Hi Everyone, three questions:
I am getting ready to start my pool build in Atlanta next week and wanted to confirm a few things, you all are great experts.
Based on the design (see below) I've received feedback from friends and others on this site to add another skimmer and 3 more returns.
Question 1) should I also add another pump for the Spa and Bubblers? The PB told me that I would use the same pump but I just couldn't run the Spa and Bubblers at the same time.
Question 2) since many of you have already completed your pools, I'm interested to know what you would have done differently if you could - so some friendly advice that I should consider before they start digging.
Question 3) I'm not sure about the Flagstone coping - does anyone have a recommendation that is about the same price?
3-D images are on this site: http://www.backyardtracks.net
Size, 16'5" x 32'
Shape, Irreg Freeform
Approximate Sq Ft of Pool, 426 Sq Ft
Approximate Perimeter of Pool, 84'
Depth of Pool, 3' - 6'
Pump Size, Pentair Intelliflow 4x160
Filter, Pentair Quad 60 DE
Pentair Pool & Spa Controller, EasyTouch ICP (Indoor Control Panel) for 8 circuit systems, Built in Timing, Control & Freeze Protection, EasyTouch Wireless Controller for 8 circuit system
Salt Chlorinator, Pentair IntelliChlor Salt Chlorinator
Pool & Spa Heater, Pentiar MasterTemp 400k BTU Natural Gas Heater, Sufficient gas line from gas meter
Pool Returns, 3
Electronic Ignition Natural Gas Heater, 1
Pool Cleaner, Pentair Legend Platinum, Pentair Booster Pump for cleaner
Bubblers, 2 Foam Jets in Tanning Self with actuator to remote
Coping, 136 linear feet of Oklahoma Flagstone
Plaster, Pebble-Tec, Blue Granite
6" Waterline Tile, NPT Pool Tile - Sierra Mountain Azule: SMS Azule
Decking, 911 sq ft - Mortex Kool Deck – Color TBD
Pool to also include:
Shot-crete - 4000 PSI
Steel Rebar Basket Tied On 12" Centers - 6" Centers Over 6' In Depth
1 - White Pool Lights, Pentair Amerlite White 500w Pool Light
1 Set Of Entry Steps, Tanning Shelf, 2 Benches in deep end
Plumbing and Permits, electrical
Maintenance Equipment; Telescoping Pole, Brush, Leaf Net and Test Kit
7' Raised Spa with Overflow into pool
6 Spa Jets Waterway Adjustable
2 Main Drains
1.5 HP Air Blower, Polaris QT Spa Blower
1 - 100 Watt Spa Light
Tile To Match Pool