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    Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    So my wife and I decided to go ahead put a pool in our small backyard. We have no desire to move anytime soon so we thought we would maximize the space we have and put in a pool so us and our 3 kids can hopefully enjoy it. I was told that I may not need a feature pump because the main pump is more than enough. Do I need a Polaris 280? I have zero trees and was told this cleaner is mainly for leaves. Any advice is appreciated. Here is what is quoted so far along with a couple of pictures:
    POOL SPECIFICATIONS

    • Custom pool 30’4" length x 12’average width.


          • 82’ Perimeter

        • Approx. 288sq. ft. of water surface in pool area
        • Recreation pool - depths are 3’6" to 4’ to 5’ (these depths are approximate and can be adjusted)

    ACCESS



    • Access from right side of yard
    • Remove four section of fence and replace after decking.
    • Small bobcat excavation
    • Access will be graded only at final clean up.
    • No reroutes are included unless stated below.

    CONSTRUCTION



    • Excavation by Bobcat through shallow end ramp. Includes dirt removal
    • Standard steel reinforcement throughout pool – (4) ½" bar continuous throughout beam, ⅜" bar in walls and floor
    • Pool structure to be 100% gunite with continuous bond beam
    • Bathing shelf step entry as per plan.
    • (2) Two 16" Scuppers on 6" raised beam
    • 15' linear feet of 12" raised beam with mosaic Flagstone or tile facing
    • All plumbing is 2" schedule 40 PVC pressure tested
    • (2) Two Hayward skimmers plumbed with separate line back to equipment
    • (2) Two V.G.B.A. safety main drains 3’ feet apart plumbed with separate line back to equipment.
    • Separate in wall V.G.B.A. safety in wall suction for water feature pump.
    • 3/4" fill line inserted in tile band operated by a gate valve
    • 2" Overflow outlet tied into 4" area drain
    • 4" area drain line run to street or storm, (6 to 8) heads, applicable down spouts tied in.
    • Electrical hook-up from main to equipment location
    • GFI electrical plug/breaker for lights
    • (2) Two clean-ups – one after gunite and one after plaster

    TILE, COPE ING, DECKS & PLASTER



    • 6" tile band around pool in your choice of any standard tile
    • Flagstone coping set around perimeter of pool as per plan.
    • P-gravel concrete decking as per plan
    • Concrete for deck will be tied with steel mesh and reinforced along beam
    • Quartzscape- choice of standard colors
    • Start up of equipment and "Pool School" by Backyard Pool Specialists

    EQUIPMENT



    • Hayward 5030 Quad Cluster cartridge filter
    • Hayward Ecostar Variable speed pool pump
    • Hayward 1.0 hp. Super II feature pump
    • Polaris 280 cleaner
    • Rainbow 320 chlorinator
    • Hayward lights- Color Logic LED
    • Deluxe maintenance package.

    TOTAL COST OF SWIMMING POOL PROPOSAL $ 38,301.60


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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    Nice!! Did they suggest a heat/cool pump or pool chiller of some sort? That is my biggest regret. It is not fun when the pool feels like a warm bath in the middle of July If I could get a do-over I'd trade our raised wall and water features and even get a cheaper plaster for the ability to cool the pool!
    17K gallon, 18x40, 107 perimeter, 550 sq ft gunite inground pool with raised spa. 3.5 ft. - 5.0 ft. - 4.0 ft depth. Pentair equipment. DE filter. English Walnut travertine paver decking, lueders limestone coping. Wet Edge Primera Stone Sapphire Treasure plaster.

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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    Actually no! But I have heard that is the way to go. We decided no heater. But the Chiller sounds like a good idea. not sure what those typically cost.

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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    Quote Originally Posted by clhudson716 View Post
    Actually no! But I have heard that is the way to go. We decided no heater. But the Chiller sounds like a good idea. not sure what those typically cost.
    From what I recall, our Aquacomfort heat pump (heats and cools) added ~$5k.
    13K gal, Primera Stone Sapphire Treasure, Jandy 2.0 ePump +SVRS, DEV-60, RB320, Stenner 45MP2, Polaris 280, Signature Heat/Cool Pump, iAqualink P6

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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    Will the pool get any shade from your home and trees? If so maybe you wouldn't need it? Mine is in full sun all day.
    17K gallon, 18x40, 107 perimeter, 550 sq ft gunite inground pool with raised spa. 3.5 ft. - 5.0 ft. - 4.0 ft depth. Pentair equipment. DE filter. English Walnut travertine paver decking, lueders limestone coping. Wet Edge Primera Stone Sapphire Treasure plaster.

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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    I love your design! It fits the space really well. Do you mind sharing some pictures of the current yard so I can get a better feel?
    Spring 2017 Build 14x30 FF 12,000 gallon IG plaster w/ blue quartz. 3 LED color lights. Tanning ledge. Raised spa w/ 3 spillways. 1 sheer descent from raised side wall. Jandy Pro Series Aqua Pure SWG (40,000 gallons), Jandy Pro Series Variable Speed Pump, Jandy Pro Series Large Tank Cartridge Filters CL460, Jandy Pro Series JXi Pool and Spa Natural Gas Heater (400,000 BTU). Maytronics A20 robot. TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    Quote Originally Posted by sham View Post
    Will the pool get any shade from your home and trees? If so maybe you wouldn't need it? Mine is in full sun all day.
    It's gets a good amount of sun from about 3 to dark. Will stay pretty shaded most of the morning and until noon

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinMama15 View Post
    I love your design! It fits the space really well. Do you mind sharing some pictures of the current yard so I can get a better feel?
    I will take some this evening when I get home from work and post them. It was hard for me to visualize especially since I have a big swing set in the yard.

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    Re: Starting the build on my "Spool" - Houston Texas area

    Which way does your house face - which side of the house is the pool on? My pool is 2 years old - in North Dallas, has the shade of a big live oak, more than I want, and barely warms to temps I like. It's all about preference I guess, I like water about 86 and the pool barely warmed to that for a few weeks last year. I had some serious pruning done to the tree this spring so hope it will do better. So it all depends on the shade you'll get on the pool.

    I've got friends - pool gets full sun and they stay around 92 or 93 in the hotter months, so indeed they can get too warm. All depends on which side your pool is on and how much sun it will get.
    Greg -
    11K gal, IG Pebble Sheen (Aqua Blue) with sun ledge and attached spa, Pentair Intelliflow 3050 VS/SVRS (3HP), Pentair ET 8 with Screen Logic, Pentair Racer with 3/4 HP booster pump, 400KBTU Pentair Mastertemp, Pentair 60 sq ft DE filter, J&J Intellibrite LED in spa, Zodiac Nature 2 (not used), Stenner pump/liquid Chlorine, build completed in August 2015

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