First, I would like to thank all of you who Answer and post questions here! I have learned so much for y'all!
Ok, My wife and I have decided to do this pool thing and although I started with requesting quotes from three Pool Builders, I quickly realized I had more research to do before I could really pursue a Builder.
Here is what I got so far:
102' Perimeter Geometeric "L" Shaped pool
15,000 Gallons (just guessing)
28' 12" Raised Beam
4pc 1'4"x1'8" columns
9'x10"x9" d tanning ledge
3pc 3" or 4" water sheers
450 sf of new concrete w/ Sundek
130sf of Sundek over existing concrete
This design fits into the easement and deed restrictions per our POA and was layed out per my plot plan so I am pretty sure I won't be declined on design. Can some one pall park me $$? I was thinking around $38- 42K but BP disagrees. :-/
From what I have read so far, It seems it would be best to ask a few questions at a time so I will keep this post to two questions...
1. Like I mentioned earlier, I started with three builders but quickly eliminated two for various reasons. I like the one that is left but feel I am not doing myself justice with out any comparative input and pricing. Can anyone PM me some recomendations? I live near HWY 288 and Texas 6.
2.(a two fold question) Reading here, It seems like you all like a 2 speed pump for filteration and a smaller pump for water features and a self powered robot for cleaning. Pool builder suggests Pentair Intelliflo as the pump for filtering and water features but also suggests a Pentair Racer for the cleaning system. From what I read, the Racer requires a booster pump.
1. Would I be better off using a 2 speed pump for filtration and a booster pump for the racer and water feature(my guess is that I would not run the water feature while cleaning)?
2. Going with the Intelliflo for filtration and water features and get a self powered robot(dolphin or M4/M5) and save money on extra pressure line?
I attached a screenshot of my Sketchup model and would have attached my plot plan but the file is too big...
Thanks in advance and look forward to your answers!
Edit_ I just found out the Booster pump will be included in the cost of the Racer ( package deal?). PB has not told me the cost yet nor do I want to ask until I know what I want to do. So I guess the question now is- Will the Pentair Booster pump be able to handle the demand of the water feature so I can use t two speed pump? Secondary question is the Racer /Booster pump will most likely be on par with the cost of a robot. Which would be the better route? FYI, Our yard backs up to a grassy area around a retention pond. we don't find much air borne dust or dirt on the existing porch and we don't have any large trees around so I wouldn't expect much large debris in the pool.
Thanks for the comments already JamieP and Kmkats! We are pretty excited about the project!!