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    ready to pull the trigger

    Stuck between DIY or builder been researching for 2 years now. Budget is $30k looking to get the following equipment.

    1.5 pentair challenger
    2hp pentair challenger
    Goldine control ps4 with wireless remote
    Polaris 280 w/booster
    Salt cell
    Pentair 5g intellibrite
    Four deck jets and 2 bubblers on tanning deck
    White plaster
    3ft kooldeck around pool
    Swim clear cartridge filter
    Basic tile from NPT no coping kooldeck there.
    450sqft lagoon.

    Plase give me thoughts r concerns. Is my budget realstic for what I want?

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    Re: ready to pull the trigger

    One pump will be on the water features

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    Re: ready to pull the trigger

    Not realistic to do a gunite pool basically at all in my neck of the woods for 30k. It's all location dependent, much more likely in Florida or Arizona where they have high volume.
    18 x 36 Vinyl Inground, Coverstar Cover, 2 speed Pentair Pump, Hayward 425 Sq Ft Cartridge Filter, Hayward Heat Pump, Prologic PS8, T-15 Salt Cell, 2 Colorlogic LED lights, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: ready to pull the trigger

    Maybe if you DYI, but even that is really pushing it. No way with a builder IMO. Sorry to say it, but that is a 45-50k pool here easy, with no frills. I've been researching a while myself, but you would have to be the GC or really DIY to get it down to 30K. What I am finding out, is how difficult it is to get the right contractors to do it. There is more pool work here than builders can keep up with.

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    Re: ready to pull the trigger

    How many lights would u guys go with in a 450sqft lagoon design? Will one 5g intellibrite be good enough?

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    Re: ready to pull the trigger

    I'm in the design phase of my DIY pool in Phoenix. I would get as many lights as possible so I would recommend getting 2 LEDs. PM me if you want a name of a company here that you can get really great prices on equipment.

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    Pentair equipment [Intellitouch I9, IC-60 SWG, 520 sq Clean + Clear Plus cartridge filter, 3 VS pumps(1 FX, 2 intelliflo)], Dolphin M5 cleaner.
    2 rain shears, 2 water shears, 2 blubbers, 4 laminars, water slide, rock waterfall.

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    Re: ready to pull the trigger

    Mine is 16.5x33 and wish I had 2 LED lights. 1 is just not enough.
    18k: IG: Black Granite Liner: Aspen: 16x33.5: SWG: Polaris 280

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