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Thread: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

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    New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    It took longer than expected to pick a builder but finally nailed it down with the guy who actually took the time to educate me on the building of a pool. Jeff at Mirage Custom Pools. Permits went to the city today...fingers crossed on the dig starting soon. Never owned (much less built) a pool so i will be looking for advice from the experts here. It is a chlorine system.

    Pool Size- 33 x 22 (12 gunite)
    Pool Sq Ft- 547
    Pool and Spa Sq ft- 608
    Pool Perimeter- 95
    Depth Profile- 3/12 x 5 x 4
    Caribben Blue Stone Scape Finish
    OK Flag Coping
    Tile (its brown....looks like stone...my wife picked it out)
    3 Color Savi Sol LEDs
    2 Skimmers; 5 Returns
    Jandy Valves
    Hand Dug corners
    Deck- 690 sq ft washed aggregate
    Jandy 2hp E variable speed pump
    Polaris PB4-60 booster pump
    Jandy CL460 filter
    IAqualink
    Polaris 280 Black cleaner
    Jandy LXi 400 BTU heater
    Polaris QT 1.5hp blower
    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Congratulations !
    How long is McKinney taking on permits these days?

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Not sure. I hear it can be quite the ordeal here in McKinney.
    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Yes. Thats why I asked actually.
    A couple of months ago I was told that McKinney and Cleburne had a moratorium on new pool permits.
    Not sure if that is actually true.
    We did have decent amount of rainfall and the weather this summer has been quite mild - so hopefully you'll get the permits quickly.
    Good luck with the build.

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Congrats! Did you get the permits? I am in Denison and in the process of bidding out now. I have 4 bids, but there is a big difference (12K). The low bidder is at 38K and the high bidder is at $50K. What did your bids come in at? We have VERY similar pools specs. I have 16X32 with 3 water features (550 sq ft; 16,000 gallons, 98 linear feet). Equipment is similar. Just trying to see if they are in the ball park. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    We are starting this process in Prosper, as well. Still negotiating a contract, so not in the permit phase just yet. Builders telling us to plan for 10-14 business days for permits here.
    18,600 gal, IG, Jandy 60 sq ft DE filter, 2HP VS pump
    Stonescapes Tahoe Blue mini pebble

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Still waiting on permits...maybe we will be swimming in our Halloween costumes????
    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Big dig started this morn. 6hrs later i have a big whole in my yard
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    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

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    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Looking good. Best of luck with rest of the build !

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Getting there. Slower process than anticipated but worth the wait. And wow...what a mess.
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    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    36 days from dig to fill. Thank you Mirage Custom Pools
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    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

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    I love the play slide into the pool! Bet the kids love that!
    ~15K gal, IG gunite with new Wetedge Satin Matrix Pebble Finish installed mid 04/14, 1 HP Pentair Challanger pump, Sta-rite System 3 300 sqft cartridge filter, G3 cleaner

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Ha....yes...it was much cheaper than the slide the PB wanted to put in

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    I love the play slide into the pool! Bet the kids love that!
    Bill
    24k gallon; chlorine; gunite with stone scape mini;

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    Re: New Dig in McKinney TX (north of Dallas)

    Nice pool, how was it working with your PB? What other companies did you look at?

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