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Forum: In-Ground Pool Construction and Repair

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cartridge Filters, Pro & Con

    I must admit that this advice is quite shocking to me. I've owned 5 homes with in ground pools and would take a cartridge filter 100 out of 100...

    Started by Enigma869‎, 06-13-2014 10:45 PM
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    05-26-2015 12:20 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: In-ground Pool Construction & Repair

    S-)___________________________________ FAQs & Guides: In-ground Pool Construction & Repair ___________________________________ ...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-14-2018 06:59 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Matched Pool Equipment Sets: Pump / Filter / Valves / Feeder / [Heater] / [etc]

    ___________________________________ Matched Pool Equipment Sets ___________________________________ Matching pipe size to pool volume

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-20-2018 08:51 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended Equipment for In-ground Pools

    _________________________________________ Recommended Equipment for In-ground Pools --- being edited -- June 2018 ---...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-23-2018 01:15 PM
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    06-23-2018 01:15 PM Go to last post
  1. New build in South Texas

    Anybody else from the Rio Grand Valley building a pool?

    Started by martinkennedy‎, 03-24-2014 11:47 PM
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    10-07-2014 08:00 PM Go to last post
  2. SeanB.'s Pool Build

    Well, I've enjoyed reading every one's comments and pictures on their pool construction, so I thought I would share ours as well. They just did the...

    Started by SeanB.‎, 09-02-2006 06:28 PM
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    05-14-2007 03:26 PM Go to last post
  3. eljefe281's (Jeff's) pool project

    Specifications: In-ground gunite Rectangular 11' wide x 30' long 3'6" - 4'6" - 5'6" deep 18" raised bond beam at deep end 18" wide in-pool...

    Started by eljefe281‎, 10-04-2006 11:42 PM
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    12-13-2006 09:08 AM Go to last post
  4. Steve's pool build status - Work started 2/19/2007!

    This is a contunition of my previous thead. In this thread I will chronicle the build of my pool. Day 1 - 2/19 Well they started the build on...

    Started by skamp‎, 02-20-2007 09:20 PM
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    build sequence, pix, sticky
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    07-07-2007 04:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Steve's pool project 1-24-07

    I am very close to pulling the trigger on a new pool and I am looking for some comments and/or suggestions. The pool builder is an established...

    Started by skamp‎, 01-24-2007 04:07 PM
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    02-20-2007 02:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Divnkd101 Pool Build

    Well, the contract was signed last Friday. Excavaters showed up on Wednesday as scheduled. Dig went well. The excavation crew warned us in advance...

    Started by divnkd101‎, 09-21-2006 06:49 PM
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    pix
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    10-19-2006 10:54 PM Go to last post
  7. AL's Pool Project 10-17-06

    Well it has been a good first week on the progress of the pool. Pool Forums is awesome! Here is a link to pics if anyone wants to take a look. ...

    Started by No Need‎, 10-23-2006 09:46 PM
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    pix
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    04-08-2007 10:06 AM Go to last post
  8. Financing your swimming pool

    I'm new at this forum. Forgive me if this is the wrong board, but I could not find a board that discussed financing. Am looking into getting a...

    Started by Trish29‎, 06-20-2006 09:54 PM
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    08-31-2010 11:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Electrical Shock

    Help. I've got a problem with my pool that is baffling me. When I reach out from the pool and touch the pavers (wet) I get a mild shock. I have...

    Started by hsdancer‎, 08-20-2006 08:18 PM
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    electrical, sticky
    • Replies: 41
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    06-12-2007 06:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Exclamation Newbie with MAJOR problem...

    Hi Everyone, Not going to believe this... but my 18x36 inground marcite pool, built in 1986 (I just bought the house in '03), has what appears to...

    Started by MyBlueDog‎, 05-23-2006 04:23 PM
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    06-18-2006 07:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Getting Quotes on FG Pool

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the board but have been reading as many threads as possible. We live in MD and we are looking at getting a FG pool and...

    Started by 2Hipp‎, 06-29-2006 10:25 AM
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    08-02-2006 05:40 PM Go to last post
  12. DIY woes!

    Well we decided to do our own inground pool. We went with a 18x36 with 9 foot deep end. Did our research on which excavating crews the pool companies...

    Started by sjkader‎, 08-08-2006 09:13 AM
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    10-11-2006 01:53 PM Go to last post
  13. What filter to choose...cartridge or DE

    We are beginning our new pool next week and the company building it for us has suggested a cartridge filter instead of a DE filter...I have always...

    Started by Ready2swim‎, 06-27-2006 11:51 AM
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    06-30-2006 06:35 PM Go to last post
  14. Angry Pool walls out of square

    Hi, We just began our 14'X28'X19' full L pool install. The pool company installed the walls and floor and its 7" out of square, this is an indoor...

    Started by Figstimpy‎, 06-07-2011 10:31 PM
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    06-17-2011 10:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Dang is this hard!!!

    We looked into building an IG pool several years back and ended up buying a boat instead. Now we're thinking of selling the boat and building the IG...

    Started by s6skuzy‎, 07-09-2006 12:31 AM
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    08-03-2006 05:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Geralde Pool build

    Good morning all. Since I started my pool building process, this forum has been extremly helpful. I love seeing the progress pics. So I thought I...

    Started by geralde‎, 10-02-2006 09:39 AM
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    10-22-2006 11:10 AM Go to last post
  17. ehorn's pool build

    Okay well thought I would jump on the bandwagon and post some pictures of my pool build so far. My pool build has been going VERY SLOWLY compared to...

    Started by ehorn‎, 11-06-2006 01:10 PM
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    pix
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    01-07-2007 09:36 PM Go to last post
  18. Thumbs down Pool builder from H**L!

    As some of you might know I have been having some major problems with my pool builder. I have my dream pool but there have been many, many problems....

    Started by waterbear‎, 06-01-2006 11:55 PM
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    11-27-2006 05:05 PM Go to last post
  19. pump will only prime when basket it out

    I moved this from another thread because it put it under regular operations not repair.. We discovered this accidentally. The pump come within 4"...

    Started by ScottsdaleSwim‎, 10-16-2006 05:55 PM
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    10-23-2006 10:52 PM Go to last post
  20. Is It Normal For New New Ig Vinyl Pool To Be Slightly Unlevel?

    Pool is full. Close inspection of the water line on the liner border and the skimmers reveal that the water is about 1" higher on the deep end. ...

    Started by webfeet‎, 09-03-2006 11:43 PM
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    09-12-2006 10:03 PM Go to last post
  21. Sand in pool

    I have sand forming in the bottom of my inground pool with a cartrige filter. The finish appears to be "diamond brite" and the sand that is collected...

    Started by nefretrameses‎, 06-10-2013 09:31 AM
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    attaboy
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    08-17-2013 07:02 PM Go to last post
  22. Frustration and Anxiety are getting to me

    My deck has reddish streaks from red sand put in concrete mixture. I called the concrete company the PB used and they said that red sand is all they...

    Started by webfeet‎, 09-20-2006 03:30 PM
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    05-06-2007 09:41 PM Go to last post
  23. White splotches, spots, and lines (stains/fading?) in 3 year old fiberglass pool

    I have white random splotches and spots (resemble water splash markings), and lines in my 3 year old fiberglass pool. There is actually a perfect...

    Started by viking‎, 07-18-2012 10:19 PM
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    07-26-2012 03:49 PM Go to last post
  24. Can cracked PVC be repaired?

    I noticed the other day that the collar that the flow sensor screws into (I have a SWCG) has a fine crack and is leaking a little. I thought about...

    Started by JimK‎, 08-20-2012 03:19 PM
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    09-02-2012 08:13 PM Go to last post
  25. Pool is complete, poolcam in action

    Hello everybody, Our pool project is pretty much done. This is what we got: - 30'x28' 475 sq ft 89' perimeter freeform gunite pool 3.5'-6'...

    Started by GTakacs‎, 07-28-2006 04:59 PM
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    08-23-2006 11:40 AM Go to last post
  26. Exclamation HELP - leak maybe? advice

    Ok i have a 28x14 inground diamondbrite pool from my calculations 13,000gallons, the problem i have recently noticed is the water level dropping...

    Started by xoroniox‎, 04-01-2006 08:53 PM
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    04-11-2006 11:53 PM Go to last post
  27. Question So sad, a leak in my just finished pool ...???

    18x35 foot diver - built it myself Started up the pool Saturday night after it filled, and this afternoon I had 4 tiny squirts in one area ...

    Started by ValAZ‎, 04-02-2006 11:20 PM
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    04-17-2006 11:34 PM Go to last post
  28. Buying a house with a pool--need advice

    Hello everyone. Glad I was able to find these forums. My wife and I are buying a home, closing on it May 6th. The house has an in-ground pool....

    Started by jmac31‎, 04-26-2011 05:32 PM
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    06-01-2011 07:02 PM Go to last post
  29. Noob from OKC taking on liner install

    Hello from okc. I'm going to attempt to measure, repair return fittings and install vinyl liner in my old in in ground pool. Here goes nothing.

    Started by okcnewbie‎, 07-07-2014 11:57 AM
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    11-03-2014 01:14 AM Go to last post
  30. Vinyl Liner Floating, Bulging Walls in Inground Pool

    Hello, It has been a bit since I posted on the forum, but you all have been of great help to me before and now Im back to resource your expertise...

    Started by Wapak‎, 06-18-2015 09:10 PM
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    06-20-2015 01:06 PM Go to last post

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