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    eggman's pool build - finished January 8, 2009

    Our saga began in the fall of '05 ... with our patio build






    After lurking and learning for the past six months we signed the contract for our pool last night:

    32' x 22' 4" freeform
    3' 9" x 5' 3" deep
    16,000 gallons
    6'x9' Raised Spa - stacked flagstone overflow - 12 jets
    5'6" x 11' Tanning Ledge 8" deep - 2 Bubbler Jets
    24' x 18" raised beam w/ 3x24" sheer descents
    1.0 HP Tristar SP3210EE- Pool Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Water Feature Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Spa Pump
    1.0 HP Polaris QT Air Blower
    Hayward DE4826 Filter
    Hayward 400,000 BTU Low NOx Heater
    Hayward Tigershark RC9990 Robotic Pool Cleaner
    Goldline Aquarite Salt/Chlorine Generator
    Aqualogic PS-8 Wireless Tabletop Remote
    3 Color Logic LED Lights (2 Pool / 1 Spa)
    Blue Granite Pebblesheen; Flagstone Coping
    618 sq ft Spray Decking w/Flagstone Border

    Construction pics to follow as soon as the fun begins.

    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Looks very nice! I must have missed 2 things: 1) I don't see the "existing pea gravel deck" in the photos, and 2) what is the depth of the pool?

    Of course, I could just be blind!!!!

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    The pool will go from 3' 9" on the spa end to 5' 3" on the other end.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mermaid Queen
    Looks very nice! I must have missed 2 things: 1) I don't see the "existing pea gravel deck" in the photos, and 2) what is the depth of the pool?
    You're not blind. After the patio was completed my genius wife suggested that we pour a "cooking surface". It's 7' from wall to yard in the area where I cook. The part to the right is 4' wide and goes around the corner and 20' down the side of my house.




    That's where I store the gas grill, wood box and The Beast® so they don't clutter up the patio.

    We've also added a 6" gutter the length of the patio with 4"x3" down spouts on the first and third pillars - as can be seen in the more recent pictures. They will be tied into the pool drainage and routed out to the street.
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Hi eggman and welcome to the forum!

    Your patio is beautiful from floor to ceiling!

    Standing by for the dig to begin. Post lots of pix!

    ETA: Since you said you had been lurking for 6 mos., I bet you found the "Grill With Skill" forum! Looks like you fit right in!
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Eggman-

    Are you in Texas? If so, who's the PB?

    -Tom

    .....oh yeah, welcome to the forum.....
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Quote Originally Posted by vtowntom
    Eggman-

    Are you in Texas? If so, who's the PB?

    -Tom

    .....oh yeah, welcome to the forum.....
    Randy and the folks at Pearland Pools
    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Good luck! Can't wait to watch your build!!
    Kristy
    In construction!

    16'6" X 33 Lagoon
    13,000 gallons
    rock coping
    tile border
    textured/colored decking
    Tahoe Blue Pebble Tec
    2 Deck Jets
    SWG (Goldline)
    Legend II Cleaner
    1.5 hp pump (Duraglass)
    Sand filter with zerobrite

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Kristy1
    Good luck! Can't wait to watch your build!!
    Thanks, we're really looking forwared to the next 6-8 weeks.

    32' x 22' 4" freeform
    3' 9" x 5' 3" deep
    16,000 gallons
    6'x9' Raised Spa - stacked flagstone overflow - 12 jets
    5'6" x 11' Tanning Ledge 8" deep - 2 Bubbler Jets
    24' x 18" raised beam w/ 3x24" sheer descents
    1.0 HP Tristar SP3210EE- Pool Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Water Feature Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Spa Pump
    1.0 HP Polaris QT Air Blower
    Hayward DE4826 Filter
    Hayward 400,000 BTU Low NOx Heater
    Hayward Tigershark RC9990 Robotic Pool Cleaner
    Goldline Aquarite Salt/Chlorine Generator
    Aqualogic PS-8 Wireless Tabletop Remote
    3 Color Logic LED Lights (2 Pool / 1 Spa)
    Blue Granite Pebblesheen; Flagstone Coping
    618 sq ft Spray Decking w/Flagstone Border
    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Here's the latest update ...

    Electrical from transformer in the backyard to the house needs to be moved.

    Pre-Ike (September 9-10) I got 3 bids for the job. Post-Ike every electrician within 500 miles is busy. The one we chose is going to do the work next Tuesday (September 30).

    After his work is inspected I need to contact my provider (CenterPoint) to have them do the disconnect/reconnect. There's the rub ... CenterPoint still has 500K customers without power after Ike ... I doubt very seriously that a disconnect/reconnect so I can build a pool is going to see the light of day for quite a while.


    32' x 22' 4" freeform
    3' 9" x 5' 3" deep
    16,000 gallons
    6'x9' Raised Spa - stacked flagstone overflow - 12 jets
    5'6" x 11' Tanning Ledge 8" deep - 2 Bubbler Jets
    24' x 18" raised beam w/ 3x24" sheer descents
    1.0 HP Tristar SP3210EE- Pool Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Water Feature Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Spa Pump
    1.0 HP Polaris QT Air Blower
    Hayward DE4826 Filter
    Hayward 400,000 BTU Low NOx Heater
    Hayward Tigershark RC9990 Robotic Pool Cleaner
    Goldline Aquarite Salt/Chlorine Generator
    Aqualogic PS-8 Wireless Tabletop Remote
    3 Color Logic LED Lights (2 Pool / 1 Spa)
    Blue Granite Pebblesheen; Flagstone Coping
    618 sq ft Spray Decking w/Flagstone Border
    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    It's a small thing ... but it's a step forward. The electrical was rerouted today.

    Hopefully I'll have a green flag tomorrow and can schedule CenterPoint to come out and make the switch to the new line.

    City of Pearland permits are ready to go so, once the power is switched, we can dig a hole.





    PS - the fence is still down after Ike ... we're waiting on the insurance adjuster. Nice thing is - I don't have to tear anything down to get the digging equipment in ... it's already down.
    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Centerpoint showed up at about 3:30 PM today to connect the new line ... so, our dig is scheduled for Wednesday the 8th.

    Pics to follow.
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    The party started this morning about 8:00 AM.











    The rest are here

    Linky Thing: eggmans pool build

    Steel goes in tomorrow.


    32' x 22' 4" freeform
    3' 9" x 5' 3" deep
    16,000 gallons
    6'x9' Raised Spa - stacked flagstone overflow - 12 jets
    5'6" x 11' Tanning Ledge 8" deep - 2 Bubbler Jets
    24' x 18" raised beam w/ 3x24" sheer descents
    1.0 HP Tristar SP3210EE- Pool Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Water Feature Pump
    1.5 HP Tristar SP3215EE Spa Pump
    1.0 HP Polaris QT Air Blower
    Hayward DE4826 Filter
    Hayward 400,000 BTU Low NOx Heater
    Hayward Tigershark RC9990 Robotic Pool Cleaner
    Goldline Aquarite Salt/Chlorine Generator
    Aqualogic PS-8 Wireless Tabletop Remote
    3 Color Logic LED Lights (2 Pool / 1 Spa)
    Blue Granite Pebblesheen; Flagstone Coping
    618 sq ft Spray Decking w/Flagstone Border
    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    looks sweet. did they dig that whole pool with a bobcat? Im always amazed by that, it shows some serious skill.
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Probably only about 3-4% hand work ... the guy on the bobcat was amazing to watch
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Moving right along ... day two has been productive so far:





    Plumbers are here now.

    Hope to get the steel/plumbing inspected this afternoon or tomorrow ... gunite tomorrow or Saturday.

    Day Two Linky Thing
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    Day Two Update ...

    Plumbers are done:




    Inspection has been passed.

    Gunite tomorrow ....

    .
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    Things seem to be progressing very nicely!

    Great job w/the pictorial.
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    On to the gunite .. day 3








    All in all, another productive day ..

    Day Three Linky Thing
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    Re: eggman's pool build

    1.0 HP Tristar SP3210EE- Pool Pump .... changed to .... 1.5 HP Tristar SP32152EE- 2 Speed Pool Pump

    and

    Hayward DE4826 Filter .... changed to .... Hayward DE6020 Filter

    The equipment install is supposed to start tomorrow ... we'll see.
    32x22 Free Form Gunite (3'9"- 5'3") 6'x9' Free Form Spa - 12 Jets, Blue Granite Pebblesheen, Color Logic LED Lights, AquaLogic PS-8 control, Goldline Salt Chlorine Generator, 1.5hp Tristar 2 speed pool pump, 1.5hp Tristar pump - sheer descents, 1.5hp Tristar spa pump w/1.0hp Blower, Hayward DE6020 Filter, Hayward 400K BTU Heater, Hayward Tigershark RC9990 cleaner.

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    Re: eggman's pool build

    No movement this week ... except that all the equipment has been delivered.

    rain, rain, GO AWAY.
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