New Pool - Houston area

kmac30

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May 23, 2018
4
Houston, TX
Pool Size
28000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Signing docs today. Dig was supposed to start mid-April but I had to push it. Think we’ll start soon. I haven’t read as much on here as I should have, but I bet there will be some comments/recommendations based on other threads I’ve seen. Have at it! And thanks in advance.



1122 Perimeter Ft.
Depth 3.5' - 6'
626 sqft.
1122 Internal Area
Envelope Approx. 17' x 38' (Pool)
17' x 44' (Pool & Spa)
Material Budgets:
Natural Travertine/Marble Coping- 3cm Tumbled Edge
Travertine/Marble Paver Decking- 4 size Versailles Pattern
Glass Waterline Tile
2x4 Splitface Travertine
4"' Deck Drain System- Ties into existing drain in back corner of yard
Pool Overflow Drain- tied into drainage system
Automatic Fill Line w/ backflow prevention valve
Anti-Vortex Main Drains (Pool)
Anti-Vortex Main Drains (Spa)
Anti-Vortex Main Drains (Water Feature Pump 1)
2- Skimmers
2- LED Pool Light
1- LED Spa Light
Hayward Premium Energy Efficient Equipment Pad:
Hayward 3HP EcoStar Variable Speed Max Efficient - Pool Pump
Hayward Tristar 1.5HP Water Feature Pump
Hayward .75HP Cleaner Pump
Hayward SwimClear 425 sqft. Cartridge Filter
Hayward H-Series 400KBTU Pool Heater
Rainbow Inline Chlorination System
Hayward Ultimate Automation OmniLogic Computer w/ App based smart device control

Hayward Neverlube Valves
Hayward Universal Logic LED Colorchanging low Voltage (2) Pool & (1)Spa Light
Hayward Low Voltage 300w Transformers (2)
Polaris 280 Black Max Cleaner (already changing)
Custom Spa- Raised 12"
Oversized 7' x 8'Interior
Infinity Edge Spillway
Glass Waterline Tile
Travertine Coping
Multi level Bench Seating
Contoured backrest
Step in
Spa Light
8- Hydro Air Jets
2 HP Silencer Blower
102 sqft Sunshelf 6" deep, w/ 2 Bubbler Fountains
 

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Blancmik

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Mar 23, 2019
82
North Florida
Pool Size
11000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
Looks awesome! Curious if you had any discussion with the builder about lights & skimmers in the pool. I'm talking with a builder on a similar shaped (but slightly smaller 30 x 14) pool and they quoted one light and one skimmer. My last pool had two lights and it was 30 x 13 but kidney shaped.
 

kmac30

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May 23, 2018
4
Houston, TX
Pool Size
28000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Thanks! There are 2 lights. We are talking about that being enough or not. I feel like I keep reading to get more lights.

As for skimmer, there are 2 listed.
 

pjt

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868
The Woodlands, TX
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60

beakerlab

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Feb 1, 2022
19
Houston, TX
Pool Size
36000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Thanks! There are 2 lights. We are talking about that being enough or not. I feel like I keep reading to get more lights.

As for skimmer, there are 2 listed.
I have two pool Hayward Colorlogic LED lights and they are bright. With me in the pool 50’ from the light, it will still cast a shadow of me on the plaster. They do not dim. When swimming towards them, they are blinding.

I think 3 would be too much. If you do get more, get them on a separate relay so you can turn them off separately. I call them June bug beacons.
 

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kmac30

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Houston, TX
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Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
3.5' is a little shallow. I'd suggest increasing the depth of the shallow end to 4'.


Are you changing to a robot?

I’ve been leaning on 4’ and I guess we’ll talk about that. Shouldn’t be a problem.

The only thing about a robot, doesn’t it have to be taken out after it runs? Is it not easier to just leave Polaris in? Everyone I know with a pool has some type of Polaris.

As for SWG, we’re going to talk about what that would look like with builder in a week or so.

Got start date - 5/27 (kicking myself for not starting financing earlier).
 

Mbb04

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Jul 31, 2021
94
League City
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
It's optional. Some people take them out, others (like myself) leave them in.

A quality robot will clean much better than a Polaris at a small fraction of the operating cost.
I leave mine in as well. The robot is the way to go
 

Mbb04

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Jul 31, 2021
94
League City
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I’ve been leaning on 4’ and I guess we’ll talk about that. Shouldn’t be a problem.

The only thing about a robot, doesn’t it have to be taken out after it runs? Is it not easier to just leave Polaris in? Everyone I know with a pool has some type of Polaris.

As for SWG, we’re going to talk about what that would look like with builder in a week or so.

Got start date - 5/27 (kicking myself for not starting financing earlier).
Just curious - Are you going to 6’ deep for a reason? I was planning to go that deep and changed it to only 5’ so that we could stand in the entire pool. A friend has his pool to 6’ and it’s kind of wasted space when a bunch of people are over. Just something to think about
 

kmac30

New member
May 23, 2018
4
Houston, TX
Pool Size
28000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Just curious - Are you going to 6’ deep for a reason? I was planning to go that deep and changed it to only 5’ so that we could stand in the entire pool. A friend has his pool to 6’ and it’s kind of wasted space when a bunch of people are over. Just something to think about
Kids jumping in. My in-laws have a 6.5 and kids seem to get to the bottom pretty quick.
 
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