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    New Pool in Arizona (new pics 12/3)

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum and just signed the contract on our new pool and we'll start with the excavation in the next few weeks. One thing that I go back and forth on is adding a second LED color light (intelibrite) The one light is currently at the deep end facing towards the shallow end (3'-4'-5' depth), but we were thinking that this wouldn't light our baja shelf at all. Any ideas on where we might add another LED to brighten up the shelf or whether it's even neccessary. It's an 18" deep shelf.

    Anyway, below is our the pool build Info. If your in Arizona, you can probably tell which PB we went with....

    Pool
    Perimeter 96'
    450 sf area

    Excavation
    Standard bobcat dig

    Plumbing
    Three water features (2 wok pots plus 4' sheer descent)
    Q-360 infloor cleaner
    VS 3050 pump with 420 cartridge filter

    Electrical and controllers
    Easy touch 4
    IC 40 SWG
    Intelibrite led

    Decking
    476 sf travertine (I know travertine + SWG = potential issues. Went with travertine anyway but fully aware of possible issues down the road)
    12" raised bond beam (16lf)
    18" raised bond beam (8lf)
    Umbrella sleeves all over the place

    Interior
    Pebble radiance kona blue
    Two bar stools






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    pwrstrk's Avatar
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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Welcome to TFP !!
    Looks like an awesome pool. Keep us posted with pic's.
    Take sometime and do some reading in pool school and don't forget the test kit !!
    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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    Thanks, Jeff. Plan on ordering the TF100 shortly!

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    We added a pool this winter to our arizona house and the best choice we made was a large integrated spa. We can heat the spa to 89 degrees really quickly and hold it there at minimal cost and can float two loungers in there. We are from canada so we like being in the water for a much longer season and this allows us to lounge on our tanning ledge (similar in size to yours) but use the spa as a "plunge pool" for six months of use.
    Inground 12500 gallon 96 foot perimeter, 24 by 24 pool (6 by 24 of which is a "wet deck" or tanning ledge), intellibrite in spa and pool, 2 pentair LED bubblers in tanning ledge, built in table in pool, spillover spa, pebble radiance, Pentair Mastertemp 400K BTU heater, Blue Square Q360 infloor cleaner, VS2050 pump, auto leveler, Pentair easytouch 4 with wireless controller, Pentair 420 filter, custom natural gas firepit with cobalt glass.

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Hi techgirl. We're in Maricopa as well. We thought about an integrated spa, but budget and other concerns made us decide against. We'll likely look into an above ground spa in a year or so. We're here all year, so our main goal was a place to cool off outside in the summer and a beautiful pool to hang around in the winter.

    Decided on the glo brite LEDs for the pool yesterday. Thought about two intelibrites, but couldn't decide where to put the second one that wouldn't look so glaring from where we are apt to be looking. PB will install 3 glo brite LEDs, so we can put one in the shelf to light it up better.

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    looks good, we are starting our pool in Arizona as well
    17k IG pool (34' X 19'), Pebble Plus Interior - Artic, Hayward ECO Star Variable Speed Pump, Hayward ProLogic P-4, Hayward 480 Cartridge Filter,
    (2) Jandy Deck Jet's and (1) bubbler, Wave Force Cleaning System, Trident UV sanitation System, TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir
    My Pool Build

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    The pool design looks nice! We also had Presidential build our pool and we're very happy with the final product. Regarding the travertine decking I'll just tell you to watch them like a hawk and don't be afraid to speak up if anything doesn't look right.

    Have fun with the pool build!
    --22k gallon pool/spa, IG, pebble w/ glass beads/abalone, all tile spa w/ stacked stone and spillway, 30 sf waterfall, 3 telescopic fountains, EZ Touch 8
    --Pentair VS3050, Whisperflo waterfall pump, Clean & Clear 520 cartridge filter, Intellibrite 5G LED lights, Ozone, Q360 in-floor cleaning, 400k btu heater
    --100 perim ft pool, 25 perim ft spa, Depth 3.5' to 7', 405 sq ft travertine decking, TF100 test kit
    --Time Lapse Video of our Pool Build ---- Our Pool Build Thread

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Hi Mark. I saw your thread as well. Congratulations. We strongly consider Cal Pools as we were pretty impressed with the materials they used, but they just came in too high on our bid.

    Looks like you're at the same stage as us. We just had the layout done today.

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by parnette
    Hi Mark. I saw your thread as well. Congratulations. We strongly consider Cal Pools as we were pretty impressed with the materials they used, but they just came in too high on our bid.

    Looks like you're at the same stage as us. We just had the layout done today.
    Nice, hopefully they start digging on both of our pools soon
    17k IG pool (34' X 19'), Pebble Plus Interior - Artic, Hayward ECO Star Variable Speed Pump, Hayward ProLogic P-4, Hayward 480 Cartridge Filter,
    (2) Jandy Deck Jet's and (1) bubbler, Wave Force Cleaning System, Trident UV sanitation System, TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir
    My Pool Build

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Quick update. Excavation was done yesterday. Here's the layout




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    Digging



    And done




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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Cool, that's pretty exciting! Do you have landscape rock where your equipment will be placed, or anywhere between the equipment and pool? If so, you might want to move it out of the way. We had the builder move the rock out of the way for the pool dig, but they left it in other areas (side yard). Then when the plumbing crew dug they mixed everything up with the dirt. Took me weeks to dig and rake out rocks! Might not affect you but figured I'd mention in just in case.
    --22k gallon pool/spa, IG, pebble w/ glass beads/abalone, all tile spa w/ stacked stone and spillway, 30 sf waterfall, 3 telescopic fountains, EZ Touch 8
    --Pentair VS3050, Whisperflo waterfall pump, Clean & Clear 520 cartridge filter, Intellibrite 5G LED lights, Ozone, Q360 in-floor cleaning, 400k btu heater
    --100 perim ft pool, 25 perim ft spa, Depth 3.5' to 7', 405 sq ft travertine decking, TF100 test kit
    --Time Lapse Video of our Pool Build ---- Our Pool Build Thread

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Thanks for the tip. We should be ok. We had way too much rock in general anyway so if they grind some in we have plenty to spare. We're not doing any landscaping in that area either so I'm not too worried about rocks in the soil.

    In a previous post you mentioned watching the travertine install carefully. Did you have issues with that? Just curious what I should be looking for?

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    We also had way too much rock. Our biggest problem was that we wanted to change the rock color, so it was just a big mess. It all worked out OK, just a lot of work.

    I'll send you a PM about the travertine. In general we had some issues with the quality of the install.
    --22k gallon pool/spa, IG, pebble w/ glass beads/abalone, all tile spa w/ stacked stone and spillway, 30 sf waterfall, 3 telescopic fountains, EZ Touch 8
    --Pentair VS3050, Whisperflo waterfall pump, Clean & Clear 520 cartridge filter, Intellibrite 5G LED lights, Ozone, Q360 in-floor cleaning, 400k btu heater
    --100 perim ft pool, 25 perim ft spa, Depth 3.5' to 7', 405 sq ft travertine decking, TF100 test kit
    --Time Lapse Video of our Pool Build ---- Our Pool Build Thread

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    looking good, they just finished my dig as well
    17k IG pool (34' X 19'), Pebble Plus Interior - Artic, Hayward ECO Star Variable Speed Pump, Hayward ProLogic P-4, Hayward 480 Cartridge Filter,
    (2) Jandy Deck Jet's and (1) bubbler, Wave Force Cleaning System, Trident UV sanitation System, TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir
    My Pool Build

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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Hi all

    Just a few more pictures. Plumbing, rebar and electrical were done last week.








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    And shotcrete was on Monday








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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Very neat looking work...gonna' be a great pool!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: New Pool in Arizona

    Quick update. The paver guys came over the holiday weekend to install the coping, deck and stone. So excited because it's finally starting to come together!










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    Re: New Pool in Arizona (new pics 12/3)

    It looks fantastic - love the decking and stone work.
    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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