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    Houston, we got Pool

    Hello All,
    After lurking here for some days now, I got my 5 pools bids, decided on PB in 1st week of March.
    Got the HOA approval after 1 month and now had lot of activity in last 2 days.
    I will do my best to chronicle my build as many of my predecessors have done here.

    first - I am in Cypress, TX ( NW Houston to be precise).
    PB is Backyard Luxuries.

    Attached is the bid.

    General
    Pool/spa Perimeter 117’
    Pool/spa area 539sqft.
    Pool Size 35’ x 23.3’
    Pool Depth 3’6”- 3’9”- 5’6”
    Pool Tile - Standard pool tile at waterline
    Pool Edge - Flagstone coping
    Pool Structures
    King tut Raised Spa 12’’ with stacked flagstone spillway
    Sun deck with 2 bubblers
    7 Ton Natural Rock Waterfall
    1 Landscaping Planter

    Decking -
    Install approx. 839sqft. Concrete
    Spray Deck 1269sqft. (Color of customer’s choice)

    Pre-Construction
    HOA - Layout for approval
    All utilities marked in easement, plus gas/phone to meter
    Electric marked if required

    Excavation
    Excavate pool and form per approved plan
    Haul away all dirt and debris

    Pool Steel
    4 - #4 rebar full 12’’ box beam
    #3 rebar @ 8” O.C. in all areas

    Plumbing
    Install two gunite skimmers per plan
    Install six return inlets
    Install one dedicated Polaris cleaner line per plan
    Install two main drains
    Install one 2 hp circulation pump (Hayward TriStar)
    Install one 2 hp water feature pump (Hayward TriStar)
    Install one .75 hp cleaner pump (Hayward)
    Install one 425sqft. cartridge filter (Hayward)

    Gunite
    Spray gunite to shell, raised beams, ledge, benches, and equipment pad
    Trim all features, benches, steps, etc. per approved plan
    Put all rebound in pad or ramp

    Electric
    Install and hook up one PS8 Controller with wireless aqua pod
    Install and hook up one circulation pump
    Install and hook up one waterfall pump
    Install and hook up one Polaris booster pump
    Install and hook up GFCI
    Install and hook up 2 LED pool & 1 LED Spa light
    Bond pool as required

    Tile Coping
    Provide and install multi blend Flagstone coping
    Provide and install waterline tile per approved plan

    Decking
    Install 839 sqft. concrete per plan
    Spray Deck 1269 sqft. (Color of customer’s choice)

    Clean up
    Clean up after gunite and new decking is poured

    Equipment
    1-425 cartridge filter
    1- 2 hp circulation pump
    1- 2 hp waterfall pump
    1 -.75 Polaris cleaner pump
    1-Chlorinator
    2- Skimmers
    2- Light niches
    1-Pool lights
    1-Spa Light
    1-PS8 Controller with wireless aqua pod
    1-280 Polaris cleaner
    3-3 way Jandy valves
    3-2 way Jandy valves
    1-Spring check valve
    1-1 hp Blower for Spa
    1-400,000BTU Heater
    Pole, net and brush

    Interior
    Pebble Fusion(gemstone) Lifetime warranty

    Start up / Pool school
    Start up all equipment
    Adjust valves
    Mastic installed
    Instruct homeowner in use of pool

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    I don't see concrete for your equipment pad... Are they pouring that for you too?
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    It pretty normal, around here, for the cleanup guy at gunite time ,to scoop up the leftover gunite and make a pad out of it.
    Pool is DONE!
    Pentair Intelliflo VS3050
    Pentair Easy Touch 8 + actuators + swg
    Pentair IntelliPH
    Pentair 400btu HD heater
    3- Jandy WaterColor LED's
    Hayward C5030 525sqft cartridge filter
    Waterway spa blower

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Here's the 2-d design.
    new planter3_2d_design.jpg

    Artist's conception.

    new planter3_008.jpg

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Looks nice - congrats.

    Just sent you a private message re your selection...probably live 10-15 miles max from you.

    Thanks,
    tstex

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Here is my before pic.




    Dig






    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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    Houston, we got Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by laceygirl View Post
    I don't see concrete for your equipment pad... Are they pouring that for you too?
    As bigdav said, they do put the concrete.


    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Dig was done on Friday , apr 18th.

    Rebar was yesterday, apr 19th.

    Gunite will be on Tuesday.

    All 3 jobs will be done by azteca gunite co. In Houston, it is either azteca or mmg or allied.






    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Glad to see it finally started.

    Hope you enjoy the build process as much as I did. Any questions shoot me a PM.

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    That's going to be an incredible pool... Love everything about it...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Congrats! Love the planter!
    Dig looks great - can't wait to see your progress!
    38'x24' freeform IG gunite, 26k gallons, 3.5' - 7'
    8t Moss rock waterfall with gunite slide
    SWCG, 2 x 2.7hp Hayward Tristar pumps, booster pump, 425 sqft cartridge, 400,000 BTU heater, Polaris Black Max 280, ProLogic PS8 & Aquapod

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    I can't believe your HOA took a month, I'm on our board and we try to take care of our requests in 1 week. I like the design


    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Sseaman View Post
    I can't believe your HOA took a month, I'm on our board and we try to take care of our requests in 1 week. I like the design


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Ours took 3 weeks.
    18,600 gal, IG, Jandy 60 sq ft DE filter, 2HP VS pump
    Stonescapes Tahoe Blue mini pebble

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Design looks great

    I would add a variable speed main pump



    23k gunite, Stonescapes Mini Aqua Blue w/seashell, Pentair CCP520 cartridge filter, 2 Pentair Intelli-Flo VS pumps, Pentair Mastertemp 400, Pentair EasyTouch 8+wireless controller, Silencer spa blower, 3 Intellibrite LEDs, Pentair Racer cleaner, Pentair 320 chlorinator
    my build http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-north-Houston

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Welp, that looks like a pretty nice backyard area to me! Love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by spj318ti View Post
    Here's the 2-d design.
    new planter3_2d_design.jpg

    Artist's conception.

    new planter3_008.jpg
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by cbink View Post
    Congrats! Love the planter!
    Dig looks great - can't wait to see your progress!
    I owe you a royalty there.. Don't I..


    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Sseaman View Post
    I can't believe your HOA took a month, I'm on our board and we try to take care of our requests in 1 week. I like the design


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Actually the board approved immediately but the mmc office sent a query back to my pb about drain who replied back but was not to the office's satisfaction.

    So it took me 2-3 hours of phone calls to the mmc & pb to get the wording right & get their approval.


    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by cnatra View Post
    Design looks great

    I would add a variable speed main pump



    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
    How is your progress? Are u getting all vs pumps then?
    I have got mixed opinions here on that.


    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    we've been swimming almost a month now & I think we're finally done getting the landscaping&sprinklers etc. put back together

    I'm no expert so maybe there's better info on here but we went with 2 Pentair VS pumps
    one for the water features & one for the main filtration pump & cleaner

    the way these pumps are all digitally controlled now & with the variable speeds from about 750-3400 rpm it seemed
    like a no brainer IMHO as far as saving electricity & extending the life of the pumps, filter etc.

    it's also nice to adjust the rpms down low on the water features & spa to keep noise down when you want (like at night, at least in the burbs with neighbors so close)
    23k gunite, Stonescapes Mini Aqua Blue w/seashell, Pentair CCP520 cartridge filter, 2 Pentair Intelli-Flo VS pumps, Pentair Mastertemp 400, Pentair EasyTouch 8+wireless controller, Silencer spa blower, 3 Intellibrite LEDs, Pentair Racer cleaner, Pentair 320 chlorinator
    my build http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-north-Houston

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    Re: Houston, we got Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by tstex View Post
    Looks nice - congrats.

    Just sent you a private message re your selection...probably live 10-15 miles max from you.

    Thanks,
    tstex
    Tstex, here are pipes & joints used. I can see both L-joints & curved joints have been used.





    My pool build - http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...on-we-got-Pool
    20,000 Gallons IG pool with spa, , 117 linear sq ft, Pebble Fusion.
    Hayward 4030 cartridge filter. June '14. TF-100, Polaris 280.
    Cypress, TX.

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