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    New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    I wanted to say thanks for all of the great information on the site! I am a new member that has been learning a lot from all of the great posts here - I really appreciate the vast amount of information the members here offer. We are just starting the build process on our first pool this week!

    Here are a few of the specs as they sit right now.

    13'x27' Pool with spa
    Blue Granite Pebble Sheen with Abalone
    Travertine Coping/Decking - Versailles Pattern - Country Classic
    Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump
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    Pentair Mastertemp 400 Heater
    Pentair Salt water system with automation

    We recently landscaped our backyard, thinking we would never put in a pool. A year later here we are.... so unfortunately we have some things to work around. Since we did the landscaping ourselves my wife wanted to keep the fountain (call it sentimental value). Our yard is on the small side, and the rear fence is not parallel to the house which presented some design challenges. I will post some pics of the before and the rough design mock up to show what it may end up looking like! Hopefully the build process will go smoothly.

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    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Very cool, I like the "different" design. Love that view fence too.

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Thanks! A couple of the other builders were going for the standard geometric, but with the back fence on an angle it always looked a little off. We actually had to modify the fence to meet town code requirement and get rid of the "foot hold". Its nice that I never have to see the back of it! But the security screen they used still allows for the view to peek through.





    Here are some more pics of my demo work before the PB comes in to handle the rest. Also a picture of the travertine with the waterline tile. We have a slate patio that will stay and are trying to make everything as cohesive as possible... which is a challenge with all of the other materials that are already in play!







    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Is that the bridge at Tangerine?

    Welcome another Local!

    Will

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Hi Will,

    Yes it is! I didn't know if many locals would be on here, thanks for the welcome.
    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Welcome to TFP! ... from just a few miles south
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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    and welcome from a few miles west!

    Looks like a very cool design
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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Wow I didn't realize we had a whole Tucson faction here. Nice to know I will have a whole support crew on hand for when I screw something up! LOL

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Nice. One comment on the design. Have you considered a raised spa to look at that spectacular view?
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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Hi Flippy,

    Thank you so much for the feedback. I was actually set of a perimeter overflow raised spa... but when my wife wouldn't allow the fountain to be removed we had to rethink things. From the inside of the home it would have looked very odd to have the raised spa covering up the fountain. They are so close together (approx. 2') we just didn't want the chance of having it look silly. We will likely only be in the spa after dark... so this is a price we are willing to pay.

    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Makes sense. Still an awesome view either way.
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Thanks, it sure is one of the great things about Oro Valley.
    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    How do you like the fake grass?
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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    We love it! I would advise you spring for the good stuff as it looks more realistic. I guess also depends on what you use it for - We don't have kids, so it is only used for esthetics. It gets really hot in the summer here, so if you have kids you may have to hose it down to cool it off in the summer. It sure beats mowing and overseeding!!!

    Once things are completed you are welcome to come check it out. I would recommend the company we used, so just let me know if you need more info.
    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Well they should start the dig on Monday, we are getting excited!





    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    The first day of digging started today, seeing things finally take shape is pretty cool. They should be completed tomorrow and on to plumbing.





    8500 Gallon IG with spa - Blue Granite Pebble Sheen - Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter -Intelliflo VS pump -Mastertemp 400K Heater - Intellichlor IC40 - Easytouch 4 - In final build stages now, should be complete 4/2/2014
    My pool build - in progress

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Dig Day 2

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Can't wait to see the finished product! Things seem to be coming along great.

    Since no one has asked, I will. Is there a Chihuahua named Turbo?

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    Re: New pool - Oro Valley (Tucson) AZ

    Who me?

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    I can hear him yipping and see him spinning

    That is one sweet pic
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