Hello everybody, new to these forums. Looking to do a new pool build in Northern Nevada next spring. I have been checking into all the different build options and believe I have settled on concrete block, main reason is I will be doing all of the labor myself with the exception of the electrical, and I am completely comfortable with block and tile work.
My plan so far is to use the Besser style blocks for the walls (like the ones in the link below) with the E Blocks at the bottom to tie walls and floors together. I plan on completely waterproofing the interior shell with this http://www.sanitred.com/SwimmingPool.htm then fully tiling the walls, and using a two part epoxy paint finish for the bottom.
My plans also include an inground spa just off the pool built in the same fashion, running obviously on the same equipment.
I am leaning towards this system as opposed to a vinyl liner mainly due to being in the tile industry, lends me to be able to do some pretty high end custom stuff for a lot less money than even the liner.
block link-- http://www.clearwater-pools.co.uk/co..._concrete.html
What do you guys think about this type of installation idea? I understand that I will be emptying and reapplying the pool bottom paint, fixing any cracking tiles, and maybe re-waterproofing any cracks etc every 3-4 years, but that just doesn't seem like to big of a trade off for the savings I can get from being able to do 95% of the initial labor myself.
*edit* I guess I should have added, it's a pretty straight forward 14x28 rectangle