Hey all! I guess I harassed my husband enough that he finally caved and signed the contract for a pool last week.
We're doing a 20' x 45' rectangular gunite pool with an 8' x 8' built-in spa, 3.5' - 8' water depth, Cover Pools autocover, Interfab Adrenaline slide, travertine coping/surround (our current patio is travertine, so we plan to tie it into the current patio.)
Here's my husband's layout:
Here's where the pool will go (my husband and I marked it out to try and get an idea of size and layout):
*10" wide walls (buttress walls for slab support for the patio.)
*PebbleSheen (haven't decided what kind exactly, but my favorite colors are Desert Gold, French Grey, Seafood Green and Irish Mist with Shimmering Sea and/or Luminous blend added to it...I like sparkly things. )
*4 LED color changing lights within the pool
*Pump: Jandy 2HP
*Filter: Jandy DEV60
*Natural Gas Heater: Jandy JXI400
*SWCG: Autopilot RC42
*PH & Chlorine Control: not sure of manufacturer
*Pool Cleaner: Aquaclean Robot
*Control Panel: Jandy Aqualink RS8
*Cover Pools AutoCover (concrete box with drain, in-wall tracks, stainless steel brackets for walk-on travertine lid)
*spa - pump, light, blower? (I need to get more details)
*extra pump for slide
The one thing we're not completely set on is the depth. Right now we have the water depth set for 8' at the deep end. We have 4 children (GBBG) ranging in ages from 10 to almost 3. My fear is that they'll want to start jumping or diving into the pool, but a 6' depth won't be deep enough? One PB we met with suggested that we go no higher than 6', especially if we're not putting in a diving board. He felt we'd get more use out of it from a recreational/game standpoint if we didn't go as deep. (This was also the trend he's been seeing.)
Personally, I'd like to start the shallow end with a 4' water depth as opposed to a 3.5" water depth (I'm 6'1" so I don't want to feel like I'm standing a bathtub. ) I believe it added quite a bit for us to do for the 4' water depth, so my husband told me to nix that idea.
Any insight? Suggestions?
Thanks in advance!