Hello, I've been a lurking around for about a month and have gained a lot of great information on our future build. Thanks to members for posting their builds to help out other future pool owners.
A little about myself, we live on 5 acres in a small town called Loomis that is 26 miles from Sacramento in Northern California. My wife and I met playing water polo for the same university so swimming is in our blood. Fortunately, all 3 of our kids got these same genetics and 2 are on swim team (ages 4 & 6) and our youngest (age 2) also loves being in water. We moved to our house in 2012 and started planning for what our property would be in the years to come. First was a remodel to the house adding space for the family and guests. That was completed in October 2015 and now its time for the pool.
To date we have the design complete (although input is greatly appreciated, especially on equipment) and we are currently sending it out for bid. I am debating on an owner build (if I can find the time) or hiring it out for a turn key package. Part of this decision will be the budget and where the turn key pricing comes in at.
We would really like to have the pool usable before the end of the summer but I am loosing hope that is achievable. Does anyone know if there are any cost savings by postponing the build to the winter (off peak time of year)?
Below are some of the pool specs and more info can be seen on the plan sheet:
-20x44 pool with 13x9 shelf and water slide
-8x8 round spa
-(2) Pentair Clean & Clear Filters
-Intelliflo XF variable speed pump
-1-1/2" Pentair Kreepy Krauly Racer
-(2) Intellibrite 5G LED Large
-(2) Globrite LED small for spa and shelf
Picture of existing backyard (large rock to be relocated to location on plan):