I've been reading on this site for a while just trying to get an education...finally I'm jumping in.
Thank you to all the contributors and moderators for all the information!
Even though we can't afford to build all we would want, we've decided to bite the bullet and go for it. (Don't want to go another year mooching off the neighbors).
Already ordered a Royal Swimming Pools 18x36 Deer Creek, steel/liner with a play depth. Coming this week.
Opted for 2 swimout/lounge/steps w/ spa jets instead of the sit in stairs. Was recommended to go to 2" Waterco 1 1/2 hp pump and larger inlet sand filter. Aqua Plus SWG, Color Logic 4.0. Found a good used interfab slide on Craigslist for $200, (will use bolt on deck mounts).
We have always preferred the swimouts available on most fiberglasspool designs but they did not offer a decent size pool in a play depth, (and are expensive), so we will put swimouts on each end of our Deer Creek. Just wondering why I have not seen others doing this?
The backyard has about a 2 foot slope toward the house, with a 4' high deck. We'd like to raise the yard level instead of adding retaining walls on the far end.
Afraid we'll run into complications backfilling under the deck against vinyl siding or otherwise draining the area.
Any ideas or recommendations?
We have a great grading contractor and I plan to do Plumbing, Wiring and all else that I can.
Permit application was lengthy but straightforward, except I had never done an electrical load calculation before. Thanks to Mike Holt for the excel spreadsheet, http://www.mikeholt.com/documents/calcu ... ations.xls
--- Very cool and professional.
Existing fence transition to the deck presented some BOCA pool code problems but ended up deciding on narrow spacing for the balusters (1 1/2") to keep the deck from being climbed up on near the Pool barrier. We're hoping the permit is ready to Pick up today....
Thanks again for all the great information here, I'm sure I will have a ton of questions along the way.
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