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    May 2015
    Houston, Texas

    Houston, Texas New Pool Construction

    I think we have decided on the following pool. I am looking to see if I have missed/gone overboard on anything. It's been 15 years since we built a pool and my how things have changed!

    Our price for the following pool is 66k, located in Houston, Texas. I think my 2 main concerns are: (1) of course, does the price seem appropriate and (2) do I need more jets in the spa?

    I really like the PB, but I will admit, we didn't do much shopping around because this company recently completed a pool for our friend and came highly recommended.

    36 x 16
    Total SF 583 / Perimeter 109
    Depth 36 8

    10x 7 w/ Bi Level Seating
    Raised 6
    Returns 6 Waterway Jets
    Light 1 LED Colored light
    Air Button Switch 10 Function spa side remote

    Coping - Flagstone
    Tile ceramic
    Accent Tile Steps and benches

    Water Features
    Bubblers 3 on Tanning Ledge with actuator for automated control
    Sheer Descents 3 @ 2 each

    Fill line Auto
    Over flow - To drains
    Raised beam 6 & 12 finished w/Stacked Stone Tile
    Raised Planters 2 @ 18 raised 4x4 each
    Tanning Ledge - 1
    Bench - 2
    Returns - 6
    Skimmers - 2
    Main Drains - 4
    Pool light 2 LED Colored lights
    Plaster Pebble Sheen

    Pump IntelliFlo Variable Speed (Pentair)
    Filter 420 Cartridge (Pentair)
    Separate Sheer Descent Pump 1.5HP WhisperFlo (Pentair)
    Cleaner Racer (Pentair)
    Heater 400,000 BTU (Pentair)
    Chlorinator 320 Rainbow
    Blower 1.5 HP Silencer
    Automated System EasyTouch 8 wireless
    Flood Light at Equipment

    Spray Deck Surface
    Deck Poured 853 SF
    Existing Patio Topped 256 SF

    Thank you!!
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    SW Indiana

    Re: Houston, Texas New Pool Construction

    Welcome to TFP!

    this company recently completed a pool for our friend and came highly recommended
    Hard to go elsewhere when you know they do good work.

    My comment is regarding the decking. Two places where the deck narrows down to only 3ft on the path to your seating area. Pretty narrow. Mark that on a floor some way and make sure you don't mind it being that tight. It sounds bigger than it is.
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    Sarasota, FL

    Re: Houston, Texas New Pool Construction

    The second pump at 1.5hp? could be overkill...are they putting in 2" returns, all run separate to the pump?

    cartridge filter seems a bit small, but I am sure others will chime in.

    how much are they charging for the automation system? may not be needed if you don't mind doing a few things manual.

    the entrance/shallow end entry seems like an odd location, you would think it would be on the house side.

    beautiful pool by the way. I would agree with John, 3 feet is too narrow around the pool. mine has that and I feel like I will fall in one day!

    EDIT: I see you have fountains, I guess that's the reason for second large pump and the automation
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    Re: Houston, Texas New Pool Construction

    Great design. Keep the updates coming!

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Houston, Texas New Pool Construction

    Nice design! Welcome to TFP!

    Using a builder you know and trust is worth thousands in peace of mind.

    3'6" is pretty shallow. If we had it do do over it would be 4x5x4. Get a tape measure and hold it up to everyone and see how shallow it really is.
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    The Woodlands, Texas

    Re: Houston, Texas New Pool Construction

    X2 on the location of the entry. It doesn't make sense to have the entry away from the house. I'd say your price is competitive. Get the largest filter you can. And, are your bubblers are fun. Are they simply returns? If not you might like deck jets. A 4 pack is a little over $300. Plumbing might be $500 though. Just a thought... Might want to consider a robot for cleaning. They are far more energy efficient. Good luck!
    New DIY IG pool in Houston, Texas. 4/30 dig to 6/11 fill. 20' x 42.5' free form pool/raised spa with the following equipment: 3hp Intelliflow pump shared between pool/spa, 120gpm Pentair Waterfall pump, 6' sheer decent, 2 bubblers, 2 large color LEDs in the pool/1 small in the spa, Easytouch 8 with ScreenLogic2, Stenner Pump, auto fill, a 2HP silencer pump for the spa, 850 sq. ft Sundeck, Dolphin Supreme M500 and a TF100+mixer

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