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    EcoFinish Aqua Bright Blue Mist

    I would like to know how long the original AquaBright finish lasted on your pool before having to re-do it? I've been talking to PB's in my area (i'm in a small town) and nobody has even heard of AquaBright. I've read a little bit about it online and it sounds like good stuff. Sorry, your...
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    Gfci breaker keeps tripping

    If you don't know what you're doing when it comes to electrical boxes and wiring, you definitely need to call an electrician. I see several problems already in your box.
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    Help me decide between two bids

    Question.... I'm actually getting quotes myself for a 20x40 and 18x40 freeform pools. I want a diving area, and my PB quoted me for only 8' deep. He said i could go deeper if i wanted, but would do two things.... One add to the cost, and two it would make my slope longer which would cut into...
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    Letting people use your personal pool when you are not home?

    I'd like to make a recommendation for you, that might help your battle with this. Have your fiance come on here and read all the comments from pool owners that don't even know you or him personally. The best/honest advice to get on subjects are from people that don't know anything about you...
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    Removing Fiberglass Pool Installing Gunite Pool

    Maybe i missed it some where as i read through, but what is your deep end? I'm assuming 8' ? And what is your shallow end? 4' ??
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    Letting people use your personal pool when you are not home?

    Excuse my french, but F that! I'm in the stages of getting quotes to install a pool in my backyard, but my grandparents had a pool when i was growing up, AND i grew up on the lake, so we had that in my backyard instead of a pool. My parents never let anyone come over to swim if we weren't home...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    yes they are, with pebble tec bottoms
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    How in the world did you go from 18x36 to 20x40 for only $500!?? 😲 My quote for a 20x40 rectangle liner is right at $42k and 20x40 freeform concrete quote is $64K. He did quote me an 18x36 freeform concrete for $57K. I was amazed at the price jumps. My PB said i'd get 700 sq ft out of a...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    If i went with a liner pool, i could do a 20 x 50, or that Lagoon pool i posted a picture of, but concrete is another story. The liner pool just really scares me. I know there are tons of people that have them, i just don't feel comfortable dumping large sums of money into a liner pool. 😟
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    Yeah, i could basically do any shape or size i want if the money allowed for it. Room is not my issue, i just don't have 100K to spend on a pool. 😉
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    You're diving into 6.5' of water depth and not hitting the bottom??? 😲
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    what would you guys say is a good area for shallow in a pool? something like 10' x 18' enough or really need more?
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    Okay, sorry guys, i went back and looked at the table and my piece of paper where i did my drawing and figuring. That 12' minimum before your slope starts is for a 9' deep end pool. I guess i'll have to research a little more or wait on my PB to get back up with me so i can figure how much is...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    That makes me feel better about the dogs, if for some reason i can't budget what i want in a concrete pool and have to go with a liner to get exactly what i want. Can you explain to me how the deep end can change between pool designs? I thought there were minimal requirements all PB's...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    Newdude, that does not really make sense to me. The "diving envelope" should not change regardless of pool shape and over all length. Technically, your friend's pool should just loose out on the shallow end of his pool. Both your pools should have the same "diving envelope" assuming both 8'...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    Thanks, I found the requirements on www.divingboardsafety.net and if i figured correctly, at 9' deep i would need a slope that took up 16.5' of pool plus the 12' for the diving area itself. At 10' deep i would need 19.5' plus the 12' for the diving area. So it's basically going to take some...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    My PB, just sent me a quick response and said no way. Like you said NorCalX, he said the same thing, it has to have a 3 to 1 slope. Which means if i wanted a 10' depth, i'd probably need like 20 feet or so worth of slope???
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    NorCalX, that is awesome! I actually just downloaded that image and sent it to my PB on text to see if we can even build something like that legally. My second concern is how far out should / would you need to be before that vertical wall for the slope up to the shallow end starts? 10 feet ...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    Well, that design is definitely out of the question, unless i decide to do a liner pool over concrete! When my PB started talking about retaining walls, etc. I didn't even want to hear a price to concrete that. I'm like 99% sure i want concrete with everything i've read on here and other...
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    I was lucky to get through Geometry in high school. Math is definitely not my strong point. :(
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    Talking with PB about freeform designs and i have a question

    Started talking with my local PB guy who everyone has recommended to me. He's given me a couple quotes on two different size pools... 20 x 40 and 18 x 36. He's saying i'll get about 700 sq ft of actual pool with the 20 x 40, and 550 sq ft. out of an 18 x 36 freeform. How do you figure square...
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    New pool build in Missouri. Finally started. First pool. Lots of pictures!

    If you don't mind me asking.... What did that RicoRock waterfall kit with the slide cost? I can't find any prices on their website??? I'm in the middle of getting quotes for a pool and wanting to put a diving board in, but my wife being a nurse is against a diving board, so something like...
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    Looking to build first new pool in my backyard. Vinyl or Concrete?

    I'm currently in the process of getting quotes to build a pool in my backyard. I'm leaning towards an 18 x 40 freeform concrete pool. I have lots of trees in my backyard, plus wild animals and my big dogs that could potential get into the pool which is why i'm leaning towards concrete over...