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    Slide on a 24" platform? Manufacture says max is 20" above water line

    At the point of the slide, it will dump into ~6' of water
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    Slide on a 24" platform? Manufacture says max is 20" above water line

    We are designing a pool and REALLY want to have a slide. We are looking at the SR Smith Typhoon. The only place that would fit in our design is on the platform 24" above the pool. I predict that the exit of the slide will be about 27"-29" above the waterline. Reading the installation manual...
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    Preparing to build a pool/spa - Recommendations (Draft Plan Attached)

    I'm in Richmond and I'm going through the same thing right now as you, but I'm about to sign a contract. You can see my thread here that may help with some answers to some questions although seems like your budget is a lot more than mine: Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy? Semper Fi
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Made a few updates today and started adding somethings that we wouldn't do for a few years down the road like a hot tub. Would appreciate any feed back
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    I've liked what I've seen so far with Leisure pools and more than likely go with them. I'm getting the hang of that landscape software. Once I can figure out the slope feature, I'll be able to come up with some detailed plans. Here's what I got so far
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Great thanks, I'll check it out. Curious why you went with a Thursday pool? My PB does Thursday pools but recommended we did a Leisure FG pool.
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Very good advice, I'm looking at your google images now. Did you do your own layout design or did you pay someone to do that for you? I'm pretty tech savvy and was thinking about getting PoolStudio subscription to build my own layout. I'm sure i'll have some questions, standby!
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    I agree with this. We've been told that deck jets should be removed from our plan because the "Cool" factor runs out quickly. I have talked with the PB and they say we can put a 4' waterfall in for $2000 which I think we will do just for the reasons you described. Thanks for posting!
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    I completely agree with you that family time is the goal here. The logistics of having to travel to a pool and contend with other people's monsters just kills the mood and the enjoyment. Having a pool available 6-7 months a year is invaluable to us and understand that it's going to cost us...
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    The neighborhood is fairly new, new construction in 2016. We built this house and probably aren't moving any time soon. There has only been one other pool installed in the neighborhood and they too needed a retaining wall. We asked them how much their setup cost but they haven't give us a...
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, we have quite a few constraints. County Code says the pool has to be 10' away from the house We have a 10' easement coming off of the back fence that we can't build in HOA states the pool has to be directly behind the house. The yard slope is pretty...
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    I had actually talked to them over the phone. Problem was they wanted $500 to even come out and look at the project. They reluctantly gave me some rough prices over the phone and a similar shaped pool was base priced around $80k-$90k (base with current PB is $54k) which he said we then need to...
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Thanks for the reply. I think we are sold on fiberglass as we aren't looking to have any special shape and would like to have the auto cover built into the side walls. Can you please elaborate on how your project went $20k over your budget?
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Yeah, I've considered that. However, we have guidelines that says we have to build any improvements atleast 10' from the house. I'm working to see now if we can just shift the pool and not have to use a retaining wall. crossing my fingers
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    I actually did not give them our budget at the very beginning. They gave us a price sheet of all the options listed and their prices. The $20k for the retaining wall is an independent landscaper from the PB. The slope would be pretty extreme if we moved it back there. However, I'm looking...
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Thanks for the feedback. You've definitely given me some things to think about. I'm actually going to start looking at if we can position the pool in a way to not have a retaining wall or have a minimal wall. This could help save us money for pavers or even a standalone Spa.
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    Fiberglass IG Pool Quote Review - Am I Crazy?

    Hey All, As with a lot of posts, new to TFP and new potential pool owner. My wife has always been a swimmer and we have 3 kids, so a pool makes sense. We have an opportunity to put a new IG pool in our backyard now. Everyone we've talked to (PBs) says to go with Fiberglass as this is the most...