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    First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    We have just began the construction of our first pool. I wish I could of found this site prior to starting the process. I live on a very steep lot, so I had a hard time finding reasonable quotes. The good thing is I still have time to make changes to my equipment. Please take a look of what I have and answer a few questions for me. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


    Gunite pool/spa combo
    spa will be level with pool deck
    perimeter of 89 about 97 with spa
    34 x 19 free form
    area 505
    3-5 1/2 deep
    Travertine coping
    AquaPure salt system
    Pebble stone finish
    Jandy flopro pump 2hp dual speed - one pump will run pool and spa
    Jandy JS sand filter 30"
    1 Jandy led color pool light
    Jandy 250k gas heater
    Polaris 280 pressure cleaner
    400 sqft of pool decking Belgard Lafitt pavers ( will be adding 500 more on my own. (i didn't want to pay the price to have them do it)


    1- The price as of now is right at 50k. Is that a good price for what I'm getting?
    2- Should I pay 400.00 to add a light to the spa?
    3- What is everyone thoughts on the equipment? Should I upgrade anything?
    4- I would like to ad some automation down the line, what should i change now to make that process easier?
    5- They dug my pool on Friday and put rebar in of Sunday. What they have done so far looks very good and professional. Should I be concerned that I haven't seen them all week?
    6- Please provide any general ideas or thoughts on the project.
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    No idea as far as price comparison.
    Your equipment looks reasonable. A 2-speed pump is a good choice and a nice big filter.
    A bigger heater will heat the spa faster (still use same amount of gas), if your pipes will support it ... although looks like a pretty small spa.

    I did not get a light in spa at previous house ... personally do not see it as needed.

    You must also have a booster pump for that pressure cleaner. I would reconsider that so you do not need 2 pumps on to have the cleaner running.
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!!

    No idea as far as price comparison.
    Your equipment looks reasonable. A 2-speed pump is a good choice and a nice big filter.
    A bigger heater will heat the spa faster (still use same amount of gas), if your pipes will support it ... although looks like a pretty small spa.

    I did not get a light in spa at previous house ... personally do not see it as needed.

    You must also have a booster pump for that pressure cleaner. I would reconsider that so you do not need 2 pumps on to have the cleaner running.
    thanks for the advice

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    For what it's worth. I do have a Spa light and like it. It has snap on color filters (red, blue, green) that you can use to add some "mood" when using it at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epro05 View Post
    For what it's worth. I do have a Spa light and like it. It has snap on color filters (red, blue, green) that you can use to add some "mood" when using it at night.
    Do you keep it on when you in at night? I was worrying about bugs.

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    IMHO the more light the better. Much harder to do later and no we do not have any more bugs because of our spa light.
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    Make sure all of the valves used are neverlube, Jandy valves. Thy can be automated later if you want to.
    You can't automate ball valves which a lot of PB' use.

    Thats a very nice looking dig too. Everything is nice and neat and straight. Very nice indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Make sure all of the valves used are neverlube, Jandy valves. Thy can be automated later if you want to.
    You can't automate ball valves which a lot of PB' use.

    Thats a very nice looking dig too. Everything is nice and neat and straight. Very nice indeed.
    Thanks, that's the exact type of advice I'm looking for.

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    Our light definitely attracts bugs in DFW. It stays off mostly.

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    I haven't seen the pool crew since Sunday. Should I be worried.
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    They need to pump it out and add some dobys (spacers). It should be ok.

    Prices of pools vary wildly across the country so the only way to compare prices is to get several local bids
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    That's one of the better prep/digs I have seen. Good luck!
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    1- The price as of now is right at 50k. Is that a good price for what I'm getting?
    Looks fair to me.

    2- Should I pay 400.00 to add a light to the spa?
    Personally I would. A second one in the pool as well.

    3- What is everyone thoughts on the equipment? Should I upgrade anything?
    I like that they selected a 2 speed - good choice

    4- I would like to ad some automation down the line, what should i change now to make that process easier?
    Make sure the valves are Jandy Neverlube, it is easy to bolt automation to them.

    5- They dug my pool on Friday and put rebar in of Sunday. What they have done so far looks very good and professional. Should I be concerned that I haven't seen them all week?
    Perfectly normal (and madly frustrating)

    6- Please provide any general ideas or thoughts on the project.
    Think hard about the pebbletec. Some people don't like the surface due to its roughness (tears up kids feet)
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    Quote Originally Posted by karmabiker View Post
    1- The price as of now is right at 50k. Is that a good price for what I'm getting?
    Looks fair to me.

    2- Should I pay 400.00 to add a light to the spa?
    Personally I would. A second one in the pool as well.

    3- What is everyone thoughts on the equipment? Should I upgrade anything?
    I like that they selected a 2 speed - good choice

    4- I would like to ad some automation down the line, what should i change now to make that process easier?
    Make sure the valves are Jandy Neverlube, it is easy to bolt automation to them.

    5- They dug my pool on Friday and put rebar in of Sunday. What they have done so far looks very good and professional. Should I be concerned that I haven't seen them all week?
    Perfectly normal (and madly frustrating)

    6- Please provide any general ideas or thoughts on the project.
    Think hard about the pebbletec. Some people don't like the surface due to its roughness (tears up kids feet)

    the finish is actually an off brand version of pebbletec. I believe its call pebblestone, if anyone has some feedback it please chime in.

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    16,000 gallons, IG
    Pebble,Sand
    Jandy 2 speed pump
    Under construnction 8-1-14
    Spa

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    16,000 gallons, IG
    Pebble,Sand
    Jandy 2 speed pump
    Under construnction 8-1-14
    Spa

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    I'm not sure where the current light is, but make sure it is not on the side of the pool to where it will point directly at the house. You want pointing towards the rear of the lot, not the back of the house. If adding a second light, do not have it on the front or rear of the pool. (You do not want to be swimming straight towards a bright light at the end of the deep end, or the front of the shallow end) I have read threads of woe where people left it up to builder to decide where to place lights, and were unhappy post=gunite. At that point, there's not really anything to be done about it.

    Also, I would put a light in the spa. They make them smaller sized specifically for spas. My parents had the spa lighted at their pool, and I thought it looked nice. (You can always leave it turned off when you don't want it on...)

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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    We have those Jandy LED lights and I personally think they are not that bright. I would consider adding another one at the opposite end from the current light.
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    Re: First pool under construction. Please provide some help! Marietta GA

    Light is going in the center pointed away from house

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    I'm going to add a second light to the spa.
    16,000 gallons, IG
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    Under construnction 8-1-14
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