|Thickness||28/20 mil with 26 mil steps|
|Step size||20' (steel)|
|Deep end swimout||5' (steel)|
|Pipe||2" / 1.5" sched 40 PVC|
|Heater||Pentair ultratemp 140K|
|Automation||Pentair Easytouch 8|
|Lights||4 Pentair GloBrite|
|Coping||Bluestone (set in concrete)|
|Pool pad||4x8' pad|
Yes you read my mind. I'm headed toward keeping my existing patio (installed by prior owner, only about 6 yrs old), building the pool and then figuring out the best way to tie into the existing patio.Why dont you just build around your patio? Your existing patio seems to be nice and your patio quote seems insane.....
Yes or having a pathway from your existing patio to the pool like your neighbor has.Yes you read my mind. I'm headed toward keeping my existing patio (installed by prior owner, only about 6 yrs old), building the pool and then figuring out the best way to tie into the existing patio.
That's what I'm doing. Existing cheap (but very clean) brushed concrete patio. Doing "matching" brushed concrete around the pool - obviously it won't match exactly, but being separated it shouldn't be as noticeable. Then I'm buying concrete pavers to make a connecting walkway.Yes or having a pathway from your existing patio to the pool like your neighbor has.
Thanks Jimmy.New guys quote is better. things I dont like is the coping. Bluestone is easy and fast to lay but pops easily in our climates and I dont care for the look. If you like greya you are looking for modern and its also a softer material not great with salt setup. Ditch the globrites there are great led lites out there much better and cheaper. HP compared to heater is 2 different setups. HP needs to run all the time it makes heat slow where the nat gas is point of use mainly.
As for the patio it's pretty simple to skim off the old pavers and set new color/style on the existing base and cheap to do too. Work that patio into your plan
Techno bloc Aberdeen and Belgard Verona (porcelain) both look similar to bluestone. Both are also quite expensive ($5-6 a sq foot more than the standard pavers)Thanks Jimmy.
I actually prefer the look of bluestone slabs. Is there a "paver equivalent" that has the same look but holds up better to salt (and hopefully is cheaper)?
Which LEDs do you recommend in place of the globrites, and will they work with the pentair automation?
Yes my plan with HP is to run it more often to maintain temp during the peak season. Have solar panels on roof so have already "prepaid" for the future running cost, and upfront cost is the same when including cost of running gas line. We don't really plan on using pool before late May or after mid September, which is when the HP really can't keep up with cold nights (or I'll use a solar cover during those shoulder periods).
I was going to tackle the patio after the pool is built, and hopefully keep the existing patio base to keep the cost down as you suggest.