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    Smart color grotto lighting options

    I'm building a large grotto with about 800 sq feet indoor space. I'd like to add some sort of smart lighting to be able to change colors on my phone. Im just wondering what my options are? I'd rather not spend thousands on Jandy pool lights if there is a cheaper alternative.
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    Planting on top of grotto

    Who has plants growing on top of their grotto? We are building fake rock and I might want some sort of greenery on top or maybe the sides. I live in the desert and the heat is brutal and I'm not sure what my options are. We haven't built the grotto yet but it's going to be 10 feet tall and 35...
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    Payment schedule?

    We are ready to start building and I was wondering what is a typical payment schedule for a company building a pool/spa/grotto?I don't want to put too much money out before work is completed and risk the contractor just taking the money and not completing. I have always built my own pools and...
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    NEED COLOR LED LIGHT SUGGESTIONS

    The pool is going to be pretty big and will need more than just one light.
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    NEED COLOR LED LIGHT SUGGESTIONS

    Hey we are building a new pool and we will have 3 pool lights, two spa lights, and 4 LED Bubblers. Can somebody suggest an affordable brand of color LED lights?
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    How deep for jumping off grotto?

    The grotto is going to be roughly 12' tall so o was thinking it would need to be deeper
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    How deep for jumping off grotto?

    We are building another pool and my designer says we would be ok jumping off our grotto into the deep end only being 7' deep. I was expecting it to be at least feet deep if not 10 or more. What should I go for depth, and is there a way that I can keep most of the pool shallow, under 5 feet, and...
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    Beach entry into deep end

    Its no more unsafe than a bench in the same spot. My last pool had a second step wet deck that dropped off to the deep end.
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    Beach entry into deep end

    The pool is going to be roughly 40'x60' so we have multiple entries with steps that meet code. If this was the only set if steps then i would understand her issue with it.
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    Beach entry into deep end

    We are designing our pool now and we have our main entry on the right side and it will have several large wet decks. On the left side we will have a grotto and deep end. We also want a beach entry, but we want the beach entry into the deep end and only go down to 12" and then drop off. Our...
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    Gunite pool - fixable or ???

    Are you sure that's gunite? Looks like cinder blocks pasted together
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    Epic build

    Here are some photos of the property currently with no pool.
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    Epic build

    Our $100k budget for this will include a 12x20 balcony extension up to the pool with a firepit between the balcony and beach entry as well as a large folding glass door.
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    Epic build

    Ok, I wasnt sure what the cost would be but I also figured the price would be fairly similar. We spent $40k on the last pool and we have just under $100k for this one.
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    Epic build

    Here are a few pictures of the pool in the house we are selling. We will keep a similar style as far as shape and color.
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    Epic build

    We are going to be building our next owner builder pool failt soon. Right now we are in the planning phase and hoping to start digging this winter when nobody is thinking about a pool and hopefully keep the prices down. So our current pool is 20x30 and has spa inside that footprint but on our...
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    What Does Your Pool Equipment Pad Look Like?

    Part of my equipment pad Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Finally filled but leaking badly

    We finally finished out pool build last week and within a day I could tell we were losing significant amounts of water. I had a couple good leaks at the equipment that I was able to take care of myself, but I was still losing a fair amount of water. Originally I lost between 4 and 6 inches the...
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    Looking for an electrician to answer questions.

    Thanks DaddyMack, your pics helped. Thankfully I was able to pass first inspection this morning.
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    Looking for an electrician to answer questions.

    My Aqualink power center already has many of the knockouts removed but they aren't necessarily the size I need for the conduits I am using. So I need to reduce a few of them. I can't find anything in the NEC that states if it's ok to use reducers on a subpanel or not. I am using pvc conduit so I...
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    Looking for an electrician to answer questions.

    In an effort to make my pool build more affordable, I am thinking about doing my own electrical. I did owner builder on my last pool but I hired everything out. I wanted to do my own electrical then, but I was intimidated and hired somebody for that as well. To give you some background, I have...
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    Vegas Subcontractors

    Still looking for a pool plumber
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    Vegas Subcontractors

    Anybody else? I am desperate for a plumber.
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    Vegas Subcontractors

    Great, thanks for the tip
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    Building on a budget

    What are some things that you have done while building your pool that were outside the norm to save a few bucks? We are working on our second owner build so we feel like we can save on a few more things this time around. Last time we were scared of used equipment, but after building our last...
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    Vegas Subcontractors

    Hey guys, I am building another owner builder pool at my new house. Only problem so far is that my HOA delayed me so much that I am now having a hard time finding contractors that's aren't busy. I am havin the worst luck finding an excavator so if anybody has phone numbers or emails of decent...
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    Owner / Builder Build - Las Vegas..Pics and Prices Inside!

    Hey great pool build. I am in Vegas and doing my second owner build. If anybody would like to share a list of subcontractors, it would be appreciated. I'm having a hard time finding an excavator that isn't busy.
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    Indiana Hill Billy pool dig...with pics!

    Is this missing a cover for the ends of the cover where it is in the ground? It just looks like something to fall in and break a leg?
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    Indiana Hill Billy pool dig...with pics!

    I love proving people wrong when they say I can't do something. Congratulations!
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    New pool...gas line installed, but who hooks it up?

    I called Southwest Gas and they will be out here tomorrow to hook up the gas. Free of charge :)