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    Final backfill to bring pool to grade after settling?

    the dirt around my pool has settled about 8 inches in the weeks after it was backfilled. There has been some heavy rain. I don't plan on doing patio work until next season, but i do need to get my fence up soon so I can get my CO - i clearly will need to bring in fill to bring this up to grade...
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    How close should liner seams match to contours?

    My liner seems pretty snug - but I noticed in the shallow end, the seam, where the wall meets the floor, is offset a few inches in on the floor. So about 2 inches of wall liner is on the floor, and there is about a half inch gap in the corner behind the liner where the wall and floor meet. Any...
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    Inground pump hardwired or on a plug?

    I had 1 electrician say the pump should be hardwired and another saying it should be on a twist lock plug, my pool builder also said it should be on a plug so i can take it inside in the winter. Who is right? For those in the northern regions, are your pumps hardwired or on a plug, and do you...
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    And we are off...

    18x36 steel wall vinyl coming right up
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    Inspection Question?

    I have been trying for 2 days to get through to my town to get an answer with no luck - my permit requires a "Final Engineering Inspection" and a "Dry Well Inspection Prior to back fill" - the second inspection is self explanatory - however, my question is, customarily what phase of construction...
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    Acrylic Fiberglass Pool Steps Question (Cantilever vs Bullnose)

    I plan on going with a cantilevered paver coping around my steel wall liner inground pool. We are waiting on the permits and PB delivered the materials. I am looking at the steps and they appear to have their own coping molded to them. Can they install the steps in a way to allow for seamless...
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    I’m technically a pool owner now

    PB dropped off the equipment. Still waiting on the permits.
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    Spoke to an electrician... is this right?

    He said all in ground pool pumps need to be installed with a twist lock plug and cannot be hardwired. Said that this is the equipment disconnect. I said, I thought the breaker panel counts as the disconnect. He said "no." This can't be right, can it? Every setup I have ever seen uses liquid...
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    Lights?

    My pool builder is offering me standard white light (I assume 120v halogen) or colorlogic LED for a significant up charge. I have no needs for colored lights, but I would prefer LED. Should I ask for a low voltage white LED light (if so any models?) or should I just slap an LED bulb into...
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    Stump in the way...

    My pool location is going to be about 18’ off my house. I just had a large cedar tree taken down between that location any my future equipment pad location. I left the stump thinking it would be easy enough for the excavator to pop it out during the dig (PB said excavator might charge a few...
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    How is this looking (sub panel)

    I wanted to get some of the electrical work out of the way while waiting for pool instal. How is this looking? -100amp sub panel -1” schedule 40 conduit (filled to 39.7% capacity). 20’ run. -#3 thhn for hot1, hot2, and neutral, #6 ground -Neutral and ground bus separated at sub -Box bonded to...
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    Sub panel question

    I am spec'ing out my electric, and for now I am not going with automation - I was looking at an intermatic 100 amp integrated panel with timer (i need a timer for the SWCG). Is this the way to go, or would it be better to use a standard sub panel and then install a stand alone intermatic timer...
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    Service upgrade for planned pool?

    I have 150 amp main panel service. A generic load calc on my house is about 65 amps and rounded up gives me 80amps (2300 sq ft home with electric wall oven and stovetop and electric dryer). I planned on installing a 100amp sub panel for the the pool. The pool will have a VSP a heat pump and a...
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    In the process of building a pool

    Hello - I am in the early stages of getting our pool designed and installed. I appreciate the expertise and experience this forum provides. I look forward to engaging in discussion. Thank you!
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    Pool builder is recommending SuperPump 1.5hp (not VSP)

    Hello this is my first post and I appreciate any feedback - I am 1 week into my pool journey (deposit is in with pool builder and the engineering plans are being drawn up) I will be having a heat pump and salt water generator installed with the new pool. The pool installer thinks the VSP is not...