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    New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Hi,

    I have been a lurking on this site for a while now. We finally have a yard big enough to put a pool in, so we just signed the papers this week. WHOOP!

    Here are the Specs:

    41' x 26.5 ' Custom free form
    Depth: 3.5' to 8.5'
    Area: 837
    Finish: Plaster with a 33% quartz additive
    Coping: Cantilever and some flagstone
    Deck: 676 stamped concrete with another 614 of stamped concrete cap on the existing patio
    Recessed diving board
    32' of double sided flagstone 12' raised beam with 3 12" rock water spills

    Spa: 12" raised spa with a tiered spillway.
    6 jets

    equipment:
    Sta-Rite System 3 DE filter
    Sta-Rite Maxi-therm Heater
    2- Pentair VS pumps
    Poloris 280 cleaner with a Letro Pump
    Intelli-chor SWCG
    4 Intellibright 5 LED lights ( 3 in the pool, one in the spa)
    Easytouch 8 with the wireless controller and a 4 button spa side controller
    2 MagicStream Laminars

    Here is a picture of the plan:

    WP_20140404_002.jpg

    Thanks,

    Greg

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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Here is a pic of the current back yard


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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    We have seen a few complaints about the System 3 filters, just a heads up.
    I would also consider getting a robot instead of the pressure side pump and booster ... these use a lot of electricity requiring 2 pumps to be running.
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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Jason, is it the System 3 DE or the System 3 cartridge that you have seen complaints about? I have seen complaints about difficulty cleaning the cartridge filters , but don't remember seeing complaints about the DE.
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    admittedly I think the complaints were the cartridges. Not sure how the DE design is different.
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    Nice size yard you have there!
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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Thanks, the size of the yard was one of the big selling pints when we bought the house a year ago. We have been wanting a pool for a long time, but didn't have the yard

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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Well, hit a delay in the city permit, but that has been resolved. Should have it today with the inspection tomorrow. Hopefully we will be digging next week!

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    Wow, I love the size of your yard... Amazing....
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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    So we got the permit and city inspection done yesterday and just got a call from the PB that they will start digging on Thursday or Friday.

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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Well, look who showed up this morning!





    More to come!

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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Day two of the dig, just about done:






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    Wow! Looks so nice and big! It's going to look gooood.
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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    Wow that is a massive lot for FM. Where in FM do you live?
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    We are right behind Marcus High School

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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    WoW! The yard is HUGE and the pool is going to be awesome! Keep the pics coming!
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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    They came out and did the plumbing today and installed the equipment. Pictures to come, but I am concerned that they installed an ic 40 swcg instead of the ic60. This is a 35000 gal pool, so would the ic40 be ok?



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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    You specified an IC-60 and should get that for two reasons. 1) you paid for it and 2) it's properly sized (per TFP recommendations) so as not to run at such a high percentage as the IC-40 would, thus extending its life. Don't give in on getting the IC-60.
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    Re: New Pool Build - Flower Mound TX

    I agree. You should have the model that you selected and paid for in your contract. Maybe it was just an oversight.
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