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    Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Getting close to signing a contract

    18x22
    Depth 3.5' - 5'
    Perimeter 95"
    Surface area 391

    Extended tanning ledge
    2 benches

    Plumbing
    40 PVC W/separate 2" suction lines
    Filter run - 40
    Spa run - 60
    Skimmers 2
    Returns 4
    Fountain line in spa

    Raised Spa
    7x6
    6 jets
    2 drains
    2" air line
    Fountain line

    Equipment
    PUMP - Intelliflow VS
    Filter - 420 sq ft cartridge
    No backwash
    Pool cleaner - m4 robotic
    Heater - 400k BTU
    BLOWER - 1 hp silencer
    Other - inline chlorinator
    Easy touch 4 p.s. W/ remote

    Electrical
    Easy touch controls
    200' run
    1 500w pool light
    1 60 w pool light
    Pool bond to code

    Coping and frost proof tile
    Precast
    6" standard tile
    Spa skirt - tile or stone
    Dual spillway

    Steel
    ASTM 40 steel reinforcing
    Continuous perimeter suspended box beam
    Entire shell #3 bars (3/8") on 8" centers
    Stress points #3 bars (3/8") on 4" x 8" centers
    Deck dowels #3 bars (3/8") every 30"

    Gunite
    12x12 continuous perimeter structural bond beam
    6"-8" walls and floors
    8"-10" coves

    Decking
    372 brushed
    With deck drains
    4" piping

    Interior finish
    Premium White plaster w/ meta max & start uptecImageUploadedByTapatalk1411370456.670794.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1411370491.197089.jpg

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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Very pretty. If you can spring for it, I'd change to LED lights.
    Finally Done! - 21x34 IG, SWCG, depth - 3.6 - 4.6 - 6.6, Pentair IntelliFlow 3050 vs+svrs, 60 sq ft Pentair DE Filter, 400k BTU Heater, Polaris 280 w/.75 hp booster pump, Pentair EasyTouch wireless, 38 sq ft raised spa, wet edge Barbados quartz finish - ODK w/36 in Napoleon grill

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    It looks beautiful. I am outside of Fort Worth (one of the more rural burbs) and had a pool "facelift" done recently. My only advice is to maybe think about the white plaster. We get a lot of dirt blowing around - maybe it isn't so bad if you are in Ft. Worth proper. I bought a pool with light blue paint on it and every speck of dirt showed - I would think it would be similar with white. We ended up doing grey plaster. Part of the reason was an attempt to kind of camouflage some of the dirt. It really hides the dirt that blows in. Grey isn't without its other problems, so be sure to research that. We are very happy that we went with plaster over another finish. It is so smooth! We also had our pool deck stained a color that blends in well with the dirt color. It is nearly impossible to see any dust/dirt on the pool deck. It was a different color before the redo, and everything showed on it.

    It is a lovely layout. Just beautiful.
    ~18,000 gallon
    DE filter/chlorine
    IG Grey Plaster
    25 year old pool w a facelift in 2014

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    Oh heck, I just looked at your picture again and saw that it is Seahorse. I used them. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I was very very happy with their work, with their subs, and with the amount of hand holding they did with me.
    ~18,000 gallon
    DE filter/chlorine
    IG Grey Plaster
    25 year old pool w a facelift in 2014

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    Oh heck, I just looked at your picture again and saw that it is Seahorse. I used them. LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I was very very happy with their work, with their subs, and with the amount of hand holding they did with me.
    Glad to read you were happy with them. I just got a good vibe. I told them what I liked and how I wanted to maximize the side area ... They nailed the design!

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    Very pretty. If you can spring for it, I'd change to LED lights.
    Im already over budget but that is one of the things I'd like to upgrade

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    Im already over budget but that is one of the things I'd like to upgrade[/QUOTE]


    Ha! Weren't we all! Good luck with your build!
    Finally Done! - 21x34 IG, SWCG, depth - 3.6 - 4.6 - 6.6, Pentair IntelliFlow 3050 vs+svrs, 60 sq ft Pentair DE Filter, 400k BTU Heater, Polaris 280 w/.75 hp booster pump, Pentair EasyTouch wireless, 38 sq ft raised spa, wet edge Barbados quartz finish - ODK w/36 in Napoleon grill

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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Nice! Can't wait to see the build! We're in North Ft. Worth and just got done with excavation.
    In progress 2014. In-ground 33.5'x16' 14k gal gunite pool with 7'x7' square spa, 2HP 2-speed Hayward Tristar pump, 525 sq. ft. Hayward Swim Clear cartridge filter, Hayward H400 NG heater, Aquarite Salt System with T-CELL 15, Pro Logic PS-8 with AquaConnect, Colorlogic LED Pool and Spa lights, Stonescapes Midnight Blue Mini-Pebble, PoolCleaner 2-Wheel Sunction-Side Pool Cleaner.

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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    The entire design is very nice. And very creative way to take advantage of the back yard. Have you picked out your tile yet? - Karen
    New in 2017, will update

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    I have not picked out tile, signed a contract or made a decision on the builder yet. I will decide this week.

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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Need advise opinions on the equipment... I have 2 bids same pool specs but different equipment ...

    Equipment
    PUMP - Intelliflow VS
    Filter - 420 sq ft cartridge
    No backwash
    Pool cleaner - m4 robotic
    Heater - 400k BTU
    BLOWER - 1 hp silencer
    Other - inline chlorinator
    Easy touch 4 p.s. W/ remote

    Electrical
    Easy touch controls
    200' run
    1 500w pool light
    1 60 w pool light

    Vs

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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

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    Im already over budget but that is one of the things I'd like to upgrade

    Ha! Weren't we all! Good luck with your build!
    Ha, Ha, Ha... yes.

    I love this design you guys have. I would be +1 for the LED upgrade. As far as the equipment, I heard good things about both Pentair and Jandy when I was researching our pool. Both back their stuff with a 3 year warranty if you have multiple pieces of equipment. I really liked the Jandy PDA thing. But the builder we ultimately went with uses Pentair and they have a great reputation and I'd rather they deal with something they are used to programing rather than something new. I wouldn't make the brand the deal breaker, I'd go with whatever comes with the pool builder, but thats just me. I think both manufacturers have their fans and foes on here.

    I'm fairly sure what kind of cleaner you pick either builder will do it. Many people like the robotic cleaners. We chose to do a pressure side cleaner because once its plumbed for it, its plumbed. If it sucks you can switch to a robot. But we have a lot of trees that drop leaves so that was a factor for us - also I'm lazy and I knew I'd leave that robot in the pool and didn't think it would be great for the electronics to have to live with me. But thats a discussion you can find lots of opinions over on the cleaner forum. The only difference would be if you went with Pentair and a Pentair Racer pressure side cleaner, you'd get 3 years of warranty on the cleaner too. Since I discounted the robots early on, I don't remember what kind of warranty they come with.
    Last edited by Beadedbiker; 09-29-2014 at 11:55 PM. Reason: added more advice and stuff
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    We are building a 14x28 in ground with a spillover spa...
    All Pentair Equipment, 3HP VS pump, Sand Filter, 250K BTU gas heater, 2HP blower.
    Easytouch 4. Pentair Racer Cleaner.

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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Pool is all done! Now to work on the rest of the yard!



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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Looks great. Any lessons learned that you could provide for others that may be building soon?
    25,000 gallon in ground white plaster- 1 1/2 HP Pentair SuperFlo pump - 60 sqft FNS DE filter (with FiberClear), 1999 Sundance Optima 850 hot tub.
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    Re: Advice on Fort Worth new pool build

    Be patient, and then be more patient.



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