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The Design Process…

In order to accurately portray a conceptualization of the 3-D world of designing swimming pools and outdoor living environments a Designer will need to start with a project’s correct dimensions.

 

Request for Information (RFI)…

Therefore, we begin the journey of designing by obtaining a copy of the property’s officially recognized survey and then familiarizing ourselves with any building restrictions that may limit the space that available for use. You can use the form at the bottom of this webpage in order to respond with your project’s information.

 

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Use Restrictions…

Some properties have Public Utility Easements (P.U.E.) and other deeded conditions that will not allow anything to be constructed within the limit lines. Additionally, Building Set-Backs can play a role in off-setting the placement of patio covers, pool houses, swimming pools and spa and other development features. It’s important to begin the design process with a complete understanding of these and other conditional use requirements. Failing to do so will only delay the process for gaining approval.

 

Existing Utilities Infrastructures…

When submitting plans for review the Building officials will want to see the locations and capacities of the existing utilities in order to allow construction to take place. They’ll want to confirm that there are NO conflicts with things like;

  • Overhead Power and CTV Lines
  • Septic / Sewer Systems
  • Gas services
  • Water Supply

The design must exhibit this information so that the officials can confirm that there are not any conflicts.

 

Pool Equipment Pad Location

The pool equipment Set-Backs are 5′-0″ as is typical…thus placing the equipment on the right side of the home doesn’t leave much room for clearances.
 
Therefore in viewing the left side you can see that it provides adequate space between the home and the property-line but, there is a 15′-0″ Storm Drainage Easement (SDE) that will inhibit the placement of equipment on this side, as well.

A decision will need to be made regarding the equipment’s location considering these restrictions.

Residential Utlities Information (RFI)
INDICATE WHAT TYPE OF GAS IS AVAILABLE, IF GAS IS TO BE DISTRIBUTED ON SITE.
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UPLOAD AN IMAGE FILE (jpg.file) HERE OF THE SITE PLAN THAT'S BEEN MARKED-UP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE GAS METER. INDICATE THE INTENDED METER / TANK SIZE (IF KNOWN) AND THE TYPE OF GAS (NATURAL / LPG)
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR TO BE AWARE OF, AS IT IS ONLY A COPPER WIRE CONDUCTOR WITH THE LABELING OF "WTHHN" INSCRIBED ON THE OUTER SHEATH THAT SHALL BE APPROVED PER THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE (NEC) 680.0. PLEASE SELECT COPPER HERE
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UPLOAD AN IMAGE FILE (jpg.file) HERE OF THE SITE PLAN THAT'S BEEN MARKED-UP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE ELECTRIC METER. INDICATE THE INTENDED METER SIZE (AMPS RATING IF KNOWN) AND THE VOLTAGE (120v/240v) / POWER PHASE TYPE (SINGLE / 3-PHASE).
INDICATE THE TYPE OF WATER SUPPLY THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE.
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UPLOAD AN IMAGE FILE (jpg.file) HERE OF THE SITE PLAN THAT'S BEEN MARKED-UP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE WATER METER. INDICATE THE INTENDED METER SIZE (IF KNOWN) AND THE TYPE OF WATER SOURCE (WELL / CITY / ETC.)
INDICATE THE TYPE OF WATER SUPPLY IS AVAILABLE.
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UPLOAD AN IMAGE FILE (jpg.file) HERE OF THE SITE PLAN THAT'S BEEN MARKED-UP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE LEACH FIELD, SEPTIC TANKS AND OR SEWER CONNECTION LOCATION AND SIZE.
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PROVIDE THE PROJECT ADDRESS
PROVIDE US WITH A LIST OF YOUR "MUST HAVE" ELEMENTS OF DESIRE I.E., POOL, SPA, CABO SHELF, WATER FEATURE, FIRE PIT, ETC...
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INDICATE ON YOUR ROUGH SKETCH WHERE THE MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL IS LOCATED AND WHERE YOU WISH THE POOL EQUIPMENT'S SUB-PANEL TO BE LOCATED. PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED DISTANCE (WE WILL VERIFY AFTER THE DIMENSIONAL SITE PLAN HAS BEEN COMPLETED). THE DISTANCE TOGETHER WITH THE AMPERE LOAD DEMAND WILL DETERMINE WHAT THE WIRE AND CONDUIT SIZE WILL NEED TO BE BUT, ITS GOOD TO START WITH A ROUGH IDEA.
IF YOU HAVE EXISTING POWER THEN INDICATE ON YOUR ROUGH SKETCH WHERE THE MAIN ELECTRICAL PANEL IS LOCATED AND WHERE YOU WISH THE POOL EQUIPMENT'S SUB-PANEL TO BE LOCATED. PROVIDE AN ESTIMATED DISTANCE (WE WILL VERIFY AFTER THE DIMENSIONAL SITE PLAN HAS BEEN COMPLETED). THE DISTANCE TOGETHER WITH THE AMPERE LOAD DEMAND WILL DETERMINE WHAT THE WIRE AND CONDUIT SIZE WILL NEED TO BE BUT, ITS GOOD TO START WITH A ROUGH IDEA.
THE VOLTAGE WILL MOST OFTEN BE 240v SINGLE PHASE AND THE AMPERE LOAD IS DETERMINED BY THE SELECTED OF THE EQUIPMENT AND EACH OF THE COMPONENT'S ENERGY DEMANDS. THE DISTANCE TOGETHER WITH THE AMPERE LOAD DEMAND WILL DETERMINE WHAT THE WIRE AND CONDUIT SIZE WILL NEED BE AND THIS ALL NEEDS TO FALL WITHIN THE "ALLOWABLE VOLTAGE LOSS", WHICH IS LESS THAN 3.0% WHEN UNDER FOLL LOAD. NO NEED TO FILL THIS IN JUST YET, WE'RE JUST MAKING YOU FAMILIAR WITH HOW THE PROCESS FOR DETERMINING THE CORRECT SIZES IS ACCOMPLISHED.
PROVIDE A PRELIMINARY DISTANCE FROM THE GAS METER OR TANK TO THE OTHER USAGE IF KNOWN. ALSO IF YOU'VE SELECTED ANY SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THE BTU RATING FOR EACH PIECE. THE FINAL VALUES WILL BE DETERMINED FROM THE DIMENSIONS ON THE SITE PLAN.
IN THE CHANCE THAT YOU HAVE OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT WE HAVE FAILED TO IDENTIFY, PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH A DESCRIPTION FOR WHAT THESE MAY BE.
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