Just submitted the permit for my owner build, pretty basic pool in Austin, TX, and anxiously anticipating this journey!
Building a play pool for my children as they are little fish, and it's so warm in Austin. Ages: 9, 6, 5, 3
Simple 16k gallon, SWG, 33x19, 490 sq ft freeform pool with 18" raised wall (with sheer) and sun deck (with bubbler).
Oklahoma or Quartzite coping
400 sq ft patio with koolcote
Pentair Intelliflo VS 3 HP pump
Hayward 27" sand filter
Aquarite 40k SWG (AQR15)
1 Pentair Intellibright 5G Color LED pool light
-Filter choice (thinking sand because I'm lazy)
-Whether to pay $3k for a heat pump to extend swim season
-Automation (really only desire here is for color led light to turn on cool colors every night between certain hours - thinking about having electrician hook it up to a standard outlet where I can attach a simple holiday timer)
-Oklahoma vs Quartzite coping (will come down to cost difference)
Thanks for all of the advice and knowledge that you've contributed to this forum as it's helped me a lot so far.