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    The Ole Size Question

    Hello all. Rookie poster here. Been reading and researching on this site for the better part of two months as we designed our pool and selected our builder. We are ready to approve plans and submit for permitting in South Florida. And now I am second guessing size and considering going slightly bigger (approx 2' longer and 2' wider) just before locking it in. The challenge is my pool shape is free form so it is hard to get a great comparison. I'd love everyone's thoughts based on their experiences. My yard can support either size comfortably.

    The enlarged and original size are shown in the pictures attached (original smaller size first/on top).

    Here are the current design specs before adjusting:
    26' wide (inclusive of a 9' sun shelf) by 32' long gunite free form pool. 96 linear feet and 585 sqft, both including 12x9 sun shelf. 7x7 round spa directly across sun shelf in middle of pool. Width at center of pool is ~14' from sun shelf edge to spa. 19' wide and 17.5' wide at widest sections on each side of spa (when measuring directly across pool).

    Is the adjusted size of 16' wide in middle and 20-21' wide at widest direct across (excluding sun shelf) considered large for swim-able free form pool area? small? average?

    The cost is not an issue, the difference is about $1,500. Just dont want to go too small, or too big. And yes, i do think that there is such thing as too big given the location of our home on an irregular size lot.

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    here is the original/current size. Note that there have been some slight design changes. And since these are screen shots from PB's computer, they arent the exact angle and zoom. But you get the idea.

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    Re: The Ole Size Question

    Kids? Go bigger.
    30K? gal (20x40, 3ft shallow to 8-9ft hopper), Vinyl IG, single speed 1HP pump, Hayward Micro Clear DE-3600 filter, Hayward Aqua Rite SWG T15 Cell, Rheem/Raypack M206A heater

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    Re: The Ole Size Question

    "Gosh, I wish my pool was smaller" said nobody ever in history.
    16 x 32 17500 gallons
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    Re: The Ole Size Question

    yes, little kids now who will one day be big. im inclined to go bigger. 14' wide in the center just feels small.

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    Re: The Ole Size Question

    Our 21' circular pool can seem small when the kids are involved.
    "...chemistry is not an exact science" -Mario Andrada, Rio 2016 Olympics spokesman
    21' x 52" Radiant Metric Round ~10K gal AGP with Hayward S180t pump/sand filter.
    Caldera (Watkins) Martinique 340 gallon installed in basement, Bromine and ozone.
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    Re: The Ole Size Question

    According to my brother, we have "the biggest residential swimming pool ever", or so he tells his friends. Unfortunately, it sometimes feels a bit small with a bunch of people in it. Our pool is a free form lagoon that is 40'x31'. Other than the chlorine usage, I wish it was bigger sometimes.
    29,000 gallon vinyl liner custom designed lagoon style in-ground pool (self-built 2015-2016), Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Hayward HP21404T Heat Pump (140K BTU), Hayward Pro Grid DE DE6020 Filter with Fiber Clear, Hayward Tiger Shark, 2 Hayward Color-Logic LED lights, Stenner 45MPHP10
    370 gallon Jacuzzi J-345 spa with ClearRay UV

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