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    New Pool Build - Northern Virginia

    @kimkats Any thoughts? We have to decide today.
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    New Pool Build - Northern Virginia

    Ok, so I already have a question. :) We have to place the lights tomorrow. PB says we need 3 large lights for the main pools and 3 small for the tanning ledge (all color), and more in the spa (don't remember how many). PB quotes Globrites but we're looking at Intellibrites and Microbrites...
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    New Pool Build - Northern Virginia

    Hey all! Thanks to everyone for your help in figuring out a few decisions (see our previous thread here). Our dig started last week--we originally were going to do a sport pool, but after the advice from members on this site as well as watching our kids spend all their time on our neighbors...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    I'm so glad you mentioned this because we hadn't thought about how the autocover will impede entering the pool. And yes, it's on the deep end of the pool. The only problem is my wife hates the look of diving boards...and I'm not sure 8.5' is enough for a diving board in our area. Seem to...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    So, our thinking has evolved and we're now thinking of having a diving pool, but we're hoping to maximize the "usable" area that's below 5'. Right now this is what we've come up with. Thoughts? Not sure how long the deep area needs to be, especially if we get a diving board.
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    This is 100% true--our kids are having a blast right now in a tiny plastic swimming pool. :-)
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    🤷‍♂️ Is that cluttered? Not sure what best practice is when it comes to plumbing. That's from another job he did, where he seemed proud of the pipe config.
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    Good point--I need to add another pump for the water features, since we want to control them separately. For the automation, the PB recommended the Pentair Easytouch and screen logic, but we definitely want the best automation so we'll probably go with @ajw22's recommendation for IntelliCenter...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    We're definitely changing to a VS pump, so that will help. I have heard noise coming from our neighbors above-ground equipment from time to time but I'm not sure exactly what is making it. I'm hoping not to pass the noise along. I didn't think about the pit attracting the original inhabitants...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    Thanks for sharing--we were at our neighbors tonight social-distancing swimming and our kids spent the entire time jumping off the diving board or jumping off their spa into the pool. *sigh* Maybe a deeper pool is in our future after all...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    Thanks so much! I had to fight my better half for a swim lane, but I'm glad it's there even though I probably won't use it much. We have and continue to toss and turn over this one. Our neighbors on both sides of us each have 50x22 diving pools (one 12' deep with a diving board and the other...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    Thanks for the reply. I have to find out more info on the lights and heater. A neighbor who's getting a pool just told me he has two heaters so he can control his spa and pool separately. And I REALLY appreciate the links. On the cleaner, seems like some people do both the traditional cleaner...
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    Build starts next week! Advice on equipment, setup, ANYTHING!

    Hey all! Never owned or built a pool, but we're taking the plunge. Our PB is old school (as you'll see from the pic, where I tried to add where the sheer descents and bowls go) but reputable, so we're looking for any and all advice, especially on the equipment as it seems pretty dated based on...