I’ve been designing my pool over the last 8 months. I still have another year until construction starts. I haven’t settled on a builder yet, but have talked to several to get budgetary pricing and pointers here and there (also a lot from this forum). I was hoping to get some feedback from the forum on my design and components so far. Here is a link to some photos of my AutoCAD plans so far (https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Tg&usp=sharing), and below is a general image and list of equipment/specs.
If anyone has any pointers or suggestions (or sees any red flags), please let me know. I’d rather work those things out now rather than this time next year. My specific areas of concern are:
1. Dirt build up on the Tanning Ledge (9” deep), Steps and Benches. That’s why I’m considering a Bubbler (also for entertainment of the kids) on the Tanning Ledge and/or the Step Clean nozzles and/or the 7th return in that area. Not sure what others have tried and recommend though. Is a Bubbler alone enough to keep the Tanning Ledge (~13’ x 7’) clean?
2. Is 9” of water too deep for the Bubbler to be effective? I only want about 18” of water shooting up above the surface.
3. What type and size (2", 1.5", 1", 3/4"?) of nozzle should I use for the Bubbler?
4. Location of pool returns and skimmers in order to maintain good circulation and cleaning.
5. Is the height (73”) vs. length (90”) of the waterfall too steep of a slope?
525 sq ft. (13,780 gal.) Salt Water Gunite Pool w/ Spray-Deck Decking, Flagstone Coping, Rock Waterfall & Slide
16” Wide Bench Seating (9” Deep)
13” Wide Steps (10” Vertical Drop w/ 7”-16” Vertical Drop on Last Step)
13’ x 7’ Tanning Ledge (9” Deep)
5.5 ft. high x 5 ft. wide Rock Waterfall extending down into pool
15.5’ Dolphin Fiberglass Slide
Oklahoma Flagstone Coping w/ Prosoco Sure Klean Weather Seal Natural Stone Treatment Sealer
5" thick concrete decking with steel reinforcement and Spray-Deck (Egg Shell) surface (376 sq. ft.)
Spray-Deck Addition to Existing Concrete Patio (630 sq. ft.)
Five (5) 1.5" Dia. x 24" Long PVC pipes installed in new decking for umbrellas
Four (4) 1.5" Dia. x 24" Long PVC pipes installed in existing concrete (prior to adding Spray-Deck) for umbrellas
One (1) 1.5" Dia. x 24" Long PVC pipe installed in pool Tanning Ledge for umbrella
Two (2) Anchor Tubes installed in new decking for basketball goal
Two (2) Pentair (Sta-Rite) IntelliPro VS (P6E6VS4H-209L) Pumps (One for Returns and Slide, Other for Waterfall)
Pentair CCP420 Filter
Pentair 521213 IntelliTouch Load Center w/ IntelliChlor Transformer
Pentair 521223 i5S+3 Personality Kit
Pentair 520554 IntelliChlor Chlorine Generator (IC40)
Pentair 520500 ScreenLogic2 IntelliTouch and EasyTouch Systems iPhone/PC Interface Kit
Dolphin DX4 Electric Pool Cleaner
Low Voltage Lighting for Waterfall
Seven (7) Jandy 2", 2-Way Valves (Model 4716), Two (2) w/ Intermatic PE24VA Valve Actuators
Three (3) FlowVis 2.5" x 2" Flow Meters/Check Valves (Model FV-C)
Two (2) Pentair Intellibrite 601002 (70W) LED Pool Lights for right and left sides
One (1) Pentair Intellibrite 640122 (40W) LED Spa Light for Tanning Ledge
Two (2) Skimmers w/ 10" Skimmer Kit by PourALid
Seven (7) Pool Returns
Standard Hose Spigot on back side of waterfall for washing down slide after each use
Planter Drain: 59" and 39" Deck-O-Drains (1.5" x 3") tied into 4" PVC drain pipe
One (1) 10" Pour-A-Lid Auto Leveler w/ ~1 ft. of 1-1/2" Sch. 40 PVC Piping to Pool, ~ 9 ft. of 1/2" Sch. 40 PVC Piping tied into cust.-supplied valve off irrigation main, and ~9 ft. of 1/2" Sch. 40 PVC Piping tied into 4" PVC drain pipe
Drainage System w/ Two (2) 12" Catch Basins w/ Flat Grate and Seven (7) 4" Hidden Drains by PourALid
Staircase Lighting (in steps) up to Slide
One (1) Bubbler on Tanning Ledge w/ Jandy 2", 2-Way Valve (Model 4716), and Valve Box w/ 6" Utility/Access Cover by PourAlid
Eight (8) Paramount Step Clean Nozzles on Tanning Ledge, Steps and Benches w/ One (1) 2-Port Paramount Water Valve, and One (1) Jandy 2", 3-Way Valve (Model 4717) w/ Intermatic PE24VA Valve Actuator
Thanks for any suggestions and feedback! And if anyone wants to see dimensioned drawings, I can post those as well...just let me know.