Hello everyone. Just recently found out about this blog and have enjoyed reading everyone's comments. At an urging of a coworker also going through a build, I thought I'd post. Moving from the North, owning a pool is something with which I am unfamiliar. Looking forward to everyone's constructive comments!
I contracted with Picasso Pools (out of Atascocita/Humble area) to build the following:
Free-form 24' x 31'; 3 1/2' to 6' depth; Blue Granite Pebble Sheen; flagstone coping; 3-ton moss rock waterfall and 3 (2 ton total) moss rock weeping walls; large tanning shelf & 7' round spa w/ stacked stone 6' spillway. We also are adding 1174 sqft of peagravel decking with Oklahoma Wister flagstone.
Equipment includes: 420 sqft Pentair cartridge filter; 4x160 high performance pump; 11 returns; 6 drains; 2 skimmers; basic 100 watt light in both pool and spa; Sta-rite Maxi Therm 400K BTU heater; Pentair 320 rainbow; 1HP silencer; 1HP pentair whisperflow water pump and Eazytouch 8 button wireless controller.
Not sure if that's enough/too much information, but it was what was easily accessible. I will post shortly with pictures and where we are as far as progress.