New guy in NJ

shades

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May 30, 2007
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New Jersey
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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.
 

TexasGirl

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Apr 15, 2007
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Central Texas
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shades said:
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.
 

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Apr 1, 2007
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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.
 

shades

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May 30, 2007
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New Jersey
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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.
 

kirbinster

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Apr 30, 2007
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NJ
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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!
 

Poolsean

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Apr 15, 2007
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Ft Lauderdale, Florida
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Shades,
Welcome to TFP.

I'm only a brown belt in Judo. :x
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. :twisted: