New Build Austin TX - Ground Breaking 12/8/2020

Next_Gen

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Sep 24, 2020
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Austin TX
I will come back to update this title post over time as we have just broken ground.

12/8/2020 - Groundbreaking begins, pool, and deck mark out completed.
12/14/2020 - Excavation and fill begin
 

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ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,962
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Consider using a channel drain that can be cleaned out easier then the deco drain. See the various threads about it...

 

HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
1,142
Katy TX
Pool Size
14600
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Very nice layout. There are lots of participants from Austin on the forum so should be good info for local ideas and issues.
Good time now to purchase that test kit to have it ready and practice by testing your fill water. Test Kits Compared
 

Next_Gen

Member
Sep 24, 2020
12
Austin TX
Project Costs:

I will be very open with bids and costs. I am working with BYOP (build your own pool) so I have cost breakdowns from each vendor, including equipment.


Pool Equipment:


Description Qty Unit Total
Pentair; IntelliFlo(R); IntelliFlo(R) VSF; Variable Speed & Flow Pool & Spa Pump; 208-230VAC; 50/60Hz; 3200 Watts Max.; 1 Phase 2 1121.81 2243.62
GFCI Circuit Breaker, 20A, 115v/230v, Double Pole #PA220GF 2 138.39 276.77
Super-Pro; 21063-200-000 Above Ground Pool Pump Union Fitting; Hi-Temp; 2" MIP x 2" Slip (200-906) 6 16.2 97.21
Pentair Clean & Clear(R) Plus CCP420 Cartridge Filter; 420 sq-ft; 150 gpm 1 918.31 918.31
Pentair MasterTemp(R) Digital High Performance Low NOx Pool and Spa Heater; 400000 BTU; Natural Gas 1 2397.76 2397.76
Pentair Boost-Rite(R) TEFC Pressure-Side Cleaner Booster Pump; 1.1 HP; 115/230 V; 10.2/5.1 A 1 337.42 337.42
Pentair Racer(R) Pressure-Side Inground Pool Cleaner 1 834.7 834.7
Pentair ScreenLogic 2(R) Wireless Connection Kit Bundle For IntelliTouch(R) and EasyTouch(R) Automation Systems 1 479.5 479.5
Pentair IntelliBrite(R) 5g Underwater LED Pool Light; 12 V; 26 W; 100 ft Cord 2 669.06 1338.11
Pentair IntelliBrite(R) 5g Underwater LED Spa Light; 12 V; 18 W; 100 ft Cord 1 591.43 591.43
Hayward SP0600U DuraNiche(TM) PVC Large Lighting Niche; 3/4 - 1 Inch Socket; 45 Deg; Top or Rear Mount 2 79.42 158.84
Pentair PVC Small Niche For Concrete Installation/SpaBrite(R) and AquaLight(R) Light 1 68.51 68.51
Pentair Transformer; 12 -14 V; 300 W 3 137.73 413.18
Pentair Transformer; 12 -14 V; 100 W 1 128.6 128.6
Paramount 004-422-2026-00 Series 2 Ultra UV Water Sanitizer; 230 V-50/60 Hz 1 704.47 704.47
Pentair Water Pool And Spa Inc; T40FB; Autofill With Fluidmaster Valve 1 115.24 115.24
Super-Pro Hydrotherapy Jet Body with 4" Nozzle for Spas 6 20.41 122.48
CMP 25575-509-000 Water Stop Adapter Fitting; 1-1/2 Inch FIP x 1-1/2 Inch Socket; Clear 12 12.91 154.98
Super-Pro; 25552-401-000 Hydrostream Fitting; 1-1/2" MPT; 1" Opening; Gray 11 11.49 126.41
Pentair 580037 Niche Kit for ColorVision LED Light Bubbler 3 102.31 306.93
Pentair GloBrite(R) Underwater LED Light; 12 V; 100 ft Cord 3 321.1 963.29
Pentair MagicStream(R) 580001T LED Laminar; 16 W Maximum Per MagicStream Laminar; 120/12 VAC; 100 ft Cord; Tan Lid 3 849.92 2549.76
CMP Spa Air Controls Gunite/ Fiberglass 2 20.07 40.14
Pentair Water Pool And Spa Inc; 2" - 2.50" 3-Port CPVC Diverter Valve 5 64.57 322.85
Pentair Water Pool And Spa Inc; 2" - 2.50" 2-Port CPVC Diverter Valve 10 63.39 633.89
Super-Pro; SP0801-20H2 Check Valves; Slip x Slip; CPVC; 1/2 Lb. Corrosion Resistant Spring; 2" Slip; Heat Tolerant 1 41.64 41.64
Pentair WhisperFlo(R) WFE-6 1-Speed Energy Efficient Full Rated High Performance Pump; 1.5 HP; 208 - 230 V; 9.6 - 8.8 A 1 669.42 669.42
Pentair CVA24 Valve Actuator For 3-Port Valve; 180 deg 2 167.73 335.46
Pentair Sta-Rite SwimQuip ABS U-3 Top Performing Inground Skimmer with Lid and Frame; 2 Inch x 1-1/2 Inch NPT Reducer 2 110.05 220.1
AquaStar Pool Products 10AVR103 Round Anti Entrapment Suction Outlet Cover; 10 Inch; UV-Resistant Engineered Polymer; Light Gray 8 38 304
Trade Series Jandy 6" Extended Lip Sheer Arc Waterfall 1202CSA - Clear Lip 3 268.52 805.56
Pentair EasyTouch(R) 8SC-IC40 Control System with IntelliChlor Transformer and Cell For ScreenLogic 2 Apple(R) iPad(R)/iPhone(R) 1 2156.71 2156.71
Pentair IntelliChlor(R) Sanitizer Pass-Through Cell For Winter or Start-Up Easytouch(R) PS4/PSL4 Control Systems 1 52.74 52.74
Pentair 520670 IntelliChlor(R) Acid Washing Kit For Easytouch(R) Control Systems 1 29.82 29.82
 
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Next_Gen

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Sep 24, 2020
12
Austin TX
Construction Pictures:
12/08/2020:

Layout work. Going to work on getting a better angle for photos due to the wrap-around nature of the deck.
 

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Next_Gen

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Sep 24, 2020
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Austin TX
12/08/2020:

Layout work. Going to work on getting a better angle for photos due to the wrap-around nature of the deck.
12/11/2020 Excavation begins:
 

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Next_Gen

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Austin TX

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Next_Gen

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Sep 24, 2020
12
Austin TX
That is so crazy to see how little they actually dug and the walls being formed with plywood and the Baja step being formed with sandbags.
excavation costs were very low. We joked around about it being an above-ground in-ground pool.

The goal of the design was to bring the deck level exactly to the height of the main floor of the house.
 
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march2012

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Jan 21, 2012
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looks awesome. My pool ended up being mostly above ground. I wish I had known about the sand bags for height. I would def have considered raising my pool another 3-4 feet out of the ground to be closer to the height of the existing deck.
 

kimkats

Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2012
47,623
Tallahassee, FL
Moving right along! What are the plans for the steel? This is going to be the MOST important part of your build. We had one build where they did not do extra steel from the walls to the floor and the longest wall started leaning out once it was filled with water :( This cause a crack for form all along the wall. They had to almost totally redo the pool.
 
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Next_Gen

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Sep 24, 2020
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Austin TX
Moving right along! What are the plans for the steel? This is going to be the MOST important part of your build. We had one build where they did not do extra steel from the walls to the floor and the longest wall started leaning out once it was filled with water :( This cause a crack for form all along the wall. They had to almost totally redo the pool.
12-26-2020: Rebar in (One day job!!)

We went with a double wall all the way around.
 

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kimkats

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I can see the two layers on the wall. One question I have is where does the one layer end? It looks like it goes straight down into the ground while the other layer curves to the floor.
 

jalapenopopper

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Jul 21, 2020
51
Austin, TX
Pool Size
02
It looks great. Davis steel has been very busy, I was trying to get a bid from them around the time they were doing your pool. Wish I was able to get them to do mine.

Your price looks fair. Thanks for sharing it.

Are you using AZ for plumbing?