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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    We made it official with our pool builder today and told him we are going to go with an auto cover. I also let him know that I want to explore the option of putting an auto cover on the raised hot tub. He seemed skeptical that it wouldn't be super expensive, but he has never done one. He uses...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    Looking at the Coverstar website, they only offer black in two specific fabrics. Perhaps this is related to what you mentioned.
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    We have a home that has a lot of black accents. Windows, gutters, roofing, etc. I think the black cover would be in keeping with that theme. Heat would be a secondary benefit and I do get your point about the dirt. Grey would be our second choice.
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    After much discussion, my wife and I have decided to go with a 20x40 rectangle and an auto cover. We are also very much interested in putting an auto cover on our raised hot tub. While this isn't the sexiest design, we have seen some very nice examples of this setup online and feel like the...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    Thanks for that detailed response. In regards to the leading edge bar, I'd just like to hide it so it isn't sticking out when the cover is open. I don't really care if it is totally hidden, just out of sight. However, I haven't heard of the other system you mentioned and it does intrigue me...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    What do you mean by space constraints? We definitely do not want to recess the hot tub into the pool. Yes, we know we won't get as much use out of the hot tub as a standalone and we are fine with the fact that it's pretty much an expensive water feature. In regards to the main pool cover...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    We would do the paver lid since we are doing pavers all around the pool and would want it to look seamless. What system do you typically install? We would probably go with the eclipse and do an encapsulated track that is recessed under the coping. Have you done any spa covers using the...
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    Talk to me about Auto Covers

    My wife and I have given a deposit to a builder and we like the design we have come up with, which is basically a 20x40 rectangle with a 9x18 sun shelf on the side, which basically makes in an L shape. We are also going with a raised hot tub. We haven't started digging yet and I have spoken...
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    Door Sensors

    They will definitely have swim lessons! Since we will have the pool accessible from the house I want multiple layers of safety. Swim lessons will be the final layer if everything else fails. On a related note, are there any water disturbance sensors that are worth looking into?
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    Door Sensors

    Does it make an audible tone on your phone or just send a push alert?
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    Door Sensors

    Do you need to use the keypad to set it or can you enable and disable it using the app?
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    Door Sensors

    I was actually looking at that system. I was also looking at the Simplisafe system as well. I do not want to pay for monitoring, but it seems like you can use the basic plan to self monitor. All I need are the doors to alarm when they are opened so I hear an audible tone. I'd love to be able...
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    Door Sensors

    I do not know the answer to that, but I will be sure to find out!
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    Door Sensors

    I have small children and would like to arm the doors at night so that I can sleep better. Yes, there will be a time when they are no longer needed but I will definitely use them for a few years. I've seen the small ones that you stick to the doors and I was wondering if anyone found any they...
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    Door Sensors

    We are building a pool that will be fenced on three sides and will be accessible from the house. There are three doors that lead into the pool area and we want to put sensors on the doors that sound a chime or alarm whenever these doors are opened. I would like them to be easily disabled fo...
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    Builder Spec'd UV/Ozone Sterilizer

    He also has a SWG in our quote so, I'm not sure if the UV/03 sterilizer is necessary.
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    Builder Spec'd UV/Ozone Sterilizer

    We just got a quote from our pool builder and he lists a Paramount Ultra UV2 Ozone/UV Sterilizer in the specs. Is this something that I definitely need? He doesn't break everything down so I have have no idea how much this adds to the cost.
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    Finally Pulling The Trigger

    How deep do you wish you would have gone? We are certain we don't want a diving board, so we feel 6 feet is fine for the deep end. However, we are considering bumping the shallow end up from 3 to 3.5. We will have a pretty large sun shelf at around 1-1.5 feet and I feel like 3 feet might be...
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    Finally Pulling The Trigger

    Hey there! We have two young children and my wife and I both love to swim and hang out in the pool. We also have two dogs that love to swim. The main part of the pool will go from 3 feet to 6 feet. The sun shelf will be one foot.
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    Finally Pulling The Trigger

    The depths are 1 foot on the sun shelf and 3 to 6 feet in the main pool. Yes, we added steps to the sun shelf and have them centered and they are cut out, if that makes sense. In other words, they don't extend into the main pool. We are thinking of adding a bubbler or two or three to the sun...
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    Finally Pulling The Trigger

    Jim, I know nothing about ozone systems and this will be my first pool so I don't know a thing (yet) about chemicals and that kind of stuff. My builder suggested we take a look at it and is giving us pricing on all options. The more I read about the in floor systems, the more I am thinking it...
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    New Pool Build -- Any Signature Matrix Bali Blue from WetEdge Finishes out there?

    How is the Tahoe holding up for you? This is the color we are considering.
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    Finally Pulling The Trigger

    Thanks for the reply, Jim! Any special reason you aren't a fan of ozone? Is it just overkill on top of the saltwater? In regards to in floor cleaning, how do you feel about the the idea that these in floor systems are supposed to distribute chemicals and heated water more efficiently...
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    Finally Pulling The Trigger

    My wife and I built a new home four years ago and have wanted to build a pool since we moved in. Around the same time we were building the house we were referred to a pool builder and have since developed a solid relationship and we really like them. We almost pulled the trigger a couple years...
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    Owner/Builder Questions

    In my area, it seems that the sane few subs do all the jobs regardless of who the builder is. We asked the builder we were working with to dig the shell this fall and finish in the siding. He can’t meet that request so we’re exploring other options. He didn’t ask for any compensation and we...
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    Owner/Builder Questions

    My wife and I have been wanting a pool for a while and the pool builder we have been working with can't fit us into his schedule in the timeframe we would like. I have been doing some reading about doing an owner build. I understand that it would be on me to find my own subcontractors for each...
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    Help me configure an L shaped pool

    The good thing is that we will have plenty of room for whatever depth we decide on. The main part of the pool will be a 20 x 40 rectangle with the L part being the sun shelf. That way we don't take up any of the main pool with the lounging/kiddie play area. I'm not opposed to an 8' deep end...
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    Help me configure an L shaped pool

    I think the sun shelf will be deeper than 6". I'm thinking 12-14" then it will drop off into the main pool. I've been reading a lot of discussion about depth and most people seem to feel that 4' is the optimal depth for the shallow end. I think the main pool depth of 4 sloping down to 8 feet...
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    Help me configure an L shaped pool

    Concrete. - - - Updated - - - I’ll try to post some pics later. We won’t be swimming laps. This pool will be for both adults and kids. We do not want a diving board or slide. We do not have rocky soil and this will be my first pool. My wife grew up with one but I’ve never owned one.
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    Help me configure an L shaped pool

    We decided to do an L shaped pool in order to compliment the layout of an existing patio and allow for entry into the pool of the side, rather than on one of the ends. We originally were thinking of doing a 20x40 rectangle so we are probably going to keep that size and just add the L part. The...