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  1. Tenamarie123

    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    Hi Jen, so sorry about your current situation. Glad you’re all okay and your insurance will cover your pool. We have the Reef liner with grey skimmers and drains. It looks really nice and think it would look great with grey stairs. We have liner covered stairs and ledge.
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    Bad concrete & coping job?

    OMG your concrete looks like my concrete, lol. The guys who cut our expansion joints were doing it in the dark with a flashlight!! We are in Michigan also, wonder if we used the same builder....
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    New Pool Quote - Space Coast of FL

    Great design! The only thing I would consider is changing your first step into more of a ledge. You have a lot of space in front of your steps that you could use. Sounds like you have little ones and a tanning ledge would be awesome.
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    New Build in SoCal - Pebble tomorrow, Start up Saturday

    Ours is about 11-12" of water. Works great when you sit on Adirondack style chairs. We have two deep end benches that are 18" of water depth and would not want the tanning ledge that deep.
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    Spa Vs Stand Alone Hot Tub? Help! Save my marriage.

    I see that you are in NJ. Won't you have to close your pool for the winter? Not sure you can keep just your spa open and close the pool and if so, seems like that might create some problems for the plumbing...
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    Tanningledge or not?

    We use our ledge the most. We put a few of the plastic adirondacks on there and sit with our feet and a bit of our lower half in the water which is 6" deep. We do have 1 return and 2 lighted bubblers. Would not change a thing about it.
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    2016 New Pool Build - Pearland TX

    Congrats on the move and the new house, how exciting! I always loved your pool, one of my faves. Curious, in your new pool build will you add a table again? Just wondered if you liked it and used it often?
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    How much is gunite or fiberglass worth over vinyl?

    So here's the thing...in your climate, how many months of the year can you use your pool? Here in Michigan where we can only use our pool 6 months of the year, vinyl is very prevalent. I would never spend 200K on a pool that I can only use for six months of the year. You better like the cover...
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    Reef liner by Latham

    They are grey :)
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    Reef liner by Latham

    Love it!!! My favorite liner :love:
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    Sports Pools vs Deep/Shallow End Pools

    I guess to me if it's at least 6' deep, it's over most people's heads and I consider that a deep end? I guess Dirk's poll should have been asked "would you prefer a diving pool or not", lol?
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    Sports Pools vs Deep/Shallow End Pools

    Our pool is 36' x 14' with 4' shallow end and a 6' deep hopper. We like to jump/cannonball in the deep end to enter the pool. Kids play basketball and jump in catching the football in the deep end while adults all hang out in chairs on the tanning ledge or stand in the shallow end with a...
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    Building! New IGP in MN

    Wow that's huge! Looks like you have a nice big yard for it. Are you putting in a diving board or slide? Have you picked out your liner yet? Good luck on the rest of your build :)
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    20/20 hindsight.... what do you regret spending or not spending $$ on?

    Really like having the sunshelf and would not want a pool without it. We have 6" deep water on the shelf and we and others really like that depth. We put some adirondack style chairs in there and sit with our feet on the bubblers...love. Also really enjoy our colored lights, two in the pool...
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    Shotcrete (input needed)

    Nope, that would drive me nuts. It needs to be centered on the wall. Once you have water in the pool, you won't notice the shelf so much, it will be viewed as one big body of water and that descent will be off center.
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    New Pool in Pennsylvania

    Everything turned out beautiful!! Love seeing pics of people enjoying their pretty pools :)
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    New Rectangular In Ground Build (in progress) Eastern PA

    Looks beautiful! Everything coordinates so well. I'm such a sucker for clean lines and light water!! Great job!!!
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    Iowa Build

    Love the pavers!!! Everything looks fantastic! Hope you still have some hot weather to enjoy it yet this summer :)
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    Slightly cloudy pool

    Thanks so much for all your help!! Nothing prettier than the TFP sparkle!!
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    Slightly cloudy pool

    Did do a SLAM, pool is now crystal clear and passed OCLT, got CYA up and now letting FC drift down to 7-8. TA still very high, has been high since opening. Not sure how to get that down when PH is a 7.2. Do I want to lower PH even more? So grateful for my TF-100 test kit. Would drive me crazy...
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    Need help deciding pool size

    Yes, go bigger! Our pool is 14' x 36'. Very grateful that we were able to even fit that size in our yard but ideally 18' x 36' would be perfect!
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    Selecting our builder in the Twin Cities, MN!

    Is this a vinyl or concrete pool?
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    Slightly cloudy pool

    Our salt water pool has been looking a little cloudy as of late and I just cannot figure out why....here are our readings using TF-100 FC 3 PH 7.5 TA 170 CH 175 CYA 35 What do you think could be causing it? TA is a little high but do you think that would cause cloudiness?
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    Finally Done!!

    Everything looks absolutely fantastic! Love all of your choices. Is it a sports depth? Are you getting bar-stools for around the bar? We have a little bar setup in our backyard that has 4 stools, it's where everybody seems to congregate. Every party we've had so far we have to run in the...
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    Vinyl Nightmare with Pic

    So strange. It almost looks like it was melted....then tore.
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    Sandstone Liner by Latham

    Bethers0811 posted pic of Sandstone liner in this thread....scroll down a bit. Very pretty! Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic Name Of Your Liner - Page 16
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    Can I add a tanning ledge to a vinyl pool?

    We have a tanning ledge in our vinyl lined pool with two lighted bubblers. The shelf is 6" deep water and we really love it. We use the plastic adirondack chairs on the ledge, the bottom of them has some kind of felt so it doesn't hurt the liner. Also, the liner on the ledge and the steps is...
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    Landscaping update ideas?

    Wow that's a lot of rocksl! Pain in the butt to move too, we just did that in our yard. Maybe you could clear out the rocks on either side of your walkway and put down some brick pavers or something that will give you more usable deck space. Leave 3-4 ft all around the back and left side of...
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    Construction finally started in Jacksonville FL!

    Yay!!! I've been following your build and I know you've been waiting so long for this!! Very happy for you :D
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    Show me your liner pool with Auto Cover...

    I believe Jodie has that combo. Here is the link to her build thread: Building in June : Brownsburg IN