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    Cacnun Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    We really enjoy our pool and garden here in Cancun. We spend most of our waking hours in the garden. We have our meals on our covered patio, swim and spend time trimming back the garden plants. It is our favorite place and gives us much comfort and peace of mind. We host a lot of parties in it and presently are in the process of decorating it for our annual Costume Halloween Party this Saturday. Rainy season is in October so our plants really take off with all the extra water. This garden is only 16 months old. That means in June 08 we started with dirt and added the sod and all the plants that you see.



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    The pool was started in March of 08 and we added water to it in early June of 08, then started with sod and 110 plants from a local nursery. Later we added about 50-60 more plants. The ease in growing plants here in the sub-tropical climate is unbelievable. Just make sure they have plenty of water. We have a well on the property and I put a submersible pump in it, an above ground pvc sprinkling system, and a timer. We just water twice a night for a couple of hours and wa-la, here it is. When mother nature provides more water it just gets better. The only thing we can't seem to grow here are tomatoes. They really struggle which was a real surprise to me. I haven't figured it out yet but I'm working on growing them upside down up on the roof top patio.
    P.S. You can see that our pool water looks pretty good. I have been cramming to learn more about the chemistry of pool water using the pool school and am trying to work around the lack of certain chems here in Mexico.
    cancunTom
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    Re: Cacnun Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    Oh WOW! Great Job! That is beautiful! I've got my costume ready- I'll be down to party!
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    one dear hubby, two waterlogged kids, and lots of good times!

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    Re: Cacnun Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    Simply beautiful

    Yep, wish we could all be down for the party

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    Re: Cacnun Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    pictures, don't forget to post pictures from the Hallowen party for christ sake I wish I could be there and cadge you and your friends and drink your beers
    What you show with this set of pictures is what's make it worth while to build a pool from my point of view, to have a place where you can host parties for your friends and self declared friends from the net I can't wait for spring to come but first will I enjoy your hallowen pics

    Simply beautyful Tom and thanks for posting

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    Re: CANCUN Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    Mats, & All,
    Here is the link to our poolside Halloween Party for 2009

    http://www.cancuntom.com/?p=1807
    cancunTom
    Pool size: 14,300 gals. in-ground
    Filter: Aster99 Sand
    Flow: 22m3/h
    Construction: concrete block/Stucco/Glass mosaic tile
    Pump: 2hp, 3450rpm, 220V
    Heater: RayPak P-R206AE
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    Re: Cacnun Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    Hmmm... retirement to Mexico is looking really nice and leafy green and swimming pool blue.
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    Re: Cacnun Pool and Garden Late Oct.'09

    Love the pool and the back yard. The wife is jealous as we still have no grass from our pool build a couple of mths ago. Maybe we will have some tropical plants some day
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
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