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    Newbie pool guy, glad to have found this resource...

    Buying a house with a 7x7 spa draining into a 26K gunite IG w/faded blk plaster. Trio of sheer descent waterfalls, 2 sprays on the tanning ledge. Compool 3600, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 350, Sand Filter, 2 skimmers, but no bottom drain?(At least I can see the botom of it.)
    Currently on chlorine but may switch to SWG sometime this season, as well as add solar+cover before winter. Buying the TF Test kit soon and hoping to become proficient enough to BBB until the SWG switch.
    Almost forgot to mention an ecstatic 4 YO girl who's about to begin taking her second year of swimming lessons
    Lots to learn, glad to have found a good place to do it..
    7x7 spa drains>16K IG, Gunite/Plaster, Compool 3600, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 350, Sand Filter, 8 Gal Liquidator

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    Hey Shell!

    It's a small world. You still rock crawlin?

    Jim Mc
    Fortune favors the well prepared

    The build...
    viewtopic.php?t=3974
    Freeform 24' x 38' IG gunite. 3 1/2' to 8' deep. 28,500 gallons. AutoPilot Total Control SWCG. Pentair Intelliflo VF. Pentair CCP520 cartridge filter. Colorlogic LED lights. Tahoe Blue Diamond Brite. 1200 sq ft stamped concrete deck.
    More details as they happen...

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    Hey Jim! Didn't know that was you, YOU have a NICE pool build in process! 8)
    Yeah, still waaaay into the rockcrawlers, even building a side business based around it.
    You still collecting roadrunners?
    7x7 spa drains>16K IG, Gunite/Plaster, Compool 3600, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 350, Sand Filter, 8 Gal Liquidator

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    Welcome to TFP Shell,

    BEAUTIFUL pool! 4 YO in 'anticipation'...testing the water like a pro! What a great pic!




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    Thank you ma'am.
    We strolled across the tanning ledge a few days ago, she agrees it's toooo coooold to get in it right now.
    7x7 spa drains>16K IG, Gunite/Plaster, Compool 3600, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 350, Sand Filter, 8 Gal Liquidator

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    Welcome Shell. 4 years old is a good age to start teaching how to swim.
    Hotrod30

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Thanks for the welcome, HotRod... what kinda hotrod? As noted above, I'm into rockcrawlers mainly but there's alot of crossover tech, I still have to install ring and pinions, trannies,engines... tubework is pretty versatile, leauxriders use it, racers and some rods get cages... all things on 4 wheels w/motors are cool in my book.
    Yep on the 4 being appropriate. Last year was more of a getting comfy with the water type class.
    7x7 spa drains>16K IG, Gunite/Plaster, Compool 3600, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 350, Sand Filter, 8 Gal Liquidator

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    This is my toy.


    Hotrod30

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Nice, nice. Red on black, WW's, what's not to like? Build or buy?
    7x7 spa drains>16K IG, Gunite/Plaster, Compool 3600, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 350, Sand Filter, 8 Gal Liquidator

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