Don’t Drown in Pool
Mistakes – A guide
to Successful Pool
and Spa Projects




                       Jim Redman and
     ...
Pool Types and Terminology

 Shotcrete /Gunite
 Pros
   Design flexibility
   Durability
 Cons
   Cost
   Construction Tim...
Pool Types and Terminology

 Fiberglass
 Pros
   Quick Install
   Lower Cost
 Cons
   Structural Issues
   Limited Design
...
Other Considerations
 Spas
   Therapy/Relaxation
   Exercise
        Swim Spas




Site Issues to Consider
 Location, Loca...
Site Issues to Consider
 Codes and Other Restrictions
      Setbacks
      Easements
      Fencing
      Covenants
      D...
Know the Client
Scope Development
  Options
    Diving board/ Rock
    Slides
        Off the shelf
        Custom
    Wat...
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Successful Pool And Spa Projects Handouts J Im Redman

  1. 1. Don’t Drown in Pool Mistakes – A guide to Successful Pool and Spa Projects Jim Redman and Tom Anderson What are we trying to avoid What Happens to Bad Pools
  2. 2. Pool Types and Terminology Shotcrete /Gunite Pros Design flexibility Durability Cons Cost Construction Time Pool Types and Terminology Vinyl Liner Pros “Softer” finish Quick Install Lower Cost Cons Liner Damage/ Replacement Limited Design Options
  3. 3. Pool Types and Terminology Fiberglass Pros Quick Install Lower Cost Cons Structural Issues Limited Design Options Spa Types Shotcrete/Gunite Pre fabricated - Freestanding In-Ground Hybrid Other Considerations Diving vs. Sport Pool Diving Pool ANSI Safety Standards Sport Pool Configurations
  4. 4. Other Considerations Spas Therapy/Relaxation Exercise Swim Spas Site Issues to Consider Location, Location, Location Exposure –Sun and Shade Prevailing Winds Existing Trees Vicinity to House and Structures Snow Collection off Roofs Buried Utility Lines Site Issues to Consider Surface and Underground Challenges Soil Type Expansive soils Collapsible soils Corrosive Settlement Invest in a soils report High water table Natural or man-made Slopes Hill sides, retaining walls, boulders Site drainage
  5. 5. Site Issues to Consider Codes and Other Restrictions Setbacks Easements Fencing Covenants Drainage Building Limitations % of yard or property Pool Houses Check with local building department early for pool specific issues. Site Issues to Consider Equipment Location Pool House Vault Outdoors Proximity to pool/spa Elevation of equipment Vanishing edge equipment Noise Utilities Know the Client Scope Development Ask Questions Why do they want a pool or spa? Therapy, family fun, entertainment… Family size Special needs Primary or second home – These are good to know for the landscaping portion too!
  6. 6. Know the Client Scope Development Options Diving board/ Rock Slides Off the shelf Custom Water features Play equipment Shallow areas Benches and bar stools Automatic Covers Know the Client Scope Development Options Tile Entry steps, benches, and swimouts Coping and Deck Interior finishes Tile Plaster Lighting Know the Client Scope Development Let’s talk shapes Freeform Rectangle Vinyl liner and fiberglass

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