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Central New Jersey New Pool build

posted by: rirsz on 12.25.2012 at 01:35 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

Decided to go with Seasonal World. So far it's been a very good experience. We are building a liner pool and the dig date is set for this March.


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RE: Confused about Pool Builder & Pool Choices (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: muddy_water on 02.18.2013 at 09:17 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

There is nothing wrong with Hayward equipment at all...For the finish I like Diamond Brite...White plaster has no warranty...Go pull some permits from your courthouse from these companies and make some calls to the homeowners.



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RE: How warm does the water on a tanning ledge get? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: poolguynj on 02.10.2013 at 02:37 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

As long as the in floor system is on, the pool and shelf will be the same temperature. I urge a wall return be placed there too as floor systems are often not on more than a couple hours per day.



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Water Depth of Tanning Ledge / Baja Shelf in a Vinyl Liner Pool?

posted by: hollyawright on 02.03.2013 at 03:59 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

Our pool in going to be "L" Shaped with the side part being a tanning ledge 8 x 14 (includes the steps and ledge) I would like for the ledge to be between 6 inches deep, and no more than 12 inches but our PB is worried about the liner lifting up or getting wrinkles and wants to do it at 20 inches (16 inches when pool is full of water) he says we need that much water on it to keep from having problems. We live in Syracuse, NY and ledges are not that popular here in fact when I talked to PB's 4 years ago no one knew what I was talking about, since then the company I am going with did their first one last summer. I want to know if this is a legitimate concern or if they are being conservative due to lack of experience with tanning ledges. The PB we have chosen has a great reputation for both the build and customer service. I am in need of recommendations of how shallow an in-ground liner pool tanning ledge can be. Thanks in advance for your help!


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How do you install sleeves for umbrellas in a paver patio?

posted by: buzz2 on 02.09.2013 at 02:00 pm in Pools & Spas Forum


I have searched the forum but haven't found anything with much detail about how to place umbrella anchors/sleeves in a paver patio (almost everything references installation of sleeves in a poured concrete patio). My gunite pool was put in this past summer. I delayed the paver patio to allow for settling to occur until this spring. The patio will be installed in early April.


Can they be anchored adequately without concrete?

Should the sleeves be placed in the base first and the pavers cut around them?

I have seen retail pvc, brass, or SS sleeves (usually about 6 to 8 inches) referred to on this and other forums. However, if they are placed in a concrete base, and then the patio built around them, I am concerned that the finished paver patio surface will not be exactly flush with the sleeve, especially allowing for grading, etc.

Also, with the sleeves being only 6 or 8 inches in length, very little of the sleeve will be anchored in the concrete after allowing for the thickness of the pavers on top of one inch of sand.

The alternative, as I see it, would be to use long pieces of pvc (1 1/2 inch or 2 inch sched 40 per this forum) anchored in concrete, place the patio around them, then cut these pvc pipes flush with the surface of the pavers.

Is this reasonable? Are simple pvc pipes durable enough that they will last for many years or should I get a retail sleeve product? My concern is that simple pvc sched 40 pipe may crack and I won't be able to get it out.

Does anyone have suggested alternatives or experience with specific products or methods?

I would appreciate any suggestions or comments.

Thank you


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