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Thread: Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

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    Clint A's Avatar
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    Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been on here a few months now reading posts, pool school, and even posting a few questions. I am in the planning/design phase for an owner/build in-ground shotcrete pool with about a 20,000 gallon capacity. Right now I am leaning towards a cartridge filter, SWG, variable speed pump (maybe 2), pebble sheen, attached spa, sheer decent water feature, baja step and possibly some fire pots.

    I am really on the fence as far as in-floor cleaners. I want one if I have confidence in it working correctly but many post on here have told me they don't (others love them). I have desert landscaping and would only be getting dust in the pool for the most part.

    I look forward to learning as much as I can here and plan to post my progress once I get a design going.

    I work in the construction industry and understand how things are built. That being said, I know there is no perfect construction project but think it will be fun/challenging to take on the GC role. Any advise to offer a newbie would be appreciated.


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    Re: Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

    Welcome to TFP. I can't help with in-floor system as I don't have one, but from what I see folks either love or hate them. There is not much middle ground.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

    The infloor can work pretty well if you mostly just have dust (which we do) that is kept suspended and filtered out. I had one at previous house and it kept 95% of the pool clean, but the dirt would gather in a few corners that I would have to sweep or vacuum up.

    One other downside is that you have a run a big pump for a goo many hours to keep the pool clean with them and that results in a higher energy bill.
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    Re: Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

    Hi Clint!

    Welcome to TFP, we look forward to having you with us.
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    Re: Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

    Welcome to the forum Clint!
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    Re: Hello from Scottsdale, AZ

    Welcome to TFP!
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