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League City - Final Pool Specs - Advice?

Posted by playa7 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 18, 11 at 7:51

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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RE: League City - Final Pool Specs - Advice?

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


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RE: League City - Final Pool Specs - Advice?

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


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RE: League City - Final Pool Specs - Advice?

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!


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