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    New guy in NJ



    Hi Everyone!

    New to this site and pools in general. In the middle of a pool build, gunite, pebbletec etc. A friend is a pool contractor and is doing it on the side, way on the side, 8 months now. Coping guys coming tomorrow,yahoo, maybe water by July! I will take all advice on equiptment as that is our next purchase. Pumps, filter,heaters etc. whatever you think is best. I can't give much back but I have learned a few things along the way that may help someone at some point.

    Married to a wonderful woman 2 great kids and a big dog that wants to swim. Christian, Optician, small group director at local church, Kung -Fu teacher and all-around water nut.
    20K gunite pool, tahoe blue pebbletec, spa, 2 waterfalls, custom fireplace, a very happy hubby, 2 happy dogs, & lastly me..we are enjoying many relaxing, stress free, & satifisfying pleasures in our oasis.

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    Hi there! Hope you can get your pool finished soon.
    Buggs

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    Re: New guy in NJ

    Quote Originally Posted by shades
    Christian, Optician, small group director at local church, Kung -Fu teacher and all-around water nut.
    Shades: Take it from a Christian, small business owner, Taekwondo black belt with instructor certificate, and all-around water nut: Your biggest mistake may turn-out to be doing business with a friend (or family). Be careful.
    Debbie

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    Shades....welcome! lot's to learn here from a lot of nice folks.

    Debbie....very intuitive.....yeah, me, too. Been there, done that.
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    Thanks for the welcome looking forward to learning much. Debbie, you are right I am sure. I knew what I was in for so my expectations were in the right place. I knew there would be some character development in this process and welcomed it, although water by July would be nice.
    20K gunite pool, tahoe blue pebbletec, spa, 2 waterfalls, custom fireplace, a very happy hubby, 2 happy dogs, & lastly me..we are enjoying many relaxing, stress free, & satifisfying pleasures in our oasis.

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    I'm here in NJ too and highly suggest you go with a heatpump to heat the pool - if you don't go solar. Don't let people talk you into gas!
    20x40 IG vinyl, heatpump and solar and 3 siberian huskies, 10kw PV solar electric system. Nikon Photographer D800e dSLR.

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    Shades,
    Welcome to TFP.

    I'm only a brown belt in Judo.
    I was just thinking, who would want to mess with a Kung Fu master to begin with!?
    If this "friend" doesn't finish your pool this summer, TexasGirl and I will come over and open a can of WHOOP ***** on him for you.
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    Welcome to TFP!

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