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    Another North TX in-ground build

    I have been lurking on this site for some time and have loved following all of your builds. All of you were a huge help in our determining our size, shape and finishes etc. Thanks for the advice.

    Crews showed up and began our dig this morning. We are super excited. Don't know how we are going to last the 8-10 weeks until we can swim. Anyway, here are the specs. I will try and post some pics shortly.

    3.5 x 5 x 3.5 sport pool
    Pool size 34.5 x 30.8
    Pool+ spa perimeter 116 feet
    Pool surface 595
    Pool+ spa 660

    Fusion System
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    Jandy 60 sqft DE Filter
    Jandy PDA PS6 Controller
    Jandy LRZ400 natural gas heater
    Pentair Racer pool cleaner
    1.5 HP FloPro Booster pump
    Jandy EPump w/ SVRS
    Jandy LED pool light
    Jandy LED spa light
    Letro autofill
    Returns 5
    Skimmers 2
    Power clean ultra in-line chlorinator
    Volleyball, basketball and umbrella sleeves

    The pool will have both a stone grotto and waterfall. We are also putting in a small outdoor cooking island. Man I can't wait til it is done!!


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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Congratulations!

    You know the drill! Lotsa pictures for us

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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    We are a couple of hours into the dig and we have already hit rock. This cannot be good . I talked with 5 other neighbors currently building pools and they had no issues. Just my luck.




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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Day 1 and the digging is complete.




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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Wow considering how much rock you had to move they did a great job....
    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: Another North TX in-ground build

    I am so proud of the excavating crew. It was 8pm when they finally called it quits. They definitely gave it an honest effort. Now the real question is how big is the bill going to be for the "rock time" ($300/hr)?


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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    When they hit rock putting my pool it, it cost me $1,000.00 for every foot they dug down. Needless to say, I made the pool less deep than originally planned. You are going to love your pool! Pics are great!
    18,000 gal, 18x32 IGP, vinyl liner, 3 to 5.5ft depth. One inlet/skimmer (Aqua Genie), one main drain. Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter w/filtration rate of 20 GPM/FT, Two-Speed Pentair Whisperflo 1 HP pump, Natural Gas Hayward H200 pool heater, Aquabot T2 (200 Series) Robotic Pool Cleaner (my best friend), Automatic Electric Pool Cover (2nd best friend).

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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    No work on the actual pool today. They poured the pad and set all of the equipment. Plumbing is slated for tomorrow.



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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Plumbing was completed today.


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    More progress on the pool today. They sprayed the flowable fill material.Hopefully rebar is on the agenda for tomorrow.

    The PB also finished hooking up all of the plumbing to the equipment pad. Wow! I have never seen so many pipes.



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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Nice build thus far Smurfy!

    Quote Originally Posted by h2ctpdjl View Post
    When they hit rock putting my pool it, it cost me $1,000.00 for every foot they dug down. Needless to say, I made the pool less deep than originally planned. You are going to love your pool! Pics are great!
    OMG...1k a ft? Wow!!!
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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Looks good! You have no shortage of main drains. Your pool pad is very compact. I like the shape of the pool in your yard. It fits well!

    Did they end up charging for rock? Our PB gave us a pass when the hit rock because they found a place that would accept fill with rock in it. Hurray!
    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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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Yes, they charged for rock. The crews really had to bang and scrape to get through it. At least I don't have to worry about the ground shifting.

    We like the shape too. Right now the pool looks really big but I am hoping once the decking is poured and the landscaping is added it will all balance out and look tied together.


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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    It'll look great. Not worried at all. We're in TX ... you're supposed to go big.
    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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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Thanks for the reassurance. We are new to Texas and still learning how to go big.


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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    We now have rebar. Yeah!!! We most likely won't get gunite until Wednesday though because it still needs to be inspected.






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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Sorry for the delay in posting. Things have been a bit nuts around here. We now have the gunite and the tile work complete.

    The electricians have also completed their part.

    We have a chance of rain every day this week so I am hoping it does not delay things. The boulder work ( coping and grotto/waterfall) should be next.

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    Re: Another North TX in-ground build

    Very nice, love the tile. I'm with you I couldn't believe all the pipes!
    Finally Done! - 21x34 IG, SWCG, depth - 3.6 - 4.6 - 6.6, Pentair IntelliFlow 3050 vs+svrs, 60 sq ft Pentair DE Filter, 400k BTU Heater, Polaris 280 w/.75 hp booster pump, Pentair EasyTouch wireless, 38 sq ft raised spa, wet edge Barbados quartz finish - ODK w/36 in Napoleon grill

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