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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Waterline tile installed! Coping and pavers on Monday!
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    FPH - Hotspot Energy Install Begins!

    You're absolutely right about the system not being particularly useful when it's cool outside, especially up in the frigid wasteland known as NY :poke::cool:. DrGlanton and I however are in the paradise that exists between Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. I don't know about my buddy, but for me...
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Hi everybody. Slow but steady progress is being made. We've had a couple issues come up here and there but all seems to be going well enough, it just feels super slow, and feels even slower with the holiday. Issues that have occurred. 1. Groundwater required some effort with the submersible...
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Time Lapse of the build so far!
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    It ACTUALLY looks like a pool now!
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Concrete started at 0630 this morning. These guys move quick! I'll post another picture this evening of my mudhole actually looking like a pool!
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    Rebar supports go in when?

    Thanks Greg!
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    Rebar supports go in when?

    so, the steel guys aren't finished yet but they are done for the day. I think I've seen and read that the floor rebar should be on supports right? Is this something that is done once all the rebar is in and tied together? Is it standard of construction to do so? I don't want to be an Rear to the...
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    My buddy is unsure about this life jacket thing. Asks if I'm sure its necessary already.
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Steel began this morning. They tell me they are hoping to shoot gunite Thursday or Friday. Measured and double checked all my sizing and I've got extra length and width everywhere by about 20" or so even with the pegboard in place. They tell me this is to give them room to build up the concrete...
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Current state of the build. Steel on Monday if no significant collapse over the weekend from the rain
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    Can't wrap my head around price!!!

    My PB was middle of the road on cost compared to the other two qoutes and told me bluntly that "the days of a full pool for 30k are gone". The lowest qoute I got for 15x30 Roman, with sunshelf and 5 jet jacuzzi and Intellicenter automation was 57k plus incidentals like gas line hookup and new...
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Just spoke with the site supervisor and we'll have the step added. He says though, that I have to decide what I want to do with the jet that would go there. Apparently, they don't normally put bench at the front of the spa spillover so you can stand and look over into the pool. So, with 5...
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    I am assured this is fairly common but our lot apparently was built up with alot of backfill during house construction. So, the dig was going great here in NE Florida and then they hit hardpan that appears to be mostly impervious. This means that with all the rainfall we get, the soil above the...
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    New Build Northern California Spring 2020

    This is SUCH a pretty build!
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    Quotes & "Specials" In Tampa FL

    I can confirm this for Jacksonville. My pool is 15x30 Roman style and with the jacuzzi is mid-50's. 10k less without the jacuzzi.
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Crazy Stalker Achievement: In Progress
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    We have bare dirt! Mud to follow soon I expect.
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Am I doing this right?!
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    Build starts today! 6/15/20

    Eeek! I'm so excited I'm dancing around the house with my coffee in hand waiting impatiently for the dig crew to show up! I got myself a time laps camera and will be taking ALL the pictures and it'll become a time-lapse video of about 30 minutes that ALL new visitors to my backyard oasis will...
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    New pool owner - Dubai

    Nothing to add on the pool cooling front for you but simply HAD to pop in and say that I've been to Dubai more than 5 times when my ship would pull into port and absolutely loved visting there. I even bought my wife and I's wedding rings in the gold souk there. Welcome to TFP!
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    Bring out the dead!

    Now I've got this mental vision of a procession of ants carrying deceased members, walking in rhythym while they chant down a smooth walkway to the waters edge. maybe put some leaves over the trail to give it a nice shaded canopy look. Get some wooden matches and cut em into small pieces and...
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    Bring out the dead!

    Congratulations. Your pool is now hallowed ground. :p
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    Hotspot FPH, very similiar use case as Drglanton

    Yes, there will be a ng pentair heater for the spa
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    Hotspot FPH, very similiar use case as Drglanton

    Thank you so much for your response James. I think if I had my druthers, I'd want it to ignore the call for heat because if the spa is running it's because I'm in it! I think with that stipulation, I'd also like the fph to always be able to call for heat if it's needed. I'm high maintenance, I...
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    Hotspot FPH, very similiar use case as Drglanton

    ok, my current setup, once installed, is for a single pump for both pieces of equipment. My concern at this point is if we are in Spa mode what happens if the FPH calls for flow to the heat exchanger so it can be dumped to the pool with our planned setup of the solar circuit being triggered by...
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    I'm being allowed to run conduit/electrical for later improvements

    Hi Everyone, My layout for the pool is in my signature and I'm being allowed by the PB to lay conduit and pull electrical for later improvements to my backyard when they start digging on June 12th. I'm excited about the ability to pre-plan but I have no idea what I'd even want later on down...
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    Hotspot FPH, very similiar use case as Drglanton

    JamesW, I've never owned a pool before so thank you for all the assistance you are providing so freely. I've thought myself into another question/concern. Am I correct that in a system such as mine, the single Variable speed Intelliflo pump will run filtration for the pool, and when selected...
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    IntelliConnect review/warnings - Seeking an alternative

    Man, i'm sorry to hear about these issues! I pushed and pushed for my PB to give me the Intellicenter instead of the Easytouch as they intended. We haven't started building yet but I'm hoping to break ground within a week. I wonder if having the small remote that is available as an add-on for...
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    Intelliflo Pump Needs Two Brains

    That stuff looks pretty cool! I'll check with my HVAC guy. My dude says he's done the AC side of a couple of these before so I'm hoping he's on the ball for mine