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    New Build - Spring TX

    Well, we are nearly there.
    There are still some electrical snags that need to be resolved.
    Gas is still not hooked up.
    Waterfall not 'tuned up' to flow where we want it to.
    Landscape is more moon-like than yard-like.
    But the kids are wet, and that's what it's all about isn't it?
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    Hope these Google+ links work.
    If not, reply and I'll try something different.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Google+ images work, but you need to paste them into the Insert Image button, otherwise we have to click on each one.

    Like this:

    36 x 16 IG, SWG, FAFCO Solar Heating System, WetEdge Primera Stone Sky Blue Treasure, 8.5' - 3.5' depth, 6' S.R. Smith Flyte-Deck II Dive Stand, Interfab X-Stream slide, 27k gallons, doggy tanning ledge w/ 2 bubblers, 2.75 Hayward Tristar pump, Hayward 425 cart filter, Hayward T-15 Salt Cell, Hayward ColorLogic 4.0 light, Dolphin Z5

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Thks tedujam, I'll post the rest.


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    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    The pool looks great
    18x36 Vinyl, sports depth, 8' Roman steps at each end. Hayward 1.5hp 2speed pump, catridge filter, 2 skimmers, no main drain, 3 SR Smith Treo LED lights

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Love it! What color is your travertine?
    Dig started 5/6/2015!! 17x37 pool. 6x8 Ledgestone spa with 6 jets. Sunshelf w/ 2 illuminated bubblers. Pentair Intelliflo VS pump. Silencer 1hp spa blower. Pentair Ultratemp heat pump. 3 Globrite LED lights in pool, 1 in spa. Travertine marble deck. Easytouch 8 automation. IC-40 SWG.

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Thanks natvtxn27,
    Travertine is
    Tumbled Ivory Beige in 4 piece Versailles pattern on deck
    Ivory Beige coping
    Filled Noce 1x2 on waterline
    Spa backwall and firepit wall is 2x4 splitface Fantastico.

    Pebblesheen is Blue Granite.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    beautiful pool!

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    WOW!!!!!!!! LOVE this!!!!!
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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Real nice! Tons of deck space. Are those the swim jets near the floor on the right side?
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    15k gal IG freeform w/ attached spa, Wet Edge Luna Quartz Bermuda, 3.5' to 5.5' depth, Intelliflo VS pump, Cartridge filter, MasterTemp heater
    1 hp Whisperflo for ledge bubblers/weeping rock wall, Polaris 280, EasyTouch 8 Automation, Intellibrite 5G color LED's, TF-100 w/ Speedstir, Stenner Peristaltic Pump

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    robbief00,
    thanks, we put in 5 umbrella sockets in deck. Two serving dual purpose for Volleyball net. Another one in the baja shelf.

    Looking @ the 2nd last picture with pool almost full, you will see on the right hand side there is one of the swim jets running. There are 2 more of these clustered in that part of wall.
    What you are looking at is the 3 pairs of drain pipes along the wall to feed the pumps for each of the swim jets.
    Once all three are running, I am expect i won't be able to swim though them. With just the single one on, it can only defeat my breast-stroke.
    Waiting on a replacement controller board to get all the pumps up.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Quote Originally Posted by ozdiver View Post
    robbief00,
    thanks, we put in 5 umbrella sockets in deck. Two serving dual purpose for Volleyball net. Another one in the baja shelf.

    Looking @ the 2nd last picture with pool almost full, you will see on the right hand side there is one of the swim jets running. There are 2 more of these clustered in that part of wall.
    What you are looking at is the 3 pairs of drain pipes along the wall to feed the pumps for each of the swim jets.
    Once all three are running, I am expect i won't be able to swim though them. With just the single one on, it can only defeat my breast-stroke.
    Waiting on a replacement controller board to get all the pumps up.
    Ah yes, I understand now. Those concave ports are the suction (not the return) for the swim jets. Makes sense that they are split just like a normal drain for safety.
    My Pool Build
    15k gal IG freeform w/ attached spa, Wet Edge Luna Quartz Bermuda, 3.5' to 5.5' depth, Intelliflo VS pump, Cartridge filter, MasterTemp heater
    1 hp Whisperflo for ledge bubblers/weeping rock wall, Polaris 280, EasyTouch 8 Automation, Intellibrite 5G color LED's, TF-100 w/ Speedstir, Stenner Peristaltic Pump

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Got the Swim jets working. I think they will do just fine.
    Link to running Swimjets:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...80462230512911

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    The pad is kinda crowded.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Holy macaroni! If you have to ask about how much the electricity bill is going to be, you probably can't afford it.

    But seriously, fantastic setup. I get tired swimming the length of my pool (sort of - and it's probably my technique). Can't imaging swimming and never getting to the end - life ring please!
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    Fortunately they all don't run all the time.
    The three (3hp) between the pair with check valves are only on when someone wants the swim jets. Much cheaper than a l-o-n-g pool in the long run.
    The two (2hp) with check valves are the waterfall.

    That said, it is it on 110Amp (50A+60A) breaker in my House panel.

    I'm not comfortable turning. I used to swim between two headlands in the ocean near Sydney before I moved to Texas.
    Now I just need to get the sharks in and it will feel like home
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    I've stood on those headlands. Awesome! I'm sure the sharks keep your adrenaline up.
    I'm also sure the swim jets will be fantastic.
    18'x38' Rectangle (3'-8 1/2' deep w/ diving board) - 27K gal. w/ gray plaster
    Hayward equipment (cartridge filter, 2-speed pump, SWCG, automation) View Our Build
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    Spring 2013 Build | Dolphin Active 20 robot cleaner | Support TFP!

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Well, we figured out why the valve actuators won't work. The personality board in controller is fried.
    Might be next week before that is replaced.
    Between storms we got the gas fixtures on the fire pit.
    Still needs hookup at the meter and re-burial of gas lines.
    Fittings still MIA for the Spa Heater.
    I need some decent weather so the stone mason can add a few more boulders to the waterfall to balance the waterflow across all the spillways.
    Who knows when that will happen.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Still, your pool looks fantastic! All those little details will get fixed. In the meantime, everyone can swim! Does the dog join in? He looks like he feels left out.... Maybe he's just letting the kids test it first for him!!!

    Thanks for sharing your build and gorgeous pictures! This was a treat! Take care. Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Suz, I know it is all little things from here on. I am just at my wits end after over 11 months. That's right months, not weeks.
    Trying to keep my eye on the prize, but sometimes I waver and want to strangle someone.
    Maverick is certain to be a swimmer, he was a frog hunter when the gunite shell was full of green soup.
    Our bigger dog, Cody, is a water hater, so he will be giving the pool a wide berth.
    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Oh, that's awful. ELEVEN MONTHS.... I would have already strangled someone - especially that chirpy little poster telling me, "All those little details will get fixed!"

    Good for Maverick! Gotta love a frog hunter. I have a roach hunter (very helpful), but he won't be swimming.

    Keep us updated on knocking off those loose ends. My days of frustration are still ahead of me. I need to know how to wrap it all up. Take care! Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Re: New Build - Spring TX

    Controller got it's new personality board and it all works a treat.
    Fire pit got plumbed and filler with river rocks below the gas ring and lava rock around and above the gas ring.
    Maybe next summer I'll spring for some of that fancy fire glass, but I think I want to pay for this little venture first.

    40k gal freeform, IG pebblesheen, 9'x'6' raised spa, 2-1/2 hp Whisperflo, 520 sq/ft cartridge, Legend w/ booster, Intellibrite 5g in pool @ spa, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator(retired),
    Mastertemp 400k BTU, 3x3 hp Whisperflo Swimjets, 2x2 hp Whisperflow for 15ton moss rock waterfall, Intelitouch Controller, 850 sq/ft Travertine deck, Gas/Wood firepit,
    Autofill, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir

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