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    New Build in Central CA

    We are set to break ground tomorrow! Between calling contractors and researching everything in here, I will try to post pics as the build progresses.


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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Good luck! Having just wrapped up my build, I learned a lot by just lurking and reading here.

    The one piece of advice I can offer from my experience is be on-site as much as possible. There are always little decisions to be made during construction that need someone there.
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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    SWEET! Another build thread! Can we have a pic of the yard as it stands now?

    Do you have your plans where you can share them? What about your equipment list?

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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Here are a few pics of the backyard right before we moved in and a copy of the plans.



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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Plans look great, plus you'll still have a LOT of backyard to work with! I love the patio overhang built into the house, that's something I'm going to add eventually...
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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    What a neat design! So how deep is it and where?

    How many returns and where?

    How many skimmers and where?

    How many lights? What kind and where?

    What a wonderful yard you have for a pool! That is going to really enhance your lifestyle!

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    Re: New Build in Central CA

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    What a neat design! So how deep is it and where?

    How many returns and where?

    How many skimmers and where?

    How many lights? What kind and where?

    What a wonderful yard you have for a pool! That is going to really enhance your lifestyle!

    Kim
    It will be 7ft at the far end (away from house) and 3.5 in shallow end. We only wanted 6ft but since we raised the wall in the back, we had to go deeper since it was considered a ďdiving platformĒ. There will be two lights, one in deep end and one in shallow end (still deciding on final placement) both facing away from house.

    We needed to keep as much grass as possible for my daughter since we donít have a park in our neighborhood. They are at my house digging as I type this. Very excited but worried at the same time!


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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Sounds like a fun build.

    Are you interested in our providing guidance on Pool equipment? If so -- post up what is planned.

    How do you plan to chlorinate?

    Take care.

    Whoops -- just saw your signature!!!~ Good Job.

    Take care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mknauss View Post
    Sounds like a fun build.

    Are you interested in our providing guidance on Pool equipment? If so -- post up what is planned.

    How do you plan to chlorinate?

    Take care.

    Whoops -- just saw your signature!!!~ Good Job.

    Take care.
    Iím ALWAYS interested in other opinions on equipment. I know it is a Pentair VS pump that is 3hp so Iím assuming it is the Intelliflo but havenít verified. I will have to call my builder to get specifics. Thanks.


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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Here are a few more pics.


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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    One item on the equipment. With a Spa, automation really comes into play for ease of use. Have you considered that? If you have or do, having your Automation, Pump, and SWCG all from the same manufacturer makes it much easier to be sure they all talk together. If you went Pentair, the EasyTouch can come with a pre-installed power center for your SWCG, and actuators for your valves so you can switch from pool to spa from the Easytouch, or for a bit more money, add Screenlogic to handle it from your phone or tablet.

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    I would think about 4' in the shallow end now since you have 7' in the deep end. This will help keep the slope from being as steep between the two. Have a good look at it when they have it dug today and go from there. NOW is the time to tweak it!

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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    I'm right down the road in Hanford. Who's your builder?
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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Quote Originally Posted by mknauss View Post
    One item on the equipment. With a Spa, automation really comes into play for ease of use. Have you considered that? If you have or do, having your Automation, Pump, and SWCG all from the same manufacturer makes it much easier to be sure they all talk together. If you went Pentair, the EasyTouch can come with a pre-installed power center for your SWCG, and actuators for your valves so you can switch from pool to spa from the Easytouch, or for a bit more money, add Screenlogic to handle it from your phone or tablet.

    Take care.
    That is a great point and I know Iím not going to get any LESS lazy than I already am. Iím going with the Screen Logic setup so I can control from my mobile device. I made sure to let the builder know I wanted to be able to control everything from my phone, even when not at home.


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    I'm right down the road in Hanford. Who's your builder?
    We went with Aqua Pool & Spa. Really happy so far. We got quotes from Genesis, Aqua, Paradise and a Owner-build specialist.


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    I made sure to let the builder know I wanted to be able to control everything from my phone, even when not at home.
    If so, you need to change your SWCG to at least an IC40.

    Take care.
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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Here are a few more pictures I took when I got home yesterday.


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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Looking good!

    Another suggestion with your spa - Have them put in multi level seating, that way people of all sizes can be comfortable with where the water sits on them. It's something I designed into mine and it's a hit for sure.
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    Re: New Build in Central CA

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    Looking good!

    Another suggestion with your spa - Have them put in multi level seating, that way people of all sizes can be comfortable with where the water sits on them. It's something I designed into mine and it's a hit for sure.
    That is a great point I didnít think about! I will email my PB tonight about that. I canít wait to get home and start measuring everything tonight.


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    Re: New Build in Central CA

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    What a neat design! So how deep is it and where?

    How many returns and where?

    How many skimmers and where?

    How many lights? What kind and where?

    What a wonderful yard you have for a pool! That is going to really enhance your lifestyle!

    Kim
    23í x 32í with 108í perimeter
    4 returns.
    1 skimmer.
    2 drains.
    2 LED multicolor lights in pool, 1 in spa.
    Stamped concrete decking.
    12Ē raise in spa with stacked stone surround.

    Iím still getting more specs from my PB.


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