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Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
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Athens, GA - USA
Our dogs was one of our considerations too. I'm not sure what they are going to think of the pool (they hate baths) but I wanted to make sure they had an easy way out if they ever found themselves in the deep end.
 
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Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
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Athens, GA - USA
Day 16

So..., day 16 looks at lot like day 3. But we are looking at pouring decking next week so I am sure that will be exciting. Planning 6' around one long and one short side then 12' around the other two sides. Maybe a little more or little less as we try to incorporate the decking in with our existing paver walkway.
 
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Shirker

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Athens, GA - USA
Day 20

This is the stubs for the equipment pad. One is labeled skimmer and one is labeled "Bottom Drain". But I have three returns and only two pipes unlabeled. Is it likely that on return is dedicated and two returns are plumbed together?

 

JJ_Tex

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I'm guessing you will have 1 valve that controls all of the returns, but not sure about the other one. Do you have a bubbler or waterfall? What about a polaris cleaner?
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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I have 4 also. Drain, skimmer, returns and a side suction cleaner line thingy. I wasnt getting one but they ran it anyway. Probably for an easy upsell when i came back a few months later and complained that manually vacuuming was no fun.
 

Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
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Athens, GA - USA
But I have three returns and only two pipes unlabeled. Is it likely that on return is dedicated and two returns are plumbed together?
Solved the mystery. Two returns are plumbed together. One return is on a dedicated run. PB says he does this just in case there is ever a problem it will not affect all of the returns.
 

Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
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Athens, GA - USA
Our paver walkway has to come out. I was hoping to keep it and somehow incorporate it into the new concrete decking, but it just doesn't look right and the elevation is all wrong. So my weekend project is to pull up all of the paver stones. Maybe we can use them somewhere else once we start working on landscaping.

But I do have at least one small victory to report on! There is a power pole with an unsightly guy-line in the way of everything. We have enough room where we could work around it but I really don't like it. The power company has agreed that it is not necessary and they will be removing it sometime in the next few weeks. No charge.
 
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Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
380
Athens, GA - USA
Day 48

Equipment pad installed. Saw this funny copper spring looking thing when I got home. After googling it looks to be some sort of sacrificial anode for the salt water system. I assume it is actually needed? I don't have a heater so I can't really think of anything metal it would be protecting other than the actual salt cell. Any thoughts?

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Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
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Athens, GA - USA
That decking looks so good! Love how you tied it in to the existing deck! Will you try to keep grass growing in that area between the house deck and pool deck?
We have not decided what we will do with that little area of grass. Will likely plant something but not really sure yet. Definitely don't want to have to maintain a little island of grass that close to the pool. I will reach out to this community on landscaping suggestions once I get some good photos.
 

Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
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Athens, GA - USA
Day 58

How soon will they be doing the verimite in?
They put the vermiculite pool base down yesterday afternoon and got the liner in last night. Started trucking water late last night and got about 3/4 full but we could not get the liner to lock in where one of the vacuums were attached. Water guy said it was probably just too cold to seat it even after we tried hitting the liner with warm air from a blow dryer. Hopefully the pool guys can get it seated today and the water guy can bring in the last load of water.

First load of water was very clean. Second load looked like black tea.



 

Newdude

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Eek is an understatement. Your pool light is only a few inches under and it disappeared. But its ok. Its fixable and on the plus side, if you ever have a problem with water clarity you'll already know what to do after this round.
 
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