Snobby pool thread

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  1. lechnerd

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    This thread is for people with pools, people getting a pool and/or people who like pools.

    I'm getting a pool very soon. Got a bid from Blue Haven and I'd appreciate any commentary...

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    A couple of things I'd like to add...a natural rock structure with steps for the slide as opposed to the stand alone feel it currently has (cost quoted on this was $10k so it gives me pause but I think it will be safer and have a better look). Bubbler and fountains on the shelf entry for the kiddos. Wanted to put a slide off the deck which I thought would be super cool but it would require concrete pillars and was going to get pretty involved.
     
  2. * J Y *

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  3. killerwvu

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    lechnerd what design did your neighbor go with?
     
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  4. lechnerd

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    Pretty similar sans the slide.
     
  5. HatterasJack

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    Figure you would go with something more like this...

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  6. * J Y *

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    You should get the a&m logo painted on the bottom.
     
  7. kslim

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    Pool or a pond, pond is probably better for you
     
  8. Larry Sura

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    I’m getting my third above ground pool this weekend. I’m still working out how to connect them via tubes, but I’m pumped to get this project kicked off.
     
  9. lechnerd

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  10. HatterasJack

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    Still working out the kinks on my design, but something along these lines...

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  11. TrustyPatches

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    Thinking about splurging on this beauty

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  12. TC

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    Figured this thread was about snooker
     
  13. THF

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    lechnerd how mad are you going to be when a neighbor copies your design but manages to one up you six months after yours is finished?
     
  14. dukebuckeye

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    I have our neighborhood pool literally across the street from my front yard.

    Perfect scenario because I don't have to take care of it, I don't have any liability for it, and it takes me 16 seconds to get to from my garage
     
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  15. Clown Baby

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    Tops is spending a lot of money for a guy whose clinic is hemorrhaging it
     
  16. Nole96SC

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    Needs a swim up Blue Bell bar.
     
  17. TC

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  18. JohnnyChimpo

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    You gonna try banging Bella Goth in there?
     
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  19. sam shakusky

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    pretty big pool for such a small house
     
  20. ~ taylor ~

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    Congrats on the polio!
     
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  21. dukebuckeye

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    I certainly understand the bad that comes with the good.
     
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  22. Why?Pokes

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    Find a cleaning company you like, either their techs or a third party, and pony up the cash to have them come out periodically to check on the chemicals. Everyone I know who tries to monitor it themselves fails spectacularly.
     
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  23. Jax Teller

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    Who spends that kind of money on a pool that only goes 6 ft deep? Are you a family full of hobbits or something?
     
  24. wes tegg

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    Don't get a chlorine pool. Salt water is the only way to go (unless you're a poor).
     
  25. Ty Webb

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    I guess we know what happened to the PA :(
     
  26. angus

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  27. a.tramp

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    You thinking a salt water pool doesn't have any chlorine in it, guy?
     
  28. Arkadin

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    Well it's not called a salt and chlorine water pool, is it
     
  29. dukebuckeye

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    Yeah, and to really show how rich you are get some fucking Tiger Sharks in your salt water pool.
     
  30. a.tramp

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    He said don't get a chlorine pool. I merely pointed out that the salt water pool he is referencing is still a chlorine pool.
     
  31. lechnerd

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    All 4 of my kids are under 3 feet tall so yeah kinda.

    Everyone I know that has a deep pool considers their deep end of the pool a dead area. Its cool in the beginning but then nobody uses it after a little while.
     
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  32. TrustyPatches

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    As the kids grow I’d imagine they’d get into diving. 6 ft isn’t good for that
     
  33. lechnerd

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    Don't waste time on the trolls a.tramp

    Lets focus on the serious posters. What do you think of my pool and equipment? Anything you would change? Am I overpaying?

    Can I do the chemicals on my own?
     
  34. lechnerd

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    Diving boards are very 1990's.
     
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  35. wes tegg

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    Of course. Everyone knows that I'm talking about a salt chlorination system (unless they're poors).
     
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  36. TrustyPatches

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    Kids have liked jumping in pools since even the 80s.
     
  37. wes tegg

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    This is like that time that you went for several pages defending your use of "expresso."
     
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  38. wes tegg

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    (1) Yes, you're overpaying.
    (2) Ditch the slide. It's going to turn to shit very quickly and it's an eyesore from the get-go.
    (3) No, you do not want to do the chemicals on your own.
    (4) Either way, you should get a salt chlorination system. It's more expensive on the front end, but that shouldn't matter for a rich doctor like yourself.
     
  39. a.tramp

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    Speaking of trolling, that equipment list makes me think this entire thread is a ruse to troll me. Hayward! Congrats on getting hooked up with the equipment of the proletariat, I always had you pegged as bourgeoisie. I guess I was wrong.
     
  40. Ty Webb

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    There’s no money for Tiger Sharks post ORIG...
     
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  41. a.tramp

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    No, it is like that other time when some one said don’t get a chlorine pool, get a chlorine pool instead.
     
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  42. wes tegg

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    Only the poors were confused.
     
  43. dump

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    make sure to get a.tramp to clean and fix it

    he is the best in the business
     
  44. lechnerd

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    Sales guy said Hayward is the Rolls Royce of pool equipment :idk:
     
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  45. GeneralPaton

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    Splurged on one of these beauties last year. Do not regret.
     
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  46. dump

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    don’t doubt the tramp
     
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  47. a.tramp

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    I fully know what you meant it is just that there are people out there that seriously believe their saltwater pool has no chlorine in it. After 3-5 years when their salt cell wears out and they have to replace it because it is no longer generating chlorine and the pool is turning green, they can not comprehend what is going on. They seriously think I am full of shit as they are “allergic to chlorine” and they would not have been able to swim this entire time if their pool had chlorine in it.

    Some people literally believe salt water kills and sanitizes everything. I then ask them how plants and fish live in the ocean.
     
  48. a.tramp

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    The guy working for the company installing the pool that only installs Hayward equipment said that? Weird.
     
  49. Zack Zedalis

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    I don’t think wes tegg has any idea what he is speaking of
     
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