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    We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    Hi everyone,
    New to the forum and new to pools.
    We are building our first pool.
    We have 9 kids and now 5 grandkids and are looking forward to years of fun.
    We have decided to go with "a pool builder" here in the Austin area after meeting with a few PB.
    This is the design we decided on. The specs are:

    25x39 free-form inground pool 730sq ft 24k gallons,7x9 raised spa
    Pentair Quad DE filter,Pentair intelliflo VS-3050 x 2, 1.5HP Spa Blower
    (4) Pentair Globrite LED 12v pool light, (1) Pentair Globrite LED 12v spa light
    PV3 infloor system with (1) MDX R3 (5) 10"SDX, 2 skimmers with Paramount Leaf canister
    Irish Mist Pebblesheen with Chocolate Leuder coping ,Travertine Paving Stones (tiramisu) in gravel and sand base


    Sobhani Design 3.0_007 (1).jpg

    Thank you
    bob
    Last edited by kimkats; 02-25-2016 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Removed builders name-Kim
    25x39 free-form inground pool 730sq ft 24k gallons,7x9 raiese spa
    Pentair Quad DE filter,Pentair intelliflo VS-3050 x 2, 1.5HP Spa Blower
    (4) Pentair Globrite LED 12v pool light, (1) Pentair Globrite LED 12v spa light
    PV3 infloor system with (1) MDX R3 (5) 10"SDX, 2 skimmers
    Irish Mist Pebblesheen with Chocolate Leuder coping ,Travertine Paving Stones

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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    I love it! Is the shaped patio already there? You are going to LOVE a pool!

    We would love to see a shot of the property as it is now so we can get a good idea of what you are dealing with.

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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    I love these rendered pictures. I need to ask for one of those. Your design looks amazing!
    Starting Monday 4/18/16...18x39x30x14 L vinyl liner pool. All Hayward equipment: Tristar pump, 300K BTU heater, s310 sand filter, T-15 swg, Omnilogic. 2-12v universal color logic lights + 1-320 accent light on the steps, Latham gold pebble liner. Tf-100 test kit

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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    Nice! Another Austin pool. Pool equipment looks a little close to the pool - not a problem, just cosmetic. With a variable speed pump, if you pump on low like 1200RPM you'll hardly hear it, but you'll need to run about 2700 RPM for the infloor cleaner and you will hear that.
    Pool: 16,000 gallons, 16x31, 500SqFt gunite pool, White Pebbletec interior, built by Cody Pools. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear 420 Cartridge Filter, In-line chlor with Ultra UV, PV3 Infloor cleaning, Pentair Easytouch-P4 control. TF-100
    Spa: 525 Gallons, Coast fiberglass spa of unknown vintage and suspect previous care with a 2-speed main pump and a blower motor, both 4HP. 3-step bromine sanitized.

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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool!

    I would switch the pumps from the 3050 to the 011018. You don't need the extra vacuum release feature because your pool is new and it will have dual bottom drains if equipped. The vacuum release feature can cause issues.
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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    What an awesome pool!

    If it was my pool(like the one I'm building now) I'd have a step down onto the ledge, or at least have them make it with 9+ inches of water.
    Gunite Pool/Spa, CLI Caribbean blue crystal stone smooth, Pentair 3hp Intellifo VS, Pentair Quad DE Filter, Pentair 400k BTU Heater, KK Prowler 820, Pentair PSL4 controler with Screenlogic wifi, Inline Chlorinator, Pentair 1.5hp Spa Blower, TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speed Stir. My 2016 Pool Build

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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    How wonderful to have such a large family and grandchildren to be able to entertain with your new private oasis! I'm sure that will be a blessing for years to come! It looks like you've got a really great design. You've come to the right place for help on all the details... Everyone is so helpful and knowledgable here.

    Keep the pictures coming! It's always fun to follow an new build.
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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    You might consider adding a standing depth bench in the deep end (40-48" deep) attached to your existing bench. I've only seen it done on one or two other pools besides ours which we requested. No one ever bites on this suggestion but I keep throwing it out there because we love ours so much. Great place to play catch from opposite the shallow end. Ours are probably 36" deep and could be a little deeper, but are still nice.

    Looking good!
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    I agree completely. We have benches in 3 out of 4 "corners" of our pool. Should have done the 4th also, it was just an oversight. Benches are great for kids to play on, throw stuff, rest, jump, etc. They use them like home base. And of course, they are great for adults to sit and sip tasty beverages.
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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    You are going to need more chairs Design looks great!
    My Pool Build (2015): inground 12K gals gunite/plaster pool, SWG, 2-speed pump, cartridge filter, gas heater, and polaris cleaner (Jandy). TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speed Stir

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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    It's a very nice design...beautiful, and I hope it goes great! Welcome to TFP.
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    Re: We are signing on a new pool build. What do you think?

    Hello! I love your design and your coping & deck colors are similar to mine, except I now have white plaster but want to replace it with Pebble Sheen, and my favorite color is Irish Mist. How do you like the color? Can you upload some photos? It is difficult to find pools in this color, but I like it better than the medium to dark blues. I am in south Texas too, and I don't want a dark plaster color that will heat my pool water too much. Thanks
    18' x 38' classical geometric IG 15,000 gallons; was white plaster since 2001; refinished 2017 Pebble Sheen Irish Mist; max depth 5'6" with sun shelf, seats and raised spa; 72 cf. Purex Triton DE filter, 2-1/2 HP whisper flow pump, Polaris 380, Rainbow chlorinator, Aqualink + Spalink

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