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    Northeast - Freeze Protection for Niche-less Lights?

    Hi everyone, I haven't been able to find info on cold climate winter protection for niche-less lights. I've searched here on TFP and contacted manufacturers. Does anyone have experience/advice? The lights are Florida Sunseekers Pool Tone, and are about 15" below the waterline. Frost here can...
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    20x40 Vinyl IG and Poolhouse, Maine Owner Build

    Hello, Have been “data-mining” here for a while, and would not be doing an owner-build without the great info. I’ve cleared the pool area of trees, put in an access road, and am waiting for permits. I think all design decisions have been based on what I’ve read on TFP, but more eyes would be...
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    Wood Fired Heater - Please Kick the Tires

    First, thanks to everyone who takes the time to de-mystify everything that goes into pool building and ownership. It's unbelievably helpful. I'm scheming to build a 35K gallon pool in Maine, and given the cost and effort, it makes sense to extend the season. Spring and fall shoulders will need...
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    New Build: Main Drain vs. Low Suction vs. Equalizer vs. Skimmers Only

    Hello from the frozen (well thawing) north, Have been planning for a 20x40 rectangular inground with 8.5 ft deep end, and this is a summary of what I’ve read here about installing suction points other than the skimmers. The contestants: Main Drain - Good: Can completely drain the pool to...
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    Pool In Font Yard?? Sketch & Pix, Please Advise

    Hello, Everyone and their in-laws seem to have their pool in the back yard, but we don't have room. We do have a spot in front that might work. What do y'all think about this setup? My wife and I plan to stay here for a long while, but we don't want to do a big investment that will end up...
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    Maine Inground, Early Design Questions

    Hello. What a helpful site, so valuable to have folks willing to share their expertise! We are planning to install a 20x40 (vinyl) or 16x40 (fiberglass) rectangular pool for laps, grandkids/friends/family, and hanging out. A few basic questions that I haven't been able to answer so far...