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    New IG Pool in Cypress Texas! *New Pics Pool Filled 9/6/13*

    Hi,

    Been lurking awhile as my wife and I have been discussing getting a pool. Finally decided with the interest rates so low to refinance the house and start a pool. Started getting bids from PB's the last week of April. We have finally decided on a PB that did one of our neighbors pools and is also the personal friend of that neighbor. Great guys and easy to work with.

    We just gave them the go ahead on Saturday so they should be lining up the applications and permits today. Probably be 30 days until it gets through our HOA and they can start digging. Now the wait begins...

    I'll start including pics as soon as there is any to share. In the meantime I have included the specs and the blueprint.

    BTW, great site. It has been an immeasureable help in our choices of equipment and style.

    General Specifications
    Style - Custom
    Size 24 x 26
    Pool Square Footage Approximately 513 Square Feet
    Perimeter - 107
    Depth 3 x 5 x 4

    Structural Specifications
    Excavation - Bobcat Dig
    Steel Schedule - #3 Reinforcing Bars 8 O.C.
    #3 Reinforcing Bar Deck Dowels 32 O.C.
    Pool Structure - 4000 PSI Gunite (6 Sack Mix)
    Walls - 6 Minimum Thickness, Floor - 6 Minimum Thickness
    Coves - 8 Minimum Thickness, Bond Beam - 12 Box Style w/ 4/#4 Reinforcing Bars
    8 Custom Double Wall Spa, Raised 12
    Bench (with step-up) around Spa
    18 of 12 Raised Double Wall, finished on all sides
    2 / 3 Sheer Descent Waterfalls, 3 Bubblers in Large First Step

    Pool Equipment
    Filter 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter
    System Pump Pentair IntelliFlo XF
    Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo
    Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control
    Heater - 400,000 BTU, Electronic Ignition, Low Nox, Pentair MasterTemp
    Cleaner Pentair Legend (w/ Booster Pump)
    Erosion Type Chlorinator - Rainbow 320 In-line Automatic
    Pool Lighting - 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g White LED Pool Lights
    Spa Lighting - Pentair Intellibrite 5g White LED Spa Light
    Main Drains - 4 Anti-Vortex Pool Drains, and 2 Anti-Vortex Spa Drains
    Skimmers - 2
    Returns - 6 Directional in Pool
    Spa Jets - 8 Waterway Deluxe Series in Side, 4 Floor Jets
    Air Blower - 1 HP QT

    Plumbing Specifications
    Pipe - All 2 Schedule 40 (except as designated below)
    2 Schedule 40 Spa Return Pipes
    3 Schedule 40 Spa Suction Pipes
    3 Schedule 40 Manifold at Equipment Pad
    1 Schedule 40 Cleaner Return Pipe
    Separate Skimmer Lines and Main Drain Lines to Equipment
    Pool Miser Automatic Fill Line w/ Anti- Siphon Valve Included
    Spa Boost Bypass Plumbing System Included

    Pool Coping and Tile
    Nysa Travertine Coping
    Waterline Tile Standard Choice
    Spa Facing, Front and Sides of Raised Wall Facing Honey Gold Classic Split Faced
    Back of Raised Wall Facing Standard Tile
    Plaster Pebble Sheen (Level 1 Color) - Aqua Blue

    Pool Decking and Drainage
    Pool Decking - 603 Sq. Ft of Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete
    Concrete Reinforcement - #3 Reinforcing Bars tied on 14 Centers
    Deck-O-Seal between Pool Coping and Decking
    Gutter Drain Yes, Tied into Deck Drains
    Deck-O-Drain between House and Decking
    Deck Drains to Street

    Utilities Included
    Pool Heater Gas Line - 1 Poly Pipe All Footage Included
    Pool Electrical Hook Ups - All Footage Included
    Electrical Sub-panel EasyTouch

    Maintenance Equipment
    Brush, Leaf Net, Telescopic Pole, Test Kit, Vacuum Head, Hose
    Start-up Chemicals Included
    Pool School Included

    Site Clean Ups
    Gunite Clean Up
    Final Clean Up

    Warranties
    25 Year Structural Warranty
    Equipment Warranties by Manufacturers

    Extra Items Included in Bid
    GFCI Protected Electrical Outlet and Light at Equipment Pad
    Volleyball and Umbrella Anchors
    Multicoat Mulasticoat and Scratch Kote Application to Pool and Spa upper interior area
    Approximately 266 SF of Concrete Break Out

    Added
    Screenlogic 2
    2 Intellibrite 5g Pool Lights and 1 Intellibrite 5g Spa Light
    3 ColorCascade Bubblers

    ~TexSS
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    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Look forward to seeing the build pictures ....
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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Vitually everyone on the forum loves to see/hear progress of new builds. Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your info.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Congrats......
    13K IG Pool with Raised Spa
    Jandy E Pump- 2HP Variable Speed
    Jandy CV460 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy LXI 40,000 Heater
    Polaris 9300 Robot

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Who's the pool builder and how much if you don't mind me asking?

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Harbor Pools is the PB. I've PM'd the quote.
    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Quote Originally Posted by TexSS
    Harbor Pools is the PB. I've PM'd the quote.
    I live in Spring and am in the process of looking for a PB. Is there anyway that you could pm that info to me as well? I really want to know what I am getting into.

    Thank you!

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Can you PM me the quote also? I live in Cypress and currently looking for a builder also.

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    I am looking at adding 3 Pentair ColorCascade LED Light Bubblers. The orginal quote had 3 standard bubblers on the entry shelf before the stairs. I asked the PB to quote adding the ColorCascades instead but what he is quoting me sounds a little high on the installation side. What do you think?

    "The cost of installation of the Pentair ColorCascade LED Light Bubblers (3 of them) is $ 2,113. The Bubblers with the transformer cost me
    $1,180. My Electrician charges me $933. to install the transformer and run electrical to each of the three LED units."

    I am getting the Pentair Color LED lights. 3 of them. 2 in the pool and 1 in the spa. Don't they come with a transformer already and the electric cable runs should already be nearby as one of the pool lights is close to the stair and would have to route the electric around the stair to get to the equipment.

    Not sure about this one. What do ya'll think?
    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    HOA has approved it. Now we are waiting for the Gunite schedule. Due to the huge concrete shortage in Houston right now the earliest the Gunite crew can come out is 7/22. So now the plan is to dig on 7/19, rebar and piping over the weekend and then Gunite on 7/22.

    They PB scheduled the Gunite the same day that he submitted the proposal to the HOA. So it's a 60 day lead time on Gunite.

    So it's hurry up and wait!
    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Due to the huge concrete shortage in Houston right now (I think someone is pulling your leg )2 pools in my neighbor hood ,went in on short notice last week . wow 1 month wait call, modern method gunite ask about time frame/supply I truly dont know ,but i cant believe your having to wait on gunite . more like contractors during the busy season.

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    We do alot if concrete in my industry and we are on a 30 to 60 day wait list for pouring pads. I got contractors waiting for concrete. Not the other way around.
    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    gunite does not use concrete , just cement, the waiting stinks. built mine in Oct. swam twice before it was too cold till next year

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Just got off the phone with the PB. Due to all the rain this week and the threat of more this weekend they want to move the dig out to the 29th. Sucks but I'll defer to them.

    It was supposed to be dig tomorrow, steel and plumbing on Sat, and gunite on Monday. With the hole being open from Friday evening to Monday morning and rain all 3 days being 30 to 50% they are concerned of part of the walls collasping.

    Now they will dig on Monday the 29th, steel and plumbing on Tues and gunite on Wed. Sigh...
    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    I'd be on at your pool company because it seems like they keep on putting you off. Plenty of pool builds are going on in Cypress right now (I also live in Cypress and there are 3 going on right now just in my section of my neighborhood).

    I'd have lost my patience by now with them if I were you. We're waiting on our HOA at the moment so we can commence our dig and I'm getting impatient enough about that already!

    Good luck!!!
    38'x24' freeform IG gunite, 26k gallons, 3.5' - 7'
    8t Moss rock waterfall with gunite slide
    SWCG, 2 x 2.7hp Hayward Tristar pumps, booster pump, 425 sqft cartridge, 400,000 BTU heater, Polaris Black Max 280, ProLogic PS8 & Aquapod

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    It seems like it but I trust these guys. I know them outside of being our PB.

    And then after reading zephard's thread ( post547893.html#p547893 ) I feel better about our decision to wait. As much as I want to get the process started so we can start swimming ASAP, I want the pool to be as perfect as we can get it. If that means we reduce risk by waiting another week then so be it.

    I have a bunch of pics to add of the back yard before they marked it up, after they marked it up. I was going to wait until they broke ground to post but I'll probably add them tonight.
    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Some pics while I wait...

    Before marking it out...





    After marking out the pool... (This was on Monday and the rain had started)












    Rain rain go away.


    ~TexSS

    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    They came on Sunday to dig and today for rebar. Tomorrow for plumbing and Wednesday (my birthday!) to gunite!








    Will post rebar soon! Finally feel like we might get a pool!


    ~TexSS

    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Congrats! Keep the pics coming!
    We're about a week behind you, pool was drawn out and staked this morning, dig scheduled for Saturday (8/3)!
    38'x24' freeform IG gunite, 26k gallons, 3.5' - 7'
    8t Moss rock waterfall with gunite slide
    SWCG, 2 x 2.7hp Hayward Tristar pumps, booster pump, 425 sqft cartridge, 400,000 BTU heater, Polaris Black Max 280, ProLogic PS8 & Aquapod

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    Re: New IG Pool in Cypress Texas!

    Rebar!









    ~TexSS

    ~TexSS Built: 8/13, 19K Gal ?, IG Pebble, 3 HP IntelliFlo XF Pump, 100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter, Chlorine, Cleaner Pentair Legend
    Geometric Pool Size 24 x 26 513 Square Feet; Perimeter - 107; Depth 3 x 5 1/2 x 4
    100 Sq. Ft Pentair Quad D.E. Cartridge Style Filter; System Pump Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo XF; Water Feature Pump Pentair 2 HP Whisperflo; Pentair EasyTouch 8 Automated Control System, with IntelliChlor and Wireless Remote Control; ScreenLogic 2; Heater - 400,000 BTU Pentair MasterTemp; Cleaner Pentair Legend; 2 Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Pool Lights & Pentair Intellibrite 5g Color LED Spa Light; Nysa Travertine Coping; Honey Gold Classic Split Faced Wall Stone; Pebble Sheen - Aqua Blue; Walnut Tumbled Travertine Decking atop 4 Poured Concrete Decking

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