Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Tarheel pool

  1. Back To Top    #1
    TarheelPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    84

    Tarheel pool

    I'm almost hesitant to post my pool pic considering all the really fabulous pools I've seen here. But hey, it's our oasis and we're excited. It was built at the end of last season so we haven't been able to get in yet, still too cold.

    Foxx 18 x 36 IG Vinyl
    TR60 Sand Filter, Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    Blue Pearl robotic cleaner

    Burlington, North Carolina

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Very nice! At first I thought the sun above the diving board was a big spider!

    Don't feel bad about your pool, it is quite lovely. When (if) we get on this year it will be of the blue donut or metal frame variety, but you get just as wet in those as in all the fancier ones.

    FWIW, I would consider yours a fancy one! It is in the ground, with a pretty fence, and a lovely view of the woods!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    TarheelPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    84
    Thanks Grace and good luck with getting your pool. Also, thanks for the great job as a moderator here. You guys put in alot of time and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say it is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Tarheel

    PS. We get alot of critters out in the country but thankfully the spiders don't grow that large, even in NC!
    Foxx 18 x 36 IG Vinyl
    TR60 Sand Filter, Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    Blue Pearl robotic cleaner

    Burlington, North Carolina

  4. Back To Top    #4
    divnkd101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pearland, TX (Houston Suburb)
    Posts
    587
    Tarheel,

    Absolutely fabulous pool yourself. A necessary evil of a fence to keep people out but what a great job you did. I love the cleanliness. Sure you can't wait until all of the underwater toys are in the pool with tons of noodles floating and kids splashing around. Bring on the warm weather. :thumbs up:
    MIKE

    21K Inground Custom w/ Spa (Gunite/Plaster), SWCG, Hayward Northstar, Polaris 280, Hayward Color Logics, Jandy PS-8

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Richardson, TX
    Posts
    287
    Tarheel,

    Looks great! I know I'm dieing to get back into our remodeled pool...I can imagine how your feeling!!

    What part of NC? I grew up in Chapel Hill...I spend almost ever day of every summer in our neighborhood pool, it was awesome! But it's even better having our own pools now that we're big kids
    My pool works thanks to TFP

    Please support the site! pages/supporters/

    It's cheaper than your first trip to the pool store!

  6. Back To Top    #6
    TarheelPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    84
    divnkd101 - Thanks, we are definitely looking forward to the warm weather and getting in the pool for the first time. I kept up with your (and SeanB's) build on PF as they progressed so I'm sure you're looking forward to a fun-filled swim season as well.

    uwimage - I just checked out your remodel and it looks great. I also like the stone wall that you have around the planting bed on the patio. Looks like a great backyard environment and I'm sure you're ready to get back in now that the work is done. I'm originally from Pleasant Garden, NC (outside Greensboro) but have lived down the road in Burlington for about 15 years now. I bleed Carolina blue so I know a little about Chapel Hill from all the times spent down there watching the Heels play.
    Foxx 18 x 36 IG Vinyl
    TR60 Sand Filter, Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    Blue Pearl robotic cleaner

    Burlington, North Carolina

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    39
    I love your pool! It looks a lot like mine

    Enjoy it!!
    18 X 40 IG Vinyl
    Pentair DE filter
    400K BTU Pentair Mini-Max Heater

  8. Back To Top    #8
    TarheelPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    84
    MaryLee,

    Thanks! Are your pool pics posted here? I didn't see them in this forum. I would love to see pictures of your pool.


    Tarheelpool
    Foxx 18 x 36 IG Vinyl
    TR60 Sand Filter, Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    Blue Pearl robotic cleaner

    Burlington, North Carolina

  9. Back To Top    #9
    rogerbrks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Round Rock, TX
    Posts
    171
    Tarheel,

    The pool looks great!. I love the fence. It looks so clean. Are those rocks between the fence and decking?
    21,200 gal IG gunite, CL 580 sqft Cartridge filter, aqua pure salt system, polaris 480-blue&white, Jandy PDA Remote, (4) Jandy Deck Jets

  10. Back To Top    #10
    TarheelPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    84
    rogerbrks,

    Thanks and yes, those are white landscaping rocks in the 3 ft. apron between the deck and pool. My back still feels the pain of hauling every one of them in by wheelbarrow! The ground slopes off from the deck so I had to backfill with topsoil, put in landscaping fabric and then layer the rock on top. My wife wanted the option of planting some pool-friendly plants in the future and that's why we didn't put the fence tight against the deck. The fence is a 6 ft. shadowbox.

    Tarheelpool
    Foxx 18 x 36 IG Vinyl
    TR60 Sand Filter, Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    Blue Pearl robotic cleaner

    Burlington, North Carolina

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    West Michigan
    Posts
    108
    I love the seats on the side with the umbrella. What is that feature called? That is a great idea. Your pool looks clean, neat and tidy, just what I love. Kimrst
    5 years 18' Intex Frame pool, July 2009 upgrade, 28ft rnd used Doughboy, 1hs Hayward Power Flow pump, Doughboy DE filter.TF test kit

  12. Back To Top    #12

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    211
    I believe the seat is called a "buddy seat". We have somthing simlar called a 6' double lounge by triac. It is jetted with air and water. They have some cool things if anybody is intrested at www.triac.com. I would tell you more about it but I have not used it yet. Pool went in October-November last season
    16x32 inground vinyl 8' deep end
    1hp Northstar Pump, 20" Sand Filter
    6ft Double Lounge, 2 Aqua Lamps w/remote
    216sqft Sungrabber Panels (9- 2'x12') a little undersized

  13. Back To Top    #13
    TarheelPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    84
    kimrst

    The seat is indeed called a buddy seat. Our pool is a Foxx pool and this is their branded version although, as Haybird points out, there are similiar seats by other manufacturers. We too had our pool installed at the end of last season so we haven't been able to test it out yet. My wife saw the buddy seat on one of our friends' pool and decided she had to have it.

    Tarheelpool
    Foxx 18 x 36 IG Vinyl
    TR60 Sand Filter, Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    Blue Pearl robotic cleaner

    Burlington, North Carolina

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by TarheelPool
    MaryLee,

    Thanks! Are your pool pics posted here? I didn't see them in this forum. I would love to see pictures of your pool.


    Tarheelpool
    Tarheelpool,

    I haven't been able to find a picture of my pool that doesn't have a million kids in it!!

    As soon as I open it up (May10th), and get the water chemistry is straightened out, I get a pic and post it

    BTW, I love Chapel Hill!! I visitied there often while my sister & brother-in-law were in med school at UNC. It's a beautiful area!!
    18 X 40 IG Vinyl
    Pentair DE filter
    400K BTU Pentair Mini-Max Heater

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •