Been considering adding a pool for 3-4 years since moving into new home. Been getting by with an above ground pool which has been OK, but its time to do it right. I will likely build the pool owner/builder as I have a friend that has done several that way and has a good subcontractor list and will help. I have lots of space and want to do a larger pool than most I see. Thinking approx 40' x 20' free form, sort of a crescent shape but with a 6' raised jacuzzi inside the left side of the pool with a 24" border (lazy river) around it (idea from currentking build thread where I took pic below from) and a big tanning ledge on the other end of the pool. Having a hard time finding a program to rough-draw the pool with. Thinking 4 lights in main pool, 1 in jacuzzi, 1 in lazy river behind jacuzzi and 1 light for the waterfall feature.
Trying to work on an equipment and plumbing layout for budget purposes and bidding out parts of the job. I am leaning towards using all Jandy/Zodiac equipment with my preliminary equipment list as follows:
- Jandy RS-PS8 Aqualink RS
- Jandy Pure Link Power Center with Sub Panel 6614AP-L
- Jandy iAqualink 2.0
- Jandy VS FloPro 2HP
- Jandy WaterFeature Pump WFTR-160
- Jandy CL-460 Filter
- Jandy JXi Propane pool heater JXi-400P
- Jandy Watercolors LED (7 of them)
- Jandy Laminar Jets (2, maybe 4 of them)
- Jandyy 4' Sheer Descent Waterfall with Fiberfall lighting with LED
- Jandy LED Lighted Bubblers (2)
Thinking of running the 2 bubblers on the main pump since I like them running all the time the pool is and all other water features on the WaterFeature Pump. Every water feature will be on a separate ball valves for fine tuning.
All equipment will be on a pad away from the house and approx 2' lower than the water level of the pool which I will put a roof over and then add some type of paneling on 2 sides to keep some of the weather out and to mount equipment to. I have read that being lower than the pool may actually be better for my pumps???????
Do I need a separate filter for water features?
Is the water feature pump big enough?
Any comments or criticisms are welcome. Please!