Construction completed - we love our new concrete pool - 8 months start to finish

golovko

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Nov 24, 2021
67
Raleigh, NC
Pool Size
20000
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
Hi all,

I posted here back in November with my design and received really great feedback. I created the design myself using Pool Studio and provided the build plans to the PB. I acted as my own GC and managed all the sub-contracting for the patio, pool deck, electrical, mechanical and landscaping while the PB managed the pool tile, plumbing and concrete sub-contractors.

It was a long process with many months of idle time in between inspections, delays, scheduling conflicts, etc. The patience paid off and was well worth the wait. We have been in the pool everyday until 9/10pm since the first week of August. First thing we do after my daughter is home from school and we're done working is jump in the pool. This has been a really great addition to our home and created an outdoor living space we plan to use for many years to come.

Specs:
18'x40' pool - 7 LED lights - 1 Bubbler with LED
8'x16' tanning ledge - 2 LED lights - 2 Bubblers with LEDs
8'6"x7'6" spillover spa - 1 LED light
WetEdge Primera Stone Grigio Treasure
Natural Gas heater for Spa/Pool
Variable Speed Pump for Bubblers
Variable Speed Pump for Spa/Pool
Salt cell with chlorinator (not started salt yet)
Hayward OmniLogic Smart Panel
Landscaping lights
Pergola with fan, gas grill, and outdoor fridge

Original thread: Raleigh, NC - First time pool build - using my own design I created in Pool Studio - feedback request

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golovko

Gold Supporter
Nov 24, 2021
67
Raleigh, NC
Pool Size
20000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
That looks fabulous! :goodjob:

On a side note, I really need to get a drone. :) AND a GoPro. :swim:
Thank you!

Haha yes, I got the drone just to take aerial shots. The underwater camera is a point and shoot Nikon I got many years ago for a trip. My daughter loves playing with it in the pool now.
 

TX2OBX

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Nov 26, 2021
175
OBX NC
Pool Size
12000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
well mark me down for favorite build I have seen on this site. Love the double tanning lounge and raised spa area.
 
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golovko

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Nov 24, 2021
67
Raleigh, NC
Pool Size
20000
Surface
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
well mark me down for favorite build I have seen on this site. Love the double tanning lounge and raised spa area.
Thanks! It was quite a few design iterations working late in the evenings and on weekends until I was happy with it. Just waiting on the 3 Ledge Lounger chaise deeps to be delivered end of this month! Even without the chaises its a really nice spot to just lounge around in with a beer on a hot day.
 

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JHouhou

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Jun 12, 2022
49
Houston
Pool Size
24500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Turbo Cell (T-CELL-5)
Beautiful design that is one of the nicest I have seen. Love it! Wishing you many years of fun filled memories and moments with your family.
 
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golovko

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Nov 24, 2021
67
Raleigh, NC
Pool Size
20000
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
Beautiful design that is one of the nicest I have seen. Love it! Wishing you many years of fun filled memories and moments with your family.
Thank you! It really did transform our backyard from just a lot of lawn to an outdoor living space. We are already spending so much time out here even if it doesn't involve swimming.

This was the before so we didn't spent a lot of time out here. Well I did at least, taking care of the lawn :)
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LadylawNC

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Nov 29, 2022
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Raleigh NC
Thanks! It was quite a few design iterations working late in the evenings and on weekends until I was happy with it. Just waiting on the 3 Ledge Lounger chaise deeps to be delivered end of this month! Even without the chaises its a really nice spot to just lounge around in with a beer on a hot day.
Hi there! I am in Raleigh, Can I ask who you used? I am obsessing over research for our project. I am excited to move forward with this long process.
 
Thank you! It really did transform our backyard from just a lot of lawn to an outdoor living space. We are already spending so much time out here even if it doesn't involve swimming.

This was the before so we didn't spent a lot of time out here. Well I did at least, taking care of the lawn :)
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Is this astro turf?
 
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HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
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Katy TX
Pool Size
14600
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
I acted as my own GC and managed all the sub-contracting for the patio, pool deck, electrical, mechanical and landscaping while the PB managed the pool tile, plumbing and concrete sub-contractors.
You did a great job. Watch for monthly contests on the forum - your landscaping and pool design is wonderful.
 
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