Great website. Several in the know pool owners recommended I check this out before building. I'm sold on the TFP maintenance method, so that's a leg up I think. But right now I'm on the build/plan stage.
We are closing on a great house on nearly 2 acres, and it is a perfect set up for a great pool. The yard is flat and mostly sunny with no trees near the house. It's a blank slate with great landscaping on the perimeter but no major landscaping to remove near the
We want to build an in ground pool with a large hardscaped area and a pool house. Very large flagstones or stamped concrete was the idea. A more contemporary look with a clean, rectangular pool.
Right now I'm exploring cost and size, with some attention to placement. I'll consult with pool builders this winter to get some local expert opinions.
So right now I'm just trying to get a ballpark estimate on cost, and what size pool is best.
We want a pool to play around in. No laps, no volleyball games. No fountains, no slides, no waterfalls. Just kids and adults splashing around, etc. I do think we'll do some real nice lighting. again, a real clean, contemporary, almost modern look.
For size, I was thinking around 20x30 and up to 5 feet deep. Could be persuaded to go deeper if diving is a big deal. If that size is too big or too small, I want to know now!
For cost, the rule of thumb seems to be if the pool costs X, the hardscape, lighting, fencing, etc, will cost another X. So... what is a ballpark X for the size indicated above?
I know there are variables... fire away!
thanks in advance