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    New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Here's what I'm looking at. It's a freeform style. Can anyone see anything I should add or that doesn't look right? I know some will say to lose the ozonator, which I may do.


    Thanks in advance.


    Pool Type:​Play Pool / Spa
    Pool Size:​16’ x 39’
    Pool Area:​546 Sqft.
    Pool Perimeter:​100’
    Pool/Spa Perimeter:​114’
    Pool Depth:​3’6” x 5’ x 7’
    Pool Capacity:​21,285 Gallons (Includes Spa)
    Spa Size:​7’
    Spa Area:​36 Sqft
    Spa Perimeter:​23’
    Spa Height:​18” Elevated with Standard or Tiered Spillway
    Water Features:​(2) Stone scuppers per plan
    Tanning Ledge Entry with bubbler
    Other: ​Custom Bench per plan

    Pre-Excavation
    Plans and pool permits.
    Lay out pool in yard, for owner approval.
    Review equipment location, access, and stock pile location.
    Fence in access area removed
    Fence in access area replaced
    Trees/ shrubs removed. N/A.
    Concrete/ asphalt removed. N/A.

    Excavation
    Access yard through approved access. FRONT OF HOUSE SHUTTLE
    Set forms and elevations.
    Excavate pool, and hand trim all walls for even surface.
    Removal of dirt.

    Steel
    Install steel reinforcing in beam using #4 bars.
    Install 3/8” rebar deck dowels as required.
    Install steel base mesh 8 inch on centers with #3 bars.

    Plumbing
    All pool piping is schedule 40 pvc.
    Plumb (2) skimmers on independent 2” line with valve.
    Plumb main drains on independent 2” line with valve.
    Spa Suction lines to be 2.5”
    Plumb returns to insure no dead spots in pool.
    Pool run to equipment.
    Plumb for pool cleaner.
    Install all specified equipment.
    Install backwash line/ P-trap if needed.
    Install Autofill water refill line, if accessible.
    Install overflow drain.

    Equipment
    Pump: ​Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump
    Filter: ​ Pentair Cartridge Filter
    Operating System: ​Easy Touch Wireless Remote Control
    Pool Light: ​(2) 500w
    Pool Cleaner: ​Polaris 280 w/ booster
    Chlorine Generator: ​In-Line Chlorinator
    Ozonator:​Paramount O3 Ozonator
    Heater: ​Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU
    Spa Light: ​100w
    Spa Blower: ​Polaris Q/T
    Cleaning Kit: ​Telescopic pole, Brush attachment, Leaf strainer, Test kit.
    Water Feature Pump:​On Main

    Electrical/ Gas
    Install light niches per plan.
    Wire all equipment and install g.f.c.i.
    Wire control system and lights.
    Provide electrical bonding of pool when required.
    Provide all freeze protection on all pumps.
    Gas run meter to heater up to 50’.

    Gunite
    Pneumatically applied Gunite per code.
    Gunite all beams 12” thick to natural grade.
    All pool walls and floor to be 8” thick


    Materials
    Tile: ​Standard 6” waterline tile
    Coping: ​Oklahoma Flagstone
    Decking: ​564 Sqft. Washed Aggregate Decking
    ​20 sqft Oklahoma Flagstone Border between existing and new deck
    Plaster:​QuartzBrite Plaster upgrade… color TBD


    Included Options:

    12” Raised Bond Beam @ 31’ w/ dbl coping & std stone veneer on front – browncoat on back
    Rolled Arm Rest under beam inside of spa
    Sprinkler System Repair
    Sod Replacement up to (3) palettes
    Pool School Instructional
    All City Required Inspections
    Construction Site Cleanup

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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    What sized filter? Recommend color LEDs for pool lights. Umbrella and volleyball sleeves can be handy.
    32K gallon 24'x41' IG, 8'x10' spa, mini pebble,
    Pentair equipment [Intellitouch I9, IC-60 SWG, 520 sq Clean + Clear Plus cartridge filter, 3 VS pumps(1 FX, 2 intelliflo)], Dolphin M5 cleaner.
    2 rain shears, 2 water shears, 2 blubbers, 4 laminars, water slide, rock waterfall.

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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Drop the Ozone does'nt do much for an outdoor pool. I would get LED lighting and have them add a 3rd light. Make sure you get the light shows, we love our jandy LED lighting.

    You can never have to much decking maybe increase the sq. ft.
    If you plan an outdoor kitchen/poolhouse now is the time to run electrical,gas, sewage.
    Completed 38'X21' IG Free form pool approx 18.5K gallons, sports pool w/spa and tanning shelf 3.5-5.5 ft. Jandy Cartridge Filter, Jandy stealth pumps, Jandy LXi Heater, I aqualink, Inline chlorinator. Click to see My Pool Build

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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Same as said above:

    - Ditch the Ozonator (probably gets kickback from company)
    - Find out the size of the filter
    - Try to upgrade your Master Temp to the Cupro-Nickel Heat Exchanger model.. this will extend its life since you are planning a salt water pool.
    - Make sure you pre-determine the depth of your tanning shelf. 18" is too deep. We had to change it while they were doing the shotcrete and settled with 12", which is nice. 6" is not deep enough.
    - Umbrella tubes
    - LED lights
    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!!
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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    What is the inline chlorinator? Is it an SWG or is it a puck feeder? If it is a puck feeder, I recommend dropping it, or at least don't plan on using it on a regular basis.
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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH View Post
    What is the inline chlorinator? Is it an SWG or is it a puck feeder? If it is a puck feeder, I recommend dropping it, or at least don't plan on using it on a regular basis.
    They can come in handy on vacations if you plan to use liquid chlorination, they aso come in handy if you plan to inject via a stenner or similar automation. If you plan to do SWG, skip it. Skip the Ozonator.
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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Thanks everyone. Keep 'em coming. Actually, I am not doing a SWG - too much soft stone in the plans? Plan is to do straight Chlorine. I'll ask about tanning ledge depth but it definitely isn't "18. That's the spa height. I'll also check on inline chlorinator. I wondered if I should have gotten some sort of name brand chlorine dispenser.

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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    Skip the salt since your using stone. You can easily add a liquid chlorine dispenser later
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    Hayward C5030 525sqft cartridge filter
    Waterway spa blower

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    Re: New pool specs...any tips appreciated

    They all install the same inline chlorinator. Don't sweat it and just switch to liquid ASAP. Ie bleach.
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