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    New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Our pool builder has started the construction!
    I'm also shopping for a heat pump with chiller.. Anybody have good/bad things to say about the Aquacal SQ120R? My builder will plumb/wire it up for me.

    Here's some eye candy.
    draft1.jpgKachel_001.jpgKachel_003.jpg
    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Looks really pretty! Are those Leyland Cypress or a kind of juniper? How far are the trunks from the pool?
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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    What a wonderfully cleaver pool design for your space limitations! I love it... looks almost like a piano. Your little white pool inspector is precious too

    Keep the pictures coming, please!

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Very clever use of limited space. For the narrow landscape strip, check out Steeplechase Arborvitae. Much narrower and bushier than Green Giant. I can give you information on where/how to special order if needed.
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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckDavis View Post
    Very clever use of limited space. For the narrow landscape strip, check out Steeplechase Arborvitae. Much narrower and bushier than Green Giant. I can give you information on where/how to special order if needed.
    Looking at the first pic (link) in post #2, the evergreens are already in place and sure look like Leyland's. Ours are about 30' wide (not right at the base) and 40' tall after 17' years, starting at 2'. They can also blow their internal coat in very windy conditions starting after 10-15 years. During a strong wind storm a few years ago during the summer, our pool was 100% covered. Thankfully it floats and I was home.
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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Purrfect for you yard! So well done! Did you or the PB come up with that design?? LOVE IT!

    Cute snoopavisor!

    To embed the pics in your posts you can use the img code. That way everyone can see them at a glance.

    You "job" right now is to measure the pool. Add about 8" for steel, gunite, and plaster. When will they do the steel?

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    For some reason the google photos don’t work inside the img tags here.
    Steel is done!
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/PXbW4YyYGddKtsPS2
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/TqtpGEKC3xmpKxAJ2
    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    I see some pipe work as well!! Moving right along! When is the gunite?

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Love your design! It really does make great use of your space.


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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Hi. Nice pool. I live in Wake Forest. Who is your PB? We are planning on a fall build and beginning to vet PB’s.

    Thanks!

    MOD note: Please PM the builders name. THANKS! Kim

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    I see some pipe work as well!! Moving right along! When is the gunite?

    Kim
    Scheduled for this Wednesday! Fingers crossed.
    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Looking at the first pic (link) in post #2, the evergreens are already in place and sure look like Leyland's. Ours are about 30' wide (not right at the base) and 40' tall after 17' years, starting at 2'. They can also blow their internal coat in very windy conditions starting after 10-15 years. During a strong wind storm a few years ago during the summer, our pool was 100% covered. Thankfully it floats and I was home.
    The trees are Spartan Junipers. They should be close to full size now - research says full size is 15-20 ft and 5 ft wide.

    Any concerns with their root structure breaking into the pool? Should I have some steel sheets put on the pool side?
    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    I wouldn’t be concerned about the roots. However things don’t just stop growing. They will continue to get larger. Sizes listed are typically 10-15 year sizes. At which point most people have moved. But I am certainly glad to hear they aren’t Leyland’s in the narrow area.
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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Congrats! I’m in Raleigh too! I look forward to watching your build!


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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Shooting the pool today!

    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    All done!
    My PB said not to hose the pool at all - any ideas why that might be?
    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    No real idea but it may be due to your lower temps. The HOT of TX, AZ, CA, and Fl would mean you REALLY need to water. Up in NC I think it is cool enough you will not really need to at this time of year.

    NOW! It is time for YOUR own set of links!!!!

    Print these out:
    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Bookmark these:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    PoolMath

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Make sure to ask any and all questions you might have no matter how small! We have all been where you are at one point.

    Ask your PB what test kit he will be providing you and let us know so we can fill in any holes.

    Kim
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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Woo hoo! Looks great! Waiting for our concrete to be shot as I type. I'd say with low temps watering isn't necessary. Here we are in a heat wave in Brisbane, Australia so I'll be watering frequently.


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    Re: New Pool has started! Raleigh NC

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    No real idea but it may be due to your lower temps. The HOT of TX, AZ, CA, and Fl would mean you REALLY need to water. Up in NC I think it is cool enough you will not really need to at this time of year.

    NOW! It is time for YOUR own set of links!!!!

    Print these out:
    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Bookmark these:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    PoolMath

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Make sure to ask any and all questions you might have no matter how small! We have all been where you are at one point.

    Ask your PB what test kit he will be providing you and let us know so we can fill in any holes.

    Kim
    Thanks!!!!!
    Pool Size: 35’ x 26’ x 15’ x 8’Perimeter ft. = 104 Surface area = 557sq. ft. -- Trapezoid shape w/tanning ledge and water feature--Depth ~ 3.5’ - 5’ - 4’deep
    Jandy 2.7 Horsepower VSE Stealth pump -- Jandy CV340 Cartridge Filter -- Aqua Pure Salt System

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