Oh boy. Here goes!
We are in the process of selecting our PB. Designs are all pretty much the same, as they were based off my SketchUp with the understanding that I'm not a pool designer, master draftsman, hydraulic engineer, etc. Those finer details are in their hands.
One builder initially said that turn down beams on the deck perimeter (away from home's slab) and under the supports for the pergola posts (with rock base) were unnecessary. Just doesn't seem right. Thoughts?
Same builder doesn't believe in deck dowels (other two do). I suspect that this may be a bone of contention. Ok . . . deep breath . . Thoughts?
Here is some views of our "guideline" design. Don't feel comfortable posting the competing builders designs right now. Basic dimensions: Pool - 18ish by 32ish plus 8 by 5 shelf, Spa 7 x 7. Gunite or Shotcrete. 3 or 3.5 to 6 in depth.
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