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    Mesa, Az

    Construction Professional - Never built or owned a pool

    I'm a seasoned construction professional that has no experience with pool building or maintenance. I am beginning the process of new home construction in NE Mesa, Az and am planning to include an inground pool/spa combo. Planning on a somewhat rectangular shape 20' X 30' with a connected raised spa. I am excited to glean as much collective knowledge as I can from the more experienced members of the forum.

    In twenty-nine years I've built or managed projects up to $100 M but never built a pool or my own home! Looking forward to this new chapter!!


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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Re: Construction Professional - Never built or owned a pool

    HI! Nice to see you here on TFP!

    As soon as you start with your build start a thread in under construction!

    I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    Re: Construction Professional - Never built or owned a pool

    Hi BigE
    Welcome to TFP!

    If you have any questions, post them up. There are plenty of folks here who've been through the process and will be happy to give you some input.

    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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    Re: Construction Professional - Never built or owned a pool

    Welcome BigE,

    If I had your background, I would study up on pool construction, and manage this myself. Pool crews range from very good to downright poor, and there are a lot of the latter unfortunately. I wanted to be my own GC, but there simply weren't the crews here, nor did I have the experience I thought was needed. That said, there have been members just like me who've done it, and had fabulous results while saving loads and loads of cash.
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