New Vinyl Liner Double Roman in the Lehigh Valley, PA Area

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
992
NY
What I figured out too late was the extra $6k it took to put a patio around the bigger pool. That hurt. A lot. But 7 years later I forget more and more of that pain everyday.
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
154
Walnutport, PA
Ouch. I bet that did hurt! We decided to add 450 more sq ft just this past weekend. Doing those rough calculations in my head initially HURT. A LOT. But again, I'm glad we are doing it!
 
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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
992
NY
I’m new here. Had a good run for the first 6 years and never even cared to know this place existed. My pics don’t upload, have tried resizing and turning off HDR. Just waiting now to be a supporter to have more options. I’m embarrassed to not already be a supporter but it’s been an expensive summer so it has to wait. The donation will do just as much good in 6 months as it would have last month so all will end well.
 
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l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
154
Walnutport, PA
Current status. Not much work today - just some saw cuts. They’ll be here tomorrow to finish forming and then the rest of the concrete will pour earlier next week. Then vermiculite, liner and water! :kim:

 
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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
992
NY
We wanted a deep end sitting bench but with the liner and dogs it wasnt going to work. When the day comes to replace my liner i will be replacing my deep end ladder with stairs as well. Its both a bench and exit and you maam are a genious.
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
154
Walnutport, PA
Thank you!

We have dogs at our house all the time. Our own, a dog boarding business in our home, and fostering for two rescue. I won’t lie in saying a small factor was ease for the pups too. I love the look of full width linered stairs, but knew that’d be tempting fate with all the dogs here.
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
154
Walnutport, PA
One more pour tomorrow, and then the concrete is done! Woohoo! They still have to add vermiculite, liner and water.

However, over the past week, our deep end is getting water in it (maybe 2-3"). I asked one of the crew about it, and he said once the it was filled, the water would put enough pressure on the seepage and it wouldn't be anything to worry about. Hmmm. Does this sound right? I also have a call in to the PB directly to ask. During the dig, they did not hit any water. It's been very dry here also.
 
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kimkats

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Better now that when it has the vermiclite as it will be easier to fix any channels and such. I would think about pumping some of the water out by putting the pump in a bucket with holes in it so keep the pump from picking up dirt and such.
 

newpoolbuild

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Sep 23, 2019
69
NY
20x40’ is only $500 more than 18’x36’? My quote is $5000 more in NY.

We had priced out 18X36 everywhere just because it was considered standard. On a whim I asked how much the 20x40 was going to cost and to my GREAT suprise it was $500 more in concrete and everything else cost the same. We got a rectangle like yours and i imagine a curved liner would have been another extra charge but that $500 was the best $500 i ever spent.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
992
NY
It’s a Simple rectangle with concrete wall. All I had to do was pay for the concrete. The liner was the same price. It probably only added 15 extra minutes to the dig and they used my own sand that they dug up for the bottom.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
992
NY
Once you’ve recovered from this project financially, put in wider steps down to the pool. We did our deck and sliding glass door a few years after and went with 6ft stairs for an open unobstructed view from the house. It really makes a difference.
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
154
Walnutport, PA
Once you’ve recovered from this project financially, put in wider steps down to the pool. We did our deck and sliding glass door a few years after and went with 6ft stairs for an open unobstructed view from the house. It really makes a difference.
We re-did the Trex deck about 3 years ago. I'm *hoping* that we will use the lower level sliders more and that will be our main point of entry for the pool. But great idea about the deck steps!