Frequent lurker, first time poster. My husband and I decided to add a pool and have spent the last few months researching and interviewing builders. We have a pretty tight budget. We are in North Carolina, about 40 miles north of Charlotte, and pool construction is EXPENSIVE here. We want to have some money left over for landscaping! Construction started on July 31. We are hoping to be done by early September so we still have some time to swim this summer.
- 16x36 vinyl liner in-ground w/polymer walls
3.5 - 6 ft. deep
Cantilevered stamped concrete coping
Stained concrete pool deck w/slip resistance
Pentair WhisperFlo model #WFDS-26
Pentair cartridge filter model #CCP240
Inter-fab Scupper waterfall http://www.interfab.com/catalog/wf_scupper.php
We will be adding a SWG later (our builder's standard is Nature2 Express, which we know is junk, but it was too expensive to upgrade through him). Until we get the SWG we will use the BBB method. Am I right in thinking we can just remove the Nature2 Express cartridge to bypass it?
I've set up a Flickr photoset with lots of photos here: http://flickr.com/photos/jennyhoneyc...7606474542813/
Here are a few pics to get you started:
Google SketchUp drawing:
Day of dig:
Looking forward to sharing more pics as the build progresses. We would love to hear your comments and suggestions too!