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    New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    [attachment=0:24st48e0]image.jpg[/attachment:24st48e0]Hi all,
    As is often said, Ive been studying this site for quite some time and have learned so much. Im a single woman building a pool and value any and all advice of those who've gone before me.
    Venture Pools is my builder and came highly recommended, so my fingers are crossed for a great experience. My dig is scheduled for this Wednesday and Im so excited/nervous. Ill do my best to document my experience here, along with pictures, of course! Wish me luck!
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    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    That looks like its going to fit great and be an amazing addition to your yard! I really love the stone.

    Keep the pics coming! Any before pics?
    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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    Good luck with your build... The design looks great!!

    I am just starting the process of looking. I have not heard a lot about Venture Pools, what can you tell me about them. Did you look at other PB's?

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    Thank you!
    Venture had done 2 pools for a friend and he had nothing but great things to say about them. I got estimates from Foley and Goehlke. Gohlke is a smaller company and had the highest price with the least amount of design appeal. Foley was my second choice, but Venture had the design that i liked best, by far. In fact, the salesman spent a ton of time with me while i tweaked the design and asked lots of questions. This solidified my choice. Fingers are crossed that i made the right decision. Good luck with your pool!
    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Quote Originally Posted by Frisco5
    Good luck with your build... The design looks great!!

    I am just starting the process of looking. I have not heard a lot about Venture Pools, what can you tell me about them. Did you look at other PB's?
    Frisco5, I know you weren't directly asking me, but we had estimates/designs from Riverbend Sandler, Gold Medal, Foley, and Masterpiece. We went with Riverbend, but it was a very difficult decision over Gold Medal. We still will recommend Gold Medal to anyone along side Riverbend. We chose RBS primarily because we've had another family member who had a pool built by RBS and have had great customer service from them over the years, they are providing us the most pool for the price point, and we just were extremely pleased with their sales staff.
    18,600 gal, IG, Jandy 60 sq ft DE filter, 2HP VS pump
    Stonescapes Tahoe Blue mini pebble

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Lelori, thanks for that information. That is good to know. I will probably look to doing something new year. I figure I can do my research and ask questions so when I do meet with them I will be able to ask the right questions. Try to take some before and after pictures to show us the progress.

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    Good luck with the build !! I think it's going to look great. Keep us posted with pic's !!
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    SKC, I appreciate you giving me information on your experience. Riverbend is currently build two pools in my subdivision. I have been going by them to see the progress.

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Another recommendation for Riverbend. They built ours this summer and we have been very happy with it. Got quotes from Foley, Gold Medal, Hauk and Southernwind.

    Gold Medal was and is building a ton of pools right now in our area and their pricing reflected the strong demand. They were one of the highest. Sad thing is they did some patio work for us in 2009 and we really wanted to us them.

    Hauk was nice but we just didn't click with them.

    Southernwind built in to the bid stuff (such as an infloor cleaning system) that I told them up front I didn't want. That turned me off on them.

    Came down between Foley and Riverbend. Felt like we were getting a better constructed pool for our dollar with Riverbend and the sales process wasn't as pushy with Riverbend.

    Good luck with your build.
    22K Gal, Chlorine, IG, Pebble Sheen Plaster, Jandy 60Sq Ft DE Filter, Intelliflo 3HP VS pump with SVRS, Rainbow 320 Chlorine Dispenser
    Other Equip - Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy LRZ400 Heater, Polaris 280 vacuum
    Features - Spa with fountain that empties into pool over waterfall spillway and separate table rock waterfall, Pool gets full sun until later afternoon and then partial sun
    Pool completed and filled 6/28/13

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Thanks Bevostein for your review as well. I guess I am going to have to at least talk with one PB to get an idea of cost. It will be next year before I move forward which should give me enough time to do research. This site has been great, I am sure with reviews and insight from everyone I will find the right PB. Thanks again!

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    Going to meet with Rudy at Venture pools to get an estimate next week.

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    Then I will start meeting with others. I just need to get an idea of a price range, thanks for all the recommendations on pool builders everyone.

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    A few starting pics....God help me.
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    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Dig was done today....
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    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Looking forward to your progress!

    Post up some equipment and pool details and we can help make sure they are properly sized, etc.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Wow...Looks like a great use of your space. Keep the pics coming.

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    Day 3 pic.... First inspection on Monday and then on to gunite! Im worried that there doesnt appear to be quite enough room on the far side of the pool for the round seating platform, but i guess ill just have to trust the process. Ive expressed this concern to 2 people with the pool company, but nothing changed, so im hoping their measurements here are correct and im the one thats wrong.
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    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Move some chairs/loungers round there and place them down and double check if you're not sure.
    Once gunite is in you won't be able to change it.
    Things often look smaller however when they're laid out with no furniture. I had the same fears for my sun lounging area but it turned out just fine and moving the lounge chairs there helped ease my mind.

    Looking great so far!
    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 pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Good idea, Cbink! Your post makes me feel better!
    Linen, ive updated my signature to include some equipment info. Thanks for the nudge!
    7500 gallon/ 64 perimter ft/ 24x12 "spool" (small pool) :) /18" raised spa with 6 jets/ Ocean Blue Pebble Sheen/ OK flagstone coping/470 sq ft seeded decking
    DE filter-60/2hp2sp pump/Polaris 280 cleaner/2 hp booster pump/Clorinator-in line feeder/Hayward 400k BTU heater/2 skimmers-5returns/Aqualink PS8 wireless controls

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    Re: New pool build - Little Elm, TX

    Looks like they are making good progress. Look forward to see more.

    How deep is your pool going to be?

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