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    vtowntom's Avatar
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    May 2008
    Katy, TX

    Katy, TX here!


    My name's Tom. Myself and my family moved here to Texas August of last year. We're currently renting a home while ours gets built. We have budgeted some money for a pool build after we close on the home. I've looked around in here and have seen that there are more than a few folks in here in my local area. I'm hoping to be able to get as much help here as I can before we dive headfirst into a pool project (pun intended). I'm from New England and I am no stranger to pools. My Dad has always had and still has pools. I helped with the maintenance at times so I'm familiar with pools in that respect. All that was above ground pools though. Here in the Houston area, most ofthe pools are in ground gunite pools. Probably not going to go saltwater, I've talked to some folks about this and i'm going to stick with what I know. What I can't believe is how much this will cost us. I've received some preliminary price quotes from reputable builders in my area. I tried to talk the wife out of the spa, she ain't having it. So, thank you in advance for any help/support I may get from y'all.

    Freeform 24' x 31' IG gunite, chlorine pool, 3'-4.5'-6.5' deep, 15K gallons, 8' Dia. Spa, Pentair CNC Plus 420 cartridge filter, IntelliFlo 4160 pump, WhisperFlow WF-30-2.5 HP Spa pump, Pentair .75 HP booster pump, Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater, MDX Debris Removal system, Intellibrite Color LED lights, Tropical Breeze PebbleTec, Pentair Legend Platinum pressure side pool cleaner

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    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Welcome to TFP!

    There's alot of good information here. Folks will chime in soon. I'm in the middle of a build over in Louisiana right now about 3 hours from you.

    Just ask questions and most likely someone will have an answer.
    Fortune favors the well prepared

    The build...
    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 Tom and welcome

    Imagine that.....another Texan

    Glad to have you here!
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    Austin, TX
    Howdy :P

    I went to high school in Katy, before Houston came and swallowed it up
    12' x 28' Doughboy, partially underground, 9100 gal. Hayward pump and sand filter, Barracuda Zippy pressure side cleaner.

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    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool,
    Intex SWCG, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
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    Missouri City (suburb of Houston, TX)
    Welcome to TFP (and Texas)! I was born in Illinois but now consider myself a proud Texan. You'll have to get you one of those bumperstickers that says, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!"
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    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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    Katy, TX
    Welcome neighbor !
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
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    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
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