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    Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Hi all,

    Frequent lurker, first time poster. My husband and I decided to add a pool and have spent the last few months researching and interviewing builders. We have a pretty tight budget. We are in North Carolina, about 40 miles north of Charlotte, and pool construction is EXPENSIVE here. We want to have some money left over for landscaping! Construction started on July 31. We are hoping to be done by early September so we still have some time to swim this summer.

    Specs:

    • 16x36 vinyl liner in-ground w/polymer walls
      3.5 - 6 ft. deep
      Keyhole shape
      Cantilevered stamped concrete coping
      Stained concrete pool deck w/slip resistance
      Pentair WhisperFlo model #WFDS-26
      Pentair cartridge filter model #CCP240
      Pump timer
      Inter-fab Scupper waterfall http://www.interfab.com/catalog/wf_scupper.php


    We will be adding a SWG later (our builder's standard is Nature2 Express, which we know is junk, but it was too expensive to upgrade through him). Until we get the SWG we will use the BBB method. Am I right in thinking we can just remove the Nature2 Express cartridge to bypass it?

    I've set up a Flickr photoset with lots of photos here: http://flickr.com/photos/jennyhoneyc...7606474542813/

    Here are a few pics to get you started:

    Google SketchUp drawing:


    Backyard before:


    Day of dig:


    Walls:


    Equipment:


    Looking forward to sharing more pics as the build progresses. We would love to hear your comments and suggestions too!

    Thanks!
    Jenny

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Hi Jenny,and welcome to TFP!

    The Nature2 is a mineral/autochlorinator system, right? If so, yep, you can remove the bacpaq and mineral cartridge, and you're good to go.

    Great looking pool so far!
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Looks good so far!!
    Kristy
    In construction!

    16'6" X 33 Lagoon
    13,000 gallons
    rock coping
    tile border
    textured/colored decking
    Tahoe Blue Pebble Tec
    2 Deck Jets
    SWG (Goldline)
    Legend II Cleaner
    1.5 hp pump (Duraglass)
    Sand filter with zerobrite

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    WoW! I really loved the extra pics! I can't wait to see more! 8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Who is building your pool? I am nearby, in Union County, right over the border....
    16 X 34 21,000 IG Vinyl Liner
    1 1/2 Hayward SuperPump
    New Sand Filter (had cartridge - hated them)

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Quote Originally Posted by branchop
    Who is building your pool? I am nearby, in Union County, right over the border....
    Branchop, we are using Quality Pools out of Oakboro, NC. They have been great so far.

    Here are a few more pics:

    View from second story (equipment will be moved about 5-7 ft to the left tomorrow, so that it's closer to the deep end of the pool -- its placement right now won't allow us to build the 10x20 arbor that we are planning)


    Huge pile of dirt in the backyard (not sure what we're going to do with all this extra dirt, but I'm sure we'll figure out something...guess I will have to learn how to garden )


    There's no work going on today, but hopefully I'll have more pics tomorrow afternoon.

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Electrical rough failed inspection yesterday ("round, flexible corner sections of pool not bonded"). Not sure when that will be corrected.

    Today the equipment was moved and the pool was backfilled.


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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Concrete deck was poured today and coping was stamped and sealed. We should have water next week sometime.


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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Well, we got deluged by the remnants of Fay, so we've had some delays. But we're getting water tomorrow. Here's the latest pic:



    And a close-up of the liner:


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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Wow! That liner is pretty cool! 8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Oooh! I love your liner!! Fay delayed us as well. Here's hoping you are swimming soon!
    Kristy
    In construction!

    16'6" X 33 Lagoon
    13,000 gallons
    rock coping
    tile border
    textured/colored decking
    Tahoe Blue Pebble Tec
    2 Deck Jets
    SWG (Goldline)
    Legend II Cleaner
    1.5 hp pump (Duraglass)
    Sand filter with zerobrite

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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    We are almost done! Still have to do a bunch of landscaping, but that will happen slowly. We also have to build an enclosure around the equipment; hope to have that done by next weekend. And of course there is lots of clean-up that has to be done. Sod was installed yesterday--it is SO nice to see green instead of orange around the pool. The end is in sight!


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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    I love that liner. Your pool is gorgeous!
    14x33 fiberglass freeform
    Variable speed Pentair intelliflo superpump
    420 Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter.
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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    That looks fabulous!

    Love the pergola, too! 8)
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    Re: Jennej's pool build -- near Charlotte, NC

    Oh~ GEEEEEEE!

    It looks 10x's better with crystal clear, shimmery water!

    Enjoy your pool! It's gorgeous! 8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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