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    Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Hi,

    My name is Jason and I'm a co-owner of River Pools and Spas in Virginia. I came across this forum and man it rocks! My focus is inground fiberglass pools and I hope to be able to contribute in that area, but more than anything I hope to learn from all of you. Thanks TFP for the opportunity.

    Jason Hughes
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    Jason Hughes
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Welcome Jason
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Welcome to TFP! Glad to have you here.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Go back to Virginia, interloper!

    Oh, sorry. I was just trying to be different.

    Welcome to the forum...
    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: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Hi Jason:

    I am a new fiberglass pool owner. It was installed in October so I have not been in it yet, but am excited about my choice. I previously owned a vinyl liner pool, and I did alot of studying before deciding on the Trilogy pool I now have. It is the first Trilogy pool to be placed here in Memphis. There was a time when fiberglass would have been my last choice, but the changes that have been made in these pools is amazing, and considering I wanted something small, not deeper than 6', easy to care for, etc., I felt, for me, it was the best choice. Around here, if you mention that you have a fiberglass pool, people tend to look at you funny. Its as if they think a fiberglass pool is an inferior and cheap product. What people may not realize is that this fiberglass pool cost me twice what my vinyl liner did and is smaller.

    But, I do believe that the fiberglass pools will become more and more popular in areas that are a little scared of them. Having coping and a granicoat surface was important to me and I have gotten exactly the result I was looking for. The dark brown textured cantilevered coping is perfect for my natural setting, and the grey "zin" color gives me a natural blue/grey water color.

    While researching pools, I have seen many of your Youtube videos and enjoyed your website. Thank you for the information you have provided to me.

    This is a great website and I frequent it often to see what I can learn. I'm glad to know you are here to help with questions that may come about.

    Right now..... I JUST WANT SPRINGTIME & SUMMER so that I can get my yard back together & see what my pool feels like when I can finally get in it.

    Edie
    28x14 inground fiberglass, Hayward sand filter, Hayward super pump 1.5 hp, AquaLogic P-4, SWG

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    Re: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Well, Jason, I guess my secret is out and you will know where I got my knowledge from. Glad to see you here.

    Looking forward to the snow melt and the completion of my pool.

    --Jim
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    Welcome Jason to TFP. Your knowledge will be appreciated by all
    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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    Re: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Edie,
    You renegade! Way to go fiberglass bud, you know what you wanted and got it. Trilogy makes a superb product, you'll love it.
    I can relate to the 'funny look' everyone's giving you because we were the first to fully embrace fiberglass pools in central Virginia about 10 years ago and we spent the majority of our time educating the consumer about the benefits of fiberglass. It was always a battle between fiberglass and another type of pool. Oh how things have changed. Now folks know they want fiberglass, they just have to find the right company. Your area will be the same way in 5-10 years and you'll get to brag about being the pioneer. I'm glad the website and youtube videos have helped you. Please let me know if you ever need anything. Come on Spring....You want to swim and I want to build pools!
    Jason Hughes
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    Re: Fiberglass Pool Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Winger 03
    Well, Jason, I guess my secret is out and you will know where I got my knowledge from. Glad to see you here.

    Looking forward to the snow melt and the completion of my pool.

    --Jim
    Ahaaah....the truth comes out! Seems like you've come to the right place Jim, this forum is awesome. We'll get together soon. Take Care,
    Jason
    Jason Hughes
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