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New Build - AZ - any advice appreciated!

Posted by tlvancouver (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 6, 13 at 11:40

We are building a pool in Maricopa AZ (see rendering below) - we don't need a huge pool as the development we're in has a large neighborhood pool as well as a separate heated lap pool. We're mainly going to be there over the winter so want a spa.

The pool is 24 long and 12 wide rectangle 3.5-5-4 and will mainly be used for soaking and playing vball. We have teenagers (13 and 15). On the photo attached the tanning ledge looks too small - any advice on minimum size for two chairs would be appreciated.

We're going to move the umbrella to the south side of the ledge (the edge near the fire pit) so it's out of the water and also shades the whole ledge.

Here are the specs we were given - they itemized each element but I took the detailed prices out - the total is $39,500 before tax and doesn't include the plants etc (the softscape is about $4000 as designed):

JURISDICTION SURCHARGES (permits, eng., codes) .
1 City of Maricopa,

83 Perimeter
324 Sq. Footage
5.0 Max depth

1,100 Pre-Grade
1 Oversize Top or Second Step

30 Skimmer run.
15 Skimmer Run greater than 15'
10 Benches in Pool (1st 10 Lin. Feet included in price)
3 Surface returns (1st 3 included in price)
1 AUTO Water Leveler
(1) StarzTruck(Suction Pool Cleaner),
Q-360 In-floor Cleaning Lifetime Warranty
1 Upgrade Main pump to VS 3050 Pump w/420 Cart Filter

50 1/2 inch rigid conduit (1st 50 ft. included in price)
1 Upgrade to Sun Touch Digital Panel (base panel),
1 Pool light(s) 1 included in price)
45 Pool Light Conduit (1st 15 ft. included in price)
30 Conduit for pool light(s) greater than 15 ft. per light
1 QuickTouch Wirelss Remote 4 items on/off only, 1 included in price
2 Automated Valves,


1094 ft Non Tumbled Concrete Phx 3 piece pattern (includes 325' for Under patio)
129 Bullnose Paver Non Tumbled 4x12 only
10 18" Raised Bond Beam w/Tile,
1 Basketball Sleeve (per sleeve)
3 Sleeves (volleyball/umbrella)

656 Presidential Pebble Radiance

83 6" waterline tile (per foot),
90 Tile Around Spa

1 Spa (5 Twirlybyrd jets, air can, light, Prem. Plus plaster, waterline tile)
37 Spa Plumbing Run (1st 15' included in price) .
22 Spa Plumbing Run
1 Air Intake Canister
5 Spa Jets (1st, 5 jets included in price)
1 Spa Light(s), 1 included in price
37 Spa Light Conduit (1st 15 ' per light included in price)
Spa Light conduit greater than 15 ' per light)
5 Tile on Dam Wall,
1 Upgrade Spa, Presidential Glass Tile Finish

1 400,000 BTU Heater (natural or propane)
45 Gas base (up to 20' run, Inc Permit except Phx, Queen Creek, Glendale)
25 Additional gas line
50 Fire Pit/BBQ run - 3/4" line

1 Custom Gas Fire Pit Includes paver cap and Tile sides

5 Equipment wall up to 60" Includes Stucco and Paint

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