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13 years ago

I love how so many of you have documented your pool build and solicited advice from forum members. I'd like to do the same and welcome any advice or comments you may have, as we've never done this before.

The process of our pool build is beginning soon. Our HOA has approved the plans and we're awaiting the city permit to begin. We have contracted with Ocean Quest in Austin, TX.

Below are our specifications and computer generated photos. I've requested drawings of the project and will post when I receive them. Again, we appreciate any advice from experienced pool owners out there.

Style: Freeform Design

Size: 30ft. 5in. x 23ft. 2in. x 14ft. 3in.

Pool Area: 500 Sq. Ft.

Pool Perimeter: 90ft. 9in.

Pool Depths: 3ft. 6in. to 5ft. 6in.

-48 Sq. Ft. Tanning Ledge.

-Lights: 2 Low Voltage LED Color Pool Light, Savi Melody.

-Gallonage: 16,830

-Turnover rate: 2.15 hours @ 130 gpm.


Size: 6ft. 0in. x 5ft. 6in. Freeform

Area: 29 Sq. Ft.

Perimeter: 19ft. 0in.

-Low Voltage Color LED Spa Light Below Bench, Savi Melody.

-6 Waterway Therapy Jets.

-Bench @ 18" Below Water Level.

-18" Stone Spillway From Spa.


-#4 rebars tied on 10" on centers throughout entire structure

-Qty. 4 - #4 bars tied continuously to form a box beam.

-Steel Re-Inforced Tanning Ledge.

-Rack Back Beam w/ Steel Reinforcement for Weeping Wall Water Feature.


-Pneumatically applied concrete.

-Dry mix with water added at nozzle.

-12" bond beam

-9" Walls and Floors

-A three step entry to shallow end.

-Qty. 1 Umbrella Sleeve In Tanning Ledge.


-Bonding per electrical code (#8 copper wires).

-Low Voltage Color LED Pool & Spa Lights On GFCI.

-Transformer For Low Voltage Pool Lights.

-200ft. Total Electric Run.

-35ft. Electric Run From Main To Equipment. (Buried In Trench)


-Pentair EasyTouch Control System.

-Interior Mount Control Panel.

-Four Function Spa Side Remote.

-Additional Actuator Valve For Water Feature Control.


-Schedule 40 PVC 2", 1.5" and 1" Plumbing Throughout.

-SDX Main Drains in Pool & Spa.

-Two Surface Skimmers with Equalizer Lines.

-30ft. Plumbing Run To Nearest Pool Skimmer.

-30ft. Plumbing Run To Spa.

-40ft. of 1.5" PVC Plumbing For Water Feature Individual Runs.

-60ft. of 2" PVC Plumbing For Water Feature Main Line.

-30ft. Main Gas Run From Meter To Pool Equipment.

-Qty. 3 Individual Valves For Water Feature Control.

-Qty. 1 Inground Valve Box To Protect/Hide Water Feature Valves.


-Natural Stone Coping w/ Saw Cut Edge Treatment.

-6" Waterline Tile Below Pool Coping

-13ft. Weeping Wall w/ 3 Individual Distribution Points.

-33ft. Boulder Rock Waterline. (Weathered Limestone or Moss Rock)

-35 Sq. Ft. of Stone Spa Veneer.

-55 Sq. Ft. of Pool Shell Underpinning.


-700 Sq. Ft. Sundek Classic Texture.

-244 Sq. Ft. Sundek Overlay on Existing Patio Classic Texture.

-40 Sq. Ft. Turn Down Beam w/ Underpinning.

-15ft. of 4" PVC Conduit For Proper Drainage.

-Concrete Pump Included.


-Pebble Tec Interior Finish.

-Separate Pebble Tec Color Option For Tanning Ledge.

-1" Tile Line Between Pebble Tec Colors.

-Color Coordinated Interior Fittings & Main Drain Covers.


-(1) Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed Pool & Spa Circulation Pump.

-(1) Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 Cartridge Filter.

-400,000 BTU Pentair Master Temp Gas Heater.

-Rainbow 320 In-Line Chlorine Feeder.

--Spectralight Ultraviolet System.

-6 WaterwayTherapy Jets in Spa.

-(2) Low Voltage Color LED Savi Melody Pool Lights.

-(1) Low Voltage Color LED Savi Melody Spa Light.

-Pentair Easy Touch control system w/ Interior Mount Contol Panel.

-Pentair Four Function Spa Side Remote.

-(1)Paramount SDX Main Drain w/ VGB Compliance.

-Polaris 9300 robotic pool cleaner.

-Maintenance Equipment; 4 in 1 test kit, telescoping pole, brush, skimmer net.

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