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    New build Allen,TX (small yard)

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    Ok I have started my pool build and will be needing a ton of help since I honestly have no clue what I am doing.

    Here are the specs.

    101 perimeter feet w hot tub

    435 sq feet

    3.5 - 5 - 4 ft depth

    Size 24.9" x 26"
    13,712 gallons

    Coping TN flagstone

    Plaster - Quartz midnight blue

    Patio - 529 sq feet stamped concrete travertine look

    Saw cut driveway to place equipment on opposite side of house

    Equipment
    Pentair VS pump -3hp
    Filter 520 cartridge
    Cleaner Pentair legend
    Booster 3/4 hp
    Rainbow 320 chlorinator
    Heater Pentair 400,000 BTU
    Easy touch 8 remote
    Fill line to pool
    Light 60w hot tub
    Light 500w pool
    Brass lids and covers


    Hot tub
    49 sq ft 7 ft square 28 perimeter ft
    Depth 3 ft
    Gallons 800
    Raised 18" chopped TN flagstone dry stack

    Raised wall across back 6" to 12" to 24" column and 18" connecting the columns
    3. Ft sheer out of 18" stacked wall

    2 bubblers in tanning ledge


    Last edited by BoDarville; 05-27-2014 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Made a few minor edits for enhanced readability - awesome pool!

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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Welcome to the forum.

    I would not purchase either of those pumps. The VS is w-a-a-ay too big for that pool and gives you uneeded expense on the front end.

    The booster pump commits you to a pressure side cleaner. We see that technology fading away as the robotic models offer a lot more features and convenience for about the same money.
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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Thanks for the info. I honestly have no clue what I need so the input is really appreciated.



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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    What type of pump and cleaner do you recommend. We have all pentair equipment at this time. Is one robotic cleaner better than another?



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    Here comes the mess! Can't wait to see this build progress!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Looking good! One recent lesson learned I have is to plan out your pad plumbing. Make them give you a drawing, post it here for feedback, and make them wait until you sign off on it. We are going through serious headaches right now due to flow issues, which may (should find out next week) be due to our plumbing.

    I didn't see a response to your question on robots. We have a pressure side cleaner (Polaris 280). I hate it. It gets stuck, it gets in the way, etc. I kind of wish we had splurged for an in-floor. Too late now!

    What did you go with for decking?



    Your design is very cool. Good luck with the build!
    Build Complete! : 111ft pool + 8.5x5.5ft spa (12" raised), ~22k gallons, Shotcrete, Stonescapes MiniPebble (Aqua Blue), 3 scuppers, 3 bubblers, Large Tanning Ledge, Long Bench, Pentair: Intelliflow 3050 VS, 1.5HP WhisperFlow (scuppers), Quad 100 DE filter, MasterTemp 400k, IC60 SWG, Intellichem+Acid Tank, 2HP Silencer Blower, travertine decking (~680ft2), dry stack flagstone raised wall / spa spillway

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    Looks good!
    Approx 11K Gal. 10'X30' Semi free-form IG - 6 ' raised spa w/6 jets - 10' circle sun shelf with 1 bubbler - Waterfall - 3 / 1.5 HP pumps - Polaris 280 Cleaner - 3 Pentair Color LED Intellibrite Lights - Pentair 400K Master Temp - 2 Valve Actuators - 5 Fiberstar Mini Laminars - 1 Fiberstars 2004 Illuminator - 2 Skimmers - 6 Returns - Caribbean Blue Pebble Tech - 600+ sq ft kool decK - Auto Fill - 2 Boston Acoustics VOYA RK5 Outdoor Rock Speakers - 2 TIC Corporation TFS5CN 6.5-Inch 150-Watt Terra-Forms Rock Speakers - Apple Airport Express - 1 Awesome View.

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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Quote Originally Posted by bhargraves View Post
    Looking good! One recent lesson learned I have is to plan out your pad plumbing. Make them give you a drawing, post it here for feedback, and make them wait until you sign off on it. We are going through serious headaches right now due to flow issues, which may (should find out next week) be due to our plumbing.

    I didn't see a response to your question on robots. We have a pressure side cleaner (Polaris 280). I hate it. It gets stuck, it gets in the way, etc. I kind of wish we had splurged for an in-floor. Too late now!

    What did you go with for decking?



    Your design is very cool. Good luck with the build!
    Interesting. I never thought of the pad plan. Do you have recommendations??? I have a ton of pipes as well since we are running the plumbing all the way under my driveway to the other side of my house.

    I am still using the pressure sided cleaner now and am not upgrading to robot. That can come later. I have never priced the in floor honestly I just assumed it was too expensive.

    I am however upgrading to led lights and travertine. We are doing grill etc. Budget officially blown

    Who was your builder? I'm sure I read this somewhere but I have read so many I can't remember?


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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flippy View Post
    Looks good!
    Thanks. I'm excited.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Here comes the mess! Can't wait to see this build progress!
    Agreed. Let the messy hot summer begin!!!


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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    What a pretty fence and such a great pool design!
    28,600k IG, vinyl, 20X42X31 Lagoon, Savannah Tile/Sandstone liner, Hayward Swim-Clear 425 Cartridge Filter, Hayward 3/4hp TriStar Pump, 2 Color Logic Lights, SWG
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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Neat design! Any updates? Are you close to done yet?
    33'x21' IG Gunite, 8'x6' Spa, Pentair Pumps/Filter/Heater, Ultrapure Ozone Generator, Travertine Deck and Coping
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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    with our electric rates so low, i would get a dual speed pump and not a variable speed. i don't think your savings will make up the difference in cost.

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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    DEFINITELY get rid of that nasty 500 W light and go with LED. And I can say from experience, that you want at least two lights with that pool PLUS the spa.
    8,000 gallon in-ground gunnite geometric. Wet Edge Satin Matrix. Triple overflow water feature.
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    New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Ok so here are a few pics of tile



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    And here is coping.



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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Quote Originally Posted by kchamp View Post
    What a pretty fence and such a great pool design!
    Thanks we love the fence. Pool design great but moving slow.




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    Re: New build Allen,TX (small yard)

    Quote Originally Posted by christophertx View Post
    Neat design! Any updates? Are you close to done yet?
    Hahahaha. Done I wish. It seems to be moving at a snails pace. Weather has been perfect yet no one at my house for a week. All we have is tile and coping. Still need dry stacked walls and hot tub, electrical, pool equipment, plumbing, arbor to be fixed and reset, decking, plaster etc. I'm thinking mid august at the rate we are moving. It's getting hot and I'm ready to swim.



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