hello, ive been a lurker for the the past 2 weeks and have gained a lot of great information on being a future pool owner. Thanks to members for posting their builds to help out other future pool owners.
a little about myself, we have a newly built home and moved in during the summer of last year, our previous neighborhood had a community pool so the kids made sure they used it every chance they got, well now in our new neighbor hood there is no community pool so after doing a lot of thinking and putting numbers together we decided that our next step was to build our own private pool in our backyard, what better than to have a little bit of paradise in your own backyard right? this was a big dream of ours to do and obviously a big financial decision to make. Our kids ages are 14 , 10, & 8 so we figured if we were going to do it we need to do it now so they can enjoy it aswell. We got about 3bids last summer to get a ballpark number of how much we were going to expect to spend on this build., after getting the bids and we decided to go with our gut feeling and go with a PB that came highly recommend through coworkers and some internet review searching. Contract was signed 3weeks ago, utilitys have been marked/flagged and we waiting on city permit... this has been the longest wait ever for us, I would of thought we would be halfway through the build the city wouldn't take so long lol, as of this past Monday permit was on pending approval process, PB said it should be by this week hopefully digging starts next week weather permitting....
I think its a basic build so hopefully it can get done by the summer so kids can enjoy...
this is what our PB designed for us, freeform style pool, salt water 17x35 , 18k gals
-we chose not to build a spa, only pool.
-1.5 HP whiperflo
-Pentair FNS plus D.E. filter
-Pentair Amerlite 500w light
-Jandy AquaPure Esalt system
-Ozone Joe water system
-flagstone table top
-raised jumping platform
-also includes peagravel decking around the pool plus slab for future patio, total of about 1,000sqft of decking.
since they day of the contract... upgrades have been made and the digging hasn't even started lol
-travertine coping and waterline tile,
-upgraded to LED color light
here is the survey of the soon to be build
-the future patio is shaded in, but not there yet but gets you an idea of where all the slab will be extending to.
-we are also deciding to make the sun deck a little smaller to accommodate the table a little better. this will be done when they come draw the pool out before the dig.