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    How I built my own pool - is an interesting site

    I ran across this site and though perhaps some of you would enjoy it. I sure did. Hope it isn't old info for you.

    It's a website created by a guy who GC'd his own pool and he tells about his experience and thought process for the decisions he made in desigining and equiping his pool. He had gotten bids for a pool and had even talked to the BYOP people but still thought he could save more by doing it himself - and he did.

    Some of the site you can see without registering, some of it you must register. There are actually others who have also shared their pool build experience, as well.

    Here's the link: http://www.howibuiltmyownpool.com/index.php
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    I have visited this site. In fact, I am GCing my own pool. I am doing it a bit differently though, I am doing most of the building myself, not just hiring subs. I have the luxury of having a good friend who used to build pools. I like the site, it has helped me better understand all the different stages of building a pool. I recommend taking a look if you are considering building a pool.
    Hey, who removed the filter from the gene pool!

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    We've got a link to his site on our homepage and he has one to us on his links page -said some nice stuff about us too.
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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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    rbielefeld - Way to go! What an experience. One of the other people on his site also did a lot of the work himself. I hope you are documenting your build via journal and pics.

    I found it fascinating to read and I have no intention of building a pool. It helps me to understand just how my pool was probably constructed and that makes me feel better, knowing. Reading his thought processes in the decisions he made also helps me in that I have an old pool, approx 26 years old and am going to be having it replastered this winter - so, during that time there are considerations of possibly reworking some things and making some similar decisions.
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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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    I will be documenting the entire process and will be starting a build thread soon. I am waiting for the permit from the city. You should have seen the faces of the people in the city building department when I told them I was building my own IG gunite pool. I guess I am the first they have encountered. The head inspector for the city seems to be on my side, so that is a good thing. I think? Should be digging in about a week. Ron
    Hey, who removed the filter from the gene pool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbielefeld
    I will be documenting the entire process and will be starting a build thread soon. I am waiting for the permit from the city. You should have seen the faces of the people in the city building department when I told them I was building my own IG gunite pool. I guess I am the first they have encountered. The head inspector for the city seems to be on my side, so that is a good thing. I think? Should be digging in about a week. Ron
    Oh, good! I look forward to seeing your build thread.
    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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