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    New build in SoCal

    Here is where we started.


    Rebar installation.

    Waterfall rebar.

    The waterfall contractor wondering "the owner said make it BIG"

    Equipment and plumbing, sorry about the fuzzy pics.

    The top lines are for the waterfall & the bottom lines are for deep heat line returns.

    I had the plumbing contractor run a seperate return to the waterfall so I can run heated water to the waterfall.

    Shotcrete.




    Shamu deck.



    The boy saying cool.

    The beginnings of the Manihorn. You'll understand when it's done.







    Here is what I saw when I got home, I said oh sh** he put the Manihorn in my backyard, should I have him paint white caps on the top. All kinding aside we love it.


    Coping & tile installed.






    Don't get dizzy, looking down off the waterfall.

    The little grotto under the waterfall.

    Plaster.









    The fill.

    That's it for now, I hope you enjoy as much as I have enjoyed all the photo I have seen here.
    15 X 28, 12,000 Gallon, (IG) Freeform Dark Gray Plaster/Gunite with attached 10 X 7 Spa raised 18", 7 Jet with Spillover and Art Rock Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Matstertemp, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Suction Side PoolShark Cleaner, Stenner pump, autofill system, Plumbed for future Solar, TF-Testkit.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    The pool looks great!

    Picture #1 of you backyard looks identical to my backyard. I'm curious, what are the dimensions of your yard? And what are the dimensions of your pool?
    Nearly done self installing:
    Viking "St Thomas" in-ground 13,700 gallon fiberglass pool (14' x 32' x 7') / Pentair VS-3050 pump / Pentair Clean & Clear 420 sq ft Cartridge filter / Pentair EasyTouch 8 automated system / Pentair Intellichlor IC-40 SWCG / Pentair Kreepy Krauly SandShark suction side cleaner / Pentair Intellibrite LED pool light / Jandy deck jets (x5)

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    Very nice! Cool that you already had a palm tree!!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
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    Re: New build in SoCal

    Very nice but you can't tease us like that without giving us a shot of the pool full!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    looks great.. who was your Pool Builder and How long was the construction time after permits?
    14000K gal 400sq ft w 6x8 spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS3050, Pentair cart filter, Pentair Master Temp, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, Pentair Easy Touch 8, wireless control. 3x intellibrite LED light. Pentair Kreepy Krauley Sand Shark. Solar Panel Plumbing. 2 x 24 inch arc sheer 24" spa spill way.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    Thanks for the comments; sorry about the teaser at the end I promise to get some finished shots up soon. The dimensions of the space are approximately 35' X 45' and the pool is about 450 square feet, we wanted to tuck it in beside the garage and the pool room (located behind the garage) so we would still have a descent size backyard. The pool builder was Blue Fountain in Ontario, Ca and from start to finish was 8 weeks.
    15 X 28, 12,000 Gallon, (IG) Freeform Dark Gray Plaster/Gunite with attached 10 X 7 Spa raised 18", 7 Jet with Spillover and Art Rock Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Matstertemp, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Suction Side PoolShark Cleaner, Stenner pump, autofill system, Plumbed for future Solar, TF-Testkit.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    We have the same pool builder. Good to know you choose Blue Fountain also. I found my Sales /Designer to be very knowledgable. He gave me a design and quote on the first visit. We end up choosing Blue Fountain after going thru 5 pool builders design and proposal.

    so 8 week of construction time.. I guess it is unrealistic to believe they can finish the construction part in 4 weeks like they tell me. My project is still in the permits stage for at lease 2 more weeks. I will have similar equipment except I opt to go w Intellichlor and EasyTouch 8p and Intellibrite LEDs.

    How much was your waterfall option if you dont mind disclosing. I could still make changes in the plans since nothing started yet.
    14000K gal 400sq ft w 6x8 spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS3050, Pentair cart filter, Pentair Master Temp, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, Pentair Easy Touch 8, wireless control. 3x intellibrite LED light. Pentair Kreepy Krauley Sand Shark. Solar Panel Plumbing. 2 x 24 inch arc sheer 24" spa spill way.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    Hey fkong777, the timeframe was held up by the decking sub so they might be close to that, was Don your sales guy? He is the reason we went w/ BF pools. He was very adamant about not going w/ a SWG system, I will have to say that the Ozone system is junk and I have shut it off due to I think it eats up my chlorine as discussed here on the forum, but the deep heat returns work great. Also make sure when the plasterers come out that they put adjustable eyes on the returns, they just left mine straight pipe which I am not happy with. Overall I was pleased with BF every change we had they came through on and the Rock waterfall contractor was great Ishmael is his name. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask, and good luck.

    Tim
    15 X 28, 12,000 Gallon, (IG) Freeform Dark Gray Plaster/Gunite with attached 10 X 7 Spa raised 18", 7 Jet with Spillover and Art Rock Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Matstertemp, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Suction Side PoolShark Cleaner, Stenner pump, autofill system, Plumbed for future Solar, TF-Testkit.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    fkong, the rock work was around $5000.
    15 X 28, 12,000 Gallon, (IG) Freeform Dark Gray Plaster/Gunite with attached 10 X 7 Spa raised 18", 7 Jet with Spillover and Art Rock Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Matstertemp, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Suction Side PoolShark Cleaner, Stenner pump, autofill system, Plumbed for future Solar, TF-Testkit.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    What a wonderful set of pics I really enjoyed it. The only thing that bothers me is that I want a pool like that myself
    An awesome build, thanks for sharing

    //Mats
    Inground concrete pool 14600 gallons,Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP WFE-3, Hayward swimclear 420sq ft
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    Re: New build in SoCal

    thanx for the info. TRW. Yes Don is our sales guy. He was the only salesperson that was able to draw up our pool and give me the quote on the spot. all the other pool builder took 1 week to give us a quote. His design was our favorite from the begining. I would recommend him to friends in the future. He did push for the ozone gen, self chlorinator and mineral sanitizer too but I did my research here and opt for the intellichlor.

    I like the rocks formation.. However Im afraid im at the limit of my budget to spare 5k.. I still have to contract a fence installer. He told me about 10K to add a waterfall and slide.

    What is Deep heat return? and adjustable eye. I didnt get into that with don. We will be piped for solar also. Getting the Costco Solar heater package when construction starts.
    14000K gal 400sq ft w 6x8 spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS3050, Pentair cart filter, Pentair Master Temp, Pentair Intellichlor IC40, Pentair Easy Touch 8, wireless control. 3x intellibrite LED light. Pentair Kreepy Krauley Sand Shark. Solar Panel Plumbing. 2 x 24 inch arc sheer 24" spa spill way.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    fkong777,
    We went with All-Safe fencing for the connivance of removal and the life time warranty. The deep heat returns are just regular returns but are place at the deep end and when you heat the pool via solar or gas it returns heated water to the bottom of the pool which IMHO helps heat it faster. The adjustable eyes are the returns to the pool which look similar to the ones found in spas.
    Good luck on your build.
    Tim
    15 X 28, 12,000 Gallon, (IG) Freeform Dark Gray Plaster/Gunite with attached 10 X 7 Spa raised 18", 7 Jet with Spillover and Art Rock Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Matstertemp, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Suction Side PoolShark Cleaner, Stenner pump, autofill system, Plumbed for future Solar, TF-Testkit.

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    Re: New build in SoCal

    Hey Mats, thanks for the compliment. I was thinking you should start your own pool building business and revolutionize the process in Country. I have to say that your build have been very intriguing and I anticipate your post. I cant wait to see that final pic of you sitting around that pool and enjoying a frosty one.

    Tim
    15 X 28, 12,000 Gallon, (IG) Freeform Dark Gray Plaster/Gunite with attached 10 X 7 Spa raised 18", 7 Jet with Spillover and Art Rock Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall/Grotto, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Matstertemp, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Suction Side PoolShark Cleaner, Stenner pump, autofill system, Plumbed for future Solar, TF-Testkit.

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