Good Morning Everyone,
I just came across this forum late last night. I signed the contract and put the initial deposit down on our new pool yesterday morning and am now doing what I do - over research pool ownership to death and I found this forum. It's kind of exciting, but worrisome at the same time! And, I am of the generation that want it in this weekend and have to wait until mid to end of August to swim.
Here is the pool design. It will have a raised beam between the pool and spa level of 23-30" because of a slope in my backyard. The pool will be 18.5' x 42' (777 square feet) and will have a 40 square foot spa with 6 hydro jets.
Pump - Hayward 2hp Tristar
Filter - Cartridge 450 Foot Commercial-rated
Heater - Hayward Universal H-Series ASME Natural Gas 400k BTU
Salt Water System - Hayward Aqua Rite
Pool Cleaner - Hayward Phantom
Lighting - 2 ColorLogic lights in pool and 1 in Spa
Automation - Hayward ProLogic
Air Blower for Spa Jets
2 Deck Jets from upper deck into the pool
Pre-plumbed for spa
We are thinking about adding a tanning ledge to the design, but are not sure where to place it in the pool. Given the shape and design of the pool, I'm thinking it should be where the steps are with smaller steps leading down into the pool to keep it symmetrical. The pool builder recommended taking over the lower right corner for it to maintain a swim lane but that throws off the symmetry. Any thoughts on that? Also, any recommendation on the size of the tanning ledge. I was thinking 5-7' by 8'.