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    New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    I've been reading through countless threads in this forum for a couple years, joining the forum almost a year ago to post a few questions. This site has been great and has helped me sort through what we want and do not want on our dream pool. It has also been entertaining to watch everyone's pool builds over the years. I will try do my part and post lots of pictures and updates of the progress on our pool so others can enjoy and learn from our experience.

    So Here We Go!

    Short Background story:
    My wife and I met on our high school swim team and got married shortly there-after.
    After 15 years of talking about a pool and 12 years playing with different designs / saving up our pennies - we are FINALLY beginning our "Back Yard Lap Pool" - (in about 6 hours to be precise).

    (I just sent in a supporter donation so hopefully I will be able to start posting pictures before too long once my account gets configured.)

    General Specs on the Pool:
    Length: 82 Ft. (25 M)
    Width: Between 18.5 Ft. and 33.5 Ft.
    Depth: Between 1 Ft. 8 In. and 10 Ft.
    Volume: ~85K Gal.

    Features
    • Sunken Seating Area
    • Pavillion
    • Hot Tub
    • Baja Shelf
    • 2 Swimming Lanes
    • Back Wall Bench
    • (2) 36" Sheer Descents on Raised Wall


    Equipment:
    2 x Pentair Intelliflo VS Pumps
    2 x Pentair Quad DE 100 Filters
    2 x Pentair MasterTemp 400K BTU Cupro-Nickel Heaters
    1 x Pentair Intelliflo XF Booster Pump (Spa)
    1 x QT 2HP Blower (Spa)
    1 x Pentair Intellitouch i10+3D
    1 x Pentair Mobile-touch Wireless Control
    1 x Pentair Screen Logic 2 Wireless Interface
    2 x Pentair Valve Actuators
    1 x Pentair Intellivalve Actuator

    4 x Color Match Superflo 360 Driains
    1 x Paramount ParaLevel Auto-Fill
    4 x Paramount Venturi Skimmers
    7 x Paramount 6" ParaGlo P-Type Color LED Lights



    That's it for now. Pictures to follow. Gotta catch some sleep before the excavators are knocking on the door.

    -Back_Yard_Lap_Pool
    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    Re: New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    Holly cow this sounds like a beast i cant wait to see pics.
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    Re: New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    Calling that a 'back yard lap pool' is pretty misleading. I've never seen a residential pool anywhere near that size (33x82!?!). Can't wait to see the progress.
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    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    I am SO in on this one!!! Can we have a shot of the real yard as well?

    Kim
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    Re: New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    BYLP,

    Wow!!! I assume that you plan to rent it out to the Olympics next time they are in town...

    That is a huge pool!!! I am interested in how you plan to chlorinate your water?

    Do you plan to use some commercial system or ?????

    Is 82' some standard length for completive lap swimming?

    Thanks,

    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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    Re: New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    From the interwebs somewhere...

    "There's no single "correct" length for a lap pool. You just need enough space to get a good stroke going on each lap without having to do too many turns. Pools used for competitions are typically 25 meters, or about 82 feet. (Some are 50 meters, or 164 feet.)"

    A lot of great elements going on there. And with the size, they aren't all smooshed together.
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    Can't wait to see this come together! Amazing!


    UNDER CONSTRUCTION: 544 sq feet in ground shotcrete pool, 3.6' to 6' depth, stone coping. Includes: Spa elevated 18 with stacked stone, Concrete Deck
, 18 raised beam with stacked stone Waterfalls on raised beam wall, Stacked stone on firepit side, 4' Firepit, Flagstone steps to firepit area

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    Congratulations on the start of your pool build...And what a POOL!!! I am looking forward to watching your progress.
    Build in Progress - 15k gallons IG gunite, 12x38 rectangle 4-6-4, Raised Spa - 6x6 w/neg. edge & gas fire feature, All Pentair - IntelliFlo VS Pump, 420 Clean & Clear Filter, 400K BTU MasterTemp, IntelliChlor IC40 w/EasyTouch8 Bundle, ScreenLogic2, IntelliChem, 3 GloBrite LED Color Lights in Pool - 1 in Spa, 1 ColorVision LED Bubbler on Ledge, Bellecrete Grey Mod-Edge Pre-cast Coping, QuartzScape Mariner Blue, Sunstone-Lagoon 1x1 Mosaic

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    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    OH! A lazy river ride! That will be so cool! Thanks for the pics of the real yard! LOVE IT!

    Kim
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    Re: New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    That is a huge pool and great that it will be lap size. One question, why 25 meters instead of 25 yards? 25 yards would save a little $$$ and still qualifies as a lap pool. Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    Is 82' some standard length for completive lap swimming?

    Thanks,

    Jim R.
    Most American competition pools are 25 yards in length. Olympic sized pools are 50 meters in length. Most international competitions are typically in either 50 meter or 25 meter pools. Some US pools are 25 meters, but most US competitions are in 25 yard pools or 50 meter pools with bulkheads dividing the lanes into 25 yards.
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    Neighbor has a drone...


    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    "That is a huge pool and great that it will be lap size. One question, why 25 meters instead of 25 yards? "


    Just like counting in meters I guess. 1600-ish for a mile, 3,800 for Ironman swim. Easier to count for me I guess...


    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    BYLP,


    That is a huge pool!!! I am interested in how you plan to chlorinate your water?

    Do you plan to use some commercial system or ?????


    Jim R.

    BBB - likely with some stenner pumps and tanks. Boric Acid, (DudaDiesel) 12% Bleach and Baking soda.


    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    Finish Selections....


    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    Quote Originally Posted by back_yard_lap_pool View Post
    BBB - likely with some stenner pumps and tanks. Boric Acid, (DudaDiesel) 12% Bleach and Baking soda.


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    BYLP,

    Sounds like a great plan to me...!!!

    Do you plan on bringing in bleach by the tanker load, or is there a pipeline in the planning...

    Thanks for the update. You have got all of us here at TFP on the edge of our seat with interest..

    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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    Starting to get a little deeper. 22 trucks so far...


    85K gal, 82'x34' Geometric IG Gunite, WetEdge/Prism Matrix/Southern Lights, (2) Intelliflo VS pumps, (1) Intelliflo XF pump, (1) 2HP Polaris Blower, (2) 100 SF Quad DE, (2) 400K BTU Mastertemp HD, Intellitouch i10+3, Screen Logic 2, Mobile-Touch wireless remote, (4) Intelli-valves, (3) Intellibrite 5g 12v Spa, (4) Intellibrite 5g 12v Pool, (3) 30 Gal Tanks VS Stenners, TF-100, Dolphin M500, July 2017 New Build in West Houston Area - PB

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    Re: New Build in West Houston Area - PB

    Did you PB even blink when you told him what you wanted size wise?

    I LOVE your finishes! BLING to the MAX!

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