Well after much studying and research signed the contract today. It has been quite a journey, we actually even thought of selling our home and purchasing another with a pool already installed. After looking at many home with issues on everyone we decided to put in our own and do it right- I hope.
First, the tree cutter is coming to fall 5 large trees in the back yard next week. Of course the largest with about a 3-4 ft diameter is smack in the center of the pool. Needless to say it has got to go. He is going to fall all of them and then grind them down as far as possible.
I will try and post the progress as we go so first the tree and then in about 2 weeks digging begins after permits and such are pulled. Here are some specs. to give a idea of our coming project.
Lagoon style pool measuring 20x42x31
4 ft shallow and min 9 ft deep end
6 inlets, 4 drains and skimmers
Pentair intelliflo varible speed 3hp pump
520 clean an clear cartridge filter (went back and forth between this and a sand filter)
Pentair IC40 salt/ chlorine generator with zinc anode
Pentair Easy Touch 150 amp 8 circuit control automation
1,200 square ft concrete decking plus foundation for 12x16 pool shed/cabana
Coping are 4ft stone creek pavers with full bullnose
Bench seating on one side deep end
Stairs on shallow to encompass one full side
8 ft bench seating with 2 3 ft sheer decent falls
3 Pentair MagicStream Laminars led
Pentair variable speed pump to supply
3 Pentair Intellibrite 5G color leds
letro legend pool cleaner with booster pump
Disconnect for meter then power supplied to Easy touch
misc.- diving board, 2 stub ups for future use(slide, waterfall), gravel back fill, french drains, grading figure 4 handrail, brick ledge for cabana, moving shed, transplanting large plantings, etc.
So basically we concentrated on the pool and decking, lighting for now. Hoping future projects to include a fire pit, bricking in cabana, changing the roof to hip, kitchen/grill area, more lighting to also include landscape, and extending our house deck off of the original.
Just can't wait to get some pictures posted.
So time to update. What we started with.
Kids playground will go, they have already outgrown it.
Kennels sold and proceeds added to pool budget.
Same with playground. Gone!
These will have to go.
The big one has a 4 to 5ft diameter.
Quick work made of the small ones.
Whoa! How would you like to see that cruise by your porch?
Up they go.
More to come.