New user here and love the site. Informative and great place for info.
Just got the keys to my newly built house earlier this year and have a blank back yard. After 3 months of designing, engineering, and permit and HOA, it has begun and in the works. This is the first pool i have built and am cutting out the pool builders. With the help of my best friend who's family has been in the pool business for decades, i am tackling it myself.
One thing i learned so far is that if you have a budget when building it, you may as well throw that out the window. LOL. You will want to spend more. Also, if you speak spanish, you can get a lot more features done for the same price or for a little bit more. All my additions so far have not cost me much more at all. Basically just the cost of the equipment. PB would charge an arm and a leg. I guess that is where they make their money, on the upgrades.
My design was pretty straightforward, but then i added all kinds of things in the beginning stages. LOL
I will try to update progress when i can. Have electrician and rebar being done this week. Shotcrete next week hopefully after inspection.
ORIGINAL PLAN FEATURES:
-FULL AUTOMATION SYSTEM FROM PENTAIR
-SPA FALLS IN POOL
-SUNKEN BAR WITH BBQ KITCHEN AND 5 STOOLS
-TRAVERTINE DECK AND PATIO
-2 ROCK WATERFALL WATER FEATURES
ADDED FEATURES LOL!!!
-2 COLOR CHANGING LAMINARS LED JETS
-2 REGULAR WATER JETS
-1 COLOR CHANGING LED BUBBLER
-UPGRADED POOL AND SPA LIGHT TO LED COLOR ALSO
EQUIPMENT (ADDED FOR YOU GUYS THAT ASKED)
-PENTAIR DE 60 FILTER
-PENTAIR INTELLIFLO VS+ PUMP
-PENTAIR WHISPERFLO 2 HP
-PENTAIR MASTER TEMP 400BTU HEATER
-PENTAIR EASYTOUCH POOL SPA COMBO 8SC-IC40 WITH SALT CELL
-PENTAIR SCREEN LOGIC BUNDLE
-1.5 HP SILENCER VLOWER
-3 AUTO VALVE ACTUATORS
-BLUE SQUARE IN FLOOR SYSTEM
- 1 PENTAIR INTELLIBRITE 5G COLOR LED SPA LIGHT
- 1 PENTAIR INTELLIBRITE 5G COLOR LED POOL LIGHT
- 2 PENTAIR MAGIC STREAM COLOR LAMINARS
- 1 PENTAIR COLORSCADE LEDE BUBBLER
- 2 MAGIC STREAM DECK JETS