New build Pearland TX

Pool2021

New member
Jan 2, 2021
2
Pearland TX
We are excited about having our pool build, a lot of great information on this form. See below a summary of our new build. Please feel free to review and share your critique, feedback, questions, or comments.


Shape: Geometric ~36’ Long X 18’ Wide (Including Beam)
Linear Perimeter Feet: ~116
Water Type: Chlorine
Square Feet Surface Area: ~618 Sq. Ft.
Depth: ~3’6” X 5’6”

Steel Specs:
Beam – ½” #4 Rebar 4 Bar Box Beam
Grid – 3/8” #3 Rebar on 8” Centers
Dam Walls – All Double Curtain Steel all 3/8” #3 Rebar on 8” Centers
Gunite – 7 to 1 Sand to Cement ratio / Minimum 12” gunite beam - Minimum 6” Walls & Floors / Approx. 7” Cove

~ 12” H X 18” H X 12” H X 36’ L – Raised Water Feature Wall w/ (3) 18” Sheer Descents
~6’ 3” X 10’ Tanning Ledge w/ 2 Bubblers at front entrance w/ Umbrella Anchor
~16’ X 18” Bench along the left side wall

Coping – 24” Travertine. Coping is typically high-end travertine material (e.g. Ivory, Noce, Autumn).
Waterline Tile – Standard Porcelain Ceramic (Frost-proof)
Accent Tile – If Requested (standard frost-proof tile)

New Decking - ~360 Sq. Ft. Spray Deck Concrete
Topping Existing Areas – Yes ~287 Sq. Ft.
Specs – Rebar on 16” centers. Average @ 4” thickness
Drainage Details – Standard channel drain or area drainage (depending on decking configuration) w/ gutter downspout connections as necessary

Wet Edge Pebble Category 1 Included (Plaster Options and Associated Cost Adjustments Below)

Pool Automation System – Pentair Easy Touch PSL 4 w/ ScreenLogic Smart Phone Application Controls
Standard Control System – N/A
Filter System – Pentair Clean & Clear 520 Plus Cartridge
Main Pool Pump – Pentair Intelliflo VSF 3HP Variable Speed Pump
Water Feature Pump – 1 HP WhisperFlo Pump (Bubblers & Wall Features)
Sanitation System – CMP POWERCLEAN Tab Ultra VS In-Line Chlorinator (Clear Lid)
Pool Lights – (2) Pentair IntelliBrite Color 5g LED 26 Watt
SuperPro Auto-Fill

• 2” Pool Suction
• All separate lines are 2”
• Sch 40 PVC Pipe for all major pool plumbing
• 2” Returns to first T for Pool
• Hi-Temp Unions on all Pump Connections
• Backwash Line to P-Trap @ Sanitary Sewer Installed (Where Required)
• Dual Surface Skimmers for optimum surface water circulation
• Full Circle Drains on Pool, Dual Anti-Vortex Drains for Water Feature
• Circulation – (6) top returns, (2) bottom returns, (2) returns in tanning ledge (bubblers)

Pentair Prowler 920 IG Robotic Cleaner
 

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YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
15,923
Evans, Georgia
Hi there Pool2021, welcome to TFP :wave:

I think you should ditch that puck chlorine dispenser and go with a Salt Water Chlorine Generator (SWG) which will provide you with the chlorine you need daily, even on vacation. IGNORE any whines from PBs in Texas about damage to pool equipment from salt because *all* pools build up a certain level of salt as a byproduct from pool chemicals.

Are you desirous of such shallow levels or is that just what the pool builder offered in passing? 36' long is long enough for a deeper end which allows for safer cannon balls, dives, etc. 3.5' shallow end may cause some knuckle scraping for long armed folks trying to swim. If I did another pool (especially since I assume kidlets hang out near stairs and baha shelf) I'd personally go 4' to 7"(or more?). I used to love to dive and can't in my pool. darnit.

I think you should move up to the Pentair Intellicenter for automation. @Jimrahbe can double check this, its his specialty.

I also think for a 36' long pool you need 3 lights minimum.

My two cents,
Maddie ✌️
 

HermanTX

Gold Supporter
May 20, 2020
1,517
Katy TX
Pool Size
14600
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Welcome to TFP. Many contributors from Texas. Great design on the pool.

Pool Automation System – Pentair Easy Touch PSL 4 w/ ScreenLogic Smart Phone Application Controls
I do not have a Pentair Easy Touch but I have read in other posts that the "L" in PSL means "light" version which limits capability. The PS means Pool/Spa. You may want to do some more research on this. I have found it best to think through everything you want to control and when you want to control it (when in either Spa or Pool Mode). Then get with the PB to confirm that system will meet your expectations.
Wet Edge Pebble Category 1 Included (Plaster Options and Associated Cost Adjustments Below)
I have Wet Edge Primera Stone which is great but it is a higher end of their product offering. Suggest you view this YouTube of Wet Edge Products so you can decide what you want as this explains all the differences.
Wet Edge Technologies – various types of plaster – overview of all products

Sanitation System – CMP POWERCLEAN Tab Ultra VS In-Line Chlorinator (Clear Lid)
You may want to seriously consider a change to a Salt Water pool using a Salt Water Chlorine Generator (SWCG). Lots of info on the forum on all types.

Your pump, filter looks good and great that they are putting in 2 skimmers.
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
21,152
Bedford, TX
P,

Any pool builder who would install a PL4 or PSL4 should be ashamed of themselves.. The "L" stands for lite as in the kind of salad dressing that no one likes..

The lite version of the EasyTouch does not come with a load center for all your circuit breakers, has a max of 4 schedules, and only two feature circuits. It is a cheap imitation of the real thing.

I suggest that you upgrade to a real EasyTouch or the new IntelliCenter.. I can tell you right now you will never be happy with the salad dressing he is trying to cell you. :mrgreen:

ScreenLogic is almost a requirement if you go with a real EasyTouch.. A ScreenLogic-like system is included with the new IntelliCenter.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Pool2021

New member
Jan 2, 2021
2
Pearland TX
Thank you all for your feedback. We upgraded the controller to Pentair Easy Touch 8 PS, depth to 4’x6’x4’ and changed to SWCG.

We signed today. Thanks again, we can’t wait for them to start.
 
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