Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer. My husband and I just signed a contract last week for a gunite pool. Dig should be tomorrow if city calls with permit paperwork, if not Wednesday. I am going tomorrow to compare travertine coping and pick my tile out. I talked to 5 different companies and got 5 quotes and drawings. We decided to go with a smaller pool builder that only does about 10-12 pools a year but does a beautiful job. He also owns a landscaping business and started doing pools about 4 years ago which is nice because the grass and sprinkler system is included. The other 4 we would have had to do that on our own. He also includes all gas and electric work.
Here are all my specs:
Dimensions: 115 ft perimeter plus spa; 654 feet
Water depth 3.5 ft- 8 ft with diving board
Raised tiled or rock beam wall, 3 sheer descent waterfalls, with bench seat and oversized swimout
3 hp pentair VS intelliflow pump
pentair cartridge filter
2 Melody Savi LED color change lights for pool, 1 for spa
wireless easytouch 4 controller w/freeze protection
pentair 400 mastertemp heater
booster pump for cleaner
Polaris 280 cleaner
salt water chlorination
1000 feet of concrete deck
Diamond Bright finish
He will fix french drains, sprinkler system, trim 3 large trees up and install bermuda grass when done
I am so excited and have been scouring every thing I can on pools. I am completely new to the pool thing. Neither husband or I had one growing up. I am scared of the maintenance and hope I can do it all on my own. We have 3 children, 12, 9 and 6.
Biggest thing that I have been researching everywhere I can is whether or not to do concrete or travertine coping(qdi stone). I love the travertine but of course am scared because of the salt water. Most of my friends and family that have pools have salt and 2 have concrete or cool deck coping and my aunt has travertine. My bestfriend just got a ozone pool and went with flagstone which I do not like because of the rough edge when you lean against it. I am leaning towards the travertine at the moment, any suggestions about doing regular or bull nosed. About $500 extra for bull nose.
Most everyone I know has 6 inch waterline tile but my builder really likes the 1 inch glass, opinions?
Excited for the process even though we have missed this summer to use it.