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    inground "spools"

    Does anyone own or have any knowledge of inground "spools"? Im wanting a very small pool, 12X14, these seem like a good option, any advice, pictures?
    24 x48 above ground pool.
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    Re: inground "spools"

    A spool is a very large spa, in many ways a cross between a spa and a pool. They are always larger than a spa and are normally smaller than the average pool. They cost nearly as much to build as a full sized pool and can get very expensive to heat if you keep them at spa temperatures (which is what you would normally do). They can be a great choice if want to swim around a little but your yard is too limited for a pool. The price tends to be high for what you get. Most people spending that much choose to get a full size pool.
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    Re: inground "spools"

    There are fiberglass pools that might fit the bill for you if you can spare about 2 more feet in the length. Check out the San Juan Pools catalog:
    http://www.sanjuanpools.com/pools.html

    The main difference between a small fiberglass pool and a 'spool' or large spa is that the pools will have more 'swimming' area and less seating (and won't have the jets, but you CAN add therapy jets to a pool if you like). You can see what I mean by looking at the San Juan Spa catalog:
    http://www.sanjuanpools.com/spas.html

    Other fiberglass companies probably have similar offerings.

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    Re: inground "spools"

    If you're still interested, my wife and I just finished ours just over a month ago and it was a great experience. Everyone that sees it says: "this is exactly what I want". Let me know if you have any questions.

    Jeff
    3500 gallon IG gunite "spool", white plaster w/ blue quartz
    Intelliflo VF, Pentair clean and clear 320 cartridge filter, Rainbow 320 inline chlorinator
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    Re: inground "spools"

    You can also get a "portable" spool. HERE.
    http://www.swimmingpool.com/

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    Re: inground "spools"

    Quote Originally Posted by jsc1648
    If you're still interested, my wife and I just finished ours just over a month ago and it was a great experience. Everyone that sees it says: "this is exactly what I want". Let me know if you have any questions.

    Jeff
    I would love to see a pic of your spool!
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    Re: inground "spools"

    I posted some pics in this thread:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/first...00-t12004.html
    3500 gallon IG gunite "spool", white plaster w/ blue quartz
    Intelliflo VF, Pentair clean and clear 320 cartridge filter, Rainbow 320 inline chlorinator
    Jandy AE3000 TR Heat Pump, Eclipse EC-2 ozonator, Hayward Colorlogic LED

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