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    Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    We've gotten bids from 5 pool builders, and we are pretty sure we've narrowed it down to one. The final proposal is as follows:

    Gunite with PebbleSheen finish
    Irregular flagstone coping, waterline tile
    Tumbled pavers for decking

    Size: 12x15x38
    Depths: 12" sunshelf, 3 ft to 8ft main body of pool
    Surface area: 720 sq ft
    Perimeter: 125 linear ft
    Capacity: 29,500 gal
    Turnover: 4 hrs, 30 min
    Elevated 18" Spa 6x6

    2 FiberStars LED Pool Lights
    1 FiberStars LED Spa Light
    2 AquaStar 9" Pool Drains
    2 AquaStar 9" Spa Drains
    Filter: Jandy CV580 Micro Media
    Pump: Jandy SHP 2.0hp Stealth
    Heater: RayPak 406K BTU natural gas
    Hayward Goldline SWG
    Jandy AquaLink PS8 with IQ-900
    Whisper Jet 1.5hp Air Blower
    Polaris 280
    1 - Hydrostat Relief Valve
    1 - 1 1/2" Vacuum fitting
    4 - 2" Pool returns
    6 - Hydrotherapy Jets in spa
    2 - Pentair U3 Surface Skimmers
    Overflow max 5' from deck edging
    Automatic fill - automatic water leveling device

    I've been lurking and reading pool forums for a year or so, trying to get familiar with the lingo. It still feels like a foreign language! I'm going a little crazy trying to research each thing...

    The PB we think we will choose is encouraging a TurboClean In-Floor cleaning system. There's a fairly good (or perhaps bad in this case?) tree canopy in the backyard, and of course we have the annual Pollen Extravaganza here in Atlanta where the streets run yellow. Another PB said they would install the in-floor system if we wanted it, but it worked better for sandy-type debris and not as well in Atlanta for the leaves and pollen.

    We will probably also add the i-Link controller, but that might be a later addition for budgetary reasons.

    PB said the single speed pump is standard because energy is fairly cheap here and many people don't see cost returns on the multi-speed, but they will add it to the quote if we want one. I don't like the idea of just wasting energy, but we've already pushed our budget up $10K from where we started. We will tell people to BYO chairs for a while and add landscaping later...

    Thank you for any advice. Looking forward to sharing pictures in the near future!
    Pool dig progress pictures need to update with final result!
    IG rectilinear 29,500 gal PebbleSheen
    Filter: Jandy CV580 Micro Media
    Pump: Jandy SHP 2.0hp
    Hayward Goldline SWG

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    I can't help much, but I would make sure all the lines are 2" Schedule 40 Rigid PVC - just in my opinion much better than that flex stuff. Plus you want the lines at 2" (or at least I think you do)

    I would upgrade to the two speed pump, much quieter and energy return is faster than you think.

    Good luck!
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Hello Zoobie, How much was your quote? Thx
    Freeform gunite, 14,000 gallon saltwater sport pool.
    10 ton moss rock w/ waterfall, 50 sq ft raised spa.
    Bluestone coping, pebblesheen. Jandy pro flo 1 hp pump, legacy 325k heater.

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by toofast
    I can't help much, but I would make sure all the lines are 2" Schedule 40 Rigid PVC - just in my opinion much better than that flex stuff. Plus you want the lines at 2" (or at least I think you do)

    I would upgrade to the two speed pump, much quieter and energy return is faster than you think.

    Good luck!
    Thank you. I'll ask PB about 2-speed pump and ask about the line type.
    Pool dig progress pictures need to update with final result!
    IG rectilinear 29,500 gal PebbleSheen
    Filter: Jandy CV580 Micro Media
    Pump: Jandy SHP 2.0hp
    Hayward Goldline SWG

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonViews
    Hello Zoobie, How much was your quote? Thx
    Are you looking to build in Atlanta? 4 of our quotes were pretty much in line with each other, then a lower 5th but I'm guessing they would back-end extras.
    Pool dig progress pictures need to update with final result!
    IG rectilinear 29,500 gal PebbleSheen
    Filter: Jandy CV580 Micro Media
    Pump: Jandy SHP 2.0hp
    Hayward Goldline SWG

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by zoobie
    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonViews
    Hello Zoobie, How much was your quote? Thx
    Are you looking to build in Atlanta? 4 of our quotes were pretty much in line with each other, then a lower 5th but I'm guessing they would back-end extras.

    Looking in NY area but trying to get a comparison
    Freeform gunite, 14,000 gallon saltwater sport pool.
    10 ton moss rock w/ waterfall, 50 sq ft raised spa.
    Bluestone coping, pebblesheen. Jandy pro flo 1 hp pump, legacy 325k heater.

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Yeah I learned that they offer basics., then make profit on extras., like led lighting., coping upgrades. Frustrating they are already making a nice profit.
    Freeform gunite, 14,000 gallon saltwater sport pool.
    10 ton moss rock w/ waterfall, 50 sq ft raised spa.
    Bluestone coping, pebblesheen. Jandy pro flo 1 hp pump, legacy 325k heater.

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Did you start the project yet? It'd be great to see your design.
    16.7k (32x19) IG Freeform Stonescapes Pool, Pentair IntelliTouch w/ IntelliChlor SWG, Pentair IntelliFlo + Dual WhisperFlo, Pentair FNS60 Filter, Solar panels, Pentair SandShark Cleaner, View my build

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    Re: Thoughts/advice on new pool bid in Atlanta

    Quote Originally Posted by sd_dave
    Did you start the project yet? It'd be great to see your design.
    Yes; I started a new thread
    new-pool-build-in-atlanta-updated-7-13-t65091.html
    Pool dig progress pictures need to update with final result!
    IG rectilinear 29,500 gal PebbleSheen
    Filter: Jandy CV580 Micro Media
    Pump: Jandy SHP 2.0hp
    Hayward Goldline SWG

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