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    Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Hello there

    We are so excited!!! After waiting 64 days from the date we signed the contract, we finally have approved permits!!!!! The big dig is scheduled for July 7th. This is what it is supposed to look like. I will post the actual pictures of the dig and build.

    Some Specs:
    SWG
    Jandy 1.5 Water Pump
    Jandy AE2500 Heater

    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    I love the shape! I like the large tanning shelf the most. Advice from just having done this -- have everything picked out and ready to go. The pool companies are often pretty enthusiastic about finishing quickly until you give them the idea you 'need time' to figure out the tile, plaster, etc. then they slow way down.... don't give them a chance to loose momentum!

    Congrats!

    Steve
    Pool: 625 SF Free-Form In-Ground Shotcrete Pool w/7.5' dia spa.(8 jets), 24" raised bond beam (22,500 gal)
    Pentair Equip: Intelliflo VF Pump, MasterTemp 400 Heater, IC40 SWG, Quad DE 100 Filter
    Automation: IntelliTouch i7+3 (+ extender panel), 6 Jandy Automated Valves (S, R, Spa Bypass, Solar, Cleaner, Spillway)
    Other: 75% Solar, Kreepy Kruiser Cleaner, Tan Hip-Hop Diving Board (a bit curved) on 606 Cantilever Base (SR Smith)
    Links: [TFP Pool Build Thread] - [TFP Landscaping Thread]

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Thank You Steve -
    Our goddaughter saw the plans and said it looked like an amoeba so we have officially named it the "Amoeba Pool"
    We (I) will be picking out all of the goodies next week. I can't wait but I'm terribly confused about what to get. I want earth tones for the pavers (stone is out of the budget) coping and waterline tiles but I want it to match with the diamondbrite and I would like the water to be really blue.

    We bought the heater and the SWG on our own because the price difference was big. We saved $2600 by doing so. Both items have been sitting in my living room for the last month since we were told it would be 2-3 weeks for permitting and the PB suggested we have it ready when they begin the big DIG.

    I'm home for the summer (school teacher), so I will make sure they are working. If I can manage middle schoolers, then I think I can manage them. If not, food always works for adults!!!

    Thanks for the advice

    Raquel
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Can't wait to watch your build. Hopefully we will be signing our contract next week. Maybe we will get to swim before school starts back! (another teacher)
    Kristy
    In construction!

    16'6" X 33 Lagoon
    13,000 gallons
    rock coping
    tile border
    textured/colored decking
    Tahoe Blue Pebble Tec
    2 Deck Jets
    SWG (Goldline)
    Legend II Cleaner
    1.5 hp pump (Duraglass)
    Sand filter with zerobrite

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Thanks for clearing up the amoeba reference in your avatar. I bet it was really hard waiting so long for the permit. Hopefully your build will go much faster now. I think you will love The Amoeba Pool.
    Pool completed in the fall of 2008.
    Landmark's pool build

    Freeform 26' x 45' IG gunite, 4' to 8' deep, 29,500 gallons, WetEdge PearlMatrix Tropical Mystic, Freeform 8' X 11' Ultimate 16 jet spa, 38' moss rock weeping wall and 3 waterfalls,

    4 pumps (Intelliflo 4X160 filter pump, WhisperFlo 3HP spa pump, Pentair 2 1/2HP WaterFall pump, cleaner booster), EasyTouch 8 controls, Quad DE 100 filter, MasterTemp 400K heater, Pentair Legend Platinum cleaner, 995 sqft. Sundek.

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Just a note,

    Make sure you are home when the sub-contractors are working and making sure they do things just how you want them. Carry a tape measure in your pocket. Don't be afraid to question them on what they are doing. Sometimes they explain and it makes sense, and sometimes you catch a mistake. I think alot gets lost in translation from the pool store salesman...to the PB contractor...to the subs. If you don't have a really good PB that is on-site most of the time, then YOU need to be. It's all made of concrete and if nobody is there to tell the subs the fine details, they'll do it however is easiest or how THEY would do it. Once the concrete dries...not much else can be done in most cases.

    I've learned alot from the subs during my build. Most of them really know how to do their jobs well and work hard. They just need a little nudge in the right direction sometimes.

    Jim
    Fortune favors the well prepared

    The build...
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    Freeform 24' x 38' IG gunite. 3 1/2' to 8' deep. 28,500 gallons. AutoPilot Total Control SWCG. Pentair Intelliflo VF. Pentair CCP520 cartridge filter. Colorlogic LED lights. Tahoe Blue Diamond Brite. 1200 sq ft stamped concrete deck.
    More details as they happen...

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Kristy- I hope that we will be swimming before we back to school. I doubt it though, we start Aug.18th. We have already set our minds that it will not be ready by Aug. so we pushed back our son's b-day party until the pool is ready. Hopefully you won't have to wait two months for your permits. Congrats on your signing!!!

    landmark218-As soon as we got the news we had the sign made. The waiting though, was horrible. Everytime we called to check on them, they wanted something else. I couldn't understand why they didn't ask for everything at once. We also had the issue of people on vacation and heaven forbid they answer their phone after 2:00p.m.

    Jim- Thanks for the advice! I will definetly be on top of things. I already found a mistake. Our contract says a 2HP pump but the plans say 1.5 HP. I just noticed that today when I was looking over the contract. I plan on calling tomorrow and clearing that up.

    Pre-Construction meeting is set for this Tues!!!!
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida-- Pictures

    Today was the big DIG day!! They came, they dug, they cleaned, They will be back tomorrow!!!

    This is the before!


    The Big Dig---- Looks Easy Huh?


    This is when they broke the pipe that drains to the sewer. It had to be re-routed anyways. Apparently, no big deal.



    The measurements look good!


    Here is the broken pipe


    And finally a big pretty hole.




    Tomorrow they fix the pipe and start on the rebar.
    I will post more pictures tomorrow.
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Looking good!
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Yeah!!! Congratulations on your dig!!!
    Kristy
    In construction!

    16'6" X 33 Lagoon
    13,000 gallons
    rock coping
    tile border
    textured/colored decking
    Tahoe Blue Pebble Tec
    2 Deck Jets
    SWG (Goldline)
    Legend II Cleaner
    1.5 hp pump (Duraglass)
    Sand filter with zerobrite

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Looks great! I like the big scooper -- didn't destroy your whole yard like a tractor might have. Bummer about the pipe (and not being able to flush/shower, etc for a day) but -- like you said -- no big deal.

    Is this in the front on your house? What do you have planned for fencing?

    Steve
    Pool: 625 SF Free-Form In-Ground Shotcrete Pool w/7.5' dia spa.(8 jets), 24" raised bond beam (22,500 gal)
    Pentair Equip: Intelliflo VF Pump, MasterTemp 400 Heater, IC40 SWG, Quad DE 100 Filter
    Automation: IntelliTouch i7+3 (+ extender panel), 6 Jandy Automated Valves (S, R, Spa Bypass, Solar, Cleaner, Spillway)
    Other: 75% Solar, Kreepy Kruiser Cleaner, Tan Hip-Hop Diving Board (a bit curved) on 606 Cantilever Base (SR Smith)
    Links: [TFP Pool Build Thread] - [TFP Landscaping Thread]

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Hi Steve,

    It's actually the side of my house. I'm on a corner lot. Which made it easier for them to dig and load the dirt and rock on to the trucks. As far as fencing is concerned, this is where we have come to a dilema. Since we are a corner lot and have a stop sign on that side of the street, I cannot have a privacy fence passed that stop sign, which means I lose about 200 square feet of decking. We have decided to block it off until the stop sign with aluminum picket privacy fence around the pool and then regular aluminum picket (bronze) for the front of the property. We haven't been able to find it for under 12K and really only have 10K left for that project.

    If you or anyone know of a fencing company that is reasonable please let me know.

    Raquel
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida - Pictures

    Yesterday Day 3 we picked out:
    Diamond Brite: Cool Blue
    Coping: Chicago Brick
    Pavers: Harvest Blend
    Water Line/ Spa Tile: Rust Blue Luv Tile
    Cap Tile: Stone Blue

    Of course we had to pay for upgrades.

    Day 4: Today they continued working on the rebar.
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    That's some pool you have there!

    Can't wait to see it done! 8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Poollovers Bulid--Complications UGHH!

    You guys were right about about having POP!! Does anyone have any that I can borrow? This pool is driving me bananas and I can't afford to buy any patience .
    Right now our very expensive hole is on standby. The plumbing that was broken is still not fixed; apparently we need permits now to fix it. Thank goodness for our neighbors. The esimates to fix this pipe and re-route around the pool are outrageous even if we do the digging ourselves. And if that doesn't seem to be enough, the city now does not come out to inspect the stepbacks, we have to have another survey of the entire property and present the findings to the them = more $$ and delays. We are disputing this with the pool company. If those get approved then we can have the structure inspected and then gunite!
    I have learned that 1 day= 1 week. Soooooo at this point I know that we will not be having our son's 13th birthday (8-18) party, which we turned into a Labor Day party any time soon. At this rate we will be having a tropical Thanksgiving/ Birthday if we are lucky, I'm planning on putting the cristmas tree in the hole if there isn't water by then.

    I am sick of getting estimates! I have spent months getting all kinds of estimates- pool,fence, plumbers (none for patience, can't find anyone to give me quote on that ) not to mention the hours I have been stuck at home waiting for people who are running LATE!!!! My summer is almost over!!!

    I have however spent countless hours here in this forum reading, learning and living vicariously. I have learned sooo much and continue to learn. Thanks for all the info, you guys are truely the best!!!! All I know is that when this headache is over we will have a beautiful pool.

    Sorry to vent,


    Very frustrated!!!!
    Raquel
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    I'm sorry to heat that you are having troubles. Hang in there it will all be over sooner than it seems. I know what you mean about time standing still. We are starting to wonder if our pool will ever get finished but in reality it has only been 5 weeks. The PB assures us that it will be completed on time.
    Pool completed in the fall of 2008.
    Landmark's pool build

    Freeform 26' x 45' IG gunite, 4' to 8' deep, 29,500 gallons, WetEdge PearlMatrix Tropical Mystic, Freeform 8' X 11' Ultimate 16 jet spa, 38' moss rock weeping wall and 3 waterfalls,

    4 pumps (Intelliflo 4X160 filter pump, WhisperFlo 3HP spa pump, Pentair 2 1/2HP WaterFall pump, cleaner booster), EasyTouch 8 controls, Quad DE 100 filter, MasterTemp 400K heater, Pentair Legend Platinum cleaner, 995 sqft. Sundek.

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida- GUNITED

    Day 27
    We have GUNITE!!!!!!




    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    looking good!!!!
    12,000 gal, IG pool, Pentair IntelliFlo Pump, cartridge filter, SWG, solar panels

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida -Tile and Coping pics

    Day 29 Backfill and wood removal
    Day 30 and 31 Tile and Coping

    We are ecstatic with the results thus far.





    Can't wait to jump in and enjoy it. It has been especially hot and humid these last couple of days.

    Hopefully tomorrow- Plumbing
    In Construction:
    425 SF Free form (aprox 18 x 23) IG Gunite
    7ft spa with spill over
    1.5 HP Jandy Pump
    1400 Aquapure Jandy SWG
    AE2500 Jandy Heatpump

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    Re: Poollovers New Build in Miami, Florida

    Cool tile, I've never seen that one before.
    Pool completed in the fall of 2008.
    Landmark's pool build

    Freeform 26' x 45' IG gunite, 4' to 8' deep, 29,500 gallons, WetEdge PearlMatrix Tropical Mystic, Freeform 8' X 11' Ultimate 16 jet spa, 38' moss rock weeping wall and 3 waterfalls,

    4 pumps (Intelliflo 4X160 filter pump, WhisperFlo 3HP spa pump, Pentair 2 1/2HP WaterFall pump, cleaner booster), EasyTouch 8 controls, Quad DE 100 filter, MasterTemp 400K heater, Pentair Legend Platinum cleaner, 995 sqft. Sundek.

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