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    New Pool Build in Central CA

    Hello all, been lurking here for several months soaking up all of the great knowledge and info, this is really an amazing forum!

    Our pool journey started out with a leak in our 3yr old AG Intex Sequoia pool that had served us well. Started looking for the leak with no luck and then decided to replace it, wife dropped the "let's just build a pool" and I sarcastically said "sure get some quotes" thinking an IG pool would be out of our price range.

    Well a few quotes later and some design wrangling we signed a contract on 5/30/2012!

    Here are the basic specs:

    15.5 x 30 free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8' (roughly 15,000 gals)
    Stamped contrete coping and deck
    White plaster finish
    Pentair Whisperflo pump
    Clean and Clear 420 filter
    Polaris 280 pool sweep
    Intellibrite LED light
    Easy touch control system w/ remote
    Guardian safety fence

    Here is the design-



    Goal was to utilize the smallest part of yard for the pool and deck areas while preserving a large area for the swingset and grass. We didn't want our backyard to just be all pool.
    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Looks good! Make sure to post plenty of pictures for us all to drool over!

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Welcome to tfp, carter93230

    Looks like a nice design.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    The Dig

    Our dig was scheduled for 6/8/2012

    PB came out the day before and marked out the site



    My 5yr old helping cap off the sprinklers heading into the pool area



    Excavation day!

    Here we go-



    Son pulled up a chair to watch all the excitement





    Breaking out the existing concrete



    Excavation site laid out



    Time to dig







    All dug out, started at 8 am and were finished by 3







    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Plumbing

    Pool was plumbed the week of 6/11









    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Steel and Gunite

    Steel was done on 6/23








    Gunite crew was backed up and ended up shooting the pool on 6/30

    Sand and mortar trucks



    Air compressor



    Shooting the pool








    All done, they knocked it out in about 3 hours






    My 2yr old daughter approves




    Spent the next week watering everyday while the gunite cured, thank goodness for good help



    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Yay pictures!

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Those little ones are gonna love it!
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


    My Build: one-man-one-pool-and-one-deck-agp-pics-t37172.html
    My Build 'To-Do' List for other DIY'ers: my-pool-build-list-t40249.html?hilit=list

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    Waiting and Tile

    Project slowed to a crawl waiting for tile and we went into pool construction purgatory! Our builder only subs out the Gunite and does everything else himself and their tile crew got hung up on another job, so we basically did nothing for 2 weeks.

    In the meanwhile my son determined that there was indeed enough water to swim.......








    Crew came out and filled in all the trenches and did light grading on 7/16 and the tile went in on 7/19 (Finally!) I was also able to get all the irrigation put back together along with new irrigation around the pool before the decking phase got underway.









    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Very nice design, while keeping the play area! Good job!

    Happy little guy you've got there.. LOL!
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    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    We have a deck!

    Things seem to be rolling along nicely again!

    PB came out on Tues 7/24 and laid out the deck area and then called us on Thurs and said deck would be going in on Fri 7/27

    Deck area lined out (we ended up expanding it a little further out than the original plan.









    Didn't get many pics of the forming and pour, crew showed up with 12 guys at 7 to start forming and then started pouring at 9:30, I didn't want to get in the way!



    First truck (it took a truck and half to do everything)



    Working the concrete



    Guys were done by 3, all of the decking has the release powder on it still so the final appearance will be different













    Crew will be out today or tomorrow to pressure wash the deck and then equipment and electrical will be installed. We are shooting for plaster by the end of the week so there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    What is the raised area (upper left of drawing)?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Maybe the pics are too far away, but did they put steel in your decking?
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    What is the raised area (upper left of drawing)?
    It's a jumping platform, on the deep end side, also could be used as a sitting area

    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Quote Originally Posted by imrodee
    Maybe the pics are too far away, but did they put steel in your decking?
    No steel in the decking, soil around here is sandy and stable. Reenforced concrete decking, sidewalks, etc. is very uncommon. With proper compaction, expansion joint placement ,and fibermesh concrete cracking is not a problem.
    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Lucky dawg... That's great tho!
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    How are they electrically bonding it? Did they run a loop of copper underneath?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    How are they electrically bonding it? Did they run a loop of copper underneath?
    Yes copper bond wire runs in a loop around the pool under the deck and it is tied to the pool shell bonding with lugs
    15k free form gunite pool with depth of 3.5' to 8', Pentair Whisperflo pump, Clean and Clear 420 filter, Polaris 280 cleaner, Intellibrite LED light, Easy touch controls, Guardian safety fence

    Keeping the hungry masses fed poolside with a MAK 2 Star General pellet smoker, and a Hasty Bake Gourmet

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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    That's coming along nice. Great pictures. Thanks.
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    Re: New Pool Build in Central CA

    I do like your tile...It goes really nice with your wall.
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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