Finalizing the details of our spring IGP pool install in SE Michigan… we picked a builder after months of research and having about 8 people come to our house. Looking for opinions on our plan that we are narrowing in on with our builder.
Kafko - Kidney 18’ x 36’ Vinyl IGP - 14 gauge galvanized steel with X frame every 4 ft. Sport pool 3.5ft on both ends with gradual taper to 5.5ft in middle. No sharp bottom corners, all radius. Grout bottom, no foam padding. About 18,000 gallons.
- Is 5.5ft good in the center? I’m 5’11” and the wife is 5’4”. Girls are 3 and 5.
- Grout or Vermiculite bottom?
2X 8ft Roman End Curved In Wall Steps in Blue Granite
2X deck Jets with actuated valve for automated control
2 Main drains
4 Returns (2 main and one in each step), all separate runs
2” PVC Schedule 40, Dark grey PVC above ground, encased in concrete around pool vs. in backfill
Cantilever concrete coping (including steps), brushed and colored. 1 ft around pool
Stamped and colored concrete patio 4ft additional (5ft total) around pool plus 150 additional sq ft for lounger patio and sidewalk. 2ft surrounding pool has rebar, rest with wire mesh and fiber mesh.
30 mill vinyl liner – Kafko Blue Granite. No fake border.
150 linear feet of 48” Ultra RSP fencing style UAF-200 flat top plus additional 4ft x 4ft wide walk gate. Color: Satin Black.
Hayward Pro-Logic PL-PS-8 with SWG T-Cell 15 (40K)
Hayward Aqua Pod AQL2-POD
Hayward Integrated Colorlogic 4.0 Color LED Light - SP0527LEDXX (don’t need remote with Aqua Pod)
Hayward SP2610X152S 2-Speed 1.5hp Super Pump
- Do not know if we will even be able to use the low speed with the solar on my garage about 20ft above the pump. Go back to single or step up to variable speed?
Hayward H250FDN - 250K btu electric ignition gas heater
- Consider a larger heater?
Hayward S220T Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter filled with Zeo-Brite
Poured equipment pad
Solar panels - 360 sq ft, Enersol model S-1000, 4ft by 10ft boxes. Qty = 9 boxes. Solar install includes grey PVC and actuated valves for automation.
Kafko Super-Scrim Full Weight Mesh Safety Cover contoured to pool and covers both steps. Color: Green
Builder includes: Manual vacuum, pole, head, pool brush, leaf net, hose hangers, rope, float kit, thermometer, starter chemicals (including salt to correct ppm), and test kit
No ladders, only two hand rails for steps (stainless/brass)
100% water trucked in as our water is not the best
Backwash plumbed out to yard past fencing
Custom solar cover including steps. Roller included.
Sacrificial anode in skimmer
Anchors in concrete for volleyball net, including inserts for an umbrella in each step. Capped when not being used.
Also considering The Tigershark QC robot cleaner? We are getting close to our budget so I will probably clean manually the first year to see if we really need this. Thinking about an autofill as well.
Any recommendations/opinions are welcome.