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    After a few years I finally caved and my wife and I have decided to get a pool. We are not looking to do anything extravagant but want a pool to relax in, have enough room for company and be visually pleasing. We are outside people and most of the weekend and we are doing things around the yard so we do not mind working a little bit on things. Since we are out there so much the look of the pool really means a lot to us and we do not it overtaking our back yard even though we have a acre. The pool edge will be 15' off of the back porch. I will be building the pergola shown as I think I will save around 2k or more doing it myself.

    We have selected one pool builder after many glowing recommendations from other past clients which are friends of ours and we would like to have the pool completed by Thanksgiving. The PB has been very accommodating with us by updating designs and quotes whenever we ask for them.

    Does anyone see anything they would recommend changing or anything that throws up a red flag?

    Perimeter - 101'
    Area - 598 sq ft
    Approx Gallons - 19,285
    Length 35.4'
    Width 18'
    Play Pool - 3.5 x 4 x 5.5'
    Tanning Ledge will be 8-10" deep

    1" glass tile around perimeter
    travertine for coping
    aqua blue pebble sheen
    Multiple umbrella anchors
    Waterfall is 28' long w/ 2 extra tons to give it some more height in a areas. 8 waterfalls supplied by 3/4" lines. I do not know how these will be run from the pump. Looking for pointers.
    Decking will be stamped concrete one color 722 sq ft approx.

    12" x 16" box beams with 1/2" steel, shell is 8" thick gunite with 1/2" steel 10" oc

    2 main drains, 2 skimmers, 6 returns. Eyeball on tanning ledge to keep watering moving.
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    Pool Misor for auto fill
    Hayward Variable Speed Pump - Ecostar SVRS SP3400VSPR
    Hayward C4030 Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280
    Hayward 500W light - only one of them
    Chlorinator w/ Nature II Express
    P4 Controller w/ wireless remote and base

    We are also looking into adding a heat pump to extend a month before and after the season. Currently we are spec'd out with a Hayward 140K BTU and I am wondering how much electricity this will consume when it is running for a month or two. From my research it seems like a fairly large heat pump.
    http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/Haywa...p/HP21404T.htm



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    Re: Need Recommendations - New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Some revised pictures. We made the deep end a little bigger and took some of the circles out of the edge of the decking.








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    Re: Need Recommendations - New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    And the 1x1 glass tile we have picked.


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    Re: Need Recommendations - New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    The design looks really nice and I love the glass tile. I'll have to leave it to others to identify any red flags with the equipment but I will tell you that the few people I know who got stamped concrete said it became slippery and they wished they had picked something else - even though it looks really good. -Karen
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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Dig started and completed today. Steel and plumbing Friday and Saturday then shotcrete Monday!

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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Nice! It's exciting stuff to watch for sure. Looking forward to steel and gunite pictures soon!
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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    NICE!

    What color of thinset will they use on those pretty tiles? What about grout? I would have to try a few different colors to make sure I liked it.

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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Grey thin set and grout.

    Today the did steel and plumbing in one day. I will have pics tomorrow!

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    Gray will look great with those. They are SO pretty!

    Steel and plumbing in one day? SWEET!
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    Yep, they got the steel and plumbing in one day. The steel guys and the plumbers are the same company so they must work together well. I wasn't home unfortunately but the wife said there had to be at least 25 people here working on it at once. Fingers crossed shotcrete Monday morning!
















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    That is going to be nice! It is moving along fast!

    Kim
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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Is it standard for the Polaris suction / input to be tied into the normal pool plumbing after the filter? For some reason I would think it would be tied to the main drain so you would always have water to move the Polaris around even if the main pump was not running.


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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Yep, it's normal. It's done that way so the pump gets filtered water without harm done to it.

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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    So they got gunite shot Monday morning and hopefully tile will start Friday. They started digging last Thursday, moving along pretty fast




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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Wow you are roaring along! Its looking great
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    Yeah, no kidding moving right along!
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    Wow, this is going fast! I expect it will be winterized and by Friday!
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    Re: New Pool Build - Haslet, Tx

    Tile got knocked back to today hopefully. The storms screwed up the schedule. Got the holes for the pergola dug and post dropped in. Those are 8" x 8" post.



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    Tile guys were a no show today. They are starting to **** me off. On the good side we got the pergola post set today. That was a larger chore than I thought. Mixing 33 bags of quickrete by hand wasn't that fun. On the upside I realized when you are building your pool it's okay to just pull the truck right in the yard to unload.


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    Heck yeah! Nice rig too!
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