New Pool Build in So Cal - UPDATE 8/28 Tile in Spa not even

Haku84

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May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
Unfortunately I found this site not to long ago and I'm well into my build. Currently finishing up coping and waiting for tile and plaster to be done. Its been a bumpy ride which led me to start researching and stumble upon TFP. I got several quotes before signing on the dotted line. I wish I had found this site before my build to assist in the early stages and made sure I was getting the proper equipment. (all equipment already purchased ) Here goes:

Pool: 15x36
Spa: 7x7
7-8ft deep
99ft Perimeter Pool
28ft Perimeter Spa with Matching Cap & 7 Jets
Standard Pool Engineering to Meet Most
Up-to-date State/Local Building Codes
Pool Excavation and Haul Away of Soil
ONLY (Unless Otherwise Specified)
Installation of Structural Steel per
Approved Engineering
Pool and Spa Plumbing
Shotcrete: Applied Pneumatically
@ 3,000 psi (Higher PSI Will Incur
Additional Charges)
(2) Child-safe, Double-main Drains at
Bottom of the Pool and Spa as Per
VGBA Code Compliance
Waterways Surface Skimmer
Autofill: to automatically fill pool when
necessary
3 HP, Variable Speed Pentair IntelliFlo
Pump and Motor
Pentair 420 Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter
400k BTU Pentair MasterTemp Heater
Pentair IC20 IntelliChlor Salt System
(4) Deck Jets with Extra ½ HP Pump
Dedicated Suction Line (Up to
35')(Vacuum NOT Included)
Standard Timer Box at Equipment
Junction box with GFCI at Equipment
Electrical and Gas Hook-ups and Runs
from Meters are Included
Hose Bib – (if necessary)
(3) Entry Steps as per plan
Safety Bench in deep end as per plan
(2) Pentair GloBrite Color LED Pool Lights
(1) Pentair GloBrite Color LED Spa Light
Standard Flagstone (Up to $450/ton),
Brick, or Poured-in-place (Color/texture
Extra) Coping
6” x 6” Waterline Tile (Up to and
Including Group #3)
Premium Color Stonescapes (Mini Pebble) Pool Interior
(2) Pool/Spa Coping Alarms (as per City
Requirements)
 

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Texas Splash

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SWG Type
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Congrats on the new build. While you may have found this site late, now you should know you'll need a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C test kit as soon as water goes in to do your own testing, so be sure to have one of those ready. Other than that, good luck! :swim:

 

cowboycasey

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Jul 3, 2013
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Southern OK
Pool Size
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Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool SJ-40
Welcome to TFP :)

Just did your pool volume.. you are around 28,000 gallons.. PoolMath
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The first thing, your SWG is way to small.. you need to replace it and get the IC 60.. I doubt the IC 20 will keep up running 24/7 for your pool.. we recommend at least 2 times the size SWG and that is the IC 60..

Your filter is great size..

Your pump is great
 
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Haku84

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May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
Thanks for the feedback! I will have to track down my PB and see about upgrading to the IC60 since the IC20 is still in the box and not installed yet. What kind of mark up should I expect?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Pool Size
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Surface
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You should look into Automation. With a spa, lights, SWCG, etc you will regret not getting automation.

Intellicenter is what you want. The SWCG power center will be integrated into it.
 
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Haku84

Well-known member
May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20

mknauss

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Pool Size
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40

cowboycasey

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SWG Type
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If I can't get this now, is this something I can replace later with the IC60?
This morning I added the spa and pool together and I should have kept them separate..

Your volume will be about 17k to 18k.. So yes the IC 20 will work by running your pump 24/7 and the cell at 100% or close to 100%

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The IC 40 or 60 will work if you can get one of them... the IC 40 will allow you to run about 12 hours and the IC 60 about 7 hours a day...
 

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Haku84

Well-known member
May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20

Haku84

Well-known member
May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
This morning I added the spa and pool together and I should have kept them separate..

Your volume will be about 17k to 18k.. So yes the IC 20 will work by running your pump 24/7 and the cell at 100% or close to 100%

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The IC 40 or 60 will work if you can get one of them... the IC 40 will allow you to run about 12 hours and the IC 60 about 7 hours a day...
Thanks! I will see if I can get either or.
 
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Haku84

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May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
Tile just got installed yesterday, now waiting for plaster. Im going with the mini pebble tec midnight blue with blue glass added. The PB said 2 bags (at $200 per bag) was more than enough.
 

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Haku84

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May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
Stonescapes mini pebble midnight blue puerto rico blend installed today, acid wash tomorrow. Of course a leaf has fallen into the pool.
 

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Haku84

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May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
Pool getting filled, after the acid wash as they are filling the pool they poured "startup tec utilizes the PK 3-day startup method" Does anyone have any experience with this chemical? What is the PK 3 day start up method?
 

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Texas Splash

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PK 3 day start up
Same as what s shown HERE?

 

Haku84

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May 20, 2021
57
Southern California
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
Same as what s shown HERE?

So with this product I dont really need to brush the pool?
 

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