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    It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Well, I am finally ready to "reveal" my pool. I spent the Winter and early Spring arguing with my PB and trying to get him to...just...finish....already! I've spent the last couple of months trying to get at least the mud gone from this project. Of course, as we all know...it's not completely finished yet (do you ever really "finish"???).

    I have done BBB since the very beginning. The only thing I've had to do is add a little borax here and there and a little bleach. I did decide to up the % on the SWG to 30% to let it at least do some of the work. Things have been SOOOO easy. I am truly amazed. (I hope I didn't just jinx myself there! ) I do full tests on Sat. mornings and CL/pH every other day or so. I think my water sparkles like diamonds!! Here are this past Sat's numbers for your review---

    FC 3
    CC 0
    TC 3
    pH 7.6
    TA 90
    CYA 70 (yeah...finally came down from 100!)
    CH 240
    Salt 3730
    Borates 50

    So, Sean, if you would be so kind to add me to the slide show, that would be fabulous! Whichever one you like the best works for me as well!





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    Thanks so much all of you for helping me get this far!

    Karen

    Sean...I take that back! Either of the 2 day shots...apparently my camera isn't so good at night!
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Pic the last one Sean!!!

    Looks fabulous!

    I like how the rock is showing not only on the steps but the pool wall too!
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    SWEET! I like your raised flower bed what kind of stone did you use? It all came together soo nicely
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Looks wonderful, Karen!

    I see that you, too, are a fan of multiple umbrellas :P
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Thanks gals! It feels like a "forever-comin'" project.

    whoozer, the stone is Country Manor by Keystone. I'm really pleased the way the wall compliments my liner. Of course, I planned it that way but you never know until it's finally all together. I still need to fill that bed with dirt and plant it. I did all that stonework BTW..... Can you say "ouch, my back!"!!

    jj, yes ma'am...as many as I can get back there!! It is absolutely blazing during the day up until around 4 so all the cover I can get for when I have folks over, the better!

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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Very, Very nice and inviting! Congrats!
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    VERY! Nice, I like the last pic the best.
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Well, now 'you're the queen of somewhere hot', complete with your 'own utopia'

    Beautiful pool! Crank up the Frozen Concoction Maker and get to [s:j0ngtbjf]partying[/s:j0ngtbjf], um... swimming!

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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Thanks ktdave, frustratedmom and waste! And waste...about your instructions...DONE!! That margarita maker is SWEET! I laugh about having built "The Compound". My sister has always told me that maybe I just need to build a cave. Well, VOILA!

    Isn't it funny how now all of a sudden you start doing the chores and projects during the week so you can just lay by the pool all weekend!
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    mdtngal, that is a cool pool! I love the electric palm tree! Later, Calvin.
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Thanks Calvin! I LOVE my palm. I got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond a couple of years ago. I don't know what I'll do when it burns out!

    Hey, I saw your pool and that's a nice set up you have on your Survivor Island! A palm would look on the island!
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Beautful oasis, love the steps leading to the pool area.
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Thanks love2weed...I'm pretty proud of the steps/retaining wall. It was a very tough job, but it sure did turn out great.
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    At long last.................and worth the wait. Another great pool for the slideshow.
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Thanks Sean!
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    Re: It's all over with the shoutin'!!

    Congratulations! It looks awesome Great job on the stonework, too. Umbrellas give such a nice look..we have 3 but I can never use them because the wind doesn't stop! I think I need 500lb weighted bases...
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