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    New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Hi,

    I've been "creeping" on this site for quite awhile now. We're in the middle of our pool build and although it's been extremely stressful with some unforseen costs, I can now again see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm I don't know all of the details of our equipment but the pool is a liner radius 16 x 32 and holds ~20,000 of water. Thanks for all of the great advice that I've found so far! going to try and post a few pics.

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Bought the frog pond in Dec'08, and learned a great deal turning it into the beatiful pool it is now!

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    I'm trying to post a picture of here we are so far and where we began.[attachment=1:26yw5jwd]P5155030 TWO.jpg[/attachment:26yw5jwd][attachment=0:26yw5jwd]P4124936 TWO.jpg[/attachment:26yw5jwd]

    Hope it works!
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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    YAY - it worked, but I really need to edit myself for typos! My husband is outside fighting with the pump right now. Hopefully we'll get everything finished before the high temps hit PGH in about 10 days!

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    Beautiful

    Did you have that lovely retaining wall already or was it part of the build?
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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Unfortunately that is where the stress came in. We had to add the retaining wall but of course nobody tells you that in advance.

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Can you tell the finish on your concrete pool deck? It looks very nice! Is that coping around the pool or part of the concrete deck?
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    Thanks-It's stamped concrete - two different colors. the coping is a bullnose concrete Steigmeier (spelling?) instead of the plastic provided by the pool company.

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Nice pool That stamped concrete is pretty. More details & pics would be awesome. Does Pittsburgh have a pool barrier code requirement?
    On a side note the company I work for is based out of Cranberry Woods, PA. Are you close to there?
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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Thanks - we're hoping to get the furniture out this weekend weather permitting so I plan to take some more photos. We do have to put up a 4 ft. fence but for now, we're adding the ugly orange safety fence but a fence company is coming on Wednesday to give us a quote.

    We're only about 30 minutes from Cranberry - it's a nice part of PGH.

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Very nice pool! It's good to see another new pool owner in Pittsburgh. We are in Forest Hills an get our dig date next week. Extremely excited!
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    Good Luck!

    We went with company that gave us the most confidence that we would be ready by Memorial Day and they made it - My daughters were in last night - the water was cold has heck, but it didn't stop them!

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Hello fellow PGHers SBs & Pp09722 ... I'm in North Huntingdon.
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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    Hello - We live in Baldwin Boro - nice to "meet" you!

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    Re: New Pool in Pittsburgh

    We live in Forest Hills. Sorry for the late reply. We've been trying to get a dig date since May!!! We are finally up and running on the build. Walls went up today, cement bottom in tomorrow. Sheesh.
    20x40 mountain pond IGP, 25k gallons, Hayward products: color logic LED lights, Aqua Rite Pro SWG, 1hp Perflex DE filter, HeatPro 5hp heat pump, Xstream slide

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