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    Need Guidance on building swimming pool - 1st time

    Hey Mates !

    Need your suggestions & help on my 1st swimming pool. Before I start with the specifics, few points I would like to mention.

    1. This pool is for a farmhouse which is on 45 minutes drive from my home (only my parents stay there)
    2. The location is in India, I however stay in middle east & visit once every 3 months
    3. The total area of the plot is about 15000 SQ FT and it is on the top of a mountain with a solid rock as base
    4. The layout is as below -
    a. The entry of the plot is huge garden with lots of plantation (planned)
    b. The house is towards the end of plot, there is empty are after this where i plan to put the pool. After this is the end of cliff.

    Few other points on usage & type -

    1. The location perfect for a infinity pool/vanishing edge because of the edge of the cliff & open view from that spot.
    2. This pool will not be used daily, only when i visit India & when my parents go there with their friends. This again may be once in 2 weeks or so. But they will visit for 3-4 days at a stretch.
    3. Water is available, not in abundance but available.
    4. Electricity might be a challenge at times given the remote location.
    5. I don't want a pool to do laps. Need something where friends can enjoy, play some water sports, enjoy pool parties & sit in the pool (drink in hand) & enjoy the view.

    I have not put a budget to this, however would like to cut expenses wherever possible. I WANT a budget pool. Generally the contractor here makes concrete pools. As this is very far from a Metro city, i am not sure whether i can get good pool experts here. The only option available is our contractor who is building the house & he can build concrete pool only.

    Need your suggestion & inputs on the type of pool i should go for ? I need to know the alternate options that i have ( a spa or a big Jacuzzi in the open). What is the kind of maintenance i am looking at ?

    Please fill in me with the different options available today.


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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Need Guidance on building swimming pool - 1st time

    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Above you will find the standard of care taught here a TFP.

    It is going to be hard to maintain a pool with that kind of visit time line. I am not saying it is impossible will be hard.

    I would love to see a pic of the area just to see it.

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Need Guidance on building swimming pool - 1st time

    I agree with Kim.

    Having an enjoyable swimming pool means the water must be constantly sanitized and kept free of algae and requires regular cleaning of leaves, dirt and other debris.
    This almost always means daily attention by the owner, or hiring of a person to care for it regular basis.

    Before getting into which type of pool to build or install, I would first suggest to study pool and water mainteance here on TFP, and read on this forum about keeping water in a swimming pool clean. Learn which types of sanitation systems and chemicals are necessary to keep pool water in good shape, and then make a determination if your particular situation lends itself to pool ownership.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Houston tx

    Re: Need Guidance on building swimming pool - 1st time

    Oh, and Welcome to TFP!!!
    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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