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    Roger's Pool Build

    My IG pool build started on 3/1/2007. Here are some specs and pictures.

    The pool build pictures are located at http://stroudsonline.spaces.live.com

    SPECS:

    95 Perimeter - Approx 467 sq ft Surface Area
    14k Gallons (need to remeasure as I made it bigger than the original 85' at layout)
    3.5' to 5' to 4' Pool depth

    SPA
    8ft Spa - Raised 1ft
    51 Sq Ft Surface Area
    5 jets - 100w light
    Air Blower
    Paramount MDX Safety Drain
    12" Thick Gunite Wall between Pool and Spa

    PLUMBING
    Pressure Testing all Plumbing Lines and Connections to 35 psi minimum
    Poured in Place Steel Reinforced Concrete Pad for Pool Equipment
    Paramount MDX Dual Safety Main Drain with ADR under deck Canister
    Surface Skimmers (2) with Separate Runs to Pump
    Auto Fill System
    4 - Surface Returns

    STEEL
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    The deck forming/steel is getting completed today and tomorrow. I changed the layout a couple of times and increased the size of the deck which added some delays.

    They are tentatively scheduled to pour the concrete for the deck on Thursday which is day 29 for our build.

    I need to snap some more pictures and update my windows live page. The pictures are located at http://stroudsonline.spaces.live.com

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    Nice design. What is the sq. ft on the deck going to be? I like the area for the table out to the side. It's going to look great!
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    We had a square foot calculating duel yesterday with my PB! No Actually my PB thought the SF estimate was high from the decking company. I calculated 1006, my PB got 1041 and the decking company had something like 1140. My PB is going to tell the decking co that they have to explain where the extra 100SF is coming from. At 7.50SF it makes a big difference.

    We took out our standard issue 10X12 concrete patio just outside the back door and expanded it. We didnt want the future table/chairs we plan to put outside to block the view of the pool so we put a 13ft area off to the side.

    Now I want them to add a 8X10 pad for a storage shed. Hmm I am hemorraging cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOne
    We had a square foot calculating duel yesterday with my PB! No Actually my PB thought the SF estimate was high from the decking company. I calculated 1006, my PB got 1041 and the decking company had something like 1140. My PB is going to tell the decking co that they have to explain where the extra 100SF is coming from. At 7.50SF it makes a big difference.

    We took out our standard issue 10X12 concrete patio just outside the back door and expanded it. We didnt want the future table/chairs we plan to put outside to block the view of the pool so we put a 13ft area off to the side.

    Now I want them to add a 8X10 pad for a storage shed. Hmm I am hemorraging cash.
    Don't hate me for the suggestion, but this is something I wish I had done. I have a smoker/bbq pit and even though I have lots of room on the deck, I don't like the idea of drippings getting on the sundek. I am going to have another concrete pad put out to the side of the pool (maybe 7x4) just for the pit. It would have been much cheaper and easier to have them do this when I built. The cost per sq ft should be cheaper than the surfaced deck too.
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    I did widen the patio area just outside the door so I could move my grill over past the back windows so I dont see it from inside the house. I didnt think about any problems with the sundek though. I guess I need to read up on it some more. Are there any downsides to sundek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOne
    I did widen the patio area just outside the door so I could move my grill over past the back windows so I dont see it from inside the house. I didnt think about any problems with the sundek though. I guess I need to read up on it some more. Are there any downsides to sundek?
    It's a pretty good/durable product. You can pressure wash it to get stains off. Just don't blast too hard or you can chip it. I'm just kind of particular. I'd prefer not to stain it with meat drippings, whereas I wouldn't care what got on a plain concrete slab made for just that purpose.

    If you do keep it on the sundek, get a big enough mat to go underneath and you should be fine.
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    The decking is getting poured today. I was out this morning marking off the flagstone laterals for the decking guys. I cant wait to get this done so we can get rid of all the dirt and mud getting tracked in the house.

    I took a bunch more pictures that I will try to get uploaded tonight.

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    I have updated some new photos at http://stroudsonline.space.live.com

    Here are a couple of photos:








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    They are doing the site cleanup today which is good. They are pumping out the nasty water from the pool and spa and cleaning up the gunite overspray, etc. They are also supposed to regrade sections of the yard where the excavator went through.

    Then just a few minor punchlist items to be fixed before they complete the interior finish then the sundek coating. They do the sundek coating last so the interior finish guys dont mess up the deck finish.

    We have had quite a bit of rain and more planned for this week. Hopefully we can get the interior finish and fill started this week.

    I will try to get some more progress pictures posted this week.

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    looking good!!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    It was cloudy when I took this picture but the initial concrete decking is complete. They still need to install the flagstone laterals and apply the sundek coating. We have had some rain lately which is slowing things down a bit.


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    The end is in sight. Soon you will be in the pool with a beer wondering, how am I going to pay for this?????? 8)
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    21K Inground Custom w/ Spa (Gunite/Plaster), SWCG, Hayward Northstar, Polaris 280, Hayward Color Logics, Jandy PS-8

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    Preparing for aggregate pool finish...


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    And, a beautiful day to do it on. Keep the pics coming.
    MIKE

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    Finish applied before acid wash and polishing..



    Close up of the Blue Pacific Coast Primera Stone finish after acid washing and polishing...




    Fillin' er up!






    There are more pics at http://stroudsonline.spaces.live.com

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    Very nice. You're almost there! Did you check your water meter before you started?

    If not, just see how many gallons you use in an hour and you can do the math when you shut the water off. In case you are afraid of overfilling during the night and decide to shut the water off - don't. You'll end up with a ring around the pool. Instead, just turn the water down to a small stream. You won't add much water but it will be enough to prevent a water line.

    What is that pipe coming out of the ground at the bottom of the picture? And the two coming out of the deck - water features?
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    I was out back when they finished up the interior finish and were about to start filling up the pool. I was able to check the meter before the fill started.

    I had two hoses running from about 2:45 to 8:45 and it was about half full. I shut off one of the hoses at 8:45 so I am hoping that will slow the fill down till the morning. I might turn the hose down a bit to be safe. I have overflow drains in the pool but I want to make sure I get a good reading of the total gallons.

    That pipe coming out of the grass is for surface drainage. My yard slopes from left to right and with the new patio we needed to add a drain there. I have 2 skimmers on either side of the pool and the ADR "main drain skimmer" in the middle. Those pipes are just in there to keep the debris out of the lines.

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    Pool/Spa is full just waiting on start up. 15250 Gallons total with 750 Gallon spa.

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    PB came today to shock the pool and put in some CYA and get the pumps going. They wait a month before putting in the salt. Its good to see the water moving. It should clear up in a day or two. We should have some sun this week so I can take a picture of the pool with water.

    Glad to see the test kit they include in their pool package is a Taylor kit.

    More flagstone work is scheduled for this week for the laterals in the deck.

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