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PoolReview22
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 13:38
My Pool: Lagoon, Salt Water, In-Ground
Location: Raleigh, NC

My Swimming Pool Build + 700 Pictures

Postby PoolReview22 » Tue 07 Sep, 2010 13:44

Hey everyone,

Rising Sun Pools in Raleigh, NC is installing my in-ground pool. From the start of the process until it's finished (we are about 60% done) I am documenting everything. Every right and wrong choice I make, companies I select to do the work etc. I have put everything together on one blog because I simply can't post it anywhere on a forum it's to much info. But ask any questions here and I will respond here of course.

This is the full review with images - http://risingsunpoolsreview.com/

The pool build has the following
- Lagoon Style Pool
- Vinyl Liner
- Salt Water
- Heat Pump
- Rear will have boulders and 3 water falls
- Two lighted laminars in the back
- Two seated jet seat in deep end
- Stamped concrete patio
- 6 in ground umbrella holders for shade where/when needed
- Sunbrella furniture

I think that's it, anyway read my review and ask any questions or comment. Thanks!


lbridges
Swimming Pool Pro
Swimming Pool Pro
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat 05 Dec, 2009 17:25
My Pool: Geometric 16K gal shotcrete w/exposed aggregate; Pentair EasyTouch w/wireless, 2 Intellibrites, VS-3050 pump, C&C 200 Filter, IC-40 SWG; Heliocol solar. Rocky's reel
Location: Space Coast, Florida

My Swimming Pool Build + 700 Pictures

Postby lbridges » Tue 07 Sep, 2010 14:05

Comment.

Your blog reads a bit like an ad for the various companies, as if you were getting kickbacks for the good words.

To most people thinking of building a pool (since I started one myself about a year ago) I think the decisions you made and why (source of the info that helped you decide) would be of most benefit.

Others may have a different view, but that's my $0.02.
PoolReview22
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue 07 Sep, 2010 13:38
My Pool: Lagoon, Salt Water, In-Ground
Location: Raleigh, NC

My Swimming Pool Build + 700 Pictures

Postby PoolReview22 » Tue 07 Sep, 2010 15:42

lbridges wrote:Comment.

Your blog reads a bit like an ad for the various companies, as if you were getting kickbacks for the good words.

To most people thinking of building a pool (since I started one myself about a year ago) I think the decisions you made and why (source of the info that helped you decide) would be of most benefit.

Others may have a different view, but that's my $0.02.


If you read through the blog it will tell you why I made the certain choices I did. It explained I get 8 - 12 estimates for whatever I'm doing. Once I'm 100% done with the pool I will actually review each contractor better and tell everyone exactly why they should use them or NOT use them.

I don't get kickbacks tho, would have been nice. =)

I had some bad experiences with some contractors, that isn't posted yet tho.
swimmingpoolbuild
Pool Enthusiast
Pool Enthusiast
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu 28 Apr, 2011 17:57
My Pool: Designer and builder of fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete pools. My contractor page is chadehunt.com, my ebook is at http://swimmingpoolbuild.com
Location: Louisville, KY

My Swimming Pool Build + 700 Pictures

Postby swimmingpoolbuild » Sat 14 May, 2011 10:09

Ouch, broken pipe under waterfall rocks!

Thats the reason I never backfill with dirt. It always settles. I always use crushed stone (gravel).

Other than that the pool looks nice!

Chad

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