Fort Worth, TX New Pool Build (North Texas)

Bauer600

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Sep 12, 2020
26
Fort Worth
Hi All,

I've got some catching up to do as we broke ground on Feb 1st with our pool build here in the North Texas area. Baja Shelf is 9" Deep and secondary shelf is 15" deep. Design pictures attached below. We were in the $100k range with everything below. Any other critique or help would be beneficial! We're currently in the gunite curing stage going on 2 weeks this coming Friday - March 19th.

Pool
113' Permiter
526 sq ft (Pool)
17k Gallons est.
34x19.5 (Longest point)
2 Main Drains /2 Skimmers /6 Returns
Baja Gusher

Gunite
1/2" Steel 10" OC
12" x 16" 1/2" Steel
8" Thickness

Spa
8' x 7' Spa (Raised 18" - Travertine/Ledgerstone Veneer
56 sq ft
2.5" Suction
2 Main Drains
8 Spa Jets
Rolled Spa Beam

Drains - 4" Drains (Included Tie-In Gutters)

3 Raised Beams -
12" High - 7' Long - Travertine/Ledgerstone Veneer
24" High - 13' Long - Travertine/Ledgerstone Veneer
18" High - 14" Long - Travertine/Ledgerstone Veneer

2 - 36" Sheet Descents (Separate Pump for Water Features)

Wet Edge Signature Matrix Level 1 Pebble (Cadet Blue)
Standard Travertine Coping
595 sq ft Spray Deck + 311 sq ft cap existing concrete (Spray Deck)

7' Gas Fire Pit (5' Internal) - 1 - 36" Sheer Descent (Separate Pump for Water Features)
Also Running Gas line to existing BBQ (80' from existing stout)

Equipment:
Jandy Variable Speed Pump
Jandy 1.5 HP Stealth Pump (Water Features)
Jandy 460 sq ft Cartridge Filter
(3) Jandy Mini Filters
Auto Fill Pool Misor
Pentair Warrior SE or Dolphin S200/S300 cleaner - Will buy this separate
2 Jandy LED Pool Lights / 2 Spa Lights (1 for the Pool @ the entry)
3 Jandy Nicheless Lights (2 in Baja Shelf & 1 in secondary sitting shelf)
SWCG
Two Actuators
Jandy RS6 W/ Aqua Link
Jandy JXI 400 BTU Heater
Jandy 1.5 HP Blower
 

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Bauer600

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26
Fort Worth
Digging/Plumbing/Rebar
 

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Bauer600

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Sep 12, 2020
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Fort Worth
Rebar
 

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Bauer600

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Fort Worth
Gunite Stage March 5th
 

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YippeeSkippy

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At least 2x the pool's volume. Then you can run it short periods and stilll get all the FC you need yet hopefully extend the lifespan of the cell.

Maddie :flower:
 

Bauer600

Active member
Sep 12, 2020
26
Fort Worth
At least 2x the pool's volume. Then you can run it short periods and stilll get all the FC you need yet hopefully extend the lifespan of the cell.

Maddie :flower:
Thats what I've been told. I'll ask them tomorrow for sure. Were in the gunite curing stage right now, lost a week due to the winter storm we had down here in mid February.
 

NCMike

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Jan 31, 2020
138
Raleigh, NC
Since your using Jandy equipment you builder will probably use a Jandy SWCG. Get the PLC1400, its the biggest they make and rated for 40,000 gallons. Don't get the Nature2 Fusion Soft. It is the same SWCG but is combined with a mineral cartridge that adds metals to your pool. You do not want this.
 
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Bauer600

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Sep 12, 2020
26
Fort Worth
Since your using Jandy equipment you builder will probably use a Jandy SWCG. Get the PLC1400, its the biggest they make and rated for 40,000 gallons. Don't get the Nature2 Fusion Soft. It is the same SWCG but is combined with a mineral cartridge that adds metals to your pool. You do not want this.
Confirmed it is the PLC1400
 
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Indeeph2o

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Jul 18, 2020
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Dallas, TX
We're in the gunite curing stage so no movement since the gunite was poured on March 5th. Was told 28 days for curing.
Wow. There's a well known builder in our area that has pools completed in 45 days from dig, they are definitely not curing the gunite.
 

wreckem

Well-known member
Mar 3, 2021
83
Texas
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Concrete in general takes 28 days to completely cure. They can proceed with other work while the concrete cures. You only have to wait a week or so for concrete to be cured enough to move forward with building on it(house, pool etc).

They are probably just telling him they aren’t working on it for 28 because everything is behind. Tile and coping labor is in extremely tight supply so some pool builders are quoting 6-10 weeks from gunite to tile.

My gunite was done in Feb and tile and coping is scheduled for April, to worst case scenario mid May. I’m hoping with the next 10 days supposed to be rain free crews can get back on track and timelines can move up.
 
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Bauer600

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26
Fort Worth
Electrical was primarily finished today and stone / tile was dropped off yesterday morning.

Quick question I saw they installed a paramount Ozone even though this wasn’t in our contract / equipment list. Not sure how it ended up in our hands. Any concerns as were a salt system? ED4FE873-D0E4-4B0F-A815-891747D54910.jpeg
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