McKinney, TX Pool Build by SouthernWind Pools
I've been lurking for a while and thought I would share what we are doing.
We are in a suburb of North Dallas, Texas. My wife wanted a pool she could do some laps in and something for the kids. We solicited bids from two of the larger pool companies here, SouthernWind Pools and RiverBend Sadler. We ended up going with SouthernWind because they are a smaller company and because RiverBend Sadler never returned our calls. It took four attempts to just to speak with them initially and once they did a design for us we never heard back from them. My impression was that RiverBend was so busy they really didn't need our business--it was so weird. Contrasted to SouthernWind in which the owner of the company gave me his cell phone number and told me to call him anytime with a question or concern. It made it an easy decision to choose SouthernWind. But on to the project.
We decided we couldn't accommodate a full lap lane since it's about 75 feet. So, we ended up going with a 2/3 distance. This created some interesting design challenges and in the end it looks good (on paper). My wife insisted on a diving board for the kids and a deep end. I agreed and said I just want someplace to sit so I got a in pool bar. We went back and forth late last year working on the design with SouthernWind and finally signed a contract in December. Permits took about a month and we just launched into the build.
Here are the details:
Builder: SouthernWind Pools
Depth: 3.5 -8.5
Patio: 1852 sq. feet
Gallons: 31k for pool, 10k for spa
In-floor cleaning system
Pentair 400 BTU heater
Pentair Intelliflo Pump & Filtration
Salt water + Ozone (Quikpure 3)
2 LED lights
2 Clark Synthesis Aquasonic Speakers (so my wife can listen to music underwater while she swims. No, seriously...)
Tennesse Crab Orchard coping
2 bubblers on steps
Plus extension of patio roof (10x40')
And a gas fire pit
Total Cost: $147,000
Here are some preview pics: