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Thread: Pool build in Cancun, Mexico PART#2

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    cancuntom's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Cancun, Mexico

    Pool build in Cancun, Mexico PART#2

    The pool is flat bottomed with a uniform in depth 4'-6". It is about 30' long x 16' width at it's broadest point. We wanted it deep enough to swim in, but shallow enough, for guest's to stand up in and hold on to a drink. We also wanted to play volley ball and didn't want a sloping bottom. However we have never been able to find a net here in Cancun.

    Here are a few pictures of the installation process of the mosaic tiles. They started with the stairs:

    These are the 3 colors of tiles we used:

    Tile installation on the side walls. (The hombre on the right was the Maestro and the other hombre was his occasional helper,
    who was a Cuban refugee. He escaped Cuba on his 7th attempt on a homemade raft! The Maestro pretty much built the entire pool by himself).

    The stairs & walls before the backing paper was removed:

    After removing the paper:

    The railing as installed: ( it was removed and shortened later)

    Opening to one of two skimmers:

    The pump we used has a single speed motor. Electricity is very expensive here. Unlike most other places, the more you use the more per kilowatt hour you pay! So the trick is to stay below a certain threshold to avoid the higher rate. We have two meters, one for the Casa and another for our Casita (pool house) and therefore are able to keep below the threshold.
    Pool size: 14,300 gals. in-ground
    Filter: Aster99 Sand
    Flow: 22m3/h
    Construction: concrete block/Stucco/Glass mosaic tile
    Pump: 2hp, 3450rpm, 220V
    Heater: RayPak P-R206AE
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    Re: Pool build in Cancun, Mexico PART#2

    Love that mosaic tile! Enjoy the pool - makes me want to relocate.
    18k gal inground, everbrite finish, 505 sq ft; 1.5 hp two speed whisperflow; rheem 5100ti 100k btu heat pump; 3 sheer descent falls; DE filter; swg (cell out and using trichlor for now)

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    Feb 2009
    West Virginia

    Re: Pool build in Cancun, Mexico PART#2

    BEAUTIFUL blue tile! Nice choice. Can't wait to see more!
    WV Girl

    Custom "L" shape IG gunite pool, 36K gal., main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, hayward heat pump, hayward 1.5hp pump with booster pump, ozonator, 4 cartridge filter.
    one dear hubby, two waterlogged kids, and lots of good times!

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