New Fort Worth TX Pool

jmp0283

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Jun 8, 2020
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N Ft Worth, TX
Location:North Fort Worth, TX
Price:$78k
Pool:
Dimensions36x22 ft
Perimeter 95 ft
Area507 sqft
Depth3.5-5.0-4.0
Volume14,761 gal
Spa:
Diameter8 ft
Area50 sqft
Volume807 gal
Rise18 in
BeamRolled Neck
Equipment:
Filter PumpJandy 2.0HP E-Pump
Booster PumpJandy 80GPM Feature Pump
Cleaner PumpJandy PB4SQ
FilterJandy 460 sqft Cartridge
ControlleriAqualink PS8 with 4 Relays
SanitizerFusion-Salt
Pool Light3 Nichless LED Color
Spa Light1 Nichless LED Color
AutofillPool Miser
Skimmer2
CleanerPolaris Quattro Sport
HeaterZodiac Gas JXI 400k BTU
BlowerJandy 1.5HP
PadPrefab Concrete
Steel:
#3 Rebar 10in OC
16in Box Beam w 6 Continuous 1/2 in Rebar
Deck Dowels Included
Plumbing:
Skimmer2 – 2 in Independent Lines
Returns5 – 2 in Main Supply Line
Main Drains6 – VGB Compliant Covers
Waterstop Return Fittings13
Cleaner Line1 – 1.5 in Dedicated Line
Overflow1
Fill Line1
Spa Jets6
Gas Line50 ft
Electrical:
Electric Run120 ft
Lights4
Bonding of Pool and Deck1
Extra Outlets2
Gunite:
3000 psi / 6 sack mix
Tile & Coping:
Coping & VaneerOklahoma Flagstone Light Sawcut Irregular
6x6 in Waterline TileNoble Tile NSSE 616 - Manyara
1x1 in Spa TileNoble Tile NWCS 181 - Coringa Islet
FinishAqua Bright - Blue Lagoon
Water Features:
24 in Sheer Decent3
Nova Rosetta2
Raised Beam:
6 in4 lf
12 in4 lf
18 in4 lf
24 in12 lf
Reverse Beam:
12 in35 lf
Decking:
660 sqft#3 Rebar 18 in OC – Plain Salt Texture
Landscaping:
Sprinkler Reroute
Top Soil
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jmp0283

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Jun 8, 2020
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N Ft Worth, TX
Can someone look over the equipment I have? Is the filter large enough? Any other thoughts on the design? Is it OK to up the decking up to the foundation, or is it recommended to leave a flower bed for irrigation? I had one foundation company recommend decking up to the foundation and another recommended a flower bed for moisture. Thanks!
 

Dtkokay

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Dec 31, 2019
259
Houston, Texas
That filter is plenty large enough - it’s huge! I have the same one for my 25K gallon pool.

Filter pump: Is that a variable speed pump? If not, I strongly recommend one.

Ditch the cleaner pump and the Polaris. Get an electric robot instead, which will do a better job of cleaning and cheaper than the pump, associated plumbing, and Polaris in your bid.

2 skimmers and 5 returns: those look good. It’s very useful to have 2 skimmers, 1 at each end of the pool, because wind directions change.

As for decking up to the foundation, I left a 2’ wide strip open and put artificial turf there, which is porous and will let water through. It looks great and is comfortable to walk on. I almost wish I had made the turf area larger as another “yard” area.
 

jmp0283

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Jun 8, 2020
6
N Ft Worth, TX
Thanks Dtkokay!
The Jandy ePump is a VS, so good there. I was not sure how to determine filter size and saw Jandy has 3 sizes, so that's great it could work for a 25k pool!

I do hate the suction line floating around w a pump cleaner. Is anyone concerned with the power cord for the robots? Can you swim with the robot in the water? Do you leave a robot in the pool all/most of the time like a pump cleaner?
 

JJ_Tex

Bronze Supporter
Jul 17, 2019
1,308
Prosper, TX (DFW)
I have seen reports of Oklahoma flagstone flaking off into the pool. It seems to be a real variable stone where some pieces flake off where others are just fine. I personally would consider a different stone.
 

Jimrahbe

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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
18,286
Bedford, TX
283,

I believe that a "Fusion-Salt" system is half saltwater generator and half mineral system... If it is the one I am thinking about I highly recommend that you never, ever, use the mineral side..

Let's see of @PoolGate has an input on this...

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Dtkokay

Well-known member
Dec 31, 2019
259
Houston, Texas
I put my robot in once a week, the day my yard guys mow because some grass always ends up in the pool. I’ll let it run 1-3 cycles depending on how much junk is in the pool, then I take it out the next morning.

Many folks leave the robot in for extended periods. I personally don’t like the look of the robot in the pool. The cord is very light, so it’s easy to coil up and then remove the robot for storage. I didn’t get a robot cart because they take up too much floor space. I store mine on a shelf in the garage.

As for the robot itself, keep in mind that it’s low voltage, even though it’s electric. You aren’t sending 120V into your pool. There is a controller box that you plug into a house outlet, and then that box send the low voltage through the power cable to the robot. I have swum with the robot in the pool without any worry.
 

PoolGate

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TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
4,707
Damascus, MD
The "Fusion Salt" I assume they mean "FusionSoft" by Nature2. Make sure they are specifying the 1400 series and not the smaller 700 series. Don't allow him to install the mineral cartridge but the chlorine generator portion is awesome. When you see it in the equipment pile, open up the box and hide the mineral cartridge and if they give you another cartridge, take that one too. You can sell those on ebay.
 
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jmp0283

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Jun 8, 2020
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N Ft Worth, TX
The "Fusion Salt" I assume they mean "FusionSoft" by Nature2. Make sure they are specifying the 1400 series and not the smaller 700 series. Don't allow him to install the mineral cartridge but the chlorine generator portion is awesome. When you see it in the equipment pile, open up the box and hide the mineral cartridge and if they give you another cartridge, take that one too. You can sell those on ebay.
Sell the mineral cartridge on eBay ... great idea!
 

jark87

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Jun 5, 2011
127
Flower Mound, TX
Very nice design! You’ll enjoy the spa being near your house. We flipped our original design so that the front of the spa would be visible from the house, but a wet bathing suit makes for a long walk on a cold night!

A couple of comments based on our experience:
1. We’ve had Oklahoma flagstone for 13 years with no issue. The batch used around the top of the spa seems a little “softer than the pool coping and has had some very minor flaking, but nothing to cause any concern. But that also confirms the observation from JJ_Tex above.
2. I know I’m in the minority on in-wall pump cleaner vs. robot, but I really like not having to drag a cleaner in/out of storage. My brother-in-law switched to a robot a few years back and complains about the process.
3. Get as much decking as your space will allow. Once you add the obligatory grill, tables and seating, things can get congested quickly. Our patio/decking gets more practical use than the pool itself.

Best of luck with your build! And enjoy the process!
 
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