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Thread: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

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    New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    This will be my second pool:

    First pool was:
    Chlorine (bleach eventually)
    Pebbletec
    Three, single speed pumps (filter, cleaner, bubblers&water wall)
    PCC2000 in-floor cleaner
    Cartridge

    Pool builder (same as first pool) recommends UV/Ozone as the sanitizer. My 1st pool had Ozonator, I'm not sure it did anything. What can you TFP folks tell me about UV as a primary sanitizer?

    Here are my plans:

    Variable Speed pump -> Intellipro. I want to run low and slow to save those $$s
    Filter options (DE or Cartridge Filter), I'm leaning towards DE, but my wife is concerned about the carcinogenic properties of the DE medium
    in-floor cleaner (I loved my in-floor cleaner)
    Color changing lights
    This will be some form of Pebbletec - I want more blue and less green to the finish
    Chlorine tank and pump (peristaltic, Stenner 45MPHP22, w/7.5 gal uv gray tank and rain roof) Single Head Fixed Chemical Injection Pump

    - cabinetry and counter space
    - gas plumbing (Grill/Generator/firepit)
    - wiring (lights, fans, speakers, TV)
    - water/sink/drain?
    - cooling sprays aerators (integrated method to cool the pool during hot summers)
    - In-pool obstacles - benches, platforms...for the dog
    - color changing in pool lights
    - gas fire pit
    - speakers
    - Hammock spot
    - slab large enough for chlorine pump and AC
    - waterfall
    - babbling brook, probably need some height for noise abatement
    - beach entry (maybe, we have a large lot)
    - landscape lighting

    I'm interested in other ideas
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    What I've learned from the more knowledgeable on this site about UV/Ozone:

    For outdoor pools that get a lot of sun, they're not needed (you get plenty of UV from the giant fireball) and the UV system may actually cause chlorine demand to rise.

    UV and Ozone are only effective when the baddies pass through them. They do nothing for algea, bacteria, etc that exist in the pool water or cling to surfaces.

    Hope that helps and if I got it wrong, hopefully someone will be along soon to set it all straight.

    And good luck with the build. Your builder was one of our finalists and we would have been confident in their build.
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    The dig is scheduled to start Tuesday.

    19,500gal, Gunite, Pebbletec, Chlorine, PCC2000 cleaner, Stenner Chlorine Pump, MegaCatch Mosquito Trap

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Please post any pics you might have of your site and design! We love pics!
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    This is off topic, but the Mega-Catch Mosquito Trap in your signature caught my eye. Does it work? We are on an acre and would love to find something effective. We also keep bees so we can't use pesticides, so this looks interesting.
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    This will be a nice one to watch. It will be interesting to see how it goes since you have already done it once before.

    Kim

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Thank you, Kim. It's always good to get firsthand, reliable reviews of products. I'll be sure to check those out!
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieP View Post
    This is off topic, but the Mega-Catch Mosquito Trap in your signature caught my eye. Does it work? We are on an acre and would love to find something effective. We also keep bees so we can't use pesticides, so this looks interesting.
    Jamie, yes, the megacatch works. Does it eradicate the mosquito problem...no, but it helps a lot.
    19,500gal, Gunite, Pebbletec, Chlorine, PCC2000 cleaner, Stenner Chlorine Pump, MegaCatch Mosquito Trap

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    The dig started Wednesday, November 18. Here are some pictures. Thursday, they installed the plumbing for the PCC2000 in floor cleaning system.

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Progress! It looks like a really clean dig. I hope things continue to go smoothly for you.

    Thanks for the information about the mosquito trap too. One more thing to look into!
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    JamieP,

    It is great to see progress. Our first build had the benefit of going through the back fence so our front yard was not damaged. At this house, that is not possible, so the yard damage is frustrating.

    They are going to do the iron work today with Gunite planned for tomorrow.
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Where is the babbling brook going to be?
    Marla
    No longer living vicariously through other people's pool builds. Pool build is complete on my IG SWCG pool, approx 10,000 gallons. All Jandy equipment - VS 1.5 hp pump, 580 cartridge filter, AquaPure 1400 salt cell, AquaLink PDA system. Dolphin m500. PebbleSheen Blue Surf with shells and beads added. TF-100 w/ SpeedStir. A Houston Pool Build Inside the Loop

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlahoutex View Post
    Where is the babbling brook going to be?
    Sadly, the babbling brook was a victim of budget cuts
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)



    That's the second one that's dried up!
    Last edited by Marlahoutex; 11-20-2015 at 10:37 AM. Reason: Duplicate post
    Marla
    No longer living vicariously through other people's pool builds. Pool build is complete on my IG SWCG pool, approx 10,000 gallons. All Jandy equipment - VS 1.5 hp pump, 580 cartridge filter, AquaPure 1400 salt cell, AquaLink PDA system. Dolphin m500. PebbleSheen Blue Surf with shells and beads added. TF-100 w/ SpeedStir. A Houston Pool Build Inside the Loop

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Friday they came and did the rebar, Saturday they shot the gunite. I don't have any good pictures of the re-bar as it was dark when I returned home Friday and they started the gunite at 6:20 AM Saturday morning (yes, out neighbors love us)









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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    The back ledge looks a little uneven!!

    Looks great...excited I'm sure.
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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Here are some more updates

    Rock wall and the waterfall cove










    Pumps (Filter - Intellipro, Waterfall, then cleaner left to right), The Stenner tank and pump had not been installed when I took this picture. The electrician was out yesterday, no pictures yet. Should get started on the decking today or tomorrow.

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    LOTS of work done! Nice!

    Make sure to print out a picture of you equipment and pipes to label and put up for later or just in case.

    I would also label the pipes with a sharpie or such.

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Nice. Love beach entries. They look so natural.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New Pool: Klein, TX (no spa)

    Deck was poured Tuesday 12/15.







    The slab for the shed can be seen below:




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