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
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.
Pool Misor for auto fill
Hayward Variable Speed Pump - Ecostar SVRS SP3400VSPR
Hayward C4030 Cartridge Filter
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.