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    New Pool - Complete

    My family enjoyed our metal-frame pool so much last year that this year we decided to go with a more permanent set-up. Originally I was going to do the install myself but with spring, the grass started growing and the garden... so I took a trip down to the local pool store and they did a great job....for the most part.

    Now for the pics...... (drum roll)

    I marked off where I wanted it. You can see where the Wal-Mart pool was last year.


    Install day finally arrived.


    All level and everything layed out -- The uprights are the wrong size...48" and supposed to be 52".


    This is how the day ended because it was a 40 mile drive back to the pool store to get the right uprights and it was getting windy.


    Things went pretty quickly the next day.


    Ready for the liner. Notice the center drain.


    Liner going in.


    Done and the water going in.


    It took 26 hours to fill it from my well. The plumbing is all PVC and is run underground from my deck to the pool. I got the water balanced in about 3 days thanks to what I learned last year from the good folks here at TFP.

    I took a sample of the water in to the pool store today to actually see if there was any metal and they said my water was "perfect, no metal". They asked if I had shocked it this week yet and I said "nope" as I thanked them and walked out the door.

    And just yesterday, received my TF-100 test kit, so I'm ready for summer. Thanks TFP!
    Jim

    24' X 52" AGP (13,500 gal)
    Pentair Dynamo 1HP with SD-40 filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB and loving it

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    looks great!
    love the pics

    chris
    30-40yr old prehistoric IG gunite 20 X 40 approx 30000gals
    now with new cool blue Diamond Brite and blue waterline tile (looking good for 40yr old pool)
    new Hayward 244T sand filter, 3/4 Hayward pump, Jandy heat pump
    pool skim (love it)

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Jimbo,

    I only see a single drain in your pics. Is that right? I believe that code is for dual drains seperated by a certain distance.

    Anyways, congrats!
    Scott

    27'x52" AG Vogue Impact, Waterway Cyclone 200 cartridge filter, Waterway pump w/2 HP 2-sp motor, 8mil solar cover, Raypak 206 nat gas heater, Pool Rover Jr.

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by ssabin
    I only see a single drain in your pics. Is that right? I believe that code is for dual drains seperated by a certain distance.
    Scott,

    His center drain is connected to his skimmer, so I think that's acceptable with the code. From what I understand you can:
    a.) Have two drains connected to the same suction pipe
    b.) Have one drain connected to an air pipe (so when the drain is covered the pump sucks air)
    c.) Have one drain connected the same pipe as the skimmer (so when the drain is covered water is being pulled from the skimmer)

    The only problem I can is that he has a shutoff valve between the suction pipe and the skimmer. When closed, the only place for the water to come from is the center drain. This would not be compliant IMHO.

    Tom

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Actually guys, it meets all the local and state codes for South Carolina. Remember, they are not the same everywhere.
    Jim

    24' X 52" AGP (13,500 gal)
    Pentair Dynamo 1HP with SD-40 filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB and loving it

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Jimbo, that was a fast install! Got your pool and your TF Test kit and you really are ready for summer!

    Congrats and enjoy!
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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Jiimbo
    Nice pictures and I'm sure you will enjoy it more without the headaches in building it yourself.
    Now you have to send pictures with wet people in the pool. lol

    Iggy in the cool part of Arizona
    In-Ground SWG pool 11,000 gal., Jandy CL460 Filter, 1.5hp Stealth Jandy pump, Paramount PV3 In-Floor cleaning sys., Goldline SWG, Hayward Color Logic 2.5 LED Light

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Thanks everyone, we are definitely enjoying the pool. Had some much needed rain this weekend so we didn't spend as much time in there as we thought but two of our grandkids spent the weekend and they got to swim on Saturday.

    I'll get some more shots with people soon. Our Jack Russell Terrier loves it as well.
    Jim

    24' X 52" AGP (13,500 gal)
    Pentair Dynamo 1HP with SD-40 filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB and loving it

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    Re: New Pool - Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo
    They asked if I had shocked it this week yet and I said "nope" as I thanked them and walked out the door.
    Great looking pool. Cool pics, hopefully my install will go as smoothly (except for the whole "40 mile trip back for the correct parts" thing !)
    30' round AGP, 21,240 gallons
    Sta-Rite 1.5 hp pump, sand filter with Zeobrite
    Aquabot Pool Rover Jr.; Polaris 65
    BBB

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