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    Skinnydipper's Backyard

    Here's a few pics of our backyard living quarters...

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    the rest of the backyard...

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    ~Debbie~

    28k, 22'x37' freeform 3.5'-9'deep
    w/ 7.5' freeform spa raised 18" above pool, Gunite/dark gray plaster, 3 rivers flagstone,
    Aquarite SWCG, Aqualogic ps8, Frog, Colorlogic LED lights.
    Completed 2/06, in Sunny So Cal!

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    Wow, you've got it all back there. Very nice. What's in the little brown shed behind the pool?

    I'd just love to have seen bigger pictures
    Gary
    21k gal SW, IG Gunite PebbleSheen, 1HP Jandy, Jandy 340 filter, Polaris 280, 17' fiberglass slide w/ 2HP pump.

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    Very nice - is that a grotto in the spa area?
    1980's Shasta built 30,000 gal inground diving pool. Pebble-tec interior. Pentair DE Filter. In ground pop-ups. Hayward Navigator sweeper.

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    Very nice pool and yard.
    Buggs

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Gorgeous! Fantastic pool, and landscaping. Love the thatched roof hut!

    Welcome from a fellow Gardenweb refuge.

    AZ
    13,500 gls. i/g vinyl lined pool. 13 x 32x 5
    3Bs maint. "bleach, borax,baking soda", (unless on the lazy side, then throw some trichlor pucks into the rainbow feeder.)

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    The lil shed is an old playhouse that was no longer being used. We covered it in that cheap bamboo sheeting stuff and store the pool stuff there. I'll try to figure out how to jumbo size the pics.
    ~Debbie~

    28k, 22'x37' freeform 3.5'-9'deep
    w/ 7.5' freeform spa raised 18" above pool, Gunite/dark gray plaster, 3 rivers flagstone,
    Aquarite SWCG, Aqualogic ps8, Frog, Colorlogic LED lights.
    Completed 2/06, in Sunny So Cal!

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    Yep, it's a grotto in the spa. My 16 yr old son thinks it's pretty cool when the girlfriends are here. So DH and I have to make our presence known at all times!
    ~Debbie~

    28k, 22'x37' freeform 3.5'-9'deep
    w/ 7.5' freeform spa raised 18" above pool, Gunite/dark gray plaster, 3 rivers flagstone,
    Aquarite SWCG, Aqualogic ps8, Frog, Colorlogic LED lights.
    Completed 2/06, in Sunny So Cal!

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    Okay, pics are bigger! Thanks for the compliments!! I love my backyard 8)
    ~Debbie~

    28k, 22'x37' freeform 3.5'-9'deep
    w/ 7.5' freeform spa raised 18" above pool, Gunite/dark gray plaster, 3 rivers flagstone,
    Aquarite SWCG, Aqualogic ps8, Frog, Colorlogic LED lights.
    Completed 2/06, in Sunny So Cal!

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    I love your backyard too! You just gave me some very expensive ideas.
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
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    Legend Platinum cleaner
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    NICE!!!
    27' Round AGP, 17200 GAL, 2 HP/2 SPD Pump/Cartridge Filter.......BBB!

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    Thanks for making them bigger. My gosh, it's so beautiful!!
    I also now can see you have doxies!! I love those dogs. I had a doxie who was my best friend growing up. My brother has had several mini-doxies. Gosh, they are such smart dogs.
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    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Don't thnk I have ever seen a grotto in a spa before... how romantic!!
    If that was my backyard, I would never go inside!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Beautiful backyard-enjoy!!
    Carolyn

    22X44 freeform gunite with DE filter (44,500 gallons), 4 deck jets

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    Thank you for the compliments, everyone!

    I la la la love my doxies! I have 2 short haired red girls, 1 long haired chocolate boy, and four 4 1/2 wk old puppies that are here a few more weeks before going to their new homes.
    They always stand around us when we're swimming, looking like they want to get in but when we put them in they jump right back out. So last night we were in the spa and Felicia, our 8 yr old doxie, just looked so sad so I turned off the bubbles and set her on the step. She was soooo happy!!! She doesn't like to swim, but she did want to just hang out with us. I offered her some of my Corona Light but she decided she'd go with spa water instead.
    ~Debbie~

    28k, 22'x37' freeform 3.5'-9'deep
    w/ 7.5' freeform spa raised 18" above pool, Gunite/dark gray plaster, 3 rivers flagstone,
    Aquarite SWCG, Aqualogic ps8, Frog, Colorlogic LED lights.
    Completed 2/06, in Sunny So Cal!

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    You've got quite the brood of doxies. Mine was a short haired red - whose hair exactly matched mine. She followed me everywhere.

    I've told this story before on this forum. My doxie absolutely loved to be in the water. I grew up along a river and if we were in the water, she was in the water. If we got in the boat and didn't take her, she'd swim out to us. When we were going to take a bath, we had to be sure the bathroom door was shut tightly else she'd come barreling in and jump right in the tub.

    Another cute story about her -- I also had a cat, that my folks let have 1 litter of kittens before we had her spayed. My Doxie would babysit that litter of kittens when the momma cat went outside. She'd sit there and lick and nuzzle those kittens and then, ever so often, she'd pick each one up by their scruff and take them to the litter box, and then take them back to their bed, just like momma cat would do. She acted just like an old grandma with those kittens. We lived in the country, so the animals were free to come and go. When her dog friends would come around, she'd chase them off. When momma cat returned, she'd go on outside and play with her dog friends, again.

    Oh, I have a bazillion more cute stories about that doxie. She was such a treat and so very smart.
    Buggs

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Man that is a great backyard...can I ask where you purchased your outdoor kitchen? Did you have it built or was it one of the pre-built models? THANKS!!!
    Jay
    36' x19' Freeform, 16' waterfall w/ groto and slide, 5' x 10' sundeck, 12" raised spa. Pentair IntelliTouch, Pentair IntelliFlo 4 x 160, Master Temp 400, IntelliChlor Chlorine generator, Aqua Blue PebbleSheen

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    An in-ground pool AND an in-ground trampoline! Very cool!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    What an incredible back yard. My wife is jealous of the inground trampoline - nice touch.

    I really like the grotto flowing into the spa. It looks like the grass is all new sod. Is it a new home or did you just re-sod the whole yard with the project?

    Oh, and if I haven't already said so, wecloome to TFP. Your pool has been added to the slideshow on the homepage. I really had a hard time deciding which one to use, so I picked the one that showed the entire pool with the grotto.
    TFP Founder

    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    20K IG Gunite w/ raised 7ft spillover spa. 1.5 HP Hayward Northstar pump 425 sq ft Hayward cartridge filter, Colorlogic lights AquaRite SWG AquaLogic PS-8 control
    1hp pump for sheer descent

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