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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Thank you, I’ve been drowning it daily and got lucky with the 1+ inch of rain the day after. At this point I was thinking of having it excavated it 2’ and fill with stone before decking goes in. Does 2’ sound like a good depth?
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    I will mention that for sure, when I checked references on their pools I didn’t get any construction complaints (some other complaints yes, but not on how construction is holding up) This is how they do them all. It seems like this could be an issue based on what your saying. Is this not the...
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Thanks all, the PB and I discussed. The reason they didn’t do the lift compacting is there are 20+ pvc runs due to the infloor cleaning system and all of the vibrations a few feet above could affect it. Since it’s a concrete walled pool they only over excavate approx 2ft, up to 3ft in some...
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    thanks guys, I am not too hopeful as it is not in the contract and I am sure they would overcharge me to do like you guys state at this point since I am sure they do not want to do it and would only cave if I insist (but make me pay/overpay for it) Since yesterday I've reached out to a few guys...
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Thank you for the insight, they definitely did not do the lift compact. That is disappointing. While he has his own operation he does all of the PB's decking so I am sure he won't give me his honest opinion. I am meeting him next week and will discuss this. Any advice on steps I can take now...
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    thank you for the insight, (they did not do the lift compacting for sure). I'll be going back to my contract to review warranties, etc. on this. While the concrete company is their own they do pretty much of the PB's pools. Any advice on steps that can be taken at this stage to minimize risk...
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Just the pool area, a bit extended though so I can have rock/landscaping on the perimeter of the decking.
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    I do not think they did, not sure what "in lifts mean". With it being the end of the season in NJ the decking may not be poured until spring. I am meeting with the concrete guy next week to discuss.
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    They are calling for 1" or more of rain today/tonight, couldn't be better timing! I also plan on watering daily. When you say compact it, I wasn't here the whole time but I did not see a compactor type machine but I did see him driving over it all around the perimeter.
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    Backfill completed!
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Plumbing ready for inspection next week!
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Ha, so true! People think of NJ as the turnpike, central-west NJ is a different world for sure!
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    Moving fast, end of the day pics
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    Forms are filled!
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Moving along, 1st inspection scheduled for Tue and concrete pouring Thur.
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    New build starting in NJ - pic heavy

    Digging has commenced.....
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    SWG cell size

    Interesting, being so new to a pool, ideas like this are priceless. Sounds like I can have it installed as quoted, and down the road, I could look to switch out if I am not satisfied with the performance. - thank you
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    SWG cell size

    Hi All, I recently increased the size of my pool scope from 18x36 to 20x40. The new dimensions will come to be a 24K gallon pool. They quoted me originally a SWG PLC 1400 which is rated for up to 40k gallons. I've read on here the SWG should be rated for double the size, my PB said for that...
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    Looking for recommended PBs in NJ

    sent you a message regarding NJ PB that we selected
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Thanks, I looked into it but I do not believe there is a rebate in NJ or least with my provider but I didn't dig that deep either. He was going to look into it to see how it would work w/ the infloor system as they don't typically install them w/ the system. I know it is mostly material as the...
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Hi all, so I updated the size from 18x36 (662 Sq Ft & 110 Ln Ft) to 20' x 40' (871 Sq Ft & 124 Ln Ft). Attached is the pool market plan, to the left of line J will be 6' and to the right will be 3'5". Based on that any thoughts on us requiring to size up our equipment further? I was told the...
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Thank you! 2 girls, will be 9 and 13 by the time they use the pool. Yup, was actually really impressed the design guy captured our dog (apprx 5 yrs old beagle mix rescue). She does not like the water, have tried over the years to get her into friends pools with no luck, now that I am getting...
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Ahh got it! Here is current state, the blue is the area the pool will be going, the Red is my septic leach field (would have been my 1st choice location but not an option)
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Thank you! What do you mean "where it is going?" I'll definitely be posting progress pics.
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    It is the basic control pump, not web/phone based. I get a remote to use from the house. They said I could upgrade to the phone type in the future. Any reason you see that I would need phone based controls? I see alot of people like if they have a spa and want to jack the heat up on their...
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Thanks all, signed the contract this week and est dig time starts in Sept. Updated list with design pics now; (so bummed we won't be able to use it this season - we are planning to keep it open early May to end of Sept yearly). - Freeform concrete liner (in the 18/36 size range) - Liner: Tan...
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Oh, did not know there are robots without hoses. That is a nice option, I'll start looking into those as well. thanks
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    Thanks Jim, the infloor cleaning system is something we have been struggling with. We were set on the robot but have a friend with the same infloor system (used same PB) and rave about it. They've had it for 7 years and couldn't find a negative thing. We were there Friday night and they...
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    Updated; <contract signed> Jumping in, well baby steps.....(picked the PB, on to the next steps)

    thanks! He did mention about being able to control it via phone so the iAqualink was probably priced into it but I'll confirm. Also, thanks for the advice on the 1400 series along with the 400k btu. All good info that I would never know about without unbiased help like this forum. - thanks again!