Awesome site with lots of info.
I will be building my first in-ground vinyl liner pool. I became a TFP supporter so hopefully I can attach lots of pics to document the build and any pitfalls. As I stated in another post I am an excavator by trade with 27 years experience and have dug just about everything but this will be my first pool excavation. As this is my first pool build and doing it myself any input or help I can get would be greatly appreciated.
I thought I would start by listing the pool size and equipment I was planning to use. I live in a cold winter climate.
Pool: 14X28 (10,000 gal) hump back kidney 3ft-5ft with front mount two track cantilever coping
Spa: 92" spill over
Liner: Vinyl 30mil
pump: Hayward 1 hp super II for pool circ. and Hayward 1.5hp super II for spa booster.
Filter: Cartridge- Hayward Swim Clear 425sqft
Heater: Hayward H series 250,000 BTU Natural Gas for quick heat up of spa and longer swimming pool season
Solar heater: Sungrabber panels at about 30 feet high from the pump (walk out basement) south west facing.
Water features: Hayward 1hp super II for two Deck jets and waterfall.
Plumbing: two skimmers, two return jets in the pool and 2 jets in the fiberglass steps.
Solar cover: yes
Winter cover: either fitted or safety cover.
Robotic Cleaner: Hayward AquaVac robotic
Control: Pro-logic PS8
Feel free to offer any suggestions.