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

begolf25

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Jul 25, 2019
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Hanover, PA
Just curious, looks like your yard is on a bit of a slope. Ours is as well. How did your pool builder bring up the low side to pool level? Did they do anything additional on that side for supporting the concrete deck?
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
206
Walnutport, PA
Yes, it is sloped. We never thought it was much of a slope, until construction began. Our PB is really old school and doesn't do drawings or 3D visuals. I was a bit taken back by how high the far end needed to come up to be level. When digging, they just built up the far side. Nothing additional in the decking that I was aware of. Everything is graded off now, but we are having a hardscape company in this week for estimate on a retaining wall of some sort for the far end near the deep end stairs. We honestly didn't plan too well with the shed placement (concrete slab on the right in the background) in comparison to the drop off of the grade on that end.

The video in this thread shows it a bit (and before everything else was graded): Landscape Help - a small sloped corner. Boulders? Retaining wall block?
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Ahhhhhhhhhhh "Not good" LOL What you need to do is a put a couple of towels in the dryer for a few THEN put them in a cooler so they are still warm when they jump out ready for you to wrap them up!!
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
206
Walnutport, PA
Nope. We plumbed and wired for one, but didn't get it right away. Of course we are all sorry about that choice now. Especially since it's going to be 90 deg here today! :ROFLMAO:But tomorrow it is going to cool off and stay that way for a while (I welcome fall with open arms).
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
206
Walnutport, PA
Just tested today. Feeling overwhelmed! SWG is reading 3000. The only day we swam was this past Wed (tanked water filled it Monday). Here are my results. I tried asking what the PB added but haven’t gotten an answer back. pool won’t be closed until end of Oct.

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wireform

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Aug 15, 2017
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Spring Valley, NY
Your looking good. TA is high but nothing you should do now with it. You'll be closing soon I presume. TA will come down slowly with MA when your PH rises. Don't see any numbers on the CC. Did you check it.
 

kimkats

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Those are some good numbers right there! VERY swimable! Look down in my siggy for recommended levels. That TA is a tad high but that is some that is easy to work and better high than low for this one.

Here is the link for lowering TA: Lower Total Alkalinity - Trouble Free Pool

Now go jump in that pool!!! :hug:

Kim:kim: (how neat is that! Your pool is being "featured" today!)
 
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l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
206
Walnutport, PA
Thanks! Took a breathe, opened up my laptop and started going through all the pool school links. Had a momentary ‘Crud why is this high and that low?’ moment.

No more swimming here - the water is about 64 def and the hot days are gone. But that’s ok - can’t wait for next year!
 

kimkats

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There is NOTHING small about ANY of those!!! You can almost see the boy growing as well! LOL

How did they deliver them? How are they going to move them? How are they going to secure them?
 

l1ltaral1l

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Jul 16, 2019
206
Walnutport, PA
I have no clue how they were delivered - we weren't home. The landscaper arrived this moring at 7:15 just as the boys and I were leaving. We got to watch the backhoe and excavator be unloaded from the trailer (such excitement for the 3 yr old!) I can't wait to see the progress when I get home. Apparently they deliver 20-30% more boulders than needed so they have an assortment to choose from for the right fit.
 
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