Hello all, our pool build has officially started. This forum has been such a tremendous help I don’t know how I ever would have done this without it!
This is our first “REAL” pool. I’ve put up a few smaller above ground pools over the years to get my feet wet (pun intended) and learn pool maintenance basics. With that little exposure I’ve discovered an SWG equipped pool is a requirement. Kids (we have 3) love jumping/diving so pool has to be at least 8’ deep. I like my toys and gadgets so everything needs to be fully automated.
Stay tuned for plenty of pictures throughout the process.
We are roughly 30 minutes north of Boston, MA. We’ve been contemplating installing a pool for close to 2 years. Finally found the right pool builder after interviewing/obtaining quotes from 5 local builders. I’ll start by listing our timeline and pool specs then I’ll need a few minutes to upload pics to photobucket and link them here. Will be sure to put up a bunch of PICTURES!!!
There is a tremendous amount of knowledge on this forum, so please feel free to comment!
Timeline of events:
May 18 2015 – Pool Application submitted to town
May 21 2015 – Gas Company marks gas lines
May 22 2015 – Tour paver company coping and paver options
May 28 2015 – Town approved Pool Permit
Jun 11 2015 – Begin clearing grass from pool area
Jun 12 2015 – Day 1 of dig. Encountered buried stumps in shallow end of pool. Required us digging lower to find virgin ground and backfill with stone.
June 13 2015 – Day 2 of dig. Complete shallow end and finish deep end.
June 24 2015 – Plumbing of in-floor cleaning system
June 25 2015 – Start rebar
June 26 2015 – Rebar and plumbing crew show up. They really get moving and get almost all of it complete.
July 1 2015 - Rebar completed
July 2 2015 - Plumbing completed
July 6 2015 - Electrical bonding complete.
July 7 2015 - pre-gunite inspection (bonding and rebar) - pass
July 8 2015 - Gunite 6:30 am to 3 pm.
July 16-17,20 2015 - extend plumbing to equipment pad and grade areas around pool
July 25 2015 - trench conduit for electrical and add crushed gravel around pool for paver deck
July 26 - Installation of coping and waterline tile
July 30 - Plumb over flows. Install bonding wire that runs under the deck, connected to 4 points on the pool
July 31 - Pass Electrical Inspection. Paver Deck installation day 1
Aug 3 - Paver Deck installation day 2 - complete deck and equipment pad
Aug 5 - Apply polymeric sand to paver joints
Aug 6 - Repair drainage pipe that got damaged during pool dig. Pool equipment arrives. Start dry fitting components.
Aug 7 - Late start on pool equipment. Made some progress but not yet complete.
19’ x 47’ Rectangle gunite swimming pool w/inside pool spa
∗ Spa and sun shelf consume 8’x19’ of pool. Leaving swimmable area to 19’x39’
∗ 8’x11’ Sun shelf (includes steps)
∗ Depth profile 3’ to 8’
∗ WetEdge Prism Matrix Deep Sea Blue pebble finish
∗ (2) Intellibrite 5G Color LED Lights
∗ (1) Globrite Color LED Light in sun deck
∗ (2) Automatic Recessed Skimmers
∗ AVSC Drain (Anti Vortex Single Channel Drain), certified to meet VGB Safety act
∗ 2 Flush mounted rope rings w/ rope & floats
7’x7’ in-pool spa
∗ 4 Hydro Therapy Jets
∗ 2 Microssage Therapy Jets
∗ Reverse Negative Edge Spillway
∗ WetEdge Pebble finish (same as pool)
∗ (1) Intellibrige 5G Color LED Spa Light
∗ Dual Anti-Vortex Main Drain
∗ 1 H.P. Air Blower
∗ Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 520 Cartridge Filter
∗ Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump
∗ Intellichlor IC60 Salt System
∗ Intellitouch Automation System w/Screen Logic 2 Interface
∗ IntelliPH Chemical Controller
∗ Deluxe Cleaning Package: 18” brush, skimmer net, 16’ pole, thermometer, deluxe vacuum and test kit
∗ A&A G4V in-floor cleaning system
∗ Mastertemp 400,000 BTU pool heater
Tile and deck materials:
∗ Classic Pool Tile and Stone water line tile, CT-624 Gres
∗ Spa reverse negative edge tile, 1x1 Lightstreams Gold Iridescent Collection glasstile in Steel Blue
∗ Pool deck running bond Techo Bloc Aberdeen pavers 20×30 in Rock Garden Brown, border tile 10x30 Aberdeen Rock Garden Brown.
∗ Pool Coping is Techo Bloc Piedmonte in Rock Garden Brown