I did as much research as a could in my limited time to get this project started, but most of the time was spent on placement and size to coordinate with the house. We are doing a substantial remodel and most of my time was focused on that.
The following is what we came up with for the layout and equipment. I do not fully understand the equipment needed and pretty much went with the builders recommendation. They are one of the larger builders in the area, not that it matters, but they had a decent reputation and the designer seemed to be pretty sincere. I checked a few references that I obtained independently and they were good.
Any advice on equipment and design opinions would be very appreciated. The pool functionality is primarily for the kids, who are pretty small now, but the pool will get plenty of use by my wife and I as well.
We haven't signed a contract but I would like to get this started very soon, potentially in the next couple of days if everything seems OK.
Total Cost $98,718.00
I broke out some of the equipment and cost to see if people here thought it was reasonable or had advice.
503 Sq ft
35’ x 15’ (pic is attached)
3.5’ – 8’ ft depth
Finished grade is 14’ - 16’ above natural grade (average height 174”)
Our lot has a substantial slope and the pool runs parallel to the house lengthwise. The pool grade is 14’ above natural grade on the side closest to the house and 16’ above grade on the length furthers form the house so there is a substantial substructure.
212 sq feet browncoat with sealer
Faux tiled negative edge
Standard tile for waterline
Pebble Sheen Level 1
Double steel walls
28.5 sq ft of steps
22 ft bench running alongside length of pool
5 Aqua star drains
26’ inside perimeter
34’ outside perimeter
6 jets – Waterway Poly-storm
Blower – Polaris QT 1.5HP
$1,065.00 Pentair WhisperFLo 1.5HP
$1,872.00 Pentair IntelliFlo VS – 3050
$1,715.00 Pentair Quad DE 100
$3,546.00 Pentair Master Temp 400k gas
$6,184.00 Paramount PV3 w/ MDX & Leaf Canister – 23 heads
$2,004.00 Pentair GloBrite LED (4 lights)
$2,152.00 Deck Jet II – MagicStream (quantity 3)
$2,048.00 Pentair Easy Touch ps-8
$905.00 Easy Touch wireless function
$928.00 Trident UV Series 2
$113.00 Rainbow in-line chlorinator
$1,000.00 Permits etc
$1,074.00 Main Gas line charge
$1,396.00 Additional gas line
The picture shows coping, but we are not going to do any and just run Ipe or Trex Transcend over the pool beams to the edge.
The top of the railing behind the pool is 6" below the pool edge. That part of the deck is simply for safety reasons because the negative edge would have a 16' drop and we don't want anyone going over the edge and down that far. There is a view behind the pool that we want to keep open, which is why the deck drops below the back edge of the pool.