We are in! We signed our contract a week and half ago after meeting with 3 PBs. I studied this forum so I hope the contract scope looks good. By all means, if anyone sees something I should question or think about please let me know. Beyond excited! I never thought we would own a pool. I have 3 kiddos (4, 2, 4 mths).
We have a small yard, shallow and long. We went with a small, freeform salt water pool- no spa. That's right, salt water in Austin with flagstone coping! All 3 vendors warned against it but after reading the threads on TFP my mind was made up; it is what will work best for my family. There was not any pushback from the PB. I will seal twice a year and rinse off coping at least once a week.
I debated on a beach entry starting from the patio but decided against it and instead extended the tanning shelf. Thoughts on the look? I wanted to be able to walk right into the pool from the patio.
Here are the details:
Pool dimensions: 17'4" x 32'
Pool Perimeter: 81 ft
Pool surface area: 337 sqft
Pool depth: 3.6x5x4
1/2 in steel rebar on 10 in centers, both ways.
1/2 in steel rebar x4
12" bond beam, 8-10" walls/floor
2 1/2 in 40 PVC
Returns: 4 directional inlets
Skimmers: 2 Pentair, individually plumbed
Drains: 2 (10 in) SDX, VGA compliant
Cleaner line: 1 independently plumbed
Pool tile: 6" band @ waterline
Pool coping: Flagstone
Raised beam: 25 ft, faced with flagstone or tile
3' foot sheer (possibly)
3/8" rebar 16"on center, 4" crushed base, 3/8" mastic joint
4 VB/umbrella sleeves with cap
Pebble Sheen (color undecided, leaning towards blue granite)
53 sqft custom tanning shelf
benches (per plan)
Start up: complete start-up chemicals for balance and stabilization
Maintenance: 16' Telescopic pole, vacuum head & hose, brush, net, test kit & thermometer
Clean up: 1 load of Sandy loam, spread and graded
Pump: Pentair IntelliFlo VS-3050 (variable speed)
Filter: Pentair Clean & Clear 420 cartridge
Cleaner: KK Racer w/ booster
Sanitizers: IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
Pool lights: 1 Pentair AmeriLite 500w 120v
Pool control: Pentair EasyTouch P-4
Thanks everyone! I will attempt to post pics.Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 8.57.23 PM.jpgScreen Shot 2015-07-27 at 5.30.54 PM.jpg