NCTAL's Charlotte-area pool build - Winter '09
After a lot of reading on here, several questions, research, and multiple bids - I've signed on the dotted line and my pool build process has begun. The economy and corporate mergers were conspiring to make me put off the process, but capitalism, opportunity, and being a diligent saver allowed me to move forward.
I live in a suburb of Charlotte, NC and am fortunate to have a 2-acre wooded lot. That's the good news, but it did cost me more money because after having my agreed-upon pool spray painted on the grass ... it seemed small in comparison to the large yard. I ponied up the money to make it larger and highly doubt I'll regret that decision.
The bobcat dug its first tooth into my yard on December 18, 2008. The company I chose is called Lombardo Swimming Pool Company, Inc in Matthews, NC.
The pool itself is a 40'x 26' freeform with 3.5'- 8' depth and a Class III diving well (although I'm not putting in a diving board at this time - just a "jump rock"). The rear will be a 32' long stone-faced wall with two sheer descent waterfalls and a 6' bench under the deeper of the two falls. It will also include a small tanning shelf and will include a salt water chlorine generator, tumbled stone coping, and between 1,000-1,200 square feet of stamped concrete decking (I am subcontracting the decking to a friend of the family).
Other components will include:
* Pebble Tec interior (either Tahoe Blue or Black Marble, I haven't decided yet).
* Pentair VF Pump
* Pentair Intellibrite LED colored lights (x2)
* Pentair EasyTouch controller
* Polaris 280 automatic pool cleaner
* AquaComfort Heat Pump with chiller option
* A&A Quikfresh Advanced Circulation System
Pictures to follow.