I'm new to this forum, but have been hunting around and talked to a couple of you already by email and phone. I appreciate everyone's willingness to help! This is my second pool I have built on my own, and hopefully learned from my mistakes 10-15 years ago. Surprisingly some of the subs are the same that I will be using! The ability to buy through SCP, and their help, is the single largest saver I think from the last time I did this.
Here is a picture of my plans and the starting of the dig. My plumbing is scheduled for next Friday to begin.
I made the decision to go ahead and build the pool last Friday, since then I was able to get my plans, engineering and permit in three days, and the dig started on Thursday (yesterday). I plan on keeping track of everything including costs to help others as I have ben helped. Some changes are made to plans, no heater but will stub out for solar. Two LED bubblers in the wet deck and salt system which isn't on the plans. This pool is nearly 18,000 gal., so you can gauge everything on that figure. No Spa, but I will have two variable speed pumps and a panel that can handle switching around my water features and potential solar heat. This is my last priamary residence I intend to buy, so hopefully this is the last pool I will build for myself. My brother is watching my pool, and I will probably help him build his after this.
Anyways.. here are some of the beginning photos:IMG_9872.jpg