Hello all, new here. I am sure I will be here many more times as this goes.
First, this is kind of a DIY build, however I am doing doing any of it, but subbing it out. I am lucky enough to be related to a pool kit company owner, so everything I will get will be at their cost.
I have found "the man" around these parts to build the pool. He does the excavation, and everything after all the way to filling with water. Through my months of research and prodding, he is the one that builds about 75% of the pools around here for pool companies. Even the pool companies have told me, he is the best around, period. So I feel good with all that.
I then can use his recommended concrete guy and electrician, or provide my own. I have a good friend in commercial concrete who set me up with a pool concrete guy, and that will save me a ton to, as I will have around 1300 sq ft of deck. He told me he would do it "for me" at $4.25/ft for stained and scored. Talking to other PB's they know him to, and said he is one of the best and does a lot of theirs to.
I have had 5 PB's give me a turnkey quote, and should save $7-$10K roughly doing it this way based on their quotes.
I am building a True L, with the size of 18x34x42 (plan below). The reason for the L is mainly because I want a diving pool AND the ability to have a volleyball court, and because we simply have the room to do it. We will also be building a 22x22 ish pavillion that will one day house and outdoor kitchen area and bathroom.
So, here is my plan. Please tell me anything and everything you like, dont like, would do or wouldnt do. This will be my first pool, and I have researched till I am blue, but still want any advice from those who know. This is my list of goods
bullnose coping (although I hate it, I am nervous of cantilever and pavers cost to much)
8' step shallow end
6' step shallow end
8' swimout deep end with jets
stainless ladder deep end
(Debating b/w) Hayward tristar and Jandy Stealth 1.5hp pump
(Debating b/w) Jandy DE and a Hayward 30" sand filter
(Salt system debating b/w) Jandy aquapure EI and hayward aquarite plus
3 skimmers, 2 drains, 3 returns
polaris 280 w/ booster
2 LED color logic 4.0 lights
8' INTER-FAB TECHNI-SPRING board and stand
2 umbrella anchors for deck
volleyball kit with anchors
basketball kit with anchors
4 Jandy Deck Jets
How do things sound here? Do you have any recommendations on the debated parts above, or any other comments on things? I know there HAS to be some things "I wish I had thought of" and want to plan for them.