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  1. back_yard_lap_pool

    New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    I've been reading through countless threads in this forum for a couple years, joining the forum almost a year ago to post a few questions. This site has been great and has helped me sort through what we want and do not want on our dream pool. It has also been entertaining to watch everyone's...
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    Plumbing Design Review

    Hi y'all I'm wrapping up pool design and trying to go for a functional single-pump plumbing layout. (Going to bid next week) I would appreciate any commentary, suggestions, etc.! Thank you in advance. Pool: (Single Body) 82.5K gallons / Spa 1.5K Pump: Pentair Intelliflo XF Filter: Pentair...
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    Magic Stream Laminar Filter and Plumbing Question

    Quick Questions on Magic Stream Laminar: I am planning on six of these units behind back raised wall of pool. Reading through the specifications on the installation manual, it says "Use a 20 micron cartridge filter to supply clean, filtered water to theLaminar. Do not use a DE or sand filter."...
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    Twin Heaters on one pump for large pool??

    Finishing up design on fairly large pool that I plan to owner-build.- ~85,000 gallon 2,064 S.F of water surface area. It will be located in Houston, so winters aren't terribly harsh - For example, it was 88 degrees today on Feb 8th (not normal - beat our previous record high by 4 degrees, but...
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    New Member

    Greetings! I'm a future pool owner in the Houston, TX area. My wife and I have been (slowly) planning our dream pool since we moved into our home 9 years ago. We hope to start the build in year 10 (starting in March 2017). I plan to tap into all the knowledge in these forums to help us make...