New Pool Build, Frisco area, TX
Hello, Everyone! Fantastic forum for those of us who are scared to death about throwing a ton of money into a hole in the ground without knowing what we're doing!
I'm in the pre-build stage for a new pool. Long story short, we had a house fire in Dec that completely destroyed our home, so now we're rebuilding from scratch and adding the pool (which we had plans for before the fire). We've gotten several bids, but haven't yet settled on anything yet.
I'd like to start out this whole process by posting our "leading bidder" specs and see if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations on what to change and perhaps how to save a buck or two.
First, the artist sketches:
The outdoor kitchen / arbor is already there.. This is a pool / deck / landscaping project.
Here's the specs:
21'x44' - 117 ft perimeter - 704 sf area
Depth - 8' 6" / approx gallons 29,900
1 8' bench, 1 16' sun deck
12"x16" box beam
Glass tile on steps, sunbench & tile line
Oklahoma flagstone 12" standard coping
7'x7' 24" raised / 1,000 gallons
Dual Main Drain; 2 skimmers, 6 Returns
Independent Cleaner Line
Check valves (raised equipment)
Spa - 6 jets; spa fountain ; 2 1/2" plumbing ; 2 check valves
2HP Jandy Stealth
2HP Polaris Blower for spa - utilizes pool pump (probably would rather get a spa booster, wouldn't I?)
Jandy Waterfeature pump 120gpm (no horsepower specified???)
Polaris 380 w Halcyon Pump
Chlorinator - Rainbow Inline
Jandy LXI 400 Natural Gas Heater
500w , 300w lights for pool, 100w light for spa (no LED?)
Computer: PDA-PS6 Pool and Spa Combo
Aqualink PDA Handheld
Sorry for the huge amount of detail... just so many choices to make! At this point, we're considering a trade off between a fire pit and a grotto. The kids would love a grotto... I would love a firepit (great views of the golf course).
I'll follow up this weekend with some site photos. Anybody have any suggestions so far? I have a million questions, but this is probably already the longest post in the history of the forum!