We are about to build a new in-ground, steel wall, vinyl liner pool. We have narrowed our choices down to 2 or 3 shapes and sizes and wondered if anyone through their own experience had anything maybe we wouldm't know to consider. Like considerably higher cost to maintain, harder to keep water chemicals in balance, etc.
We are down to:
1. An 18'x40'x30' Full L shape
2. A 22'x44' Patrician shape (which is just a rectangle with one end that has the details of a Roman shape
3. 18'x41' Lazy L shape.
The construction costs are all within about 10% of one another, so that doesn't give us much to choose from. We like the Full L becuase it has more shallow end area for kids (and adults). It just seems like for the majority of the time in the pool, most people hang out at the shallow end. But we like the other two shapes just as well. I didnt know if the L shape would be tougher to keep skimmers working properly or would require much more salt or other chemicals to maintain, or a bigger pump, etc.
Any advice is helpful.