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    New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Well, it has officially started. I was a bit nervous, and still am a little. But pool is excavated and now waiting for plumbing on Monday... PoolD.jpg

    Hope to get some good feedback and even help on this site - luckily I found it before getting to far into my pool project!!

    Cheers all!

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Completed excavation. I did a little "clean up" afterwards as I'm a perfectionist and didn't like having some "extra" dirt on steps and around edges...
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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Plumbing is set for Monday - Going with full Pentair setup - variable speed pump and Quad DE 100 filter. No in floor system - had that at a pool in my previous rental house and it just didn't work very well, so doing the pool vacuum setup (pool robot!!!)

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Quote Originally Posted by desertX View Post
    No in floor system - had that at a pool in my previous rental house and it just didn't work very well, so doing the pool vacuum setup (pool robot!!!)
    I chose to go this same route as well for exactly the same reason. Many owners that I talked to who have them either have added a robot or have a pool "guy" who vacuums pool once a week.

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    That is a great pool design! Going to be a good one!
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    Yes, love the layout!

    That will be gorgeous when done. Congrats on the new dig, and let us know hiw it's going. :thumbsup:
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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Yep, getting excited. Anyone have any sources for the rock work/slide feature? I've only found a couple to get bids on and they are coming in super expensive...

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    That is going to be fun to swim in!

    Thanks for letting us come along for the ride!

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    I'll be watching for sure!
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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Quote Originally Posted by desertX View Post
    Yep, getting excited. Anyone have any sources for the rock work/slide feature? I've only found a couple to get bids on and they are coming in super expensive...
    Have you tried James at waterfallspecialists [at] cox.net? He gave me a very good price for my grotto and accent rocks. Gives cash discounts.

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Ya, but he didn't come in even close to the next best bid..not sure what the deal was.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Plumbers working today, steel tomorrow and shotcrete pre-site check on Wed...

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Quote Originally Posted by desertX View Post
    Yep, getting excited. Anyone have any sources for the rock work/slide feature? I've only found a couple to get bids on and they are coming in super expensive...
    Did you try Jason Lewis at Rockworks. They did a nice job on my waterfall and at a very good price.
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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Thanks! I'll give Jason a call...
    Under Construction: 18x34 free form 21000 gallon, 7' deep, grotto/slide/waterfall, swim up bar, sunken ramada/kitchen, Pentair VS pump and Quad 100 filter, Globrites, travertine decking.

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    What a great looking pool. You won't regret the robot if you do your homework before the purchase. (which based on your comments about being a perfectionist...you will).
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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Nice pool. I am having a home built in queen creek right now and am in the process of trying to do the owner builder pool. Is there any help or info you may be able to share? Did you go with BYOP or Ownergrown, or did you do it all on your own.

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Olliez, checked with both of those companies. Decided to do it all on my own - ownergrown was very pricey, especially for what you get. I got linked up with a good guy to get my design and plans done. He has also helped me get going.. I can PM you his name if you'd like...
    Under Construction: 18x34 free form 21000 gallon, 7' deep, grotto/slide/waterfall, swim up bar, sunken ramada/kitchen, Pentair VS pump and Quad 100 filter, Globrites, travertine decking.

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Plumbing about 80% complete, steel going in as well..

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    Under Construction: 18x34 free form 21000 gallon, 7' deep, grotto/slide/waterfall, swim up bar, sunken ramada/kitchen, Pentair VS pump and Quad 100 filter, Globrites, travertine decking.

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    - - - Updated - - -

    Did have my first hiccup - Steel guys were supposed to show up yesterday and plumbers were going to finish today. They had to have my bar **** wall done before they could finish the plumbing inside it. Steel guys flaked and missed day, so after a few "wife" calls to them, they were promptly here at 6 am this morning working away. Plumbers are now here finishing up as well, so two crews moving right along..

    Pretty exciting, especially to see how fast this can move if you want it too. I have electrical tomorrow and then pre-shotcrete inspection on Friday. If all goes well, I will have it shot next week and it will really start looking like a pool!!!!! Cannot wait, already getting hot in the desert!! wooo
    Under Construction: 18x34 free form 21000 gallon, 7' deep, grotto/slide/waterfall, swim up bar, sunken ramada/kitchen, Pentair VS pump and Quad 100 filter, Globrites, travertine decking.

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    Re: New DIY pool in Queen Creek AZ!

    Funny how a "wife" call can get them to show up LOL! Good job!

    Yes it is looking like a pool!

    Do you have your test kit yet? Just saying..............you are getting close to needing it!

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