First, let me say thank you to everyone for all of the information on this forum. I've learned so much already, after lurking for a couple of weeks. I really appreciate it!
So, my hubby and I are on the cusp of signing a contract for a new pool build in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. We're building a flat backed kidney (they call it a 'fiji') 16 X 28 ft. vinyl liner pool. We're putting in a SWCG (forgoing the Nature2 Fusion mineral system, to the bewilderment of our PB, but thanks to the advice on this forum), and a natural gas heater. The pool will have a RicoRock 4 piece ledger waterfall. We have 1HP Jandy pool pump and a cartridge filtration system. Other specs are as follows:
Heavy gauge galvanized steel wall and A frame system
A frame construction at wall joints
U and L channel stiffeners built into steel panels for straight walls
Steel rod for bracing the wall and A frame system
Steel rod reinforcing the 3' walkway around the pool
4-6" slump concrete, for anchoring the wall system
sand and cement non-abrasive pool floor
stamped and stained concrete deck
broom finished concrete equipment pad
backfill sand, sufficient to fill the over dig around the pool wall system
skimmer, main drain and two directional flow returns
CSA approved plumbing components rated at 75 psi or better
premium solar blanket and roller
drain line connection on filter with 50ft roll of hose
vacuum hose, vacuum pole and head, wall brush, thermometer, wall hangers and water test kit
electrical and gas connection allowance
6 foot walk in french curve steps
So, experts, how does that sound? The contract also includes all excavation and removal of fill, and filling of the pool. Because they are anxious for work this fall, they have also agreed to close the pool for us, and open it in the spring.
Any concerns or details I should confirm or change before we commit?
This is the second biggest commitment of dollars we have ever made so we are super nervous! Well, hubby isn't, but I am. I just want to get this right!
Any comments or suggestions are most welcome, and we'll be sure to post pictures as we build.
KB in WPG