I stumbled across this great forum just this week while I was searching the internet for all the pros/cons on a diving board vs. jumping rocks. After reading so much great info and opinions I have decided to post up our project and look forward to the many varying opinions of ideas and info. My wife and I are currently in construction of our home which should be done by May, and about to break ground on the pool. We completed the pool plans back in Sept of 2015 and made a few tweaks since. We have been waiting for the house to get almost to completion before we break ground.
Here are some of the major specs of our project. We are super excited and hoping mother nature allows us to begin digging very soon.
Today they came out to layout the pool. After doing so, we realized the pool was too close to the trees and not really centered as much on the back patio as we saw on paper. We had them move the pool over to the right by 9'. Now it's exactly where we want it. The pool builder agreed it needed to be moved. Fortunately we had the room to do so. It's hard to see the orange spray paint, but this is the outline of the pool. The 1st time they did it was in blue. Hoping for inspection tomorrow and good weather next week. If so they plan to excavate, re-bar and plumbing and gunite before rains come. But it is Mother Nature's hands. Glad we are at this point, finally!
We are wanting a very natural, free form, lagoon style pool.
-Wet Edge - Midnight Sea, with abalone shells in plaster
-Surface area 779, perimeter 116'
@1,400 sq ft decking - Travertine Pavers
-Tanning Ledge 11x7'
-12" Raised Spa, with 6 jets 11'x7.5', 3' spillway
-12' bench seating under waterfall
-7' bench under spa
-15' weeping wall
-27' moss rock
-Swim out are with steps
-(1) wall Sheer descent on raised wall on deep side of pool
-12" raised rear decking (On deep end of pool where jumping rock goes)
-(3) recessed, stacked jumping rock (We decided to not go with the diving board) But will still have raised wall with the (3) jumping rocks.
(4) umbrella sleeves
-2 HP Variable Pump
-Aqualink controller (4) functions
-Booster 1 1HP
-Booster 2 None
-Booster 3 2 HP
-Cleaner Polaris 9350
-Inline Chlorinator - Rainbow
-Solar eclipse Ozone
-Heater 400k BTU, Gas
-(3) pool lights, (1) spa light with 9 multi colors
*We are having the home builder do the pool decking. (The pool builder wanted an arm and a leg to do it) We also got a few bids on the decking outside of our home builder and pool builder, all were in line what my home builder will do it for. Pool builder was happy and didn't mind. (Less liability with pavers moving here in the Texas gumbo soil) That being said my home builder will be working in conjunction with the PB. We do plan to add about 4-5 drains around the pool decking.
Here are a few pictures. Any information you guys and gals may have, please share! I'm 100% new to the pool ownership, and now is the time to make it right!
Thanks in advance!
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Question regarding the forum. Does anyone know how to delete photos you have uploaded? I'm out of space.... The 1st time I uploaded, it was large pictures at 85KB per picture. I'd like to delete those so I have room to add more photos. Thanks!
Sorry the actual photos didn't show up larger. I shrunk them too much to be able to get them to fit.