Pool was officially started 1/30/13
A few months ago I made a post about my plans to build my new inground gunite pool in Socal. After getting five quotes, I didn't go with the cheapest, nor the company with nicest brochures. I went with the PB that made me feel I was getting the best value for my dollar. This was after seeing a few pools that were recently built by the pool builder. I was also lucky enough to have a good friend in the concrete trades that had done business with the this PB and had nothing but good things to say about the owner (contractor) and how well organized his jobs were.
So.. this is what we went with. Only changes not in these pictures are the added stamped decking and 12" raised bond beam for the rear half of the pool.
-Socal mild climate w/ pool being open all year
- Upper yard is 60' x 32'
- Pool will be 32' x 19' with a depth of 3.5' -8' of water line, approx. 536sq ft (23,400 gallons after actual meter read)
- 7' diameter spa with spillover into pool w/ 6 adjustable nozzles
- Rock water feature 4' tall x 8' long w/ dedicated pump.
- mini pebble finish (color not chosen yet)
- Pentair Intelliflow VS pump
- Intellichlor SWG IC40
- 400K Master Temp w/ Nickel heat exchanger
- Intelllibrite colored LED's, (2) in pool / (1)spa
- Baja sun shelf w/ umbrella holder and (2) bubbler water features
- Pentair DE 60 FNS Plus filter
- Poured in place stamped concrete coping
- 900 sqft of stamped / colored concrete
- Dedicated cleaner inlet w/ Zodiac MX8
- Automation via Easytouch 8 w/ wireless controller
- Single skimmer w/ (3) return lines
After three days of building, the excavation of the pool is complete, steel rebar installed equipment wall is built. They are starting the rebar forms for the rock water feature today (2/2/13) and most likely working on Sunday to finish if needed (wow.. even on Superbowl Sunday!!)
Here's the war zone after three days!!
After I cut everything down