Clayton Owner/Build pool has finally began- or is it begun?
I am in Folsom, CA (near Sacramento) and am going to post my enitre owner/build process as I am in debt to people who have helped me on this site, so maybe I can return the favor a bit.
After 3 solid months of research and design, several questions posted by me on this forum, and too much time, I have finally started my owner/build pool.
Before I get to the pool specifics, here is what I have learned so far about the owner/build experience. Above all-plan, plan, and plan. When you are done with that, then do some more planning. Then let a few days go by, go to McDonalds and have an egg mcmuffin, and the plan some more.
We knew what kind of pool we wanted so we paid a design engineer to draw up our plans. We paid a premium price for these plans but the detail went above and beyond. The plans went so far as to detail out every piece of equipment (with pictures and model numbers) we chose, so there was no room for error.
That being said here are a few basics:
1.Free form at 40ft long x 20ft wide, 675 Sq. ft.
2.3 1/2ft. shallow to 7ft deep
3.8ft spa with 12 jets. Spa raised 4ft above waterline
4.Waterfeature- Waterfall set 3 to 4 ft above grotto roof
5.Split sheer descent from grotto ceiling into pool
6.5ft. grotto feature with seating bench inside
7.Waterfeature- Waterfall set 2 to 3 ft above spa
8.6ft spa spillover into pool
9.3 raised bond beams- 2 at 30" and 1 at 48" in height
10.Grotto and waterfalls to be carved faux rock
11.90 ft retaining wall, 4 ft. high for slope retaining
12.Bond beam and retaining wall finished in ledger stone
13.35ft. gunite slide partially recessed into slope
14.1000 sq. ft. stamped concrete decking
15.Fastlane swim machine and Fogco fog system
17.Majestic plum pebbletech
4in. plumbing suction & return for spa
4in. plumbing for grotto water fall
3in. plumbing for slide
2 1/2in. plumbing for pool suction
2in. pool skimmer suction (2 skimmers)
2 1/2in. plumbing for 8 pool returns (returns at 1 1/2)
Pentair Intelliflo VS- pool filtering and circulation
3hp Pentair Whisperflo- waterfall
3hp Pentair Whisperflo- spa
2hp Sta-Rite- slide w/ability to add to waterfall plumbing
2hp Polaris blower
Polaris Booster pump- polaris pool cleaner
Triton II sand filter
Sta-Rite 400k heater
Pentair SWG (30000 gal)
Easytouch 8 w/wireless remote
3 color changing Sams/ 2 color changing Sals
Comments, opinions, and questions are welcome! Next post will be pictures of excavation.