We've just put a deposit down to be the first install of next spring for our pool builder and patio installer. Not sure if it's normal to plan this far ahead but I'm OCD, so here we are! We're going with a 23x40 Aspen shaped vinyl pool, Salt System, Heat Pump, swimout, hybrid in-floor cleaning system (Caretaker heads, Paramount valve, plus Polaris 360), and 3 LED lights. For the patio we're doing exposed aggregate and will have a retaining wall at one end and fire pit with seating wall at the other end. Below is a 3D drawing that the patio guy did showing the final design we settled on, minus some landscaping that will be done around the walls. Here's to hoping we have an easy winter and they can start in March! We'll definitely be swimming by Memorial Day.