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  1. TangoOversway

    How do you use space? Standing area vs. Lazy River

    I started writing this reply a few days ago and thought I had posted it - but Chrome and TFP saved it and left it here for me. I've talked with several people about LRs and their design. When I say "one pump," I don't mean a small pump, I mean something rather heavy duty. One person I talked...
  2. TangoOversway

    How do you use space? Standing area vs. Lazy River

    I only mentioned the deep end in passing because, no matter what, there will be one for me. I like sitting on the bottom and bouncing around in a deeper area like a ping pong ball (if the walls aren't too far apart). I'm also considering a "jumping rock" above the deck area for the deep end...
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    How do you use space? Standing area vs. Lazy River

    I'm still in design stage and this is part of the brainstorming - just toying with ideas and seeing what I can do. I'm doing everything I can to include a lazy river (just LR for short) in my pool without me spending my entire retirement fund on it. I have a friend who is a mason and helping me...
  4. TangoOversway

    Delivery problems with a certain pool company.

    Exactly! But they are convinced they're doing a great job, but trying to get something handled safely and intelligently was tough. They would have just left it by the roadside if they had their way. Leaving it by the roadside on a road where people zip by and my house is not visible from the...
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    Delivery problems with a certain pool company.

    Thank you! I just hope this isn't normal, whether for now or at other times.
  6. TangoOversway

    Delivery problems with a certain pool company.

    Have you ever talked to people in a cult? Where you get to a point where they all suddenly fall back on the same programmed speech that doesn't answer your question but lets them think they know what they're talking about? I talked with two people in the office and the driver. I would...
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    Delivery problems with a certain pool company.

    I ran into a situation I think I should alert people considering an above ground pool to consider. As most people know it's almost impossible to find a pool for sale right now. The choices now are slim. I finally ordered a pool for $450. Shipping was over $300 from a company that can be found...
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    My insurance company emailed me saying I do not have a fence around the pool. Is this a requirement in Illinois?

    Interesting. How much is the monitor and can you provide more information about it? And have you had it go off due to animals in the pool? Who is your cell phone provider and how good a signal do you get?
  9. TangoOversway

    My insurance company emailed me saying I do not have a fence around the pool. Is this a requirement in Illinois?

    Thank you! Thank you! I spent a long time talking with one of the engineers at BBQ, the wireless home internet service I mentioned. He said that once 5G takes hold, he expects to see it spread through rural areas like wildfire. I don't remember his reasoning, and I don't like to always think...
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    My insurance company emailed me saying I do not have a fence around the pool. Is this a requirement in Illinois?

    Thanks to @kimkats for waking me up on this thread. I have comments on the fence and internet. I'm breaking this into parts with titles so you can skip my blather when necessary. Fence: My locality requires a 4' fence with special features, mainly things to make sure a kid can't easily climb...
  11. TangoOversway

    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    I'll be posting all the progress once I get going on it and I'll start a thread just for the build.
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    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    It took a while for the guy to explain the issue with the lazy river pump to me. They have to use a converter to convert the current to 3 phase. He said it actually only uses 20 amps, but due to various issues, a 50 amp breaker is required for the pump. I forgot the reasoning, but it had...
  13. TangoOversway

    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    I'm still pre-planning. I don't even have the actual shape for the pool. At this point, I need to be sure the subpanel that will supply the pool has enough power to handle what it needs. I didn't even know I could use different types of heaters, like a heat pump. It won't be a gas heater...
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    Pre-planning - Electrical Power Questions

    There's a thread here where I asked about an issue I'll have to deal with for my pool, so I guess that's an introduction to what I'm doing and I'll be posting pics and so forth there as things move along. But for now, I have a few questions regarding planning. I know I need to power a pump...