League City - Final Pool Specs - Advice?

playa7June 18, 2011

We plan on signing on the dotted line soon. Here are our final specs, after making some alterations to the original. We are first-time pool builders, so I want to make sure we get all the advice we can from people who have have been down this road. Thanks in advance for any insight you can give.

GENERAL SPECIFICAT IONS:

POOL SIZE: 21' X 26' X 40'

POOL DEPTH: 3�6" X 8'0"

AREA OF POOL: 685 Sq. Ft.

PERIMETER: 115�

SPA SPECIFICATIONS:

SPA SIZE: 6' X 9' ID � WITH SPLIT LEVEL SEATING

SPA SHAPE: FREEFORM

RAISED: 12" WITH FLAGSTONE TERRACED SPILLWAY

MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT:

FILTER: Pentair Quad DE Filter

POOL PUMP: Pentair 4 x 160 Variable Speed Pump

WATERFEATURE PUMP: Pentair Whisperflo 1.0 HP

VALVES: Never Lube Valves � Multi Port Valves - Backwash Line

SKIMMERS: 2 ea. Tan Skimmers

POOL LIGHTS: Pentair Intellibrite LED � GFCI Protected Lights

MAIN DRAINS: Dual Anti-Vortex

INLETS: 6 ea (5 in Pool and 1 in Spa)

CLEANER: Pentair Letro Legend with � HP Booster Pump

TIMER: Wireless Easy Touch 8 Controller

CHLORINATOR: Pentair Intellichor IC 40 Salt Generator

HEATER: Pentair 400,000 BTU Master-Temp Heater

AIR BLOWER: Silencer 2 HP Air Blower

SPA LIGHT: Pentair Intellibrite LED � GFCI Protected Light

SPA JETS: 6 ea

STRUCTURAL POOL SPECIFICATIONS:

BEAM: 4 Bar Box Beams #4 Bar

WALLS / FLOORS: #3 Bar 6" X 6" On Center

GUNITE: 6 To 1 Cement To Sand Ratio

GUNITE (BEAM): 12"

GUNITE (FLOORS): 9" With Weep Holes

STEPS / BENCHES: Per Plan

PLUMBING SPECIFICATIONS:

2" SUCTION, SEPARATE LINES, SEPARATE VALVES / PVC SCHEDULE 40 ON ALL POOL PIPING PVC SCHEDULE 80 ON ALL PUMP CONNECTIONS

ELECTRICAL AND GAS:

ALL ELECTRICAL AND 30' OF GAS INCLUDED (METER BY OWNER)

TILE / COPING AND INTERIOR SPECIFICATIONS:

COPING: Natural Select Flagstone

TILE: Standard Waterline Tile

INTERIOR FINISH: Diamond Brite Cat I Quartz

TRIM TILE ON STEPS & BENCHES: Customer Selection

DECK SPECIFICATIONS:

DECK AREA: 1085 Sq Ft

DECK TYPE: Spray Decking

STEEL SPECS: # 3 Bar - 16" OC

THICKNESS: 4"

POOL MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT:

MAINTENANCE POLE: 8� To 16� Telescoping Pole

VACUUM HEAD: 12" Deluxe Vacuum Head

VACUUM HOSE: 35� Deluxe Vacuum Hose

WALL BRUSH: Heavy Duty Wall Brush

LEAF NET: Deep Net Skimmer

TEST KIT: Deluxe 4-Part Kit

MISCELLANEOUS:

START-UP CHEMICALS D.E. WHERE APPLICABLE, ACID, STABILIZER, CHLORINE TABS, SHOCK, ALGAECIDE (Salt added 30 days after pool is plastered)

INCLUDED OPTIONS:

6" O.C. STEEL

3 TON MOSS ROCK WATERFALL

29' OF MOSS ROCK WEEPING WALL WITH 3 WEEPERS

MOSS ROCK PLANTER

1ST STEP TANNING LEDGE WITH UMBRELLA ANCHOR AND FLAGSTONE STAR

SEAL FLAGSTONE COPING AND MOSS ROCK

LED LIGHTING IN POOL AND SPA

SEPARATE WATERFEATURE PUMP

SPLIT LEVEL SEATING IN SPA WITH 6 JETS

UMBRELLA ANCHORS IN DECKING

FILL LINE AND OVERFLOW LINE

CUSTOM STEPS AND BENCHES

FINAL CLEAN UP OF JOBSITE SAND ADDED AND GRADED

LABEL ALL POOL PLUMBING

START UP CLASS

SPRAY DECKING ON EXISTING CONCRETE PATIO

6' SR SMITH DIVING BOARD WITH STAND

25' OF FLAGSTONE INSERTS INCLUDED (TO BE ADDED AT DECKING STAGE)

ADDITIONAL BENCH ON SIDE OF SPA (TO BE ADDED LATER)

WARRANTY INFORMATION:

LIFE TIME STRUCTURAL WARRANTY * 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL WORKMANSHIP* THREE YEAR (PARTS) MANUFACTURES WARRANTY ON PENTAIR PUMPS AND EQUIPMENT AND ONE YEAR (PARTS) ON AIR SUPPLY EQUIPMENT

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROPOSAL:

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS OR LABOR DUE TO POOR SOIL CONDITIONS OR WATER TABLE

UNKNOWN DEBRIS OR TREE STUMPS IN AREAS OF EXCAVATION

REROUTES OF ANY TYPE (SEWER, SEPTIC, GAS, ELECTRIC, PHONE, CABLE)

REPAIRS TO UNDERGROUND UTILITIES OR SPRINKLER LINES

REPAIRS TO SIDEWALK, SOD OR DRIVEWAY FOR ACCESS OF EXCAVATION MACHINES

LARGER GAS METER OR PROPANE TANKS � HOOK UP TO PROPANE TANKS

POTS OR PLANTERS

ADDITIONAL ELECTRICAL SERVICE

LANDSCAPING

PATIO FURNITURE

FENCING

DRAIN LINE RAN TO STREET

APPLICANCES FOR OUTDOOR KITCHEN

TREE REMOVAL

PIERS PER ENGINEER SPECIFICATIONS

CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY:

ATTEND PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING

MAKE ALL GATES, FENCES AND DOORS SWIMMING CODE COMPLIANT

PICK OUT TILE, COPING, PLASTER AND DECKING CHOICES IN A TIMELY MANNER

WATER GUNITE TWICE DAILY FOR 10 DAYS

MANAGE WATER AT POOL FILL

BRUSH PLASTER TWICE DAILY FOR 10 DAYS

HELP MAINTAIN CONSTRUCTION BARRIER DURING TIME OF CONSTRUCTION

MAKE ALL PAYMENTS PER CONTRACT SCHEDULE

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domingos35

i would go with 3" suction lines and 2" return lines
as far as the intelliflo i would make sure the builder puts in the newer intelliflo with thedigital controls

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 7:28PM
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poolguynj

One thing I missed this morning on the other forum was the warranty.What exactly is warranted? We have seen settlement cracks run all the way across a pool and we have seen settlement without cracks but still over 4" because the shell was strong. The latter may not be covered.

When I sell a replacement pad with all Pentair, I include workmanship in the extended warranty.

I just saw the EZ Touch. If you add a Spa Command at the spa, you can control the temp, pump speed for stronger or slower jets, turn other things on like the waterfall, lighting...

Brush once a day for at least an additional 2 weeks.

The devil is in the details. Read the contract very carefully. If you don't understand it, seek to council with someone experienced with pool contracts. Everyone will want to play the CYA card.

Is there a completion date promised? Allowances for weather?

Scott

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 10:12PM
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playa7

Wow, you-guys are the best! We took all these considerations to the builder and made some changes. We feel confident, after researching through this board, with our final decision. We signed on the dotted line today and are very excited....anxious about the building part of it, but extremely excited to be getting a pool. I have always wanted one and never thought we would ever be able to get one. I will definitely update with pictures when we get the build started. Thanks, again, to all of you for the insightful information and condsiderations!:) And to add to the excitment of the day, it finally rained here in League City! Woo-hoo!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 8:09PM
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