25 Meter (Short Course) Backyard Lap Pool Construction Timelapse

Construction of 25 Meter, two lane lap pool. 85K gallons.

Best viewed on TV in 1080P.

Video is geared towards the pool construction enthusiast audience - might be a bit long-winded for the casual viewer - apologies.

Edit: For those viewers that are "pool nerds" like me - here are some fun specs on the pool.

Length: 82’
Width: Main pool area: 19’
Bench / Baja / Spa sections: 33’
Depth: Baja Shelf / back bench: ~22”
Around spa: 3’
Shallow end lap lanes: 4’
Centerline of pool: 4’6”
Deep end: 10’

600 cubic yards volume in ground
72 x 12-yard-trucks hauled off
(3 work days - 5 guys)

~18,000 LF #4 rebar
(1.5 work days - 4 guys)

~300 LF 3" PVC
~1,300 LF 2" PVC
~350 LF 1.5" PVC
(6 work days - 3 guys)

190 cubic yards (probably more like 160 in place after rebound loss and shot compression)
10" walls top to bottom, 9" floors
(1.5 work days ~ 18 guys)

1st clean-up:
30 cubic yards
(0.5 work days - 4 guys)

Tile & Coping:
400 SF glass
220 SF split-face
330 LF 5cm coping
(10 work days - 4 guys)

32 cubic yards
(3 work days ~12 guys)

7 cubic yards of Wet-Edge Southern Lights
(0.75 work days ~30 guys)

Total Construction Time without flood would have likely landed between 4 and 6 months (depending on how much we hired out vs doing ourselves.)
With the flood and rebuilding the house though, it stretched to about 3 years - with long breaks in-between phases of the pool project post-flood.

Equipment package:
2 x Pentair Intelliflo VS Pumps
2 x Pentair Quad DE 100 Filters
2 x Pentair MasterTemp 400K BTU Cupro-Nickel Heaters
1 x Pentair Intellitouch i10+3D
1 x Pentair Mobile-touch Wireless Control
1 x Pentair Screen Logic 2 Wireless Interface
5 x Pentair Intellivalve Actuator
1 x Pentair Intelliflo XF Booster Pump (Spa)
3 x Pentair Intellibrite 5g spa lights
4 x Pentair Intellibrite 5g pool lights
1 x QT 2HP Blower (Spa)
4 x Color Match Superflo 360 Driains
1 x Paramount ParaLevel Auto-Fill
4 x Paramount Venturi Skimmers
3 x 30 gal Stenner Chem tanks/pumps

A lot of folks are asking about price in the comments section
It's easier for me to explain it here and it makes more sense to provide a range.
That range is dependent on several variables including regional pricing for labor and materials, engineering requirements due to soil conditions, how much work is contracted out vs. done by the home owner, water features, deck equipment selection and the quality of the materials / equipment used.
Low-end: If engineering requirements were minimal, soil conditions were ideal, regional pricing was average, standard plaster (non-aggregate finish) were selected, less expensive tile were used, water features were minimal and the home owner built a lot of the non-technical parts of the project themselves (IE: landscaping), a project like this could reasonably run around $200K.

High end: If the engineering design called for additional structural components (thicker walls, piers under the shell, etc), regional pricing for labor and materials were higher than average, the property sat atop bedrock, premium selections on plaster, tile, equipment and water features were selected, and all aspects of the project were run through contractors, it could easily run up into the $300k-$400k range or more.

This pool came in towards the lower end of the pricing spectrum due to favorable soil conditions (no rock for excavators, no engineering requirements for structural piers), favorable material and labor market and doing much of the non-technical work on our own.

Another question several people have asked in the comments section is what the monthly maintenance cost is. The short answer is that it varies quite a bit month to month. To get it to a stable monthly value, the annual cost /12 would probably be the easiest method. (These are approximate numbers)
200 gallons Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5%: $400
60 gallons Muriatic Acid 31.45%: $280
200# sodium bicarbonate: $80
110# boric acid: $167
150# tri-chlor: $330
60k gal water (evaporation assuming no rain): $390
(Surprisingly, this is less than half the amount of water it took to keep grass alive per year before the pool)
250 MMBTU natural gas: $1,560
Mechanical maintenance: $1,000
8,300 kWh Electricity: $747

There are some other random items like calcium chloride, diatomaceous earth, pool brushes, etc that come up periodically but they can probably be wrapped up in that $1k mechanical maintenance figure.

$4,954/ 12 = $413/mo

We do the maintenance ourselves. Otherwise the labor would likely be the highest cost.

I hope you enjoy the time-lapse.


تعليقات: 8 264 

  1. Backyard_Lap_Pool


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    Details about pricing and pool specifications can be found in the video description area.

  2. Marcus Burmingham

    Marcus Burmingham

    9 ساعات قبل

    Stunning work..

  3. ҉K҉N҉I҉G҉H҉T҉F҉I҉R҉E҉6҉6҉


    10 ساعات قبل

    thats half of an olympic pool?

  4. ҉K҉N҉I҉G҉H҉T҉F҉I҉R҉E҉6҉6҉


    11 ساعات قبل

    thats a giant pool in comparison to house size...

  5. Philip p

    Philip p

    12 ساعات قبل

    Fancy shit, not gonna lie 👌

  6. yusiyola2011


    21 ساعات قبل

    🔥! Sad to see the damage but happy you guys rebuilt

  7. Шам Туллин

    Шам Туллин

    2 ساعات قبل

    Маловат бассейн. Узок уж сильно. Надо было ещё пол дома снести чтоб чутка расширить. Было бы как раз...

  8. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico

    2 ساعات قبل

    I just wanted to let you all know that my entire property is maybe less then a third of that pool and still cost me upwards of 50 years in savings, without a house. Germany is ridiculusly expensive..

  9. MaX Mustermann

    MaX Mustermann

    2 ساعات قبل

    An excuse less not to train ;-)

  10. Jonathan Sloane

    Jonathan Sloane

    2 ساعات قبل

    That's a big pool for that backyard. Could have built and endless pool into one end and made it smaller, cut down on the water usage, operating cost and maintenance.

  11. 875 12

    875 12

    2 ساعات قبل

    Молодцы американцы. Люблю их.

  12. Stefano Sella

    Stefano Sella

    2 ساعات قبل

    I could watch video like this forever

  13. RL Shultz

    RL Shultz

    2 ساعات قبل

    Nice. I have a smaller lap pool that I designed with a lap at 1/3 of a 50m -6 laps for 100m. Just fits in my California yard. But since my home I bought for 200k is now 1M it was a no brainer.

  14. Jonnek Jonneksson

    Jonnek Jonneksson

    7 ساعات قبل

    "Honey, how big shall we make the swimming pool?"

  15. Sean Anderson

    Sean Anderson

    7 ساعات قبل

    Didn't bury those pipes very deep, was that alright?

  16. Mateus Gimenes

    Mateus Gimenes

    7 ساعات قبل

    They’re getting ready to the Olympics

  17. Software DS

    Software DS

    12 ساعات قبل

    Dam Hurricane

  18. Koamua808💙🤙🏽


    12 ساعات قبل

    👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💙🤙🏽amazing out come!!

  19. Amie De Angelis

    Amie De Angelis

    16 ساعات قبل

    Oh to be a bazillionaire lol Awesome work.

  20. Cisco World

    Cisco World

    16 ساعات قبل

    I was think about, how close it is to the building. Wouldn't it effect the foundation or movement of the structure of the building?