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    New build in ABQ

    Finally got the decisions made, details sorted out, contract signed and yard prepped! Thanks again to all the helpful advice and info from the forum - I want to both keep secret and advertise all the info on here at the same time!

    This will be a 18'x32' rectangular in ground pool. It is a "sport pool" configuration, 3.5' on entry side, 6' at the deepest, then 4' on the auto cover side; approx. 21k gallons. Broke ground on 6/6/11, planned completion in 6-8 weeks.

    Pool equipment: Pentair IntelliFlo pump, Pentair C&CP cartridge 420 sq ft, Pentair IC-40 SWCG, no heater. 2 main drains, 2 skimmers, 3 main returns and 2 water feature returns. All plumbing 2" schedule 40 pvc and drains are not plumbed through the skimmers. Other options: Intelli Bright LED color light, auto fill line, dedicated suction line for cleaner, Sunstone plaster finish and automatic cover.

    First off, I'll post the before pic:


    Plans:



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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Few more:
    After initial dig


    Plumbing statred




    Note from builder to crew:


    Plumbing:

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Rebar:


    Future pad/ plumbing testing in progress:


    Trench:

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    Re: New build in ABQ

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Shell is poured!!

















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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Seems a whole lot smaller now that all that shot crete is there... Builder estimates 4 weeks to completion from this point. Hopefully we'll be swimming in early August!

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Looks great!! You're going to enjoy it a lot! It 's fun to see your process! Thanks for posting!
    Cheers!
    ~Julie



    30K gunite pool, Pentair VS 3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520 Cartridge filter, Jandy AquaPure SWG, automatic cover, Intellibrite Pentair LED light, no heater.

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    ABQ,

    Looks great so far. We had ours dug today. It's an exciting time isn't it? Good luck with the project.

    Greenhaw
    Freeform Gunite, 21K Gallons, Gray Plaster, 570 sq. ft., 106 Perimeter.
    Pentair- VS 3050, Intellichlor IC-40, 520 sq. ft Cartridge Filter, Intellibrite LED.
    Sun Touch Controller, Legend Platinum Cleaner with Pentair 1.5 hp Booster Pump.
    2- Bubblers & 2- Deck Jets. Autofill & Overflow. TF-100-Test Kit.

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    It's definitely exciting, but also stressful. I'm stressing because all the decision are so FINAL - tile choices, plaster color, concrete color - not easy to change once they're installed. We're looking forward to having our yard back to normal, when they told us they would demolish the yard, they meant it!

    Julie - I'm sure you've been enjoying your pool in the weather we've been having. I'm looking forward to getting our equipment in so I can start tinkering.

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Yep...the water is incredible with all this heat. Once the heat started up earlier in the month it didn't take long to get the water to this lovely temperature---it's 86* and perfect! Just wish the wind would not crank up every afternoon... you will also be so happy to have the automatic cover! Everything seems to be running great...we still have the small amount of air bubbles at top of pump, but when we put it on higher speed to run the robot cleaner they all go away---pretty sure these pumps just do that. I will be curious what you find with your pump. Hoping for a speedy build for you so you can enjoy the magic of water this summer!
    Cheers!
    ~Julie



    30K gunite pool, Pentair VS 3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520 Cartridge filter, Jandy AquaPure SWG, automatic cover, Intellibrite Pentair LED light, no heater.

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    Plaster's on and beginning to fill.

    Pad poured:


    (Sunstone plaster on, pre acid-wash):



    Pool tools:


    Fill 'er up:



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    Re: New build in ABQ

    looks good abq. we thought our shell looked small too, but when it's full it looks big again.

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    Re: New build in ABQ

    And finally filled and running:












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    Re: New build in ABQ

    It's starting to look like a backyard...




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    Re: New build in ABQ

    New chairs!


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