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Thread: Top 10 Reasons to Own a Swimming Pool - Letterman style

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    SeanB's Avatar
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    Top 10 Reasons to Own a Swimming Pool - Letterman style

    I thought it might be fun to make a top 10 list. I may do a new one each month.

    This month, we'll do the Top 10 Reasons to Own a Pool.

    Here's my submission:

    You don't really care about having a pool, but as a leaf collector, you know there is no better way to gather leaves for your collection as a pool is a natural leaf magnet attracting all leaves from any tree withing a 1 mile radius!

    Let's hear yours...
    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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    ok, if mouse traps never work, they always seem to find a way in to your skimmers,

    can i do 2 if i cant i will anyway

    if you some how need to spend 50k for a hole in the ground a pool is the way to do so.

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    ...........It's the only way to get the Mrs to Skinny Dip
    20x40 24,000 gal IG plaster/CircuPool RJ45 SWG/2 skimmer/2sp 2.5hp Jandy Stealth/340sq ft cart filter/600sqftHeliocol Solar Panels/6ft semi circlr tanning ledge/25ft deep end bench/5ft sheer descent/2 lion head water features/1300sqft travertine paver/2 Colorlogic lights/Hayward Navigator/3step 2ft raised bond beam

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    You had a burning desire to fill a void?

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    Because it came with the house?
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    May 2007
    Katy, TX
    To catch Bugs
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    mbar's Avatar
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    Ashland PA
    to learn to spot a stain under water
    16x33 fiberglass pool sand filter

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    Because you'd rather have all the kids over at your house, the schlepp your kid around town all summer!
    36 x 18 IG vinyl, 25K, 1 HP pump, sand filter
    1 skimmer, 2 returns, no main drain
    Old school: PoolSolutions test kit

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    Pearland, TX (Houston Suburb)
    The Bathtub was too small.

    21K Inground Custom w/ Spa (Gunite/Plaster), SWCG, Hayward Northstar, Polaris 280, Hayward Color Logics, Jandy PS-8

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    Waaay NW MN
    Because you need a very good excuse to have so much bleach in your shopping cart just after your husband goes missing.....<evil>

    (Don IS ok, really)
    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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    Eastern Pennsylvania
    . . . because it's far easier to scoop dog hair out of the skimmer than brushing the critters each day.

    12,500 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
    Please visit our Pool Issues pages for information about step weights, managing the solar cover, and PoolSkim.

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    its a way to get dating pointers by watching your teanagers in the pool with their Girl Friends, then repeat with DW

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    About a 1/2 hour from P.S.U.
    It was cheaper than all the trips to Ocean City for the wife to get a tan.
    18x33 15700 Gal Oval Above Ground
    Ranger Sand Filter w/Praher Multi Port Valve
    A.O. Smith 1.5 hp Pump
    Confer E9120 Steps
    BBB And Sparkling Clean.

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    Staten Island NY
    It's one of many excuses to make Pina Colada's!
    -400 sq ft ingroung Fiji (straight back kidney) ~ 13,500 gallons - Vinyl Liner - 3 to 6 Feet
    -Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump
    -Hayward Perflex DE Filter EC65A
    -Hayward H 250 Heater

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    Middle Tennessee
    ...because DW wanted one, and when DW gets what she wants, life gets much easier..
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    its an excuse to have a big party and have all the women were bikini's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion Fan
    It was cheaper than all the trips to Ocean City for the wife to get a tan.
    hate to burst your bubble but a tanning bed would be cheaper, also 3 trips in first class and a five star hotel also cost less then a pool.

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    Always wanted to hire my own pool boy
    inground gunite, 18x38 freeform, 3'-9' w/ diving; 3M caymen green/blue blend; Pentair 2HP whisperflo; + aux pump for water feature; SWG; Rheem heat pump; Polaris 380; Pentair TR 100 sand filter; silverlake flagstone coping/broom finish concrete deck; NPTG Aztec cobalt tile; 18" bond beam wall with water feature

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    Quote Originally Posted by vapool
    Always wanted to hire my own pool boy
    on a serious note, make sure your around when he comes, one time he came when i was not home and added 140 pounds of calcium and ACID (i know this becuase of the bill he left me), i tested it the day before with the TF kit and it was perfect, tested it again, calcium was about 600 and alkalinity was also very high. watch what they throw in your pool, and what they dont, if im not there whats stopping them from saying they shocked and they really didn't on a silly note, watch your wife too.

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