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    New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    All,
    I am in the process of taking bids and narrowing things down. Can you look at this and make recommendations to the first two? I have not decided on chlorine, chlorine with Ozone, or SWG. Not sure if 6ft spa is too small and need to go to 7ft. Should I get two LED lights? 5x10 tanning ledge big enough for two loungers? What depth? Anything else that stands out? Tear it apart all!

    Builder 1
    Swimming Pool
    Pool Type: Shallow Freeform
    Overall Size 32X20
    Surface 487FT2
    Shell Shotcrete
    Steel on Bond beam 12x12
    Floor- 3/8 on 4 centers
    Walls- 3/8 on 8 centers

    Perimeter 90 FT
    Depth 4- 5.5- 4.5
    Cap 17,000 gallons +/-
    Water Features Spa Fountain and Spillways
    Bubbler at tanning ledge
    3x6 natural rock waterfall
    5x10 Tanning ledge with 1 bubbler
    Spa
    Size 6 interior
    Area 28 FT2
    Perimeter 19 FT
    Cap 500 gallons +/-
    Jets Waterway Jets

    Materials
    Coping Standard flagstone and boulders
    Veneer Natural flagstone
    Ceramic tile 6 at pool/ spa perimeter
    Decking 558FT2 hand seeded aggregate
    Drainage Line 4 underground line
    Interior Stonescapes mini pebble

    Equipment
    Circulation Pump Pentair Intelliflow SVRS Variable Speed
    Filter Type FNS 60 DE with backwash to drain
    Filter valve 2 multiport
    Heater Pentair 400K BTU
    Blower 1.5 hp silencer
    Sanitizer In-line Chlorinator
    Cleaner Robotic Prowler 820
    Control valves 2 x 2.5 never lube
    Pool Light Intellibright LED Color
    Spa Light Intellibright LED Color
    Maintenance Tele Pole, brush, net and test kit

    Electrical
    Wiring All proposed equipment
    Bonding/ grounding #8 bare copper wire
    GFCI At equipment for pool lights
    Controls mechanical time clocks and switches
    Freeze Protection on all circulation pumps

    Plumbing
    Suction outlets 2 skimmers 2 dedicated line
    Return Inlets 4
    Spa Drains Dual 2.5 line
    Spa Jets 6 at bench
    Spa Fountain on floor 1.5 line
    Backwash line 2 line to P-Trap
    Fill line automatic
    W/F Line 2 Return
    Overflow Line 2 Gravity to lower end of yard
    Gas Line gas line to heater

    Options
    Helical Piers if rock is not hit at excavation
    Electronic Controller Screenlogic
    Salt/ Ozone
    Waterfall dedicated pump 1.5hp




    Builder 2
    Structure: Pool and spa. 94 perimeter. 30x17 460 sq. ft. Dual main drains. Shotcrete construction. Overflow through beam. Upgrade steel. Tanning ledge with bubbler and steps per plan. LED light upgrade included. Spa 7 foot oval. Negative edge overflow from spa to pool. Small boulder fall on backside.

    Plumbing and Equipment: Pentair VS 3050 variable speed pump, dedicated booster pump for water feature. Pentair FNSP 60 or Pentair Clean and Clear 520, Raypak 336,000 BTU gas heater. Air Supply blower for spa. Jandy valves on manifolds. Polaris 280 with booster pump, Jandy IQ 904PS for wireless interface over smart phones.
    All plumbing lines minimum 2. Gas run not included.
    Helical piers not included and highly recommended if rock is not hit on excavation. (expect around $5-6,000 on pool/spa of this size.)



    Decking: Proposed 400 sq. ft. modular paving system per plan. $4,725 decking allowance. (This will allow for entry level to low/mid level with many nice choices.)
    Plan does not include landscaping or path behind pool.


    Tile: Standard cost from Noble or National Pool Tile.
    Coping: Oklahoma flagstone.
    Plaster: Premium pebble or 100% quartz (Quartzbrite).

    Estimate to complete including plans and permits: xxxxxx
    Includes all plans permits and insurance coverage.

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

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

    I would do some searching on here about ozone cleaning. There is very little up side to it.

    A SWG pool is a chlorine pool as the salt turns into chlorine. It is the easy way to do thing! I wish I could have a SWG but I have an above ground pool and do not want to risk the walls rusting

    Do you have a drawing of the ideas? That would be helpful for things like the lights and such.

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

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    This is rendering of builder 1. I plan to move one light just right of the skimmer and the other on the other side of the curve. The steps and spa will move up against the boulders. I understand the salt generates chlorine, just worried about it being hard on the heater, pumps, and rock.

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    I love the layout! The changes of placement should be nice as well.

    I would have an "up"light by the waterfall to show it off at night time!

    The only thing the salt might mess with is the rocks if they are soft rocks. BUT if you are really worried about it we can teach you how to do chlorine the easy way.

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    The SVRS pump is not needed, just go with the standard Intelliflo

    A blower for the spa is also not needed barring the spa air line is plumbed correctly.

    Go with a second standalone pump for the water feature, a booster pump is not the best idea for that application.

    As Kim stated, no need for ozone. Use that savings for the ScreenLogic (if you go with Pentair automation).

    I'd add 2 globrite style lights to the shallow/reef area of the pool.
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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Thanks Brian, I agree don't really need the SVRS IMO. No kids will be swimming to get stuck to the drain. . I think that's what that feature is for. Just not sure how much savings there is to go with the intelliflow vf without the SVRS. I do like the idea of the globrites (2) or maybe bubbler LEDs. Can you expand on the bad idea for a second pump for the waterfall? As I understand if I'm running the spa, and the water feature, the pump can't do it all. Additionally, I want to have exclusive control of the water feature independently regardless of anything else running. Weird, I had 3 separate builders push me away from SWG and to Ozone "60% less chlorine needed"

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    The SVRS is a retrofit solution to older pools that do not have a dual main drain (now required by code), that shuts the pump off when it senses a restriction that could be an entrapment. This arose from the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act which is where the dual main drain requirement stems.

    I'd recommend the Intelliflo VS over the VF. The VF is a little more money due to it providing flow compensation based on restriction. A characteristic that is not important and unnecessary.

    In regards to the 2nd pump, its a good idea. A booster pump is not a good idea because that takes the pressure and flow from your filter (main) pump and boosts it to send to your features. A 2nd standalone pump will run and can be controlled independently from everything else in the pool.

    Do a search on ozone and you will see several threads that disprove its effectiveness. Ozone does have a place in the pool world, but running lower chlorine levels is not where it fits in. Whether ozone does or doesn't do what it is supposed to do is irrelevant since there really isn't a way to check its effectiveness and because of that, my feeling is its an unnecessary expense.
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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Your PB is selling. TFP is helping people save money and have clear pools. It is up to you if you get the ozone or not.

    Kim
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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

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    Ok pool friends, here is my 3rd & final bid (I dumped 2 others right off), and frankly I like this builder the best as well as their design. Would you please look it over and perhaps answer some of my below questions? Please rip the bid apart and let me know your thoughts and any ideas opinions etc. Thank you for reading my post and commenting.

    - I am going with DE. Is a 60 the right size, or go to 80 or 100? Is the Quad better than the FNS?
    - Im not doing Ozone and an leery of SWG.
    - I am doing Belgrade Cambridge Cobble
    - I will have him shift the pool and deck to be more centered with my home.
    - Should overflow be a hole (with grate) in the tile with a pipe to the deck drains? Or?
    - Do I need a completely different pump for the water features? "Booster" I don't understand. He told me is is a different pump. Is that correct?
    - I don't plan to use piers. They said 6" of pea gravel is a great idea. I can't find much on this... Anyone have any insight? does it need a sump-pump? "Houston Clay" is my lot composition.
    - Lastly how can another bid with similar perimeter and length/ width dimensions have less Sqft? Is this because of the curves?

    Thanks all


    General Specifications
    Pool Type: Play Pool / Spa
    Pool Size: 18’ x 33’6”
    Pool Area: 532 Sqft.
    Pool Perimeter: 96 Ft.
    Pool/Spa Perimeter: 110 Ft.
    Pool Depth: 3’6” x 5’ x 4’
    Pool Capacity: 18,260 Gallons
    Spa Size: FreeFrom
    Spa Area: 45 sqft
    Spa Perimeter: 25’
    Spa Height: 18” Elevated with Mossrock Spillway
    Water Features: 4 Ton Mossrock Cascading Waterfall per plan w/ spillover into spa
    2.5 Ton Mossrock Cascading Waterfall per plan
    Mossrock Weeping Wall @ 10’ per plan
    Other: Custom Tanning Ledge w/dual bubbler
    Custom Benches per plan


    Pre-Excavation
    Plans and pool permits.
    Lay out pool in yard, for owner approval.
    Review equipment location, access, and stock pile location.
    Fence in access area removed by HCP.
    Fence in access area replaced by HCP.
    **Buyer is responsible for bringing fence gates to pool code w/ self-closing & self-latching hardware as well as provide stain for replaced pickets in access area**
    Trees/ shrubs removed. N/A.
    Concrete/ asphalt removed. N/A.


    Excavation
    Access yard through approved access. OPEN LOT ACCESS – LARGE TRACK.
    Set forms and elevations.
    Excavate pool, and hand trim all walls for even surface.
    Removal of dirt.


    Steel
    Install steel reinforcing in beam using #4 bars.
    Install 3/8” rebar deck dowels as required.
    Install steel base mesh 8 inch on center with #3 bars.


    Plumbing
    All pool piping is schedule 40 pvc.
    Plumb (2) skimmers on independent 2” line with valve.
    Plumb main drain on independent 2” line with valve.
    Plumb returns to insure no dead spots in pool. (7-9)
    2.5” Suction on spa plumbing
    Pool run to equipment…. 40 ft.
    Spa run to equipment…. 55 ft.
    Pool run to equipment.
    Plumb for pool cleaner.
    Install all specified equipment.
    Install backwash line/ P-trap if needed.
    Install auto refill line, if accessible.
    Install overflow.



    Equipment
    Pump: Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump
    Filter: Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520 Cartridge Filter OR
    Pentair Quad 60 D.E. Filter w/ backwash line
    Operating System: Pentair Intellitouch Remote Control w/ iPhone Interface (screen logic 8 input)
    Pool Light: Pentair IntelliBrite LED w/ color
    Pool Cleaner: Polaris 280 w/ booster pump
    Chlorine Generator: Pentair Intellichlor Salt System
    Heater: Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater
    Spa Light: Pentair IntelliBrite Spa LED
    Spa Blower: Polaris Q/T
    Cleaning Kit: Telescopic pole, Brush attachment, Leaf strainer, Test kit.
    Water Feature Pump: Pentair Waterfall Booster Pump
    2" x 2.5" Jandy Never Lube control valves



    Electrical/ Gas
    Install light niches per plan.
    Wire all equipment and install g.f.c.i.
    Wire control system and lights.
    Provide electrical bonding of pool when required.
    Provide all freeze protection on all pumps.
    Gas line from meter to heater up to 45 ft.


    Gunite
    Pneumatically applied Gunite per code.
    Gunite all beams 12” thick to natural grade.
    All pool walls and floor to be 8” thick


    Materials
    Tile: Standard 6” Waterline Tile
    Coping: Oklahoma Flagstone
    Decking: 643 Sqft of NEW Stamped Concrete
    **Includes capping existing patio to match
    **Deck drainage as necessary
    Plaster: Stonescapes “Mini-Pebble” Plaster Upgrade – color TBD



    Included Options:

    6” pea gravel bed under shell of pool installed
    6’ x 12’ Side by Side Equipment Fence w/ steel posts per plan **Buyer to stain**
    Up to (3) Umbrella sleeves installed – location TBD by Buyer
    All necessary deck turndowns
    Sprinkler System Repair and Reroute
    Estimated Sod Replacement up to (2) palettes – Access Area
    **Additional Palettes if needed or requested by Buyer will delivered and installed for $300 per palette**
    Pool Equipment Startup
    Salt System Startup
    Pool School Instructional
    All City Required Inspections
    Construction Site Cleanup
    **All Landscaping by BID only**
    Additional Available Options
    Upgtade Decking to Belgard Pavers – Standard design Cambridge Cobble or
    Holland Style – all others by BID only $ x,xxx
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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    -skimmers-each should have their own valve so you can have max control of flow.

    -main drain-I noticed it has own valve=good

    -overflow-two ways but I think the pipe with grate is the best. The other way is using the skimmer some how (notice I am not sure how this works) Just make sure you plan ahead where the water is going to go.

    -booster pump is normal for "features" as you do not want to run everything all of the time. Valves on everything also so you can have max control (notice I like control LOL)

    -make sure to get model numbers of all equipment written in bid/contract

    -test kit-have it written down that you get a Taylor k2006 instead of the k 2005 (there is a big difference with the FC test between the two)

    That is all I have/know about.

    It is very pretty! I like that it will be centered more with the house.

    Share a picture of the real yard so we can see what we are working with!

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    I agree, that's going to be great! I like the design. Glad you found a PB you really like!
    28,000 gallon freeform, Stonescapes Tropics Blue Minipebble with abalone, 3.5' to 8.5' depth. 2 skimmers, 5 returns, dedicated vacuum port, Dolphin Z5 robot. All Pentair equip: EasyTouch 8, IC60 SWG, VS pump, 520 Cartridge Filter, 3 Intellibrites, 2 Color Cascade Bubblers. TurboTwister Slide and 8' Salt System Jump Board. TF-100. My Jan-Mar 2016 build:
    Waxahachie, TX Owner Build - A race to beat the baby!!

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (DFW) UPDATED

    Well, its finally started. After days of rain in North TX, we finally found a window to start. Ill try to post as many pictures as possible, please let me know if you see something I should look into. Sad to see my grass go, but in the end it will be our little paradise. Please comment with feedback! Thank you, more to come...

















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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Awesome design

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Thank you, hopefully it turns out the way I envision.

    I am also attempting to create a time-lapse video of it all using the Brinno TLC 200 Pro and iMovie Maker. For me this will be a stretch!

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Fun times ahead...I'm jealous! Look forward to your build!
    My Journey - 16x38 In-Ground gunite (14k gallons - 3.5-5-4) w/ Crystal Stones Smooth Tropical Isle - OK Flagstone coping - 693sqft spray deck decking - Jandy 580sqft Cartridge Filter - 2hp Jandy E Pump (VS) - Contracted Pool 4/22/16 - TF-100 Test Kit - 7x7 raised spa w/ rolled tile edge - Jandy nicheless LED lights (5) - Aqua Pure Salt Kit - Dolphin s300 robot - Zodiac NG JXI 400k BTU for spa - iAqualink PS8 w/ 4 relays - Jandy LED bubbler

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Well today is 4/27/16 ND my builder completed the plumbing and steel. Everything I can see looks good with the exception of the equipment pad not perfectly square with the house. Since this will be blinded by fencing, it is not the end of the world. So now for the pictures.

    Equipment Pad First- Please let me know if anything looks odd here or anything I should ask about.












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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Now the Plumbing and Steel
























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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Measure it all. Add about 6 inches for gunite and plaster. Is it long, wide, deep, etc enough? NOW is the time to fix it!

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Ive measured everything, the only thing that stood out was the steel in the hot tub sitting area is all one hight and I wanted two seating depths. So, maybe they will do that with gunnite. Ill have to ask the builder in the morning.
    Dig Date 4.25.16 -IG 33x17-Gunite (16,700 gal 4-5-4) -8 ft Raised Spa 46 sqft- Stonescapes Midnight Blue- Okla Flag coping -750 sqft Paver Decking- 4 Ton Mossrock Cascading Waterfall-10ft weeping wall- Jandy 1hp water feature pump- Dual Bubbler on ledge- Pentair VS- Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520- Pentair Easy Touch 8 function- Polaris 280 with Jandy Booster- Mastertemp 400k- Pentair Intellichlor Salt- 3 Pentair Intellibright LED

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    Re: New Build Forney, TX (Dallas)

    Looks like ours right now. I love your nice big sun shelf, wish we had room to make ours bigger. Looking forward to seeing them build your waterfall.
    My pool thread. IG 31' x 20', 3.5'/4.5'/6', 8' spa, 4T moss rock WF/WW w/jumping rock, 7' x 11' sunshelf 3 bubblers, travertine coping, spray deck, Hayward equip: SwimClear 525 Cartridge Filter, H400 natural gas heater, Tristar Dual Speed EE pump 2HP, Tristar EE pump 1.5HP for water features, blower 2HP, Prologic P/S 8 w/aqua pod remote, Aqua Rite T-15 Salt System, Tigershark QC robot, networked Colorlogic LEDs 2 pool 1 spa.

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