Wow, our first pool

indpowr

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Apr 3, 2012
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This is pretty exciting for us. We happen to live between two amazing dealers - San Juan and Viking Pools. We were going to go with a concrete pool but after the quotes came in the fiberglass was just a much better option. The pool is a Blue Hawaiian (aka Viking) Blue Isle (35x15) with a Extreme Quartz Blue Galaxy finish. We topped it off with tile. The colors when the sun hits it are amazing. :party:

The deck area will be 46x34 concrete. We want flow create but do not think it will be in the budget right now. We upgraded the pump and will have 2 streamers and 3 LED lights in it.

The pool gets delivered Weds and should start to go in the ground the same day. Then it will be a little time setting it all up. We have plenty of space on the property so room will not be an issue! :whoot:







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PSW

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Hey indpowr, welcome to TFP and congratulations on your new pool! Please share as many pictures as you can during your installation process! Most pool-build pictures tend to be gunite, so it would be great to learn from your experience!
 

indpowr

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Apr 3, 2012
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Is there a reason more people do a gunite?

If anyone has suggestions on some good/bad points to do such as COL vs. Salt let me know. I am a newbie
 

George N

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Salt just makes it easier to maintain i think, And I like the way the water feels. No hauling jugs of bleach. But there are bleach dispensers you can get too.
 

indpowr

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Apr 3, 2012
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Day 1 of the pool install - looks great and going fast. The inspector is coming out Thurs








 

PSW

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Looking great so far! Keep up the good work and keep sharing pictures! :goodjob:
Is there a reason more people do a gunite?
I didn't mean most people 'do' gunite..I meant that most people that share pictures happen to be gunite pools! I think you will be very happy with your pool! :party:
 

indpowr

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Apr 3, 2012
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nothing to crazy today just a lot of back fill and filling the pool. inspection was done.
 

indpowr

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Apr 3, 2012
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Day 4 work day. (did not work Easter weekend)

Pluming is laid out and attached tot he pool and back fill almost complete.



 

duraleigh

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While I have seen the fiberglass install before, I have never seen it with the tile pre-applied. Did they indicate to you what type of mastic they used?
 

TK13LG

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Mar 19, 2012
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That's cool how the tile is pre-applied. I think this looks better overall....we are having issue with ours right now.
 

rm1759

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May 11, 2012
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any chances of getting an update on how this install went? especially the timeline? I am interested in that exact pool model...
 

techguy

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Good luck on getting a comment, the last post from that user account was back in April. A PM might get you response.