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    Burying Our Doughboy

    I tooks tons of pictures of every step from the first dig through the water-fill. It was so much fun to watch (and supervise LOL) and we're very glad that we chose to have ours buried. We will have to take extra precautions since we opted for a near full bury. But it's still worth it. We're looking forward to this summer, now that BBB has provided us with an easy-to-maintain pool! (hope the link below works)



    http://photobucket.com/Doughboy_album
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
    Pentair Dynamo 1 hp, 2-speed - Pentair 150# SD40 w/zeolite (75#)
    One skimmer/two returns/Aquabot Turbo T2

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    Re: Burying Our Doughboy

    Here is my pool building story. Pictures don't show the shelter on the pump yet- will be adding that round soon. The slideshow is in smilebox- a sort of online scrapbooking program- I got to add music and everything. It will take a moment to loadup, but is pretty neat to see once it gets running.
    http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4e7a63354d ... gview=true
    28 ft round Doughboy Sand Dollar II AGP, Aug 2008: 4 ft shallow, 6ft deep end: 24K gal approx Hayward Power-Flo Matrix
    1&1/2-HP 2-SPD Pump, Hayward 27-Inch Sand Filter with a little DE -(2) 4ftx20ft Solar Bear AGP Panels w/ Goldline auto-controller, 50ppm Borates And some day, maybe this year, a DECK!!!

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    Re: Burying Our Doughboy

    Wow, great presentation! Can I borrow your soundtrack ?

    Y'all did a great job. Let's swap out on pool parties this summer, eh? Y'all are only about 30-40 minutes from us!

    I really enjoy getting on this site and visiting everyone's pools and watching their bacquacil conversions etc. I'm referring everyone I can to this site both BEFORE they get their pool and those who've had pools for years!

    Catch ya later...
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
    Pentair Dynamo 1 hp, 2-speed - Pentair 150# SD40 w/zeolite (75#)
    One skimmer/two returns/Aquabot Turbo T2

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    Re: Burying Our Doughboy

    Hey! You guys used a Bobcat. Thats just not right. I used a shovel and wheelbarrow and a week's vacation. The twentysomethings decided not to hang around that week. It was only a 12 by 24 so the hole was 16 by 28 and only about 28 inches deep. Still, it makes my summer projects this year seem to be rather mundane.
    12 X 24 above ground Doughboy, burried 2 foot inground.
    Hayward 1 hp pump
    Hayward 300 lb. sand filter
    Pump and filter located 30 ft. away from pool with 1 1/2 in. pvc plumbing.
    Future plans:
    deck built abound two sides
    ground level patio/walkway around other two sides
    2 X 20 ft. solar panel heater.

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    Re: Burying Our Doughboy

    Hey Tcian! I could have thought of LOTS of other things to spend that week's vacation on But if it'll make you feel any better, I spent a LOT of time standing out in that hot sun "supervising" those guys...
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
    Pentair Dynamo 1 hp, 2-speed - Pentair 150# SD40 w/zeolite (75#)
    One skimmer/two returns/Aquabot Turbo T2

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    Re: Burying Our Doughboy

    We hired a backhoe excavator to dig the hole, and it was amazing how fast he whipped out all that hard clay. Well worth the money, because it would have taken us a month of sundays.
    But we did the sand backfill and landscaping with "Big Silver"- our 1970's era 100hp tractor that leaks hydraulic fluid like a sieve. My husband drives, but he is blind as to what is happening on the ground- the bucket and blade block his view. I am the ground crew- I direct every motion of the bucket and blade from the ground using hand signals and a hoe. The hoe is for banging on tractor to get his attention when he is about to run me down. It has a huge diesel engine, and is so loud that he cannot hear me (that and he is half deaf- too many loud 8-track tapes in his youth).
    The picture below shows the tractor being used to add back sand. The box blade is not on it in this one. It adds another six feet of length when it is.
    The rock work around the pool took us a week of vacation, and other than moving piles of rock closer to the pool with the tractor, most of it was done by hand. I still have bad dreams about that.
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    28 ft round Doughboy Sand Dollar II AGP, Aug 2008: 4 ft shallow, 6ft deep end: 24K gal approx Hayward Power-Flo Matrix
    1&1/2-HP 2-SPD Pump, Hayward 27-Inch Sand Filter with a little DE -(2) 4ftx20ft Solar Bear AGP Panels w/ Goldline auto-controller, 50ppm Borates And some day, maybe this year, a DECK!!!

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