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    New Build in La Verne, CA

    Ok. Below is what we have planned....1st pool so would love any input on anything I'm missing or should think about.

    32x16 (toying with 18') with 7'x7' spa.
    Pentair Clean & Clear 420 sq ft filter
    Pentair IntelliFlo pump
    Pentair Mastertemp 400
    Pentair Rainbow inline chlorine feeder
    Autopilot Salt Chlorination System
    Pentair "Easy touch" 4 Station
    Stonescapes standard pebble (with option to upgrade to mini pebble at no additional cost)
    2 pool lights, 1 spa - incandescent
    Low voltage step lights and stubs for future landscape lighting
    Zodiac G3 Cleaner (we have oak trees and neighbors swear by this cleaner)
    7x7 reef step
    (2) 18" shear descents
    Stacked stone on raised sides
    Acid Washed Deck to tie into existing concrete with matching stone border
    Computer of Bird's Eye:
    pool bird2.JPG
    Inspiration from Houzz:

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: New Build in La Verne, CA

    Howdy neighbor!

    You won't need the Rainbow feeder if you're going with a Salt Water Chlorine generator.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Killer95Stang's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Sunny SoCal

    Re: New Build in La Verne, CA

    Had Pool Concepts located in La Verne build my pool last year. Doesn't look like you are going with them.. or California Pools for that matter.

    Couple things that stick out... that I can offer my opinion on.

    -Regular pebble is pretty rough on the feet. If you get the option to upgrade the Stonescape Mini-pebble, then it is a no brainer.

    -I would get an Intellichlor chlorine generator to match up with your Easytouch system. From a warranty standpoint, it helps when all systems are the same. Also, monitoring and controlling the SWG directly from the Easytouch is possible only with Pentairs SWG. Lastly, Pentair sells the SWG and Easytouch as a kit, that comes with spa actuators as well. Its a saves a few hundred dollars, which may or may not be passed down to you.

    - Buy the Easytouch 8 instead of the Easytouch 4. Looking at your pool specs, I can already see that all of your relays will be used up, not giving you room for expansion. Since my build last year, I've already added lighting to a gazebo, malibu type lights and outdoor patio fans that are controlled by the extra relays I gained by going with the Easytouch 8.

    Otherwise.. pool build looks great. Can't wait to see the progress pics!!
    Pool done!! (backyard = work in progress) 32' x 19' inground freeform with 7' spa, baja step w/ (2) bubblers, stonescapes mini pebble finish, rock waterfall feature, 12" raised bond beam, Intelliflo VS, Whisperflo feature pump, (3) 5G Color LED's, FNS + DE 60, 400K Master Temp, Easytouch 8 w/ remote, Intellichlor IC40, Vision Classic Ceramic Kamado smoker, Margaritaville DM1000!!! Party Coming Soon!!
    TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir

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    Re: New Build in La Verne, CA

    Thanks for the many people close by.

    I was hoping not to have to go for the 8 as the price keeps creeping up - I'm flabbergasted at the cost of this project....but you are right. Better to have extra and will definitely talk with the PB about the Pentair SWG.

    We are almost decided on Water Visuals from Upland. Pool Concepts never made my radar and I feel like I interviewed every PB in the southland. Splash & Blue Fountain (have friends who used and loved both) were pretty non-responsive. They gave me the proposal and then never followed up on my questions. There were a few others that were just crazy expensive. We really liked the guys from Water Visuals. Pricing wasn't the least but they were mid pack. They have attentively answered every question and I've bombarded them with questions for weeks. My only concern is that they don't have much of an online review presence.....just a few yelp reviews and nothing on Angie's. I called their references and all loved them (not surprising as reference).

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