I've been planning this pool for 3 years now, breaking ground next week!
It has evolved in design from a smaller gunite freeform design to a much larger concrete wall low-hung borderless-liner pool with real tile waterline.
The goal is to open the pool in spring 2017.
Giving me about a year to build (no subs, volunteer or hired help).
I work 7 days a week so 1-3 hours a day weather permitting is all I can put in.
Going the DIY route will save tens of thousands of dollars over hiring a pool builder.
Skipping the pool kit option will allow me to build a stronger, larger and more custom shaped pool with real tile waterline, no plastic skimmer gaskets, no plastic stairs, etc.
I've learned a lot already from reading every build thread on here.
Also read countless articles on proper concrete block wall construction and pool building codes.
I will try to be as detailed as I can to help anyone in the future. I will include prices and pictures at the end of it all.
170' perimeter 'geometric' shape. Roughly 35k gallons. 45'x30'
Play/sports bottom 4'-5'-4'
200sqft of tanning ledge at 14" deep.
1x Pentair SuperFlo VS
1x Hayward 700 sqft Cartridge filter
1x Pentair IntelliChlor IC 60 SWG
2x Waterway Venturi Skimmers
4x Infusion Venturi returns
4x homemade deck jets
2x CMP deep bubblers for the shelf
4x Pentair white globrite lights
No automation or main drain.
So far I've removed every tree on my property in the back yard.
I've spent the last month cutting/stacking/mulching the mess that created. Also constructed a 80' privacy fence and got building permits sorted for the pool.
Next step is the "pool location inspection" before I can break ground. Fingers crossed that happens this week.
Any feedback is much appreciated.