Yet another DFW/north Dallas build. We are in the process of obtaining bids for our first pool and spa. We have two young boys (6, 3).
Our PB sent this design, which we really like, but have some questions.
Do those of you with small children find that you use the tanning ledge often? This design really makes the tanning ledge into almost a kiddie pool. We are just wondering how functional that will be, now and in a few years when the kids are a little older.
Any suggestions on the design?
The cabana is 20x20'. We may shorten it to 20x15' or 15x15' to move the pool over to the left so that more of it is visible from the house and patio. We are also thinking of moving everything towards the back fence so there is more space between the house and pool. As designed, there is only about 8' in some places and we wonder if there will be enough room to put in a safety fence and still have room to get to the rest of the yard.
The PB's bid includes the following:
634 sq ft., 124' perimeter, depth be under 6', we just haven't decided exact depths
10x10" grid 3/8 steel on walls, floor, raised beam, retaining walls and footers
4 bar box beam #4, 1/2 steel around top edge of shell
pneumatically applied 6 sack mix gunite
Spa- 24"above pool, 12" above tanning ledge/kiddie area
dual main drains, plumbed with split 2.5" suction and hydraulic loop on return side
main circulation- Jandy 2.0 HP variable speed
Jandy 160 GPM water feature pump
Jandy high flow, commercial grade cartridge or DEV filter
Polaris 280 with dedicated .75HP booster pump
Jandy JX1 400k NG heater
polaris 1.5HP blower for spa
5 SAvi melody J series LED
rainbow 320 in line chlorinator
Del Escape ozone system
Jandy PS RS6 + iAqualink
Jandy neverlube valves
Decking- interestingly, PB said pavers would be cheaper than concrete. We haven't made a decision about decking yet, but they lay pavers over 6" bed of 1/4" gravel, decomposed granite and cushion sand
As for equipment, I am planning on ditching the ozone system based on recommendations here. I am thinking cartridge for the filter vs DEV. Thoughts?
Are three different pumps really needed?
We are considering an in floor cleaner rather than the 280
Going to add the neck roll to the spa. We saw it suggested here and it seems like a great idea.
I plan on maintaining the pool myself.
Any other thoughts/suggestions? We are new to this. I have been reading up here, but there is quite a bit of information to digest. Any help or comments are greatly appreciated!