Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 34

Thread: We've Got Water!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    We've Got Water!

    OK, so we've moved closer in the process and are 98% sure of our builder, who is coming over Wednesday to go over a contract. I still have some questions about the equipment. Here is what I'm looking at:

    Size: 100' perimeter (about 16x33 with a little added for a beach area/step).
    Depth: 4' --> 5' 1/2" --> 4'
    Gunite with either PebbleTec or WetEdge
    Autofill
    Two lights (regular)
    Cantilever edge
    Colored concrete decking standard salt finish (500 sq. ft.)
    Filter: Pentair Quad D.E. 80
    Pump: Intellflo 4x160
    Controls: SunTouch
    Water Feature: 4' Sheer Descent or two 2' Sheer Descents.
    SWG: He offered the AquaRite, AquaPure or Intellichlor
    Cleaner: Hayward Navigator

    I'm thinking of replacing the Navigator with something else because of poor feedback on that model. I'm also tossing out the idea of the Aquarite and going with either the Intellichlor or the AquaPure from Jandy.

    All feedback is appreciated!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    friendswood, tx
    Posts
    32
    i like it, but i think i would add some more concrete decking...i think more is better when it comes to the decking part of the job, and now's the time..it never gets cheaper.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    The only thing that struck me was the depth, 4'.

    I know with our pool, we really enjoy having the 3' shallow end. Good for when people have kids over, and for running around in.

    Not sure of your intended use for the pool though.
    Jim

  4. Back To Top    #4
    We should have an extra 40 square feet of decking to add in around the pool, so that should help give us a little more room on the south end.

    The depth is something we're still thinking about. Our goal is more of a sport pool, so we may go to 3 1/2 to 5" 3 1/2, but either way should fit our needs. Plus, it has the big beach area to hang out in.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  5. Back To Top    #5
    SeanB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Missouri City (suburb of Houston, TX)
    Posts
    2,622
    Ours is 32' long and we went from 3 1/2 to 5 1/2, but we did the deep area at the end instead of the middle.

    Our thinking was that by doing it that way, we would have a good size shallow end with a very gradual slope to the deep.

    Doing the deep in the middle, which is very popular, seems to make it where the whole pool is a slope. Of course if you are going to play a lot of volleyball, that may be exactly what you need.
    TFP Founder

    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

  6. Back To Top    #6
    We signed a contract the other day, and the PB should start next week. He left a couple of options open for us to choose at a later date, such as a suction side cleaner. I've read some negative things about Hayward's Navigator and am still trying to decide on a different one, perhaps The Pool Cleaner?

    Also, I decided to go with the AquaPure system instead of the Intellichlor. We are getting the Pentair 4x160 and the SunTouch, but will the SunTouch work with the AquaPure or will this be separate? I know the SunTouch will interface with the Intellichlor, so I'm actually thinking of going all Pentair for simplicity, even though the PB doesn't seem as big on the Intellichlor as he is on the AquaPure for some reason.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rocklin, Ca
    Posts
    467
    Vandal,

    Why did you decide to go with the AquaPure instead of the Intellichlor? Was is based only on the recommendation of the PB or did you hear something on TFP or elsewhere?

    Thanks,

    Kevin
    11000 Gals, Intelliflo, Sta-Rite Cartridge, Polaris 360

    Pool I built in my old house: my-new-pool-build-t4534.html

  8. Back To Top    #8
    I've read about both systems and am really having a hard time deciding. My PB really likes the AquaPure for some reason. The Intellichlor would save me about $100. The builder is authorized for both systems. If anyone has any input on the reliability of either system I'd appreciate hearing about it.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  9. Back To Top    #9
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887
    The Sun Touch system interfaces directly with the IntelliChlor, which gives you some control over the SWG from the remote. That is nice to have, though hardly essential.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Forney, TX
    Posts
    162
    I've heard that Pentair extends the manufacturer's warranty if you go with all Pentair equipment, so you might consider that as well.

    By the way we have the SunTouch and really love it. We've got a QuickTouch remote and can turn the water features on/ off with the press of a button. It also controls the water to the slide. It can also turn on/ off the cleaning cycle and filtering cycle although those are programmed to run automatically so that's not used much.
    Our pool adventure... click here

  11. Back To Top    #11
    Thanks for the comments. I've read good things about the Sun Touch, and we don't have a spa, just a water feature and lights so it should be perfect. Our PB is giving us the extended warranties on everything even if we don't get the three pieces of Pentair; it's part of some group that he belongs to that allow him to do that with Pentair and Jandy.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  12. Back To Top    #12
    The dig is supposed to start today! We're so excited and nervous at the same time because, other than buying the house, this is the biggest expenditure ever.

    The PB came out yesterday and chalked it out for us so that we could check the layout and location before digging. We bumped the beach shelf down a little bit so that we can have more "pool" area, but other than that the plan is the same.

    I'm still looking for a type of cleaner and am leaning toward The Pool Cleaner. The PB said he's only installed one and that was at a model home so he's still watching to see how well it works. He offered the Navigator, but I'm concerned about the negative feedback of that unit overall.

    And then there's tile to decide for the pool and the raised shelf.

    I'll post dig pictures later.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Forney, TX
    Posts
    162
    Congrats!! I know what you mean about it being scary and exciting at the same time, LOL!

    I have a buddy that has been through 2 cleaners and just bought the new Hayward Phantom Turbo. It's interesting in that it cruises the bottom and sides but also rises to the top and skims the surface for debris. He likes it so far, but has only had it a few weeks.
    Our pool adventure... click here

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    504
    Why not run an extra line anyways? You can just deadend it at the pump pad and cap it in the pool. Later you could use it as a pressure cleaner line or another return or not use it at all.
    Hotrod30

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

  15. Back To Top    #15
    Chalked



    Dug



    Plumbed

    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  16. Back To Top    #16
    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW PA
    Posts
    9,929
    Where's the water? JK!

    Looks good so far!

    Good Luck!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

  17. Back To Top    #17
    The rebar went in yesterday, but I'm not sure if they are finished. They put rebar around the bench opposite of the beach shelf, but there are no forms for steps leading into the pool from the beach. Will they come in today and finish that off, or is that something they do with the gunite?

    The corners also are not the same as the drawing, which is also bothering me. Instead of rounded off like in the plan they are basically square right now.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  18. Back To Top    #18
    SeanB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Missouri City (suburb of Houston, TX)
    Posts
    2,622
    The steps are usually made entirely of gunite.
    TFP Founder

    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

  19. Back To Top    #19
    They shot gunite today, and I'll post some pictures soon.

    Here's a lesson I learned:

    After the rebar was in I thought the raised wall loked a little off and that the bench seat wasn't quite centered. However, I figured it would be taken care of during the gunite shoot, because it's kind of hard to tell from the rough rebar outline. Well, the gunite guys saw that the bench was off so they centered it. But, they didn't notice that the left side of the raised wall was shorter than the right side.

    I got home today and thought it was off, so I measured it -- it is 16-inches shorter. I called my PB who said he'd have it fixed. The gunite guys did a nice job with the benches, beach area, corners and steps. I just think the rebar guy was off his game a little.
    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

  20. Back To Top    #20

    More Photos

    Rebar:



    Spraying Gunite:



    Finished Gunite:



    Another Gunite:

    20,000 plaster in ground (finally blue!), Hayward C-1100 Cartridge Filter and Baracuda G4 Automatic Cleaner

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •