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Jack Sparrow
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Building My Own Pool

Postby Jack Sparrow » Tue 14 Aug, 2007 11:20

Right now I've got a pool, but am considering moving out of state and would like to have one in my next house. As I was riding my John Deere today I had a revelation, why can't a person build their own pool.

I'm a pond builder by trade. As I compare the differences between a pond and a pool, I come to the conclusion there isn't much of a difference. It's a body of water being contained by a liner. The difference is in the maintenance and filtration. A pond uses biological filtration, a pool uses other means (sand in my case). A pool needs chlorination and a pond doesn't (unless you want floating fish). A pool needs proper pH a pond isn't as crucial (although staying within tolerances will promote stronger, healthier fish).

So, what's to keep a person from building their own pool. Geez, you could have one of those really cool looking pools that have a real natural feel.

I'd love to start a dialog on this and get other peoples opinions.

Thanks,
Joe


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Postby Backglass » Tue 14 Aug, 2007 19:48

It's actually not as far fetched as you might think. There are lots of people who have built their own pools and saved easily 1/2 the price.

Check out www. troublefreepool .com, as I know there are several people there that have built there own pools.
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