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    Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    any advice is welcome!

    We are in the Dallas area and are just starting the process. We have signed with a builder and are waiting on the rain to stop so we can begin. Since it hasn't started yet I am still able to make changes.

    Pool size
    Width-21.5
    Length- 33.5
    474 sq ft
    Depth- 3-5-4

    What else is helpful to know?

    Here are some pics
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    What equipment do they have listed?
    How is the plumbing going to be done?

    It is these things that owners overlook due to the excitement about the bells and whistles and the pretty renderings.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Jandy
    2HP pump
    Pentair Platinum Pool Cleaner

    That the right answers? LOL

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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    So very true!

    Still, I want to say what a gorgeous plan. The pool, decking, etc are beautifully situated to your house and yard! Congratulations! Such fun ahead. Welcome! Suz.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Suz- Kinda nerdy of me to say but you are a celeb to me around here! You have such a cool design and have such positive input for everyone around here!

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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Not sure ...
    Is it at least a 2-speed pump?
    How big and what type of filter?
    How many skimmers?
    Are they plumbed separately from the floor drains to the equipment pad and controlled by valves (not PVC ball valves)?
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Not sure ...
    Is it at least a 2-speed pump?
    How big and what type of filter?
    How many skimmers?
    Are they plumbed separately from the floor drains to the equipment pad and controlled by valves (not PVC ball valves)?
    I feel so dumb not knowing this.

    Here is my contract

    Free form pool 90'3" prim, 14180 gallons. TF100 Kit In pool table with travertine top, 3sheer descents, Depth 3.5-5-4, Jandy 2HP pump, Inline Chlorinator, Wetedge Satin Matrix Antigua.

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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    No worries ... salesmen are all about the flash and likely never get into the guts which will affect how the pool functions.

    - Well, it lists Neverlube valves, so that is good.
    - 420 sqft cartridge filter ... that is pretty big and probable fine.
    - No mention on how the floor drains and 2 skimmers will be plumbed. You should ask for them all to be separate to the pad (and get it in writing).
    - Make sure one of the skimmers in on the predominantly downwind side of the pool.
    - In-line chlorinator is not recommended for sole source of chlorine due to climbing CYA levels. Can be ok for vacations, but you could just get a floater. Check out How to Chlorinate Your Pool.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Thank you!

    There is so much that I don't know!

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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Also make sure the pump is a 2 speed or a variable speed, not a 1 speed, as a 2 speed will pay for itself in electrical savings within a year or two.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Thanks, Amanda! You lifted my spirits this morning. There are a few posts I wish I could take back.... Especially posts I made after days of unending rain. In case you haven't guessed - having a pool built is a rollercoaster of energy and emotions. Thank goodness, everyone on here is sooooo forgiving, understanding, and supportive. It is such an exciting time - I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

    Are you familiar with the stages of the pool build - just so you can know what to watch for with each one? There's a lot on this site, but much of it is woven within the threads and posts - hard to find it all together. Let me know if you need anything. Take care. Suz.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzfromTexas View Post
    Thanks, Amanda! You lifted my spirits this morning. There are a few posts I wish I could take back.... Especially posts I made after days of unending rain. In case you haven't guessed - having a pool built is a rollercoaster of energy and emotions. Thank goodness, everyone on here is sooooo forgiving, understanding, and supportive. It is such an exciting time - I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

    Are you familiar with the stages of the pool build - just so you can know what to watch for with each one? There's a lot on this site, but much of it is woven within the threads and posts - hard to find it all together. Let me know if you need anything. Take care. Suz.
    Thanks! Yes this rain is delaying everything, we are in the Dallas area!

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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    The big thing is the inline chlorinator - i'd be interested to see what exactly they are using to make that happen, but its usually something that auto feeds trichlor tabs - and that pretty much goes against the entire premise of everything this site preaches.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Well that's not good to hear! Knowledge is frightening lol
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    good Luck Amanda.


    We broke ground 3/27.

    We've been sitting at this stage for 4-weeks.


    Enjoy your Muddy hole for the next month ! LOL


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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    3' is really shallow, get a tape measure and hold it up to everyone and see how shallow it really is. I would up it to 4'
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    I have 2 year old and a 5. I think 3 will be good for us
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Yeah, but kids grow fast ... my 4 and 6 year old kids swam all over the pool last year.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    I am seeing lots of pool with 3 ft on one side. You can swim in 3 ft of water and we aren't tall people. 3 ft comes to my hips.
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    Re: Intro and Pool Plan Pics

    Oh, hear is your thread. I second the warnings on too shallow.
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