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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Diving board, slide, volleyball, shelf. Is it possible without a gigantic pool?

    Hi! I'm brand new to Trouble Free Pools and I'm excited to get my feet wet! We are in the process of getting quotes and are also looking into owner building. There are many elements I would love to have in the pool but am not sure it's all possible while staying in budget and not turning this...