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Thread: Heart of Texas pool build started *updated 10/2/2011*

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    Heart of Texas pool build started *updated 10/2/2011*

    We decided to build a pool after 2 years of being pool free.

    17 x 32 geometric
    94' perimeter
    397 square foot
    3'6" to 5' deep
    11,500 gallons
    2-Pentair VS pumps
    Quad 80 DE filter
    EasyTouch automation
    2 IntelliBrite LEDs
    IntelliChlor
    Autofill
    Spa blower for 3 spa jets in pool
    Paramount PV3 in floor cleaner
    2 skimmers
    5 returns
    2 1/2" drians, 2" skimmer, 2 1/2 returns
    3 built in bar stools with cantilevered bar
    36' raised bond beam
    2-24" rain sheers
    Tan Leuder coping
    900' Colored stamped concrete decking
    16x20 cabana
    Wet Edge Pearl Matrix Jet Black

    2nd day of jackhammering rock about 2 more to go.


    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Glad you decided to STOP going pool-free. And once it's done, be sure to START going trouble-free!

    Do keep us posted with pics as you progress.
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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    They are almost done digging. 4 1/2 days of jack hammering rock.




    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Did they include that in the price of the build? That has to be expensive. Wow
    21,500 Gunite Free Form ~ 18'X40', Sun Deck w/ foam jets auto valve, 3-Laminar Deck Jets w/ auto Valve, 1-Swim out, 3' to 8' deep, NPT Raku Tile
    All Sched 80 Pipe, Pentair Easy Touch control, Pentair pump and Sand Filter, Raypack Heater, White Plaster, Saline Chlorine Generation, Letro Platinum cleaner w/ booster

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    It was all included in the price. I told them you WILL hit rock. I see these post where the dig, plumb, and rebar in a day or 2, not in my back yard.
    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    My cousin's mom's pool hit rock, they wanted an extra $1,000 per day or per foot (I don't recall which). They ended up with a pool that was something under 4' deep
    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: Heart of Texas pool build started

    That will be beautiful when they finish. You must live in Central Texas.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Just outside of Temple, near Lake Belton.
    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    One thing I don't miss about living in central Texas is hitting solid limestone 8 inches below the soil surface. UGH!

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Forms set, waiting on plumbing and rebar.






    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Here are some pics of our old pool. The new one is just the opposite of the old one.



    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Plumbing going in.



    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Rebar in, hoping for gunite on Thursday.





    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Hope they are shooting this today and you're busy watching them. Nice dig!
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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Now we have been shot.


    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Tile going on, at this rate maybe we will get to swim some before winter. It is starting to cool off already, it was only 105 degrees today.

    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Hey beachman - I'm from just down the road here in Dripping Springs. It's been a brutal Texas summer, eh?

    I really like the design. We did a swim-up bar as well and it is a popular gathering place in the pool.

    Best of luck on the rest of the build!
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    17K gallon IG freeform Pebble-Tec pool w/ raised spa/waterfall, Hayward 6020 DE filter, Tristar 1 HP circulation pump, Tristar 2.5 HP spa pump, Silencer 2hp blower, Aquarite SWG, Polaris 280 w/ booster pump, Hayward Universal H-Series 400K LPG heater, Ultrapure Ozonator 25, Aqualogic PS-8

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    Nice look pool Beachman...

    I'm in the process of building at the moment as well. Quick question for you: the plumbing sticking up from the bottom of your pool, are they returns? What are they?
    29' x 30' in-ground gunite, 20k gallons, superblue quartz finish
    IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
    IntelliPro VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pump (3hp)
    Pentair System 3 Cartridge filter (S8M500)
    2 skimmers, 3 wall returns, 3 floor returns, 2 drains
    StaRite Max E-Therm 400k BTU gas heater
    2 Deck jets
    SR Smith Turbo Twister slide

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    The pipes are the Paramount in-floor cleaner. There are 6 stations with a total of 19 heads.
    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed 3HP, Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Re: Heart of Texas pool build started

    how does the cleaner work? not familiar at all with that...

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