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    TripleB's Pool Build

    Cold grey start in March

    Starting the dig

    Walls going up

    Filling it up

    Ready to swim


    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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    Great pool and GREAT view! You must be pinching yourself to see if you're dreaming. Congratulations.

    Who is your pool manufacturer?
    Do you have wedding cake steps?

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    Great shots. What a gorgeous looking pool. Love the backdrop of the rolling hills. Congratulations.
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    Thanks for the kind words, we love how the pool and spa turned out and now we're working on some landscaping (I'll post more pictures when there's something to see).

    There are 3 wedding cake steps in the shallow end, near the table in the pictures. Also, opposite the spa, there is a bench in the alcove. The manufacturer of the wall system and steps/bench is Cardinal and the pool model is a 40'x20' Mountain Pond with dive.
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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    very nice!

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    ...and another great pool for the slide show!
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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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    Looks really good. Did you do the construction yourself?
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    I wish I could do a job like this but it was done by CR Custom Pools here in Maryland.
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
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    Nice pool...enjoy the summer...


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    It's really beautiful! I'd love to have a spa like that.
    Buggs

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    It looks like they must have put most of the walls up before digging the deep end hopper. Probably needed the walls just to figure out where to dig (because of the complexity of the pool shape compared to the usual rectangle). I'm digging a 20x40 kidney now and am just about down to the shallow level everywhere. It's going to be a challenge to get the deep end right.

    Anyway, nice pool, and I hope mine turns out half as well.
    Currrent pool under construction: DIY Kafko steel/vinyl IG 26kgal 20x40 Kidney, sand filter, Triac spillover spa, Aqua Logic SWG
    Previous pool: IG vinyl 20x40 rectangle. Made all the mistakes - now reformed (mostly)

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    They dug down to the depth of the shallow end for the entire area. They then assemblied the walls and leveled, dug the rest out, rechecked level and adjusted as required and poured a concrete base around the outside perimeter to set the walls and braces.

    Are you doing your own install?
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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    Very nice! I like your pool shape and spacious deck. Furniture looks real nice as well.

    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleB4me
    Are you doing your own install?
    Yes, and learning as I go.

    From the pictures it looks like you have three skimmers. I'm sure the shape of the pool has a lot to do with the water circulation past the skimmers. I'm still pondering about where to put mine.
    Currrent pool under construction: DIY Kafko steel/vinyl IG 26kgal 20x40 Kidney, sand filter, Triac spillover spa, Aqua Logic SWG
    Previous pool: IG vinyl 20x40 rectangle. Made all the mistakes - now reformed (mostly)

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    Beautiful pool!! It looks more like a gunite than a liner pool. Enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatcher
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleB4me
    Are you doing your own install?
    Yes, and learning as I go.

    From the pictures it looks like you have three skimmers. I'm sure the shape of the pool has a lot to do with the water circulation past the skimmers. I'm still pondering about where to put mine.
    When first talking with my PB about number of skimmers and placement he asked about wind direction so he made sure there was a skimmer close by where the leaves/junk would end up. You're right about the shape of the pool being the reason for 3 skimmers.

    I have found that his placement of the skimmers was perfect. I find about the same amount of junk in each one when I clean them out. I also have to say that skimmer socks are the way to go, very little gets to the pump basket.
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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