It's starting! new build Cypress Texas.

rednecked

Member
Sep 27, 2019
19
Houston
So yesterday they marked it out. Today they will have to move the gas line and tomorrow they dig!
first time so it is small and simple. Enough for me to lounge about like Homer Simpson in during the HOT Texas summers!

Here is what we've got:
26 1/2 X 13 1/2 freeform (kind of kidney shaped
13125 gallons
tanning ledge and two lounge chairs
small seat ledge
Pentair 420 filter
chlorinator feeder
Intelliflow VS pump
Rebel side suction cleaner
10 ft X 1 ft wall along the backside with a 1 ft waterfall
Travertine coping
comfort deck decking


pool mockup 1.jpgpool mockup 2.jpgpool mockup 3.jpgpool mockup 5.jpg
 

rednecked

Member
Sep 27, 2019
19
Houston
I'm guessing you're asking how long it will take to build? they are estimated 4-5 weeks. Should be ready for a cannonball and a shot of Tequila by the first good warm day of the year!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Gladius Nova

bmoreswim

Mod Squad
Gold Supporter
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 16, 2012
5,895
Central MD
Exciting times!! Your equipment looks pretty good with the exception of your cleaner choice. A much better choice is to get a robot which just plugs into a nearby electrical outlet and cleans away. Then you take it out like many or leave it in like some. It does need to be emptied after several runs depending on the debris load. Suction cleaners are very old technology that do an average job at best. And they send the debris to your filter causing it to clog faster.

Highly recommend calling Marina Pool and Spa and asking for a recommendation. You will order by phone with them. The Dolphin robots are by far the most popular, with the S200 model, or it's many equivalents, being perfect for your pool. It's the cheapest in-ground pool version at ~$700. Ask for the filter swap if you buy from there (free). Margaret will know what you mean. It gives you the ability for dual filtration and a bit easier cleaning of the fine cartridges.

Oh, and also important. You are showing a chlorinator feeder. AKA a puck feeder. This will cause you trouble before long and forever after. Use of chlorine pucks (combined chlorine and cyanuric acid - CYA) causes CYA levels to rise which after a season or less can cause chlorine to be ineffective. A MUCH better solution is to install a saltwater chlorine generator (SWG). They use electricity to convert salt in your pool water into chlorine. Then when the chlorine kills bacteria, it converts back to salt. It's the modern equivalent of sliced bread. Your PB may not like SWG's but you can safely ignore his outdated approach if that's the case. See the links below for additional information:

ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
FC/CYA Chart
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
44,828
Tallahassee, FL
OH I am in to watch this one!!!

It is TOMORROW!!! Are they there yet???? LOL

Please take a before pic and share it with us! We love to watch builds and help you spend your money!

Kim:kim:
 

rednecked

Member
Sep 27, 2019
19
Houston
let me tell you, these guys don't waste any time!
Friday and Saturday they were jamming!
this week's schedule
Tuesday - clean up
Wednesday - plumbing
Thursday - Electrical
Friday - tile and coping

I stood there and watched the entire gunnite spray job. It was fascinating 6-8 guys working together as a well oiled machine. No one got in anyone's way, everyone stayed busy and had a job to do the entire time. about 4 hours total time to spray and make it pretty.
 

Attachments

  • Love
Reactions: kimkats

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
13,036
Evans, Georgia
Wow! They're working at lightening speed! Warp speed, almost!

Did you get a chance to discuss a SWG with the builder? Seriously a far better choice. Same as the robot mentioned above.

Maddie :flower:
 

rednecked

Member
Sep 27, 2019
19
Houston
in the spirit of compromise with my girlfriend (one day to be wife) SWG is a non-starter as she believes it will strip the coloring from her hair. That is not the hill I want to die on!

I'll get the robot sometime down the road. that one is easier!
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
44,828
Tallahassee, FL
Guess what time it is!!! It is time for you own set of links!

Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Now is also a good time to ask what test kit your PB will be providing so we can fill in any holes.

Make sure to bond aka water your new baby! This will help it cure slower making it even stronger in the long run!

Kim:kim:
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
2,472
NY
in the spirit of compromise with my girlfriend (one day to be wife) SWG is a non-starter as she believes it will strip the coloring from her hair. That is not the hill I want to die on!
I totally get picking your battles. When you do switch she should see a remarkable difference in her hair. When we swam all the times at friends LC pools, the Mrs and one of my daughters had knotty, razor sharp hair anytime we swam all day. They needed a special swimmers shampoo to fix it and it was in addition to the regular routine. Since we got the pool installed and went salt, they haven’t had the problem since. @YippeeSkippy had a similar experience.