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    Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Learned so, so much from everyone here and after dreaming for a few years we are getting ready to sign on Monday. Construction begins end of May.

    We will be doing the 2 tone concrete and getting an additional 500 sq ft of concrete besides the 4 ft around the perimeter.

    GLI Scottsdale Sandstone liner.

    Scottsdale with Sandstone Tan

    1- 18’x29’x35’ polymer lagoon in ground pool
    1- Interior pool step to match pool radius
    1- Stainless Steel ladder installed at deep end of pool
    1- Stainless Steel grab rail
    1- 28 Mil GLI In ground pool liner
    1- Safety rope with floats
    2- in ground skimmer
    4- return fittings
    1- Dual bottom circulation kit
    1- All Flex PVC plumbing with schedule 40 fittings
    1- Mesh Safety/Winter cover w/brass anchors
    1- Solar cover
    1- Solar reel system
    1-Tagelus TA60D Pentair Sand Filter
    1- Pentair IntelliFlo 2 VST Energy Efficient variable speed pump
    1- Chemical Start kit
    1- Pool Maintenance kit
    1- Pentair IChlor 30 Salt Chlorine Generator
    1- Pentair PNT601301 IntelliBrite 5G LED Pool Light White
    1- Pentair MasterTemp Natural Gas Pool Heater 400,000 BTUH
    1- Pentair Kreepy Krauly 920 Robotic Pool Cleaner
    1- 4’ Walk Around Concrete Deck with Z Formed pool edge. First 18” to be colored
    500ft additional concrete decking
    All above items will be installed. Installation will include concrete collar poured around bottom perimeter of
    pool wall. Installation includes pool bonding. Installation includes electrical to heater, and filtration equipment
    and gas line to supply heater. This quote does not include fencing. Dirt from the pool excavation to remain on
    property. Customer responsible for building permits and inspection fee





    Going between house and pond. Looks ugly this time of year.



    View from pond during summer.


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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Forgot to add nw Pa. Can't seem to edit the title.

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    HI!! LOVE your property and house!!! What pretty view. Even the "ugly" one is pretty to me!

    I have to ask about a couple of things:

    -Dirt to remain on property----do you want/need it? What will you do with it?

    -YOU have to pull the permits and inspection fees? Not normal on the builds I have seen here on TFP. Is there a reason why they don't do it? Does it save you some money to do this instead of them?

    I added NW PA to your title for you

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    What an attractive pool that will be!

    Have you considered having the stairs built in and covered in padding and the vinyl liner? It's very attractive.

    Not sure if plex is best... I hope some of our cold weather living pool experts will chime in on this versus PVC.

    Everything else looks great!

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Kinkats,

    We have a place near the pond for the dirt so it worked out for us and save us a little money.

    As for the permits, we live in a rural area of nw Pa. I believe our pool permit is something around $5 and I think the only inspection they required was to see if we put up a fence. I need to re-check but from what I remember from last year after speaking with our township, it's ridiculously easy putting in a pool around here.

    Thank you for adding my location.

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    YippeeSkippy,

    We have 3 labs so we were concerned about the entrance for the pool.


    As for PVC vs Plex, Plex is used often in our area up here because of it's ability to expand and resist some freezing. I'm not sure if it's more susceptible to leaking than PVC.

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    Well it sounds like you have it all covered! Well done!!!

    So Monday is tomorrow but May is a L.O.N.G. ways off.............why wait until then.........oh wait I guess the ground needs to thaw.......but I want to build it NOW! LOL guess May it is then.

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Trust me, we would build it tomorrow if we could. Contractor is booked until end of May but he's the person we want so it's worth the slow and agonizing wait.*grin*

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    The right person is worth waiting for. How did you find him and what makes him worth waiting for?

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Looks beautiful. I'd also recommend the liner over the stairs option, well worth it. Also make sure an electrical outlet is put in within 20 feet of the pool but no closer than 10 feet to the pool. It's a safety issue. Without it people are tempted to use an extension cord for an electrical supply and terrible things have happened. It's easy to do now while they're digging the pool.
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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Oh and a light over/by the equipment pad!!!!

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    So we've been doing more reading and it sounds like a good upgrade to our equipment might be to get the Pentair Easytouch 8 with larger Intellichlor IC60 to replace the quoted Ichlor 30. Next year we will be adding an above ground hot tub along with landscaping lights so now would be the time to do this. Not sure what the cost difference will for the larger salt cell and EasyTouch but we will do it if the pool owners here recommend it.


    If we do go this route, what is the preference for controller? We don't have cell service at our home but do have wifi. Preference would be some type of indoor controller and ability to use Alexa. Not really sure what we would need. Recommendations?


    Thanks for the suggestions for the light outside by the equipment and the outlet near the pool. We will be doing both of those.

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    Talked with the installer and he agreed to to upgrade us to the Easytouch and Intellichlor I60 for an additional $1262 which sounded very reasonable.


    Do people prefer the indoor controller or the Screenlogic 2?

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    Should have the liner in today.


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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Oh and a light over/by the equipment pad!!!!

    Kim

    This was good advice and something we made sure to add.

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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    Wow! Love the placement. Would love to have a view like that. Keep us updated!
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    Re: Getting ready for new vinyl inground pool NW PA

    So glad to find this thread!! This is the exact pool we are building in August! Gold Pebble liner, though, but close enough! Can't wait to see your pool come together!

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    Well look at you!!! SO close!! Do you have your test kit yet?? If not you need to order it NOW! You are going to have a full pool FAST!!

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    Beautiful setting!
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