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    Daughter's Pool Party

    There were several times over the two years that it took, that I was overwhelmed building this large pool. The party going on right now makes it worth it. There's only 16 in there this year...last year was 28 girls and we had room for plenty more....very rewarding. (my daughter's the cute one that looks really smart, too! )
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    Looks like a great place to PARTY!.........and relax. I like your unique deck design! Thanks for sharing!
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    Great pool, Dave!
    How many gallons is that big boy??
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    I can't get over how huge that pool is. Looks awesome.

    Out of curiosity, why did you go with a vinyl liner over the concrete?

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    Man, I never get over how large AND that you did it yourself. Thats like a community pool.
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    Induce.....it's 43,000 gallons....filled it from my pond but that's another story.

    Tarheel............ I didn't feel I had sufficient masonry skills to finish the walls and floor of the pool and do a good-looking job.
    So, I made the walls of concrete block, skimmed with a smoothing type mortar, and put in the vinyl liner. I actually like the touch and feel of the vinyl but it was mostly my inability to do a nice marcite finish that held me back.

    Similarly, that why it's rectangular. I have no skills/equipment to do gunite so I could not free form it like so many beautiful pools are done today. It made it look pretty much like an apartment complex pool but I had to go with what I was capable of.
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    Hey, I know where you can buy a really good test kit. It would fit perfect into the scheme of things.
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    Wow, that is a gigantic pool. Very nice.
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    Your pool is bigger in square foot than my first house! Congratulations on a first class install. I love your deck and the fire pit too.
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    how great! I don't think I've ever seen a shot of your pool! What is your deck? it looks like ceramic tile!

    I'd love to have a huge pool like that for lap-swimming... heck, I'd take a 15 footer at this point!!

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    Wow! That is one huge backyard pool. Well done.

    Do you have one for the slideshow?
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    Nice BIG pool Dave!! With my 7,000 gallon "plunge pool" and that many people I would be switching my SWCG to superchlorinate!!
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    I picked your daughter out right away and Wow what a pool 8) The water looks nice and sparkely clear too Enjoy it but please don't forget to keep answering questions on the board
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    Fantastic Pool Dave WOW I just had to put one more wow in there..
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    Wow, that is awesome
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    Thanks for all those nice posts, folks.

    When I can retrieve them from my old hard drive, I'll post up a few pictures of the basic construction over in "the coffee shop". It looks like a concrete block basement.......no kidding.....footing and all!!
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    Re: Daughter's Pool Party

    Not bad!!

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