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    Pool Build - Central FL

    We have decided on a pool contractor and will be starting permit process and HOA approval in the coming days.

    Pool details:

    13' x 29' rectangular pool with 75sf sunshelf
    No pool cage
    3' to 6' deep
    255 sf existing patio plus 852 sf of new decking - acrylic knockdown
    Pentair V.S. Intelliflow Pump 3HP
    CC 200 filter
    Easy Touch 4 with PC
    Intellichlor IC40 salt chlorinator
    Bubbler and color led light
    3" suction and return lines

    Let me know if you have any recommendations. Looking forward to the end result and will be spending a lot of time on this site informing myself.

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    Re: Pool Build - Central FL

    FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE!!!!! FUN TIMES AHEAD! Thanks for letting us come along for the ride! I like the design!

    The filter-I do not see a kind.....can you give a little more detail of what kind and size please?

    We would LOVE to see a pic of where it is going so we can really see what you are dealing with.

    3' is very shallow. If you try to do a freestyle swim your knuckles may hit the bottom. Hold a tape measure up to you and see where 3' hits you. I think you need to go at least 3.5' AND make sure that is water depth and not just floor to bottom of the coping.



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    No pool cage? I would at least put in the footers for a future pool cage. I know that if we did not have a pool cage we would not utilize our pool because of the bugs, nats, noseeumms, mosquitos and alligators and snakes etc. We do a lot of afternoon and night time swimming and love our pool cage.
    6,000 gal, IG free form,Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish,Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues,Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump,Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15,Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers,Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Pentair IntelliBrite, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009 Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Filter is pentair clean and clear 200. 3' is the water depth. No lap
    swimming here, just a shallow end for the kids. Pretty sure 3' is pretty standard around here, but I may be mistaken. I will get pictures of back yard this weekend. Thanks for the comments.

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    We debated the screen, but really want the pool in the direct sun to extend the swimmming season and make the water warmer. We are having the concrete installed with thickened slab edge so we could install screen later if bugs are an issue. Thank you.

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    Signed contract today and moved pool
    over to enlarge one side of decking to 12' wide. Also extended pool to 30' in length.

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    Re: Pool Build - Central FL

    I agree with Brentr on the pool cage. I wasn't to sure on having a cage until I was swing at a friends who didn't have one. The bugs and everything else make for a miserable time swimming. The cage also keeps the cleaning to a minimum.
    I've found that the cage does keep the pool cooler and reduces the sun burn potential. I have solar panels so I'm able to heat the pool to extend the swim season.
    Currently our pool temperature is 80 degrees using solar.
    You'll find out that you pool temperature will typically follow the Gulf water temperature within a few degrees without solar or a heat pump.
    I would recommend a cage and solar panels depending on your budget and swim temperature you like. I don't like swimming in water less tha 80, my kids will swim at 76. Of course this is all extra $ that may not be in the budget for now.
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    We debated the pool cage for a while. Figured we would give it a go without one first, and if we need one we could add it later, probably for less cost buying directly from the screen contractor. I prefer the water on the warmer side as well, so would definitely want solar if we get a screen enclosure.

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    Here are some other things to consider
    Congrats, some suggestions if I may?
    1. Speaking from experience. Put in a double door on one of the sides. I only had one door and ended up putting in a double door and another single door on the opposite side. I should have listened to my wife
    2. Plan on plumbing electrical and water for a future summer kitchen.
    3. Plan on adding solar and heat pump in your equipment pad.
    4. Make sure that you have a very large equipment pad, ours is 19 ft long x 9 ft wide.
    5. Put in water spigots in all 4 corners of the screen cage both inside and outside the screen cage.
    6. Put in electrical outlets in all 4 corners of the screen cage both inside and outside the screen cage.
    7. Go with a large outdoor space as possible. We have 1800sq ft of pavers and we wish we did a larger space. You will be quite surprised how much room tables chairs and lounges take up.
    8. Run conduits for speaker wires if you plan on wired speakers.
    9. Put in footers for future screen cage. Some people do not like the pool cage however we believe in it as we swim a lot at nighttime.
    10. Plan on positioning your pool so that you can watch TV comfortably when you are in it. I know that this may sound strange but we love watching TV, football games, NASCAR races and movies when we are relaxing in the pool.
    Look at the 3 links in my signature bar for ideas. Post lots of pics
    Please note some of my suggestion include with a pool cage which I think you will add pretty soon
    6,000 gal, IG free form,Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish,Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues,Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump,Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15,Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers,Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Pentair IntelliBrite, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer Our New Poolbuild, Jacksonville, FL yr 2009 Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: Pool Build - Central FL

    What pool builder are you using?


    Pool: Intex Above Ground Metal Frame 12' x 30"
    Pool Volume: 1700 Gallons
    Pump: Krystal Clear 2500 GPH Pump

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    Re: Pool Build - Central FL

    We use a fogger to help with the bugs. We also use these:

    https://www.amazon.com/OFF-635524-Po...antern+refills

    They work GREAT! It is like a dome is around you.

    We do not have nor will not be getting a cage AND have wetlands behind us AND a pond beside it so we know bugs LOL

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    Re: Pool Build - Central FL

    Lost,

    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for all Non-Caged Florida pool owners...

    I suggest that you get a bigger filter. The bigger the filter, the longer you can go between cleanings.

    Equipment wise I have the same basic setup as you, except I have the C&C 520 Cartridge filter.

    It gets cleaned twice a year, once before pool season and once after.

    You will love your new saltwater pool!!

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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