New Build - Central California

ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
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Hi everyone!

Demo started yesterday and we are digging today. Overall details - pool is 40x15 with a 5x20 shelf, rectangle. I'll post pictures etc... shortly. Been lurking on TFP for a while - thanks for all the great info and details!!!

I'll update my signature shortly with details :) Just getting excited and wanted to share. Project is rocking and rolling fast!!

Picture is a segment of the overall project (scrape the yard to the ground and start over) - we will also be building a poolside bathroom, and adding a large 40x15 covered patio. It's gonna be fun!
 

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
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First one in! Oh yeah! HI! So glad you found us now!

Okay, so if you have been reading you KNOW what I am going to ask for!

-pic of the yard where the pool is going

-complete list of equipment

-color chooses with pics

That should get us started!

Kim:kim:
 
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ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
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Here is a pic of the backyard yesterday evening - post demo.

We have yet to pick tile and are going to do a slightly custom version of Wet Edge Altima, French Grey - a bit extra dark. I'll send a photo of a friends pool with the same color we are doing this evening as well as equipment we plan on doing :)
 

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ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
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Equipment details:

Pentair 520 Cartridge Filter (considering swapping to sand... thoughts?)
Pentair Intelliflow VS Pump
Intermatic Sub Panel
Pentair GloBright LED's (4)
Pentair Rebel Cleaner
Autofill
 

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Jul 10, 2012
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I LOVE my sand filter! It is SO easy! and I can add some DE to it to help polish the water with out all of the work of a real DE filter!

That yard NEEDS a pool!

I like the 4 lights. Nice job!

I see the auto fill. Make sure they add a overfill drain that goes to a open area for rain or forgotten hoses :)roll: IF someone would remember to set the timer this MIGHT not happen)

Kim:kim:
 
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ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
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So here is the photo from tonight. Dig is taking a bit longer as we had a GIANT mulberry tree that was cut and ground out - the roots however remained as a massive underground ball of tree that took a few hours to dig out.

I'll ask on the overfill drain, good call!

IMG_0365 - low.jpg
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Just be glad you had a machine to dig that thing out! Think of just the boys with shovels :shock: LOL

Did the digger let the boys "help" drive the machine?

Kim:kim:
 
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ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
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They were at school, so no digging for the kiddos. It's amazing how fast those machines can clear a yard. We had grass and concrete and trees just a few short weeks ago. 2 days to clear cut the yard, and in 2 days it's a dirt pile. Mighty machines! It's pretty awesome to watch them work. Things that would easily take me a day or more to do, are done in a heartbeat with those things.

-ryan
 
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ryan-california

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Apr 11, 2017
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modesto ca
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Day 3 - plumbing is done. Steel starts tomorrow, and if we can get the inspection in time (unlikely) we could gunite Friday. I expect that will be pushed to Saturday or next week some time.



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