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    My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Well, I finally got around to taking pictures today, will also take more tonight.

    If you want to see the whole photoshoot, try here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8757850@N0 ... 718729859/

    Thanks TFP. I wouldn't be proud to post these if it weren't for the team here...

    Facing the house (looking north)...


    Looking east to the yard (a little washed out) over the pond...


    Looking southeast...


    Over the pond...


    From the poolhouse patio looking at the BBQ


    From the deck on the house, looking south to the pool house...


    From the poolhouse, looking north...


    Someone using the Polaris hose to take a bath...


    And another one (earlier in the day, different light):
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    and some taken tonight....







    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Very, very nice!
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Ohhhhh......
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Stunning! I love the way the pond appears to be part of the pool. Added to the slide show.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    W O W!
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Stunning! I love the way the pond appears to be part of the pool. Added to the slide show.
    I KNOW! I was confused at first, and then realized its an opitcal illusion. VERY cool.
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Simply beautiful and you have everything anyone could want!
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Simply beautiful and you have everything anyone could want!
    Well, I could use a job got-fired-yesterday-your-position-has-been-eliminated-t12465.html...

    Thanks everyone. It's been a lot of work putting this together. I could tell some stories....

    The pool took 7 months to put in, in the rainiest year we had in a while. I wound up getting the pool sales guy and the foreman fired - and managed most of the job to get it finished, and fired the landscaper and took over from there. The BBQ I thought would take at most two months - and wound up taking two summers (the pool equipment is behind the BBQ). This year, we "replaced" much of the landscape, as the gardener I had just trimmed everything as if it were a hedge and it all got woody and overgrown. Oh, and I fired the gardener (had him for 10 years) for that and other reasons... and knew I'd have time to take care of it this summer (saw the layoff coming miles away).

    Now - If I could just get the pond to look as clear as the pool (FC=0... and needs to stay THERE ).
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Stunning! I love the way the pond appears to be part of the pool. Added to the slide show.
    +1 my thoughts exactly very well done
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    I can only say........WOW!!!!!

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Lovely!!!!!
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    It's beautiful!
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    RESORT!! Where do us guests check in?
    7,000 gal. IG gunite, SWG, PebbleSheen interior finish-Aqua Blue, 8' vanishing edge raised 16-jet overspill spa, 2 12" waterfalls, tan shelf with bubbler.
    Pentair equipment: Easy Touch 8, Intellichlor IC-40, Intelliflo VF 3050, 2.5 hp Whisperflo spa pump, 1 hp Whisperflo water feature pump, Quad 100 DE filter, Master Temp 400 heater, Legend Platinum Cleaner (3/4 hp pump). Autofill, TF-100 Test Kit w/salt and borate strips.

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pisces
    RESORT!! Where do us guests check in?
    Hey, there's a way to make some moolah in the interim!

    All I can say is WOW!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
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    OMG! That pool is awesomely HUGE!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    WOW!! Looks great!
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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    WOW, I really don't like you now!

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    Re: My Backyard Oasis... (DANGER TO 56K)

    Stunning! That pool/pond combo is something I never would have thought of and it is so creative. Well done!
    WV Girl

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    one dear hubby, two waterlogged kids, and lots of good times!

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    Beautiful! Love the pool with the pond. Sorry you lost your job.

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