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    Just another build in Texas

    So we started planning this project back in the spring. Its taken us a while to get everything hammered out and then find the right people to help us build it. Its going to take a while to get where we want to be so I hope you guys will come along for the ride and offer suggestions and ideas as we go.

    First, here is the site plan:



    Here are a couple of renderings:






    So that's the plan. Today we got started. We had an old concrete patio that needed to be demoed before we could get started with the good stuff. Here's the way the patio looked:





    Then the excavator and dump truck showed up. My 2.5 year old was thrilled.








    At the end of the day, the back yard looked a lot different.



    Tomorrow we dig the pool.

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    Re: Just another build in Texas

    Looks like it's going to be beautiful!
    ​FINALLY FINISHED IG 13.6x30 gunite, Radiant Fusion Topaz, 3.6/5.6/4, 14100 gal, 2 skimmer, 4 Hayward LED lights (pool & spa), Hayward Echostar VSP, 2 future fire bowls, raised beam wall w/ scuppers,7x7 raised spa, DE Progrid70, SWG Hayward Goldline, OmniLogic, Hayward 400K BTU heater, stamped colored deck, Dolphin Discovery robotic cleaner, TF100 test kit, Newbie in Bixby Oklahoma

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    Re: Just another build in Texas

    Awesome project! Congrats! The art is great too!
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    Re: Just another build in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    The art is great too!
    LOL. He is quite the artist.

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    My son just turned 3 when our pool was started and it was his favorite thing to watch the construction equipment. He ate many meals in the window watching the construction.
    Pool is done! Only took 17 months! - Natural shape in-ground pool: 37x23, 505sq ft, 96ft perimeter, 7ft deep end, 18,950 gallons, tanning ledge, blue surf pebble sheen/luminous blue blend, Belgard coping, 910 sqft paver deck/walkways, retaining walls out the yinyang. Jandy SWG, 2 LED Color lights, VS 2HP Pump, 460sqft cartridge filter, PDA RS P8 controller. My build

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    He is 2.5 and huge into construction equipment. He'd be happy if they filled it back in a dug it back out every day. But he's already swimming like a fish so we'll have a big time next summer.
    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Here's the big dig.







    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Wow! That will be great for swimming laps!!
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    Re: Just another build in Texas

    And steel




    Note the ladder in the deep end for perspective.
    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Wow that is going to be a big one. I'm looking forward to watching the progress. I know you all must be so excited, especially the little cutie watching it out the window. I loved the pic with him running through the yard.
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    And Plumbing








    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Wow, they are moving right along.
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    WOWER! What a pool and house and playset and yard and cutie and wonderful art work and happy doggy!

    THANKS for letting us come along for the ride!

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    Re: Just another build in Texas

    Gunite in the morning.

    Then things slow down.

    Oh well. Swim season is over anyway.
    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Why do things slow down? As in waiting for it to set up?

    Please tell me you will be there in the morning. This is a HUGE step in your build. There might be so questions or idea they will want to talk to you about. IF you are not there they will just do it who THEY think it should be. We had one build where they were making a shelf where it should have been a beach entry! He was home and was able to have them fix it right then!

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    A couple of things are conspiring against us. The cabana builders have to catch up once the pool is gunited because the foundation of the cabana is so close to the pool and the decking, pool and cabana are all tied together. Not literally, but figuratively. Then we are also having to get a 2nd sewer tap in our back yard because our current sewer line is cast iron and the cost of replacement far outstrips the cost of a new sewer tap. That takes about 4 weeks from start to finish because of the city process for tapping the sewer. So, the slow down is coming (sadly) but it was expected. We started this build in the fall because we knew that nothing we did would get us there by swim season. Hoping that we are done by christmas (or close to it) but we'll see.
    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Unite crew was great and man are these guys talented.
    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    It does look good! Which company did the gunite?
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    I saw the name but didn't snap a shot. My wife may have. I'll check.
    IG 16 x 50 Gunite. 3.5' - 9' depth 37,400 gallons 146LF perimeter and 863 square feet, 3 skimmers, 3 Pentair LED lights, 2 main drains, 6 pool returns, 1 vacuum line, 1 Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, 7x7 Spa attached with 1 Pentair LED Light raised 15 inches and 6 HydroAir Jets, 2 HP blower, Pentair DE60 Filter, Pentair Intellitouch I-7 w/Wireless remote, Pentair SWG 400k BTU Heater, Glacier Chiller. My 2015-2016 build thread.

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    Re: Just another build in Texas

    Have you started "bonding" with your pool yet? AKA watering it! LOL

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