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    Time to take the plunge

    Well the process has started. We will be having a 14X28 inground with a spa. It will have a pebble sheen interior. As we are in Florida and the mosquitos are as big as planes it will be screened.
    We are in the second week of waiting for permits so the only pics I have to post is of the area where it will be built.
    Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.



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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Welcome to TFP There are a lot of great people willing to help you. Please post what the specs and pool equipment will be and someone will be able to better advise you. Look at out pool build in the signature bar to get some ideas
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    I just posted what I had off the top of my head for specs in my signature. I haven't calculated the gallons yet , however I know that it will be 14X28 with a depth from 3 to 6 feet deep. Also the spa will be a 6 foot octagon.
    13,200 gal. ig w/6' octagon spa , Aquapure SWG with Aqualink controls , Jandy EE 2000T heat pump ,Jandy DE48 filter , Jandy 1.5 plus pump ,Polaris 1hp qt blower (spa), Jandy LED lights, Pebblesheen finish (aqua blue) My build http://www.troublefreepool.com/time-...ge-t20601.html

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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Welcome to the forum

    We are always excited to see another build.

    When you talk about your mosquitoes, I am so jealous of the screen rooms everyone in Florida has!

    Make sure to post lots of pics for us!
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    It has to be screened to enjoy it , also I have a pond right behind my property so they breed like crazy!!!
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Well, the permits have been approved. Should have a site meeting with the construction supervisor this week!!
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    We got a call today from the builder. I am meeting the construction manager on site tomorrow at 10am to finalize everything. Hopefully they willl start with in a week. YEAH!!!!
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Got your cameras & cam corders ready?
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Met with the builder today. They should start digging next week Oh yeah , I have the cameras ready!!
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    The pb came out today and staked out the dig area today. He said that if the weather holds out they will do the dig on Monday afternoon. Heres a few pics...







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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    I see in your signature that you'll be installing a 1.5 HP pump, which is kind of big for your pool. You might think about downsizing to a 1 HP, also consider a 2 speed pump as well to help save on the electric bill. My pool has a 1 HP pump, and I think it's too big Good luck with your build and keep the pictures coming
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Dig was done today. It was going pretty good until the monsoon came!! The guys busted thier butt and ended up finishing today. Rebar to be laid tomorrow. Here's a few pics.







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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Rebar was installed today. The county will be inspecting tomorrow. Should be shot Thursday.








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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    You know that pipe they used to pump down the ground and rain water in the bottom of the deep end? It's called by a bunch of different names depending on the area: deadman, dry well, well point, etc.

    Make sure they leave it in, and extend it off to the side somewhere and cap it. You will need it if you ever have to drain the pool for repairs and or re-plaster (hopefully many years away).
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Quote Originally Posted by lbridges
    You know that pipe they used to pump down the ground and rain water in the bottom of the deep end? It's called by a bunch of different names depending on the area: deadman, dry well, well point, etc.

    Make sure they leave it in, and extend it off to the side somewhere and cap it. You will need it if you ever have to drain the pool for repairs and or re-plaster (hopefully many years away).



    Yeah they are going to leave the well point in.
    13,200 gal. ig w/6' octagon spa , Aquapure SWG with Aqualink controls , Jandy EE 2000T heat pump ,Jandy DE48 filter , Jandy 1.5 plus pump ,Polaris 1hp qt blower (spa), Jandy LED lights, Pebblesheen finish (aqua blue) My build http://www.troublefreepool.com/time-...ge-t20601.html

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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Your light in the pool looks like it may be facing towards the house. If so you may want to consider moving it so that it faces away from the house. We learned the hard way and wished it was placed facing away from the house.
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr
    Your light in the pool looks like it may be facing towards the house. If so you may want to consider moving it so that it faces away from the house. We learned the hard way and wished it was placed facing away from the house.

    I thought about that too. Im going to talk to the Pb today about it today. I want the deep end lit well , so I might be stuck where it is.
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    How about the side of the pool? Just a thought.
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    I have mine facing the house and it really does not bother me.
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    Re: Time to take the plunge

    I havent had a chance to talk to the pb yet , however I dont think we can put it on the side. The side facing away from the house has the spa on it. The good thing is that where it is now will face a bedroom not the living room.
    13,200 gal. ig w/6' octagon spa , Aquapure SWG with Aqualink controls , Jandy EE 2000T heat pump ,Jandy DE48 filter , Jandy 1.5 plus pump ,Polaris 1hp qt blower (spa), Jandy LED lights, Pebblesheen finish (aqua blue) My build http://www.troublefreepool.com/time-...ge-t20601.html

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