We’re a family of 7 who spend lots of time outside and have really wanted a pool for quite some time. My plan is to chronicle all the stages of the build as well as use this experience to help others.
Well we finally saved up some money so let’s get this thing started.
Fortunately we have a descent sized back yard per Houston standards and can allow for a pool to be built without taking up the whole thing. Plan was to use half the yard for playing and the other half for the pool. We’re also looking to have a 16x24 cover built with fireplace so we can sit outside and enjoy the weather.
After speaking with numerous PB’s we finally made our decision. PB was not the cheapest, but we wanted somebody that we felt comfortable with and could trust. Considering this is a huge expenditure, you really want to make it as pleasant as possible.
We wanted a geometric shaped pool without too many extras. First few designs looked to “boxy” so we added the L shelf to give it some style. Minimum amount of decking since the yard is extremely important for the kids. Decking color will be lighter to match the travertine.
The building is 16x24 with a large fireplace. It actually lines up with the house and pool.
Some of the basic stats:
119 Perimeter Ft.
Depth 3.5'- 5.5' - 3.5''
Approx. 33' x 20'
6" Deep Sunshelf at Entry with 2 Bubbler Fountains
Stairs on both ends of pool
12" x 12" Natural Travertine Coping on Pool & Spa
Std 6x6 Waterline Pool Tile
4" Deck Drain System- Run to street
Overflow Drain Tied into Drainage System
Automatic Fill Line with valve
6- Return Lines
1- Cleaner Line
2- Anti-Vortex Main Drains (Pool)
2- Anti-Vortex Main Drains (Spa)
Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed Computerized Pool Pump
Hayward 3/4 HP Pool Cleaner Booster Pump
425 sqft. Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter
Upgrade to Pro Model- Hayward ProLogic PS-8 with Digital Wireless Remote, & In Home Docking Station
Hayward H- Series 400,000BTU Pool Heater
Hayward T-Cell 9 Salt System
Hayward ColorLogic LED Colorchanging lights with preset light show functions (2 Pool Lights, 1 Spa Light)
Hayward Neverlube Valves
Polaris Black Max 280 Pool Cleaner
Wet Edge- Luna Quartz Premium Interior Finish
20 linear Ft.- +12" High Raised Pool Wall
2 Main Drains
Capped with Travertine Coping
Faced Flagstone Back
5- Pool Columns
Stacked Flagstone or Travertine Spa Spillway
ColorLogic LED Color Changing Spa Light
2 level Seating with step in
6- Hydro Air Jets
2 HP Silencer Blower
1015 sqft. Imbedded Color Mix - Salt Finish Concrete Decking 30" Scorelines