I have been using the site for quite some time to gather information and design ideas so I thought I'd post of design plan and document our process as I'd love opinions on the best options and design ideas. We have a really small yard so we are going with a 18"x 24'10" pool as it is the largest that will fit in our yard. We went back and forth or whether or not to add a spa as with such a small yard it eats away space but in looking at other threads most recommended it and it would be great for my hubby and I to use away from the kids. The back wall of the pool will be weeping rocks with a waterfall grotto with bench underneath in the far corner. We have decided on 3.5-5 feet for the depth. We would have liked to a have small 6 foot depth level near the grotto but in such a small pool we were told that that would make most of the pool 4.5 feet or higher and we have a 5,10 and short 14 year old and we want most of the space to be walkable to them. Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Our dig date is on Thursday! I am so excited and nervous!