SC Pool Build

Gibby13

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Jul 12, 2019
18
Elgin, SC
This is our first pool build. Been working towards this for about 7 years and have been browsing this forum for a few years, so I'll get right to it.

Vinyl Pool: 20x40 sports bottom(3' 7" shallow and 6' deep in the middle) with 12x8 tanning ledge
Gallons: 22,200
Equipment: I have requested the quotes to be Pentair. I know I will probably want the 3HP VSF, Intellicenter and IC-60.

Think I have requested quotes from about 5 different builders. 1 can't start until June and wife says that is a "no-go".

I'll update this post as I get the quotes.

Rough layout of where it will go:
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Most likely the pool design we will go with:
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Quote 1(Have asked for the cost to upgrade to IC-60 and Intellicenter):
Edit 1: Only $600 to upgrade to IC-60 and Intellicenter.
Edit 2: He "misread" my email and it was $600 just to go to IC-60. Was $1100 to go to Intellicenter
Edit 2: Updated quote
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Quote 2:
- I have requested upgrade to intellicenter and cartridge filter.
- This does not include any concrete. He thinks I could get better pricing for that then through them. So have 3 places coming out for concrete quotes.
- He also extended the tanning ledge, said it was not much of a price difference.

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Quote 3:
- I have not researched the Hayward equipment at all yet.
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jimbethesda

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Jul 2, 2018
269
Austin, TX
Get IntelliCenter instead of EasyTouch and Screen Logic. It’s Penair’s latest automation product vs one that’s based on old tech. Should be about the same price. My favorite party trick is turning on my water feature from my Apple Watch!

***I see your edit. I would get the IC60 and IntelliCenter for $600.***
 

Gibby13

Member
Jul 12, 2019
18
Elgin, SC
You are off to a good start!

Is this a vinyl pool? What are the depths?

Kim:kim:
Yes it is vinyl. I'll update the post.

3' 7" shallow and 6' deep in the middle. Doesn't include the 6" waterline so water depth is less, didn't notice that until I was just looking at the drawing so I'll have to request that be changed.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
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Make sure that you get the IntelliCenter with the internal SWCG power supply.. You do not want the external power supply..

I am not a fan of the VSF pump... There is nothing wrong with it, it just cost more then the 011028 VS pump, and I can't think of any reason you would need the VF option..

Either way, the IntelliFlo is the "Gold Standard" of pool pumps.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Jimrahbe

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The worst pool decision I ever made was to let my pool builder talk me into the IntelliFlo + SVRS...

The Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) was designed to prevent entrapment by sitting or laying on the main drain.. It is not really needed any more because all new pools have two main drains connected together, so it is impossible to get trapped. Not only are they not required or needed, but they have a problem going into a false entrapment mode, which shuts the pump off.. Anyone that still has the SVRS pump for sale is just trying to get rid of old stock..

The pump will automatically shut off at any sign of suction changes.. Just closing the filter air relief valve too quickly will cause the pump to stop.

Never, ever buy any pump with the SVRS option..

The IntelliFlo is a great pump, just not when combined with the SVRS.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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Gibby13

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Jul 12, 2019
18
Elgin, SC
Is 420 sq/ft cartridge filter big enough?

Forgot to add, we don't have a fence yet, so waiting on 1 quote then going to get that started.
Purchased a 10x20 shed yesterday that we will be partitioning for a changing room/bathroom(10x8)
 

Jimrahbe

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You can never go too big with a filter.. The bigger the filter the less often you have to clean it.

I have a CCP-520 on my 17K gallon pool. I could go a whole year between cleanings, but I clean it twice a year anyway..

That said, I suspect that the 420 will work just fine.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Gibby13

Member
Jul 12, 2019
18
Elgin, SC
Thanks @Jimrahbe again :)

I clean the filter cartridge on our hot tub every 3 months and bought one of these which makes it a breeze.
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Side Note: I am starting to get nervous on this big purchase.

Just downloaded Pool Studio to see if I can create what the backyard will look like to help put my mind at ease.


We have been told we need a retaining wall, so trying to get someone out to shoot some elevations and let us now how big of wall.
 

IMissNimoy

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Jul 3, 2018
56
SC
Greetings from just down the road in Columbia. I have the name of the concrete sub who did the decking around my neighbor's fiberglass pool. They did a great job and the builder uses them exclusively. I would not recommend the sub my builder used.

In the first quote, I'd want to know what $7400 misc labor included. I assume grading, etc?
 

Gibby13

Member
Jul 12, 2019
18
Elgin, SC
@IMissNimoy awesome, can you PM me those 2 sub names?

I'll check on the labor. If comparing the 2 quotes. I am guessing that the 1st one for the pool price, it doesn't include labor, and in the 2nd one, the pool price does include labor. Removing concrete from the first one and they are very close in price.