New Pool in NC...

head gamez

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Feb 16, 2012
161
Winston Salem NC
FC= 6
CC=0
TA=40
CH=140
CYA=25 (best guess based off of where it was in the tube)
PH=7.5

I have been turning the SWG down little by little....

I put the Tigershark QC in tonight to see what it would do, and it resulted in more beer for the operator and a clean pool. It hung around the deep end for the longest time, but when I came out from eating dinner it's had found the shallow end and managed to clean the spots that I saw needed it. I did have to rescue it from one of the main drains 2 times, but overall I am happy.
 

DADx2

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Jul 15, 2012
10
Atlanta Ga
Wow, your pool looks fantastic. I have just found this site and am loving the useful information.

I am strongly considering an 18x36 like yours. Are you satisfied with your size choice?

one more thing... ugh,, I am jealous of your (and most others it seems) flat yard to work with. I will be tackling some rapid elevation changes when I start mine :)
 

head gamez

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Feb 16, 2012
161
Winston Salem NC
I picked up te fence material yesterday, so after I coach my sons football practice tomorrow I will get to work. Plan to have the fence completed sunday morning. We went with black vinyl coated chain link.



 

head gamez

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Feb 16, 2012
161
Winston Salem NC
The fence was completed at noon today, which means a total time of 7.5 hours to complete. Gotta thank my dad for his help and fence knowledge as well my neighbor for his help.









In the last photo, you can see the retaining wall that I built a few weeks ago for the low end. My plans are to extend the wall all the way around the pool at the same height (in relation to the pool deck) next weekend. At that point I will fill the area (2 foot inside and 2 foot outside of the fence) with a decorative stone. After that, I will plant grass and be done!
 

head gamez

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Feb 16, 2012
161
Winston Salem NC
sefrlw said:
What is the box in the corner? I am looking at outdoor storage solutions and I like that.
It is a deck box from Sams club. The brand name is Keter. I believe it as $92. It holds lots of stuff, and so far we are happy with it. I believe we will purchase another one this weekend.





 

Saltypool

Active member
Jul 5, 2012
31
Newton NC
I have had that same brown deck box from Sam's for a few years. It stays outside & still looks new. We went with the fiber optic light(2) in our pool. We can never just run the color-wheel because it lights up the pool algae green. I can't stand my pool to glow green, if only for a few seconds. We have to set it on blue or clear or red/pink only.
Great looking pool!
 

JenniferNE

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Jul 30, 2012
19
I love the tan liner you picked....as it looks like slate which will match my pool deck. Do you have a day picture from the top so that I can see the water color? Thanks!
 

JenniferNE

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Jul 30, 2012
19
Do either of you have pics of the pool filled with the new tan liner? I'm going with tan and wanted to see the difference and if you are happy. Thx!
 

head gamez

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Feb 16, 2012
161
Winston Salem NC
By the way, I am happy with the liner. The only downside (in my mind), is that I believe it shows dirt a little more than darker colors. THis is my first pool, and only liner so I am really not sure of that though.

Good luck.
 

mpkelley20

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Jul 18, 2012
145
So glad I found your thread!!! I am still in the planning stages and was working through light ideas. Was thinking of doing post lighting and after seeing yours, I think I will be doing it. And I was questioning why anyone would do that color liner when i was looking through the books but now I think I might be inclined to go that direction rather than standard blues.....Awesome looking pool!!!!!
 

PAGirl

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Jun 5, 2012
2,390
Central PA
I always wondered if it would be harder to see the beginnings of an algae bloom in the dark liners? If I got to choose, I think I would pick the tan, also.
 

head gamez

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Feb 16, 2012
161
Winston Salem NC
Well.... After coaching my sons football team this morning in a scrimmage game, I stopped and picked up a load of wall block.



There are 126 blocks on this pallet, and I managed to get half of them down. That pallet made my Duramax squat.... Allot more than my race car trailer does.

I am hoping to have the wall finished by Saturday. At this point, it is not a wall, it is really edging.