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    My Pool... Naked!

    It's been 2 years since my pool was completed, but seeing the wonderful pics of others' pools has reminded me that I too have a story to tell... and pictures to upload. Hope you enjoy them.

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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    Installment 2 of 3
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    Installment 3 of 3
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    14,555 gal in-ground 16'x29' white plaster Pool w/spa (2007); Goldline Aqua Logic AQL-PS-8 control w/Aqua Cell 15 Salt Water Chlorination (SWCG); Hayward TriStar 1HP (1.85 SF) main / 1.5HP (1.60 SF) spa pumps; Hayward Swimclear cart filter C4025, ColorLogic LED lights; Tankless SP-18-4 electric heater; Polaris 280 cleaner.
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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    Very nice!
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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    I just love watching these builds! Very nice pool!
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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    Thanks for the compliments...

    Final choice for my pool builder came down to the one (out of five) who agree without reservation to build my oddly shaped pool as I had drawn it. The other four had strongly preconceived notions about design that precluded, among other attributes, the acute angle I had placed on the perimeter. Likewise, they (and even my own builder) despised the spa's crescent-moon shape I had stolen from an ocean-side infinity edge spa I'd seen in a fancy magazine. Since the build I've seen several of these.
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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    Quote Originally Posted by polyvue
    The other four had strongly preconceived notions about design that precluded, among other attributes, the acute angle I had placed on the perimeter. Likewise, they (and even my own builder) despised the spa's crescent-moon shape I had stolen from an ocean-side infinity edge spa I'd seen in a fancy magazine. Since the build I've seen several of these.
    How do you feel about those acute angles now that you've had it a couple of years? The reason I ask is that my pool has one such angle where the spa meets the pool. Floating debris tends to gravitate to that spot and is a real PITA to reach easily with my skimmer net. I usually just bend over(while cursing) and wave the debris away with my hand before scooping it out with the net. I have sworn that if I ever build a pool, there will be nothing but smooth curves...
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    BTW, not disparaging your design in any way, it is beautiful!
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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    How do you feel about those acute angles now that you've had it a couple of years? The reason I ask is that my pool has one such angle where the spa meets the pool. Floating debris tends to gravitate to that spot and is a real PITA to reach easily with my skimmer net. I usually just bend over(while cursing) and wave the debris away with my hand before scooping it out with the net. I have sworn that if I ever build a pool, there will be nothing but smooth curves...
    Yes, I know what you mean, but I absolutely insisted upon this design element--I wanted a pool with an entirely original shape and that's what I got. If I had it to do over again (bein' much smerter, now, I thenk ) I would place a (2nd) skimmer near there. The pool's unusual shape demands another one anyway. My other missed opportunity, which I complained about to the PB (but ultimately did nothing about), was to install another LED light (probably spa size) to illuminate this nook; it's entirely in shadow at night.
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    Beautiful pool

    Did you also re-do your fence?
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    Re: My Pool... Naked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Beautiful pool

    Did you also re-do your fence?
    Thank you. Yes, the fence was rebuilt. Was planning on replacing the 20 year old redwood fence with mortar/stucco but the cost ($100+ @ linear foot) would have slaughtered the budget, so went with redwood replacement at about 1/3 the cost. Never been particularly fond of the look, however. I may dress it up with bamboo panels at some point. Maybe after retirement... or possibly on my 121st birthday -- haven't decided yet.
    14,555 gal in-ground 16'x29' white plaster Pool w/spa (2007); Goldline Aqua Logic AQL-PS-8 control w/Aqua Cell 15 Salt Water Chlorination (SWCG); Hayward TriStar 1HP (1.85 SF) main / 1.5HP (1.60 SF) spa pumps; Hayward Swimclear cart filter C4025, ColorLogic LED lights; Tankless SP-18-4 electric heater; Polaris 280 cleaner.
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