?
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    Diving board, slide, volleyball, shelf. Is it possible without a gigantic pool?

    Yes Suz, thank you for moving it! I thought I had posted it there originally but obviously I am still trying to find my way around! Thanks for the water fountain suggestion. It's good to know the pool fountains are loud. Do you know if an L-shapes pool would run us significantly more than a...
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    Diving board, slide, volleyball, shelf. Is it possible without a gigantic pool?

    Thanks for the suggestions! I was set on a water feature because I really want it to be pretty when I look at it from my windows but for the cost, you're probably right-it's probably not worth a little trickle of water... And yes, lol about the shamu shelf. I guess the term is regional? I've...