Hi everyone....new guy here. I've read and read and read but thought I'd try a post here to see if there is anything else I should consider.
I'm in Southwestern Pennsylvania and recently built a house in a new development. We are putting in a 16x36 rectangle with a 3.6ft shallow and a 6' deep end (water height ends up being about 5.5ft). We want a 'usable' pool and are not interested in a diving board. We will be getting a slide though.
Our deign has corner steps with an 8' bench coming off in both directions. The pool will start to slope at the 9' mark - just past the end of the bench. So it will drop 2.5' over the next 25' (or about 1" per foot). We are doing a "wedge" shape in the deep end so the slope goes almost the entire way - then slopes up at the wall.
This is my question....are there any 'cons' to doing a wedge design? I suspect anything that sinks will all accumulate at one spot (in the wedge). But the slope is very gentle. We figure the longer slope and more gentle slope makes the pool more usable as your not standing on a steep slope.
Anything else I should consider?
Here is a wedge:
Here is the more traditional flat bottom: