I've enjoyed this forum so I thought I'd contribute by making my first posts a project build-up thread. The timing was right so we pulled the trigger this summer!
We decided to go for a geometric pool design rather than a freeform because of our small back yard and the layout inherently complemented the space's existing geometric angles.
The basic specs of the pool and some of the selections were:
Pool Perimeter : 85 feet
Spa Perimeter : 24 feet
Total Perimeter : 87 feet
Depth Profile: 3.5' x 5'
436 square feet of water
Spa Raised 12" with
3' Sheet Spillway27" sheet spillway - only spills over a third, the rest runs down the veneer instead
Split Bench in Spa
2 8' benches (1 deep end, 1 shallow end)
4.5' x 10.5' Tanning Ledge with Bubbler
Rear Beam Raised 12" with 3 stone scuppers
Decking : QDI Travertine Ancient Castle / English Walnut / Something Else mixture in Versaille Pattern, 588 sq feet
Coping : QDI Noce Travertine
Waterline : 1" x 1" Noble NWFR 165 St. Raphael
Plaster : StoneScapes Mini-Pebble Midnight Blue Finish
Veneer for Spa and Raised Beam : "Granbury Chop"
Pool Controller : E-Command 4 with Spa Side Remote
Main Pump : TriStar 2HP (
2.7 HP maxbuilder put 2.2 S.F motor version instead) Single Speed
Filter : Hayward 525 Cartridge
Cleaner : Polaris 280
Heater : Hayward 400k BTU
Sanitization: RB320 and Ozone
Lighting : 2 LV LED in Pool, 1 LV LED in Spa Not ColorLogic 4.0 like brochure given, 1.5" LEDS instead, partially illuminated
There's probably other details I've omitted but that's the general gist of where this design is headed. I'll try to keep the thread updated as things progress. This is our first time building an in-ground pool and we're really excited to see it come together! Hopefully our selections won't crash and burn!