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    Help/suggestions on how to get rid of extra pool tile

    You could try your local Facebook "yard sale" page. I sold a couple things and then sold our old pool before we had a new one built. Just be sure to keep some tiles for yourself in case some of the existing ones ever need to be replaced.
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    Plumbing and rebar

    Our rebar was done before plumbing. I was expecting plumbing first according to the builder's booklet they gave us prior to starting. Well, due to scheduling, rebar was available first, so they sent them first. Plumbing went in after with no problems.
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    New Build in PA

    We are at the point of decking. Electrical took longer than planned because the head electrician had pneumonia. We have an open trench left near the sun shelf about 4ftX8ft that stayed open due to the bubbler lights being run. The two lights were unfamiliar to the electrician, and they finally...
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    Cost to remove above ground pool

    I second YippeeSkippy. We had an old AGP and decided we wanted an inground pool. I put the AGP and composite deck up for sale on a Facebook yard sale website and someone ACTUALLY bought it. So, instead of having to pay to take it to the dump, the buyer brought over a crew of 5 and dismantled it...
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    Don't Forget About Amazon Smile and TFP...

    I just changed my Smile charity to TFP. Glad someone started this thread. Keep bumping!! I am still building my pool, and will get the test kit offered here in early spring(fresher reagents?) as well as becoming a TFP Supporter!
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    New Build in PA

    Tile and coping went in. Looks good to me. They did, however make a mess in the Shell compared to before they started their work.
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    New Build in PA

    Gunite done yesterday! 5 trucks arrived at 7am. Seemed to be standing around and on the phone. Didn’t look promising. Turns out the access in the grass was too muddy for them to make it in. They wanted to use the driveway😩. They couldn’t pass the driveway because of septic fields, so they said...
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    New Build SEPA

    We have finally reached gunite stage tomorrow with our build. Was there any blowing gunite that got on anything, such as the filter, heater, or anything else with your build? Also, with regards to the empty skimmers, I have noticed rainwater collecting in mine. Has PM discussed a plan for this...
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    Fiberglass or concrete gunite? Which to choose in NJ for same price

    When we first decided to put in a pool we had the same question, FG or G. I thought FG would be less maintenance. We live in the Northeast and that was the determining factor. FG could shift with the freeze/thaw cycles. One PB said most FG installers up north will not backfill properly and then...
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    New Build in PA

    Thanks for the replies. bmoreswim, by NNW do you mean near where (F) is on the shelf?
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    New Build SEPA

    That really lightened up and the white isn’t as noticeable. I’m sure the expansion joints will fade as well. So jealous as we are still at plumbing and almost to gunite.
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    New Build in PA

    We are at the point of finalizing the locations for two bubblers on our sun shelf. Originally, the steps were NOT attached to the shelf. We decided to change that because the Classic steps that the PB uses take up almost 5 feet of pool with 4 steps. In the picture below, (G) is where one...
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    New Build SEPA

    Please share a daytime pic of the cured decking if you get a chance.
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    New Build SEPA

    Decking looks good! Nice clean edges. Did it dry to a white brushed look? Maybe the expansion joints will blend in better. I thought the only options they offered were brushed white and exposed aggregate. Did you order something else?
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    New Build in PA

    Now that would be automation!
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    New Build in PA

    Rebar done and plumbing mostly finished. Pressure holding at 10psi on the pipes. May have lost a pound or two since it was originally done. Looks like the bubblers were “short stubbed”?, is that correct? I’m assuming that will be fixed when gunite is done? Equipment pad is right on the fence...
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    New Build in PA

    The excavators did a great job around the pool and really took the time to grade it out. However, due to drain fields and driveway, they had to access on the far side of the property, which created a mess from the street to the back of the property and then along the back fence to the pool...
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    New Build in PA

    Dig has happened. And the next day they sent out plumbers because they were idle that day. Was expecting rebar, but they said it is “normal” to plumb before rebar. Hope that’s not an issue.
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    New Build SEPA

    That’s what I was expecting. My wife has no idea that is what is coming. Is the dirt and grass repair included in your build or are you planning to fix yourself or hire someone? I find it surprising that they used your driveway, because they told me they DIDN’T want to use mine because it could...
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    New Build in PA

    Decided to keep the shallow end near the house, and it appears the sun shelf will be along the side of the pool where we get some later sun. It looks like the left edge of the shelf will end near where the deep end transition is, so it should be cool to dive in off the shelf. Hopefully, the...
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    New Build SEPA

    Looks great! The coping and tile looks sharp. Not the least bit boring! I like the way they did the coping. We have picked out the same coloring with the coping and tile. So jealous, as we are still waiting to dig. Hopefully, within the next week. How was watering the gunite? Are you still...
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    New Build SEPA

    I asked about the pre fab pad vs. a poured pad. I was going to pour my own pad and then have them put the fiberglass pad on top. My PM said the poured pad could crack over time and that the fiberglass pad would hold up better. I saw 4 pools from your builder and all had that same pad. Only 1 had...
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    New Build in PA

    Thanks @Newdude. I’m not worried what everybody else does, but I only get 1 chance to build this and I want to make sure all scenarios are considered before finalizing. I will have to consider what a potential buyer of my house/pool would think, though. Great point @bmoreswim about visitors...
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    New Build in PA

    Thank you for the reply. We are now getting close to layout. The way our property is set up, we have to build the pool perpendicular to the house(due to drain fields). Due to my neighbors tree, the sun in late afternoon(~5:00pm) begins to cast a shadow where the pool will begin(closest to the...
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    New Build SEPA

    Good luck on your build! How much was the upgrade to the Vandy VS? Also, are you planning to put any furniture on the ledge? Make sure the ledge doesn’t get too “crowded”, especially if lounge chairs are going to be used. I am about to have my layout meeting and I saw a couple of their builds...
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    New Build in PA

    Need some help with equipment please. I have decided to go with the SWCG and PB has offered a Nature2 Fusion Soft(FSOFT1400) for up to 40,000 gallons of water. Original quote had Nature2 with a regular chlorinator. The upgrade to SWCG is about $1000. I know not to use the mineral sanitizer that...
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    New Build in PA

    Thanks for the thorough reply. Some interesting things to contemplate. After reading through the various threads, I have come to the conclusion that the SWCG is the way to go. Even though I've had success with the mineral system in the past(vinyl liner), it makes sense to NOT introduce metals to...
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    New Build in PA

    Wonderful site with tons of information. I hope to continue learning as well as being able to help others. We have decided to build a concrete pool after having a 24 foot round above ground pool for the last 15 years. I have always used DE with an inline chlorinator and a Nature2 mineral...