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Folks...I just joined today and want to say Im happy to be here.
My first question is this...im about to purchase my first in ground pool and Im deciding between a 12x24 or a 14x28 in ground vinyl liner pool. My yard is a side yard (corner property) and the setback space that I have available to build in is approx 35x42 give or take a foot. So I dont know if I want the pool to take up too much space because I do want some patio area. Altho, since my property is a corner property and the pool will go on the side yard, I also have some area on the other side of the house too.
So back to my original question, I like everything about vinyl pools, price, look, feel, etc except for one thing...that ugly white plasticy-looking coping around the pool. It makes it look cheap. Actually, I also dont like the look of those white plasticy-looking steps either. It makes it look like some sort of orthopedic rehabilitation facility rather than construction addition and improvement to your house.
With regards to this, are there aesthetic options that could be done to hide or replace these 2 concerns? Can I get stones or paving over that coping to simulate a gunite pool? If so, is it layed right over the vinyl coping?...how does that impact replacing and access to the coping if service is needed in the future?
In regards to those hideous steps...what are my options?
Finally, if you were me in regards to my yard space, would you go with a 12x24 or a 14x28? Im looking for your classic rectangle style
Thanks all for assisting a new member!