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    How long was your pool build?

    How long did it take from paper to water?
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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    From deciding on which builder from all that we interviewed, through the filling of the pool, and on to the point where the builder finished almost everything that he was contracted to do, our renovation took 10 months.

    Lana
    23,600 gallon, refurbished 1960's inground concrete, Jandy sand filter w Jandy 2 hp variable speed pump, Pool Pilot Digital SWCG+Chemtrol 2100+CO2 tank; PebbleTec White Pearl with 10% Cobalt Blue Dark Beadcrete by Olympic Pool Plastering, Georgia. Taylor K-2006 Test Kit; Aqua Check Salt test; LaMotte borates test, and Jack's Magic Sequest test kit; SparklyPoolitis level: extremely high.

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    I've been dreading anyone would ever post that question. Mine was DIY and took a stunning (but educational) 3+ years from the first tree I cut until the last of the decking was laid.

    (No, I am not ready to build another one )
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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    It was right at 40 days if I remember right.
    11,872 Gallon IG Shotcrete play pool
    Blue Granite Pebble Sheen finish
    Hayward SwimClear c4025, Navigator & Tristar 1.75hp pump
    2' Powerfall

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    I've been dreading anyone would ever post that question. Mine was DIY and took a stunning (but educational) 3+ years from the first tree I cut until the last of the decking was laid.

    (No, I am not ready to build another one )

    Thenk Goodness Duraleigh~ I figured it would be me! I will be 2 years in October from the time I started putting pen to paper and I figure I got another couple of months to go to swim.

    But like Duraleigh, I am a DIY.
    (DIY):16K Gal 20X30 rectangular IG Gunite, w/spa, CCP 520 filter,2 Pentair VS pumps, 400KBTU Pentair gas heater, Heat Pump for cooling, **update5.25.2013** added an intellichem with acid pump that will control existing SWG. My Build Thread Here

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Signed Contract to water was Late December 2010 to April 2 2011
    Dig to water was January 10 - April 2
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/new-p...ca-t28413.html

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Signed on 4th july 2009, Construction started on 07/16/09 and swimming on 08/06/09. Took 21 days to build and could have been 17 days but the screen people were delayed.
    6,000 gal, IG free form,Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish,Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues,Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump,Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15,Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers,Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Pentair IntelliBrite, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009 Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Signed on 10-10, pool was filled on 5-26, should be complete by 6-3 minus the solar which I need to build the racks for.
    DONE, 20 x 40, inground gunite, 30" raised bond beam with 3 12" sheer descents, 8' diving board, pentair 420 cartridge filter, vs-3050 pump, intellechlor ic-40, auto cvr, Tahoe blue pebble tech, 6ea 4' x 12.5' & 2ea 1' x 12.5' helicol solar panels, legend robotic cleaner.

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Mines vinyl inground. 10 days from dig to 1st swim. 6 months later we put in the coping and deck.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Mine was signed in August. I started cutting trees in July. I've got everything but caulking and some repair work they still owe and some more deck that I'm doing. I hope to have everything complete in ONE year and then off to building a outdoor Pizza oven and putting green. Don't want to leave my back yard for quite sometime.
    18 x 36 Inground Gunnite, White Plaster 21K gallon
    18" raised spa, 8' Diameter (620 gallon)
    Triton II Sand filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG
    Pentair Pump, Max-E-Therm 400 BTU
    Lamotte ColorQ PRO 7-Plus test kit
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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    signed my contract on 5/12/11 and i'm STILL waiting on hoa approval. rediculous.

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    We are under construction. So far, our time-line has been:
    5/7 - Signed
    5/20 - Dig and steel
    5/21 - Rough Plumbing
    5/27 - Gunite
    6/2 - Plumbing
    6/3 - Electrical

    We "should" be finished up the before the end of June, hopefully sooner.
    IG ~12,500 gallon, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Wetedge Luna Quartz plaster (Pacific/Aruba), Pool Pump: 1.0 HP Tristar by Hayward, Waterfall Pump: 1.0 HP Super II by Hayward

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    • 2010-08-16 Contract signed[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-10-06 Excavation started[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-10-13 Shotcrete applied[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-10-18 Tile and stone started[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-12-13 Tile and stone complete[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-12-15 Paver decking started[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-12-17 Paver decking completed[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-12-21 Plaster & pebble finish applied[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2010-12-22 Filled[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2011-12-30 Spa usable[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
    • 2011-03-03 Pool usable[/*:m:2nagf5qt]
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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    So far it has been 5 weeks for us. I think we have about 3 weeks left (fingers crossed).
    Size 12,000 gal | Filtration Jandy 340 CL Cartridge | Sanitation Jandy 1400 AquaPure SWG | Placement In-ground Gunite | Finish Medium Gray Plaster | Automation Jandy Aqualink RS w/PDA6
    Pump Jandy 2.5hp 2 speed Stealth | Location New Orleans LA
    Heat Jandy EE2000t
    Test kit Taylor K-2006 (fas-dpd)

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    One year anniversary in May. I am an owner builder however. I am hoping to finish before it gets cold this year.
    OB Pool - 45K Gal. 64'x25' free-form IG - 35'x18" raised bond beam - Swim up bar w/ 5 stools - 14'x8 ' sunken patio/grill area w/ icemaker, fridge, SS cabinets, sink, granite counters, dual head grill - 14' spa w/12 venturi jets - 2 fire bowls - 1 firepit - Indeck drink cooler - 3 fiberlit waterfalls - 14' sun shelf with 2 fiberlit bubblers - 25 x fiberlit star floor fixtures - 5 Pentair Intelliflow 3HP pumps - Tiger Shark QC Cleaner - 4 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Intellichlor IC40 alt cells - Intellitouch i9 w/ i10x expansion - Pentair IS10 spa side remote - MobileTouch2 - 4 Valve Actuators - Silencer Blower - Pentair 520 Cartridge Filter - 2 fiberlit laminars - 4 Fiberstar Illuminators - Perimeter fiberlit bar counter and spa - 2 Bermuda Skimmers - 8 Returns - Hydrazzo custom color plaster - Natural quartz ledging - Glass Mosaic Tile - 2000 sq ft paver deck w/ double banded poured coping - Interfab G-Force Pool slide.

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Quote Originally Posted by spillmar
    One year anniversary in May. I am an owner builder however. I am hoping not to finish before it gets cold this year.
    I have been following your build, the one thing that you or your pool does not lack is class.
    Size 12,000 gal | Filtration Jandy 340 CL Cartridge | Sanitation Jandy 1400 AquaPure SWG | Placement In-ground Gunite | Finish Medium Gray Plaster | Automation Jandy Aqualink RS w/PDA6
    Pump Jandy 2.5hp 2 speed Stealth | Location New Orleans LA
    Heat Jandy EE2000t
    Test kit Taylor K-2006 (fas-dpd)

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    Quote Originally Posted by wamaha
    We are under construction. So far, our time-line has been:
    5/7 - Signed
    5/20 - Dig and steel
    5/21 - Rough Plumbing
    5/27 - Gunite
    6/2 - Plumbing
    6/3 - Electrical

    We "should" be finished up the before the end of June, hopefully sooner.
    We are pretty much wrapped up now, so I thought I would update this:
    5/7 - Signed
    5/20 - Dig and steel
    5/21 - Rough Plumbing
    5/27 - Gunite
    6/2 - Plumbing
    6/3 - Electrical
    6/15-6/18 - Tile, Coping, Waterfall
    6/21 - Deck Form
    6/24 - Deck Pour
    6/28 - Plaster/Acid Wash/Fill
    6/29 - Equipment Start
    7/1 - Swim Time - 6 weeks from Dig to Swim!
    7/7 - Spray Deck

    Only thing we have left is "Pool School." Our PB gave us a quick run down, but said he would come back and give us more in depth instruction. Probably going to happen within the next week or so. He has been by daily, double checking what we have been doing to take care of it.
    IG ~12,500 gallon, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Wetedge Luna Quartz plaster (Pacific/Aruba), Pool Pump: 1.0 HP Tristar by Hayward, Waterfall Pump: 1.0 HP Super II by Hayward

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    Re: How long was your pool build?

    4/6 - Signed
    5/3 - Layout
    5/4 - Excavation/Steel Started
    5/5 - Steel Finished
    5/9 - Gunite
    5/16 - Plumbing
    5/17 - Tile
    5/24 - Coping
    5/26 - Coping Part 2
    6/2 - Decking (pavers)
    6/6 - Waterfall
    6/14 - Equipment
    6/16 - Plaster
    6/18 - Finished & Fireup

    Overall not bad. Would have been a lot better if there hadn't been such a delay between signing and dig starting.
    15,000 gallon in ground free form pool (500 sq ft) with waterfall, 4x160 Intelliflo Pump, IntelliChlor IC40,
    Rheem Heat Pump with cooling, Cartridge Filter, Quartz WhiteGem Finish, Auto leveler, Pavers.
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