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    It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - Updated 6/8/2010 with PICS

    It's official now the installer showed this AM, currently tearing up the yard with Bobcat!! Below is a basic timeline of events.

    Setup:

    27' Round AGP - Artesian Sandstone model (according to research it is made by Lomart)
    Widemouth skimmer
    Beaded patterned liner from my installer
    Hayward S244T
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 speed pump
    Glycerin gauge for the 244T
    Jandy Neverlube Valves
    50 Foot run of 2" Schedule 40 PVC from filter to pool buried 18" deep in the ground
    Compupool CPSC36 -- not arrived yet

    Solar cover - still to purchase
    Winter cover - need a new one as the one we got with the setup has a few holes in it but it may have to do for this year


    Timeline:

    Tuesday 5/25/2010 - Purchased a used Lomart (mfg) 27' x 52" Round AGP with everything but needed a new liner and ladder, off of craigslist.

    Thursday 5/27/2010 - Nice family came and took my old Intex 18' round pool - she got it for free from Craigslist

    Sat 5/29/2010 - Me and 3 guys spent most of the day digging and 18" deep 50 foot L shaped trench. Suction and return lines of 2" Sch 40 PVC were run and glued together. Old metal shed emptied, floor cut out and a 36"x24" "snow feet" concrete pad was laid down on the ground for equipment. Hours worked 8am - 7pm. Weather hot and sunny about 95 degrees all day.

    Mon 5/31/2010 - Rented a trench digger and dug a 12" deep 100 foot trench for electrical. Ran it in conduit to be safe and installed new breaker in panel in the house. Still need to install and outside cut off box at the pump and install receptacle.

    Wed 6/2/2010 - New Hayward S244T and 1HP Matrix 2 speed pump arrived and were set in place on equipment pad. All used pool items moved to backyard near pool site to facilitate install.

    Thurs 6/3/2010 - Installer arrived on time, went over details with him and got talked into my first upgrade/change (Decided to go with a beaded liner and receiver vs the overlap I bought already -- crosses fingers for returnability. He did sell it to me at cost so I did not spend anymore money than I would have if I had gotten these items online). Installer commented on how much research I had done (thanks TFP!!) and the work I did for the electrical and plumbing. He stated no homeowner has ever done the amount of work I did and research that he has dealt with in his 20 years of doing this (thanks again TFP!!). Bobcat is tearing it up as I type this (boy that looks like fun, wish I could get a spin in that little guy!).

    Downer note for today is that all he plans to do today is clear/level the area, place sand and footer blocks. Framework, liner, and top pieces will all be done tomorrow -- weather permitting. He reason for this is he cleared his schedule for today and tomorrow to make sure he could take the time to do this right (I postponed my install a few days to let him do other jobs). He seems pretty cool and definitely knows his stuff. He also is getting the filter sand I need for my S244T for $8/bag which is great as the local pool shops wanted $19.95 a bag although I did manage to find a place that had it for $13 a bag when I called around this AM.

    6/4/2010 - No pool activity as we had tons of rain and I have nothing but a mud pit.

    6/5/2010 - No pool activity again still too muddy. However I did spend about 12 hours busting my butt working on a 15 foot by 4 foot paver pathway from our deck to our pool. Unfortunately we did not get the chance to finish after working so hard as we got hit with a massive thunderstorm around 6pm. Even worse was the rain was so hard it washed away a bunch of the sand in path so I have to redo it now ... ARRGGGHHH!!

    6/6/2010 - Pool guy does not work on Sundays. Pathway cannot be done as it is a muddy moat of **** right now. That's ok for today as I am so sore I can barely walk. Another time.

    6/7/2010 - No work for today either still way too muddy. We are hoping for tomorrow as it is supposed to rain the rest of the week!!

    6/8/2010 - TODAY IS IS IT !! Pool guy is there and working. Everything has been releveled (again) and the bottom track is down, wall is in place and positioned. Saw something interesting that they did with the wall (hadn't read about it on here but it is probably on here) as they rolled out the wall into the track they "pinned" big clamps to the top of it and ran a string to a staked they put into the ground. Kept the wall up perfectly straight. Very simple thing but worked like a charm -- I never would have thought of that.

    No idea where they are now as I had to get to work. Hopefully when I get home tonight it will all be up and done and starting to fill -- Thank goodness!!!!

    6/9/2010 - Well as you can see below pool is all in and in place. It is about 2/3 full and the installer will be back out to today to install the skimmer and return and connect to the pipes I have already run. I'll need to get off my butt and get the electrical finished (just need to install the cutoff box and receptacle) so we can get it powered up in tomorrow I hope so I guess I need to do that tonight assuming the rain can hold off for me tonight (crosses fingers).

    Overall it looks super considering it was a used pool (with a lot of new stuff added -- new liner, new filter & pump, new coving, new Biltmor ladder (not pictured)). I am pretty pleased with how it looks and according to the wife the kids were blown away when they saw it yesterday when they got home from school. They had seen the circle we painted on the ground but until it went in they didn't quite have a concept as to how big it was going to be. Wish I could have been home to see their reaction, oh well. The wife's comment was "That's a Big Dang Pool" LOL!

    Anyway we should be up and running tomorrow and then hopefully my SWG will be here soon and I can get that installed quickly as well.

    I do have a bunch more pics to add but it doesn't want to accept them for some reason .. I need to figure that out.

    Anyway I will post updates as I have them and hope to get a few pics of the install as it goes. They will have to wait until I get home so I am not sure how "exciting" they will be (i.e. no action shots, LOL).

    Thanks

    Greg


    EDIT -- Yes I know I need to get some pics. I do have some at home of the initial work I have done and the installer.

    First Pic -- wife just sent it to me, it's up and filling with water. You can see my handy, dandy trench work in this shot too LOL!



    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010


    Post up some pics so we can see the progress
    My pool is a 10,500 gallon (420 Sq Ft ) kidney shape. A hand made sheer decent waterfeature. STA-RITE HRPB30, Sand filter 30" 98 GPM,
    1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.
    250 gallon stand-alone hot tub. Got it FREE!

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    Will do when I get home from work.
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    meatloaf, that is rough...
    13,500 Wilkes Vinyl AG (15'x30' rectangular)
    Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580, 1HP
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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    You'll love the new pool...here is a link from our install last year so you can get an idea of what's going on in you're yard

    http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/dmanb2b/
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    Yeah I hate not being there!!

    Nice pool and better deck. I assume that is artificial decking (looks like it) and aluminum hand rails?

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    yup...Trex (Saddle) decking and white composite (similar to fiberglass) railings
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    Would love to redo our deck that way as well -- one day perhaps. Right now everything we have went into this pool (so much for it being cheap LOL!)

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - 6/3/2010

    Well nothing to report .. or pics for that matter as right after they left from leveling the ground we got massive amounts of rain for the rest of the day/night.

    I woke up this AM to a huge mudbowl - yippee.

    Suffice to say we are in the wait mode until it dries up and hopefully no more rain.

    Shooting for Monday but we are do for more big thunderstorms the next 3 days. Mother Nature just isn't cooperating with us!!

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - Updated 6/8/2010

    Updated main post

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - Updated 6/8/2010 with PICS

    arggh it doesn't like the other pics I have.

    hmmm too big perhaps
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - Updated 6/8/2010 with PICS

    thats a serious filter and plumbing for an above ground pool. looks nice. throw up some pics of the plumbing when you can.
    thanks
    ehh i guess a 27 round is pretty big
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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - Updated 6/8/2010 with PICS

    Wow you are really on your way to enjoying your new pool!!
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: It has begun .... 27' Round AGP - Updated 6/8/2010 with PICS

    Yeah if only I could get my other pics to show up. Is their some sort of size limit?

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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