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    New build, north DFW again!

    Greetings everybody.

    First, I must say this site has been awesome for us as we tried to get our bearings on pool terminology while we were getting bids for our very first pool.

    We have finally chosen a builder and should be starting our build shortly.

    Specs of the build are as the following.

    39x18 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon IG pool
    109' Perimeter
    3 18" Stone Scuppers
    18" Raised Spa w/8 jets
    Polaris 1.5HP Air Blower
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE filter
    Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVS
    Jandy JXi400 heater
    Jandy PDA PS6 Controller
    A&A Manufacturing ICS with G4 venturi heads
    2 Pool Lights, 1 Spa Light
    1 Tanning ledge, 1 love seat, 1 bench.
    814 sqft washed aggregate decking
    Leuders limestone for spa, raised wall, and coping
    Delozone Eclipse 20
    234 sqft Cedar shade arbor

    Comments are always welcome!

    Here are a few of the artist concepts...









    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    What plaster are you going with?

    I'll toss out an idea mainly b/c I'm an LED lover...Consider LED lighting.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Plaster is called Midnight Blue Premium Riversand. We thought about LED lights, but chose against them for now due to budget. We were told it is an easy change that can be done later.
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Our dig is scheduled for Tuesday!

    Unfortunately, we have 2 red oak trees that are in the way. We planted them way before we even considered a pool. The builder is planning on just removing them with the excavator. We are considering moving one, but I'm not sure we want to deal with the leaves and acorns. Does anyone have any other ideas?

    This one is doing really good and is really taking off, its over 20 feet now...
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Gorgeous looking pool! We're about a week ahead of you. Are you going to be able to get the 1:1 setback of 9' from the house to the deep end side of pool? Though that may not be required in your neck of the woods like it is in Frisco.
    39 x 16 freeform in-ground gunite, QuartzBrite Midnight Blue finish, 3.5 x 5 x 7, 21,435 gal, 18" elevated spa 8' diameter, 2 Hp Pentair Intelliflo VS-SVGR pump, Pentair Clean and Clear 420 filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 320 In-line chlorinator, Paramount O3 Ozonator, ScreenLogic II Controller, Polaris 280 cleaner

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Nice concept! Good luck!

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Afluv View Post
    Gorgeous looking pool! We're about a week ahead of you. Are you going to be able to get the 1:1 setback of 9' from the house to the deep end side of pool? Though that may not be required in your neck of the woods like it is in Frisco.
    Thank you! Honestly, I don't have any idea of what a setback is. Does that mean the deep end has to be 9 feet away from the house? I hope the builder would have all that squared away.
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Got a call from the builder, dig is now rescheduled to Thursday due to weather conditions at the location where the dirt hauled off to.
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    looks like a lovely design, looking forward to watching this build
    Eva.
    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.
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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Welcome to the Fall pool build community! Looking forward to watching your build. Don't be shy with the pictures.
    Done! Pool build thread here
    38 x 18 free form, IG gunite with all gunite waterfall/slide/grotto
    18" raised spa, waterfall into pool
    Hayward 3hp Tri Star Pump x 3, 525sqft Swimclear filter, Polaris 280 cleaner
    Hayward LED pool lights, Hayward LED accent lights, 400K BTU Heater

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    If those are Shumard Oaks and they are north of your pool, they will be dropping leaves in your pool all winter here in texas. My neighbor had two giant oaks north of me, and so winter, all of them blew into my yard, from December through feb.

    I have 4 young peach trees that I am going to have to remove... no more free peaches.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Ok, we are officially in the digging phase! I expected them to finish the excavating today, but the track hoe broke towards the end. It sure looks like a big hole though.

    I took many pictures, here are a few.














    It was going pretty fast until...







    They almost finished, then the track hoe broke.






    And from inside the pit.



    I believe you can view all the pictures if you click on the link directly.
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    You adding water tomorrow? lol. j/k.
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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Looking good. If replanting the tree is an option, I would put it as far away from the pool as possible.
    14K Freeform Gunite w/60% Blue Quartz plaster, Quad DE filter, Intelliflo VS Pump + Booster for Cleaner, Aquacal Heat Pump

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    No wonder the machine broke with all that rock!
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Usually PB will charge an extra fee per hour when they hit rock. My contract had a stipulation of $250 per hour to continue digging if they hit rock.
    14K Freeform Gunite w/60% Blue Quartz plaster, Quad DE filter, Intelliflo VS Pump + Booster for Cleaner, Aquacal Heat Pump

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    They will charge me for rock anything after the first 8 hours of digging.
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    That's a bummer about the rock. I was lucky they did not hit any on my excavation.

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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    On the bright side, it will be cheap if you ever need foundation work. They only have to go down 3 feet to hit rock.
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    Re: New build, north DFW again!

    Quote Originally Posted by PigIron View Post
    They will charge me for rock anything after the first 8 hours of digging.
    Based on how much they've already done and how much more they have to do.....do you think they'll get done in the allotted 8 hours?
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