Here is the deal. In research I find lots of post from years ago, not today. So, here is what we are looking at.
We are putting in a 17'x34' rectangle pool. NO diving board. Pool builders are pushing sport pool. Never been in one, never seen one. All around here in East TN is deep end. When I ask around, I get people looking at me funny as to why?
Who hates/loves they have one? Who is a parent that's not cool? I only have a 3 year old, but she will grow up fast.
To me, 3-5-3 seems silly. I am 5' 10', and at the Y walking around 3' is like wading, and when swimming I hit the bottom. I can understand how a 3-5' pool makes the entire pool usable. But I can see where that is boring too.
Wife is 5 foot nothing, and kid, well, it will be a few years.
I am adding changing color lights, a few deck jets, all to offset the pool's lack of coolness.
This is a tough one. Usually I can make a decision, but this is different. I'm almost 40, so my diving days are done, but my kid is everything. Sure she gets a pool, but I don't want to make a mistake. I WANT the parties at my house.
OH, and one more thing. I ripped out three HUGE pine trees and put in 3 natchez crepe myrtles. I plan to start the concrete 4' from them, then 8' of concrete before the pool...but how much of a dummy was I to plant them? This a before and after since I cut the pines down. My main goal there, block my neighbors...so they don't watch us swim.
Reliant Salt Sytem
Quad Cartridge Filter
FOX Pal Light
3 or 4 Deck Jets
840' of concrete.
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