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    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    Latham Gold Pebble is an amazing liner. In direct sun its a light teal that sparkles, and overcast the water is pretty dark teal. I have gold pebble without a border and I love it!
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    Vinyl Liner Pattern Roundup Project - Post Pic & Name Of Your Liner

    I have the same liner with no border and it is my favorite thing about my pool! Yours looks great by the way!
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    New build cost Wichita KS area

    I'm in SE Wichita, and just paid about 33k for a 16x32 vinyl pool, 8' deep, approx 650sf of concrete. I installed SWG and deck jets on my own, I also contracted out sprinkler, dirt work, electrical, and sod with other contractors. All in I was about 39k-40k. Paradise Pools is who I used. He was...
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    Pump Scare

    I had something similar when installing my Hayward VS pump. I found that the small 5 wire connection from the pump circuit board to the display circuit board had a loose connection. Drove me and the electrician doing the wiring install crazy. We tried a different CB, checked continuity on the...
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    Deck Jets

    In theory, if they are on an equalization loop they shouldn't need their own valves as pressure should be the same to each jet. For individual control you would either need home runs for each jet to the return pad, or a valve tee'd off of a supply line near each valve. If you have individual...
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    Deck Jets

    Without posting a link, the ones I purchased from amazon were titled "4 Pack Swimming Pool Spa Fountain Deck Jet Water Fall Stream Feature ARC Waterfall" So far so good with them, but I don't use them a ton as it can drive up the PH and they can be a little loud. It was mostly just a fun add on...
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    Deck Jets

    Some food for thought. My deck on one side is only 4 feet, so I installed my own deck jets outside of the concrete in case I ever had issues with them. Before concrete was poured, I ran my own pvc from the equipment pad to outside the deck area, and then ran the line in its own trench. Once I...
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    Thank you that's a great point! The trellis has some small Clematis right now but will fill in eventually. The overhead cables are the start to a retractable shade that i'm still working on, but im not sure if it will work out or not. I hadn't thought of growing anything vining on them! That...
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    I've been on here for a while, just finally registered last year, but have been reading articles here for what seems like an eternity. Just wanted to say thank you to all the ridiculously smart people on here! I started my pool construction last October and it was finally completed in May of...
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    Looking for a deeper turquoise (NOT blue) water color. Liner?? HELP??

    I went with Gold Pebble and no border. Water is blue/gray when overcast, and beautiful turquoise in the sun!
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    Testing buried wires??

    Oh it will still work for live wires, it's just not the preferred method. :cool:
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    Main drain or no main drain....that is the question

    I'm on the other side of the fence myself. Having received torrential rains this season, I've enjoyed having the ability to lower my pool for significant storms and not worry about overflowing in the middle of the night, regardless of water height at the skimmer. That being said, it does add...
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    Finally dried out enough to finish the pool

    I have the same liner with no border! I love the water color in the sunlight, and you still get the nice blue hues as well.
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    Concrete help - driveway drooping and flooded

    Sorry for the late reply. A friend of mine had a driveway that looked similar to yours and he hired a company to come out that specializes in mudjacking. Basically they drilled a bunch of holes through the concrete and injected a mortar underneath to lift the driveway back in place and give it...
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    New IG - Salt System or leave only Chlorine?

    Go with the SWCG. I cant imagine not having mine now that its running.
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    Backwash plumbing

    I used sch 40 pvc tied into my 4" DWV for my downspouts, terminating to a pop up emitter at the rear of my yard. I have clay soil and didn't want any extra moisture in my yard that I don't put there.
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    Potential problem with new pool build...

    That looks to be a small area for a functional swale. Depending on rain amounts, it could either be a good place for a French drain, or you could do a channel drain butted up to the concrete, which would also catch any splashout from the pool as well. People more experienced than me may be...
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    [Edit - resolved] - Skimmer cut-outs too big?

    This may be a stupid question, but is there another skimmer brand that would fit the hole you have in the polymer wall? or could you make some type of insert for the larger opening that would accept the 1085 skimmer?
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    Your build: What would you do differently?

    I just think the stone or concrete coping looks a little more "finished". Just personal opinion I suppose, not that there is anything functionally wrong with the aluminum at all. Also, my carpet pads shifted over the winter and the winter safety cover straps wore the finish off the aluminum so I...
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    Your build: What would you do differently?

    Things I wish I did I did: Either cantilevered concrete or stone coping (stuck with white aluminum) 18x32 instead of 16x32 Umbrella sleeves in deck Things I'm glad I did: Pool builder let me do some work to save money 4" Downspout drain plumbing under deck to rear of yard, and backwash line...
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    Stamped Concrete Overlay/Other Ideas on RBB Exterior

    A stone façade would definitely be doable, but challenging for sure. I know some of the composite decking material is bendable and likely a cheaper alternative to tile or stone so that could be an option as well (Picture is from google, not my deck)
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    36' Long Pool Cover Reel

    You could get one for an 18' wide cover, then cut your cover into 2 18x18 pieces and roll them both onto the same cover reel.
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    Anyone Regret Getting A Tan Pool Liner?

    I have the Latham Gold Pebble liner with no border and have been unbelievably happy with the water color! This is overcast sky so its a little darker. In direct sunlight its a bright aqua color
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    Los Angeles County fence requirements

    It may be worth asking the inspector for either a copy of, or a link to the county code requirements so you can see what it is they are referencing in regards to the anchoring.
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    NE OH - DIY Pool Build

    In regards to the skimmers that Pool Medic talked about, run separate plumbing returns to the equipment pad from each skimmer so if there is an issue with one, you can turn it off at a valve and still have another usable skimmer, ideally with a Jandy 3 way valve. If they are both tied together...
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    Backwash line

    I have my backwash line hooked to my underground drain for my gutters. its 4" schedule 40 pvc. Here in Wichita KS local code states we cant directly discharge pool filter backwash to either storm or sanitary sewer. Mine terminates to a pop up emitter in the yard about 3' away from a storm drain...
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    Leak in new pool - they want to drain it

    if you don't mind me asking, who installed your pool? just out of curiosity. Im having one installed in Wichita currently and this rain has been awful for it lately.
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    Late Season Vinyl Liner Pool

    I know its not a popular opinion on here, and believe me, I've read tons of the negative posts, but i may be one of the very few people that has had good luck with mineral systems in the past despite the negative reviews, so i plan on keeping it. i actually talked to the PB today to see about...
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    Late Season Vinyl Liner Pool

    Thank you! Update after dig: My underground electric service was mis-located, so my electric line was severed during the dig. Fortunately no one was hurt, and the electric company was out pretty fast to remove the damaged line and install a temporary line until pool is complete. Dig is now...
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    Late Season Vinyl Liner Pool

    Hi all! Been lurking for several months while I've been getting bids on an IG pool and finally wanted to post about it. Will post progress pics as they happen. Would much rather install in spring, but i'm getting a decent deal late season, and we are expecting our first child in February, so I'd...