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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...
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    You are correct, Scott's a great guy and we're glad we have chosen him. I can't think of anything we'd upgrade to later but you never know.
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    There will be another pretty big patio next to the pool so that’s where we will sit when the kids are in the pool.
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    The cleaner is a Hayward Aquavac 5000. I’ve been reading about the Dolphin robots and they seem to be very popular.
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    Looking at what is spec'd in the proposal, can I make an improvements to the equipment? Keep in mind my builder uses Hayward. Energy efficiency is a high priority.
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    As mentioned, we would like an L shaped pool so that we can enter on the side. These photos have become our inspiration. There is way more decking than we need but this is the concept that we would like to go with. We originally wanted a 20 x 40 rectangle. Would it be reasonable to keep...
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    Here are a couple photos of my yard. You can see the fireplace and why I want to enter from the side. I'd like to get some aerial shots, but I'm not sure if my builder does that.
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    My proposal, feedback appreciated

    My wife and I recently built a new home and have decided we want a pool. We have two acres and have plenty of room for a nice size pool. We originally wanted a rectangle with an auto cover, but I think we have changed our mind on that. We do have a bit of a challenge with placement. We have...