New Pool Build - Katy, TX

corky7981August 28, 2013

Have been researching for months and have taken the plunge. Many thanks for all the help in reading your posts. Starting my Pool Build thread:

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Perimeter 112
Surface area: 751
Size: 22ft x 39ft
Pool style: Freeform
Gallons: (APPROX) 32K
Depths: 3ft 6in to 7ft

POOL/SPA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
FILTER: PENTAIR 60 sq. ft DE filter to p-trap
FILTER PUMP: PENTAIR Intelliflo Variable speed Whisperflo Pump
SKIMMERS: Two HAYWARD Auto Surface Skimmer
POOL LIGHT: Two 500 watt led white light
POOL CLEANER: Polaris 280
MAIN DRAINS: Two 8" Pots Separate Line To EQ.
POOL INLETS: Six Adjustable Return Inlets
FEATURE PUMP: 2 hp Whisperflo Pump
POOL/SPA STRUCTURAL SPECIFICATIONS
STEEL: #4 Steel Continuous around Beam
STEEL: #3 Steel at 8" O.C. on Walls and Floor
GUNITE: 6.1 Cement and Sand Ratio
GUNITE BEAM: 12" Pneumatically applied @ 4000 PSI
GUNITE FEATURES: Walls/Floor/Ledges as per Plan

PLUMBING SPECIFICATIONS
Provide all plumbing from Pool/Spa to equipment pad as shown on plan or as specified in this proposal. All Plumbing material used will be 2" Schedule 40 PVC pipe and fittings.

GAS
Gas connection from meter to Heater

ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
All electrical included from Main Box to Equipment Pad, from Pad to Pool/Spa lights with (1) 110 outlet with GFCI at Equipment Pad.

TILE AND COPING
Flagstone coping with Standard tile
Trim Tile on all steps and benches

PLASTER
Wet Edge Satin Matrix
DECK SPECIFICATIONS
1135 SQ. FT of 4" Concrete with 3/8" Steel at 18" O C
185ft of drains out of decks ran to front of property through curb
4 deck sleeves for volleyball and umbrellas
Spray Deck on new @ 1135 sq. ft.
Travertine paver overlay on existing @ 432 sq. ft

SPA SPECIFICATIONS
8 jets
One 2.0 H P air blower
One 400,000 B T U Master Temp Heater
Two main drains
One 100 watt led spa light
Stacked stone Spa Spillway
12ft approx free form raised 12"
Multilevel benches

POOL MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
Telescopic Pole
12" Deluxe Vacuum Head
40ft Vacuum Hose
18" Metal Back Wall Brush
Skimmer net
4-1 Test Kit
Start -Up
Customized Pool School
Balance Chemicals and Stabilize Water

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Auto Fill Line
One Overflow Line out of decks tied to 4" Drains
Sun Shelf Per Plan with 2 Bubblers tied to Returns
One 24" oversized bench
Easy Touch 8 wireless pool/spa control system with remote
Eclipse ozone system corona discharge type
6 Return lines
Step treads covered in flagstone along with raised deck border
Turn down beam for raised deck
6 tons of rock for waterfall & jumping cluster

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corky7981

Pool Design - didn't have landscaping and all the pretty items on final drawing but this gives an idea of the concept.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 7:53AM
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corky7981

Photo of pool layout after staking. The mulch to the right is where the kid's playset previously resided (before I moved to other side of yard).

Was supposed to start digging today (Aug 28th) but still waiting on HOA approval. Fingers crossed for dig next week.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 7:57AM
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cbink

Looks great, can't wait to see progress! Looks like you have a lovely yard to put it in too.

We had to wait a month for our HOA approval.
Good luck!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 12:16PM
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cbink

Sorry, double post!

This post was edited by cbink on Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 12:31

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 12:17PM
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corky7981

The digging has begun...

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:20PM
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cbink

Congrats! It's amazing what they will achieve by the end of the day!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:23PM
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corky7981

Dig complete. Steel and plumbing tomorrow...

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 9:09PM
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Steel and plumbing in today. Missed two spa jets and bubblers on the tanning deck so that plumbing goes in tomorrow. Gunite shoot on Friday....moving fast.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 8:20PM
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corky7981

Another steel photo from the other side...

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 8:21PM
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cbink

Looking good Corky! Any pics of gunite?!! :)
It's amazing how quickly it starts to take shape.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:38PM
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corky7981

Gunite went in on Friday...

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:32PM
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corky7981

Gunite in the spa...

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:34PM
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cbink

Very nice! Now's when they start to tear up your yard when they do the rest of the plumbing.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:57AM
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corky7981

Wanna swim? Huge rainstorm in Houston area on Friday left me with 3+ feet of water in the pool.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 12:51PM
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cbink

Yeah, we got a lot of rain too. On the positive note, it cut down on you watering the gunite!
Ours turned a 'lovely' color of the several weeks that the water sat in the bottom of the pool...

It's looking really good so far. It was really cool to see the gunite shell in place and get a feel for the pool. Be prepared for the devastation that is plumbing though!! They will tear up your yard!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:17PM
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cbink

Any updates? :)

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 11:44AM
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corky7981

Pool finished filling last night...few pics to come. First one is walking out back door from house.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:37AM
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View from one side...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:38AM
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View from the other side...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:40AM
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Wet Edge Satin Matrix "Antigua"...a little lighter than expected but overcast today as well...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:41AM
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Raised deck and spa...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:42AM
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5 1/2 ton waterfall...a little lopsided on water distribution upon first starting it up...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:43AM
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Travertine pavers over existing patio...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:44AM
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Parting shot...ready for chemicals balancing so can fire up the heater and enjoy some Fall swimming!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 10:46AM
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cbink

Looks great Corky, congrats! :)

Our heater is on today, pool at 88!!!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 1:09PM
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Umalife2014

Who are your builders? it's beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:30AM
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corky7981

Wet Pools in Katy built the pool.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 1:57PM
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