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    Help! New Pool Build - Arizona

    Hi Everyone! We are currently in the process of finding a pool builder for our first pool and are SO confused. Things I always thought were good like salt water and in floor cleaners are turning out to be not so good from all my reading?? Would love if y'all could help with this quote we...
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    Hello From the deciding to build a pool stage

    Hi, we are considering building a pool. Just now at the stage of determining size, design, features, etc that we would want. We have not even contacted companies for quotes yet. Due to all of the delays I hear about and supply chain issues, I am very curious about the experiences of those...
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    Pool & Spa Build - Pflugerville (near Austin) - Need Help!

    Hi Everyone, Thank you in advance for all the help! We really need some feedback. This will be our first pool and we’ve been trying to educate ourselves as much as we can. This is the first bid we receive, so this is by no means final. Somethings I want to get out of the way, 1) After reading...
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    Plaster Polisher Damage

    I just had the plaster installed on my new build pool this past Tuesday with Wet Edge Altima Gray. On Wednesday and Thursday, another crew came to polish the plaster then acid wash and power wash. It’s look and feels good. One of the polishers said that in one small area on one of the wall...
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    Hello From Fishers, Indiana!

    There’s not really much to tell. We’ve nearly completed our first swimming pool. It’s an 18’x36’ hunky pool. There’s really nothing fancy about. It has a tanning ledge with bubblers for the kids to play and a basketball/volleyball combo kit. It’s nearly complete as water was just put in.
  6. iCorr434

    New Build in NE Florida (Finally)

    After two years of designing and over a year of waiting (and scrolling TFP!) the PB finally digs this week :) Wanted to get some feedback on the equipment & pool depth before we get too far along. Pictures attached of layout. Pool perimeter: 78' Pool area: 365ft2 Gallons: 9,250 Pump...
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    Construction Delayed (Nationwide Resin Shortage?)

    In July 2020 I signed a contract to have my pool installed in Aug 2021. However, it is now Sep and my PB has said that because of the nationwide resin shortage, Latham is unable to deliver pools to meet their deadlines. He said he can install 1.5 pools a week but he's only getting 1-2 pools a...
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    New Build - North DFW Area

    I wanted to share the design for my new pool design. Ive added my pictures and bid. The plan is to do SWG which Ive learned from my lurking here. The pool is 32X17.6 currently and is intended to be 4x5x4 - may take it to 4x6x4. Its just me and my mom using the pool for relaxing and exercising...
  9. johngault007

    When Leaks Almost Look Like Heavy Evaporation

    So I just want to preface this thread with a shout out to the search function on this site and the great help that has already been provided by members here! My pool has been up and running for about 5 weeks now, and for some reason my water levels were dropping 1/2" to 1" per day. Fast enough...
  10. TXsteele

    Just getting started on our first pool build/pool

    We have not yet started digging, should start this upcoming Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Signed contract back in April. I have been trying to search threads and educate myself as much as I can without getting confused with all the new lingo. Any advice on what to key an eye for during the construction? I...
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    Subs Needed for New pool Build-Orlando, FL

    Does anyone have any sub contacts for a new pool build? Everything needed from start to finish. I have contacted some people but they are all too busy to take on new work even if its 6 months from now. Help would be appreciated, thanks.
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    When do I attach/install pool cleaner?

    We just completed our in ground gunite pool with pebble interior. How long do I need to wait to attach/install pool cleaner. I have a “Poolvergnuegen Pool Cleaner” Some say one week some say 30 days.
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    Buying different house for pool - Things to check for

    Everyone has been super helpful on these forums. After running into a easement issue on our last pool build, we are actually now considering moving to a different house that we can actually put a pool in. If we get tied up into escrow on the new house, I need to do my due diligence to make sure...
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    Advice for New Pool in Houston, Texas

    Hi everyone, My family just signed up with our PB in Houston, TX and I wanted to post our pool specifics and design to see if you guys can help us avoid mistakes or think of things we missed. And of course (hopefully) to get feedback as we go through the construction process. Thanks in advance...
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    New Pool, North Atlanta, GA

    Hello everyone, long-time lurker, first-time poster here. Great, great forum with tonnes of info that I've been combing through in preparation for our pool build in North Atlanta, GA. I'll share a little bit about our family and intended pool use as that will help with decision making as we...
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    This is what I have so far... Am I ready for any shortages??

    We are in line to have a 16x36 SWG 8ft pool installed. I've been on this site so many times and there are so many different answers on the supplies that will be short this summer. I'm not worried about overbuying what I already have as I can sell on FBM or CL if I don't use it. I've searched...
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    Recs for Initial Meetings

    Hi Everyone! So glad to have found such a helpful forum. My husband and I are finally looking into building a pool for our backyard in Houston. We have two little kids (4y/o and 2y/o) and so we were waiting for them to be better swimmers before starting this process. We know it's going to be a...
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    Ideal Schedule for New Pool

    Hello, My inground chlorine pool was just built (8000 gallons) and I have a Hayward vs 900 Omni pump with 2” piping. what is the best schedule for my pump? The company set it up at 3300rpm for 4 hours, 3000 for 4 and 2500 for 4. Seems really high. I was thinking 3000 rpm for few hours in...
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    New pool build in DFW

    Hi All, I have been stalking this site for a while and I want to thank you for all the inputs. We finally decided to pull the trigger on a new pool (first time) after talking to several PBs. We selected a PB who was transparent with us (not necessarily the cheapest) and who was good in...
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    New pool Build, Michigan

    First Timer here, They are about to break ground on the pool/spa portion of my project. Here is the breakdown, does this check out? Gunite pool 44X22 stretched and curved(perimeter roughly 158.5) see photo 3.6-7ft depth. with a 8x8 raised gunite spa. Back raised privacy wall with 3 water...
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    Glasscoat vs aquaBright

    Hi, friends! We're having a shotcrete pool built soon and are wondering if any of you can advise on whether we'd be better off having it finished in glasscoat or aquaBright. Please and many thanks! :giggle:
  22. DSNOOK

    Here we go! Weeks away from excavation, how are we doing?

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Excited to have to so many experts here at TFP to help relax my mind, or have us course correct early. TFP has been the single best source of information for someone in my shoes. It's brought me from newbie to well informed, but I have so much more to...
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    NOW WITH CONSTRUCTION TIMELAPSE: Completed build in Phoenix, Arizona (Wet Edge Primera Stone, MagicStream Laminars, Inset Spa)

    By popular demand, here's the timelapse I produced of nearly the entire construction process: 9Y_xaxvX0vc I know this is for Under Construction but I didn't see anywhere for "finally freshly completed" builds and thought I'd post here. I have a timelapse I've been working on from a Nest cam...
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    New Pool Owner, What Chemicals Should I Have on Hand?

    Hello everyone, New owner here now that the pool is finally completed. Salt will be added next week and I am looking for some recommendations on what chemicals I should have on hand to maintain the pool myself. As mentioned it is a salt pool and I am not sure what other info you need to assist...
  25. tyoung5ND

    What Equipment to Choose - New IG Build in Austin, TX

    Hi everyone, We are getting ready to sign the contract for our new in ground pool in Austin, TX. Pool is a bit on the smaller size (15' x 20', ~8000G) to keep enough yard space for the kiddos. The PB is strongly recommending the UV + Ozone but lots of reading on TFP has me leaning towards SWG...
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    Is this reasonably priced? New pool in Vegas

    Hello there, I am new to this community and this is my first post! I am hoping to see what you guys think about a quote I received for my pool + spa project, I want to know if it’s fairly priced/ is there any room for negotiation. Please take a look and thank you guys in advance!! Pool...
  27. iCorr434

    First Ever Build: Quote & Cost vs. Quality??

    Have two competing pool quotes: one is $52K (all-in) vs. $63K (pool & equipment, no pavers). Torn between which one to select. The cheaper option has a varied business record (good & bad reviews across town). Price would seem reasonable pre-COVID but now it seems low compared to others. Asked to...
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    New build in Bellaire

    We are choosing a builder in Bellaire, TX. I’ve been doing some reading here for a while now, and it’s been incredibly helpful. I’m hoping that everyone can give us some tips as we look at these quotes. I’ve tried to rearrange the actual quotes to make it apples to apples, but the result is a...
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    I've been reading but now a member.

    I would like to start by saying thank you. I've been to this site several times this year. After a while you get to know who to listen to and when to keep looking. Many searches have either ended here or even better got me thinking of a better way or method. I appreciate the open dialog and...
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    Hello from SATX

    Hi everyone, We recently finalized our contract with a local PB and are very anxious to get started! It seems like everyone in our area has decided to get a pool due to COVID and thus, builders are booked up. We started the process in April and hopefully, will get everything started next week...