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    New Pool Collinsville Texas

    We closed on the pool note, build will start on Friday 8/5.
    22 X 38 Free Form Gunite
    650' pool area
    110' perimeter
    3.5' to 9.5'
    Diving board
    SR Smith Turbo Twister Slide
    6 ton Moss Boulder waterfall
    Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen

    Also 18' X 20' Cedar Cabana for Pool Table

    I will include many pictures as the build progresses.
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    Approx 30,000 I/G Gunite, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, All Pentair equip. DE 60,
    Intelliflo 4x160. Free form logoon. Stenner pump and 15 gal. barrel for liq. chlorine. Oklahoma Flag coping, moss rock boulders.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    If I may suggest something missing-you need some shade, over the water and the sitting area. We use ShadeSails. Get spmeting, or you will roast in in the sun. (Even in the water.)
    I sank 15' posts 5 feet in ground, using
    500 lbs concrete for the anchor. Don't bake in the Texas sun-shade all the pool and sitting areas.
    20k gal. 36' In ground Med. Blue plaster, two-speed EcoPump EP6, Pentair 3.14 sq. Ft. Sand w/zeosand, Spectralight SL 500, RayPak 2100 heater, Polaris 360,GE Timer 15087, Borates 80 ppm.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    Something.
    20k gal. 36' In ground Med. Blue plaster, two-speed EcoPump EP6, Pentair 3.14 sq. Ft. Sand w/zeosand, Spectralight SL 500, RayPak 2100 heater, Polaris 360,GE Timer 15087, Borates 80 ppm.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    When we first moved in the house, we would roast in the California sun, which is not nearly as bad as the sun in Texas. (We moved from Louisiana.) The sails made ALL the difference. I highly recommend incorporating them into your design- that, or something similar. (Don't mind the landscaping- we're redoing everything right now...)

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    Shade

    Hi Tom,
    Thanks for the advise on the shade.
    We have planned on several shade structures.
    An attached pergola will be added to the cabana as well as many market umbrellas through out the area.

    I will look into some shade sails.

    Thanks,
    Chris
    Approx 30,000 I/G Gunite, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, All Pentair equip. DE 60,
    Intelliflo 4x160. Free form logoon. Stenner pump and 15 gal. barrel for liq. chlorine. Oklahoma Flag coping, moss rock boulders.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    Nice plans!
    12'x36" / 2100 gal/ AG / Krystal Clear Model 603 filter cartridge pump ( cleans surprisingly well for a $35 pump!)

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    I am partial to the sails, obviously, just make sure you use poles that are properly mounted and anchored, with a minimum 1/4" wall. (I used 1/8th inch wall, and my poles bend under load. ) use wire rope cables, turnbuckles, and heavy duty caribiner style clips- you can generate huge wind loads with these things- you ddon't want to cut corners.
    By the way, your plans look great..
    20k gal. 36' In ground Med. Blue plaster, two-speed EcoPump EP6, Pentair 3.14 sq. Ft. Sand w/zeosand, Spectralight SL 500, RayPak 2100 heater, Polaris 360,GE Timer 15087, Borates 80 ppm.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    Well they dug the hole last Thursday. Plumbing and metal came today.
    Here are some pictures.
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    Approx 30,000 I/G Gunite, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, All Pentair equip. DE 60,
    Intelliflo 4x160. Free form logoon. Stenner pump and 15 gal. barrel for liq. chlorine. Oklahoma Flag coping, moss rock boulders.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    More picture.
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    Approx 30,000 I/G Gunite, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, All Pentair equip. DE 60,
    Intelliflo 4x160. Free form logoon. Stenner pump and 15 gal. barrel for liq. chlorine. Oklahoma Flag coping, moss rock boulders.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    Looks great! I wish I had a deep end in my pool

    Somewhat cheaper than a shade sail (but not quite as effective or convenient) is to have a bunch of umbrella sleeves put in when they pour the deck. Then, you can move standard umbrellas around to wherever you want them. We have a 13' offset umbrella for which I built a heavy base with locking casters. It hangs out over the pool nicely, but was not cheap.
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    Well here it is Wednesday and the pool is gunited. Now it really starts to look like a pool. It will have to cure for a week. In this Texas heat, it will be tough to wet it down enough to slow that down.

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    Approx 30,000 I/G Gunite, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, All Pentair equip. DE 60,
    Intelliflo 4x160. Free form logoon. Stenner pump and 15 gal. barrel for liq. chlorine. Oklahoma Flag coping, moss rock boulders.

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    That's one of the finer gunite jobs I've seen. Looking good!

    Doesn't appear to be 9.5 ft deep, though?
    Completed: June 2011
    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
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    Star-Clear Plus 175 sqft cartridge filter, Colorlogic 4.0 LED

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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    Unless that guy spraying the gunnite is 5' or less, it's close to 9.5 feet. It never looks as deep as it is.
    18 x 36 Inground Gunnite, White Plaster 21K gallon
    18" raised spa, 8' Diameter (620 gallon)
    Triton II Sand filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG
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    Lamotte ColorQ PRO 7-Plus test kit
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    Re: New Pool Collinsville Texas

    I measured all the dimensions after they were through.
    It is 9.5 in the deep end and 3.5 shallow. It is a foot wider than my contract states. But I'm liking that.
    Approx 30,000 I/G Gunite, Pebble Sheen Aqua Blue, All Pentair equip. DE 60,
    Intelliflo 4x160. Free form logoon. Stenner pump and 15 gal. barrel for liq. chlorine. Oklahoma Flag coping, moss rock boulders.

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