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lily1025
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February 7, 2012 5:15 pm  

my husband and i are considering putting in a small pool around 10x 25,no deeper than 5feet deep, late spring. i would love to hear about good companies to work with,advice,both positive and negative, etc. thanks for your help! i would love to receive as much info. as possible before making any decisions.


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STXBob
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February 7, 2012 5:57 pm  

Which island?


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lily1025
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February 7, 2012 6:24 pm  

sorry! stx


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gonetropo
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February 7, 2012 8:14 pm  

Hi lily1025
Can't help with any contractors but don't consider anything but a programmable salt chlorinater and a dual speed pump for the pool. Both will save money not only on chemicals but also on your WAPA bill and keep the pool sparkling. We have had both down island and on STX and they work great. Also, good choice on the 5' depth. Both of the pools we have built have been 53" in depth. You save a lot of water and the need the need to chlorinate a lot of water. Good luck.


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vicanuck
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February 8, 2012 11:47 am  

I would recommend designing your pool with a vinyl liner. We get 150+ minor earth quakes per month and those little tremblors really do affect the concrete. A vinyl liner will protect your investment even if minor cracks in the cement occur. Salt water clorination and a solar powered DC pool pump are a must unless your rich.


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stxrover
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February 8, 2012 3:02 pm  

I would contact Chris with Crystal Blue - He is the best. https://www.cblue2.com/contactus.sc


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lily1025
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February 9, 2012 3:52 pm  

thanks everyone for the advice and information.


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DixieChick
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February 9, 2012 4:41 pm  

we used pool works.....so so work, but have been here a long time.
also self chlor great way to go and solar pump.


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InnAtPelicanHeights
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February 9, 2012 8:41 pm  

Check with Vince, his friend and neighbor takes care of pools. Also , discuss with Paul, he is pretty knowledgeable and swears by the style he has.

Have not been convinced the cost of a solar pump is worth it---I would look at doing solar power set up for the pump and lights, and backup for long term power outages.

Good luck.


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InnAtPelicanHeights
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February 12, 2012 11:57 am  

Dixiechick.

Do you have a solar pump? what type? how long have you had it? model, make, and cost would be greatly appreciated. Where did you purchase it and who installed it.

Have explored solar pump but not convinced cost of solar pump better value than doing solar electricity setup for existing pool pumps and lights.

PS The pool pump I have cost .60 cent per hour to run at the current WAPA rates. Options for saving exist, just a question of the option that gives the best value and reliability.


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