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    What exactly is TA

    Hmmm, now I must ask him. But I'm pretty sure he is not doing a bicarb start-up do to the only things he added were Sequestrant, Acid, Clarifier, algecide, and trichlor pucks. But I am going to ask him just to be sure.
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    What exactly is TA

    Good I was worried about the low CH, I am at the mercy of PB for the first two weeks. But he only comes to check the pool every two or three days, so I have taken it upon myself to monitor pH daily and adjust as needed with acid. What he doesn't know won't hurt me right. If I didn't the pH would...
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    What exactly is TA

    Thanks chem geek, But now that brings up another question. My CH right now is only 40, when I plug my test numbers into the pool math calculator my CSI is -.03 which is balanced. Does this mean that the high TA is counteracting the Low CH from eating away at my plaster?
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    What exactly is TA

    Thanks, Now I see in pool math that my TA of 340 takes 39oz of acid to make the same pH change that 9.2oz of acid would do @ a TA of 70. That's over four times the acid requirement. So am I correct in assuming that my high TA is doing no other harm other then increased acid usage for the time...
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    What exactly is TA

    I have extremely high TA fill water @ 340. I'm wondering what exactly is TA? And what chemical reaction takes place for TA to raise pH. I'm having trouble understanding why if you add acid why it lowers pH fast but TA very slowly?
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Thanks for the comments. It was amazing how fast everything went. It was a little over four weeks start to finish. That includes losing 3 or 4 days for bad weather. The plaster is pebble tec sandy beach. We love the water color and it is getting better day by day. Now if I can just get my yard...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Got the stone put on the steps and the waterfall tweaked. Hopefully landscaper can get sod laid out next week so the dog will quit tracking dirt everywhere.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Have been off line for the last two weeks, but we have made some more progress and are almost there.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    It's dark outside now but below is the view from the breakfast area in the house. I think its going to be nice once landscaping is done. - - - Updated - - - Thanks, and yes I have been pretty impressed at the speed the have been going scheduled to start decking Wednesday. Hopefully the...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Well they got the stone work redone and finished today. Looks much better in my opinion. My blood pressure is back to normal.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Thanks, you two are right. PB is there now redoing it. He has been very cooperative on this so far. I am just very non confrontational for some reason, and I just get upset anytime I am forced into one. When really I should just speak my mind and most times people won't react as I think they...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Need opinions please. They came today to start the coping and stone work. I am out of town at work so my wife was left to supervise. Something didn't sound good when the sub contractor asked her if they were supposed to put stone on the walls of the pool. She called me and told me this and I was...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Stone showed up yesterday, Hoping they get started today.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Unbelievable, they just started digging Saturday, today is only Tuesday and this is where we are now.
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    Completed Lagoon Syle Pool - Conroe TX

    Your pool is awesome, Never considered the tan finish before seeing this. We have decided to go with the same. I hope ours turns out as nice as yours.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Duran Pools out of Lufkin
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Not bad for one days work. Plumbing Monday Gunite Wednesday, God & weather willing.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Construction has begun :p
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    Pool size - what is considered "a large pool"?

    That's exactly what I thought on our first pool 20x40 looked tiny when we painted it so I insisted on going to 24x48. When they dug it it was huge.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    That's good to hear. I think I will enjoy them too. My signature is from our last pool which was huge, this one is only 14x28' and will be Hayward equipment also. We are still going to put two in the pool and one in the spa.
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Thanks for the suggestions, we are going to tweak it some more to get the post off of the spa. I think readyforpool is right it would be hard to ever do anything with later if I changed my mind. Digging starts tomorrow. What are your thoughts about lighting? I am thinking about going with more...
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    Our second build in East Texas

    Okay, here is the new update as per anonapersona's suggestion. Thought about the infinity edge too, but decided to stay with this plan. We are kind of already topping our budget. I appreciate all the input please keep it coming.
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    Let the pool games begin!

    I'm still curious about the original electrical easement. Just wondering when the electrical line was re routed was it surveyed and the old easement abandoned? Here where we live easements are recorded with the county on a survey. We are just about to start our build here in Texas. The water...