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    Just got the date

    pool.jpgEmail 10 minutes ago from our pb

    Oct 14 begins "destroy" my back yard or Excavation Day

    Robert

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    Robert (McKinney, TX)
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    19,500 Gallon IG 34 x 18.5, 12 inch raised SPA, Pentair Intelliflo VFD, Pentair Master Temp 400k BTU, Pentair Easy Touch 4 w/ screen logic, Pentair FNS Plus 60 DE Filter, Pentair Racer w/ booster pump, Rainbow 320 Inline Chlorinator, 3 multi-color LED lights 2xpool 1xspa. Tanning shelf with 1 bubbler

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    Re: Just got the date

    Congrats. Destroy your backyard is a good description. I called up a friend who had a pool about a week into the process, crying, asking how long before I have a back yard again? Worth it though.
    19,000 gallons
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    Re: Just got the date

    Welcome to TFP
    Live in Central Md.
    37 X 21 24K IG Custom Gunite with Anvil Quartz finish. Raised Spa.
    Sta-Rite Natural Gas Heater. Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, Sta-Rite 450 sq ft. Cartridge Filter.
    Pentair 1.5 Hp Variable Speed Pump. TF100. Dolphin Z-5. First swim 5/26/16

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    Re: Just got the date

    Robert,

    A great looking pool design..

    Any idea why you are getting the Variable Flow pump, rather than the Variable Speed pump? I believe that the VS pump is a better option and cheaper too.

    I would also suggest that you dump the Racer and booster pump and replace them with a pool cleaning robot. Much cheaper to operate.

    How do you plan on chlorinating your pool? Check out the posts on this site and you will find that most people here do not use a 3" tab chlorination system due to the related algae issues over time.

    Oh, Yes.. once they start to dig we love Construction Pics.

    Thanks again for posting,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2.

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    Re: Just got the date

    Nice! What is the 2 step 'raise' on the upper right corner of the pool?

    Make sure the tanning shelf is the size you want it. When our pool was designed, the drawing ended up having sort of a small swooped ledge that was honestly just a large seat, we had it sized up to be a full sized shelf now and multiple people can actually stretch out their legs while sitting on it now.

    The tiered waterfall from the spa will be nice.
    Pool-15x31', Spa-7x9', depth 3.5-6', HP Pentair Whisper Flow pump/motor, Intelliflo 8-160, 4-to-8 speed, Pentair 320 Clean and Clear capacity filter (upgraded to 400,000BTU stackless heater). Stacked stone- Autumn Rose Classic, tile- Ridgeline Blue Slate, coping- Turning Leaf Quartzite. Start date 7/12/16! Progress thread

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    Re: Just got the date

    I am checking with the builder to see why they have VFD on the drawing, VS does make more sense on the pump.

    Just learning about the TPF way and hoping to that route.

    Will do some research on robots, thank you.

    Tanning shelf is a little smaller on purpose. More swim room for the kids. 2-3 people will be able to sit on it.

    Wife picked the tiered waterfall for the spa.

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    Re: Just got the date

    Here is a good robot thread, First Robotic Cleaner, Doheny's Discovery
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    Re: Just got the date

    Thank you for the robot thread.

    Forgot to answer one of the other questions, the platform in the back of the pool. Wife did not like the idea of a jumping rock, so the builder came up with a raised platform of stone and concrete for the kids to jump off.

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