I've been a tfp member for a couple of months now. I've literally spent everyday reading various threads and comments trying to take in as much information as possible. My wife gave the the go ahead 👍 in the spring to start planning our backyard "oasis". I interviewed about 8 pool builders in our area at the beginning of the summer. We received proposals and narrowed down our list of builders. Before deciding, we went and saw some of the projects that builders had done. We picked our builder a few weeks ago and met with him last night. We went over the initial concept design last night. We made some minor changes that will be reflected in a new drawing by the end of this week hopefully. I'll attach the initial plan that we received last night. The plan includes a freeform lagoon gunite pool, about 21x42 with a 4-6 waterfall in the back corner of the yard. Along the back fence line will be 2 smaller, low flow waterfall/streams. We will also be building a covered pavilion with a gas fireplace, sitting area and outdoor kitchen. We will most likely do this build in stages for financial reasons. The pool and patio will be done over the fall/winter. Most likely the roof structure and ODK will be completed the following year.
Equipment will be all Pentair. The pool will be saltwater and will have a waterfall with grotto, a sitting bench in the deep end, the sun shelf in the drawing is getting moved to where the steps are in the drawing. A bench in the shallow end under the small waterfalls. I'm looking for any input or advice from the community here.