My wife and I are building a house and we're planning to install an in-ground pool as well. She has had a pool for the past 15 years and is set on it. I've never had a pool. We don't need a large pool or anything like a slide or diving board. Just something to float around in after a long day of work. I'm interested in one of those high powered pump things so I can swim against the current. I'm not sure we'll go that way, but I would like to look into them. I really think I will use the pool on a near daily basis if I could do some stationary swimming.
Here are some of the things we know we want.
1. Fiberglass pool. That's what my wife had and she's comfortable with it. She has a couple of dogs that aren't smart enough to stay out of the water and she thinks they would possibly damage a liner.
2. Salt water pool. Her pool was not salt water, but she thinks that's the way to go. Less maintenance is the main driving factor.
3. Maximum depth of 5 feet or so. We really don't need anything deeper than that. I don't see the need for a 'deep end' since we won't have a diving board. I just don't see the purpose in a deep end.
I think that's about it. We were looking online last weekend and she's thinking a kidney shaped pool would be nice. Her pool was rectangular and she wants something different.
I would love to hear some comments about the 'endless pool' type device. In my initial searches I haven't come up with much information, but I haven't spent much time on it yet. I would like to hear from some people that have them and if they're as useful as they seem.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.