Greetings! Enough lurking, time for my first question:
Short story: We bought our new house with an existing 17x34 inground pool ca. 1973 - equipment was ancient (1995 or so), plaster delaminating. Spa control valves jammed for more than 15 years, heater had never worked.
So we're going for the big overhaul: new plumbing, new equipment (Pentair intelliflo, intellitouch, mastertemp heater, etc.), new plaster, etc. Bringing the pool & yard up to code sure has been interesting (meaning expensive!).
The question: The pool has an attached spa. My wife likes the idea of the spa remote in/near the decking at the spa so we can adjust speed and temp, etc.
I'd like to mount the spa control in the decking (pavers), not in the coping or tiles, and I'd like to recess it slightly with a cover.
Does anyone have any ideas about a box with a cover that might be suitable for this? I'm imagining some kind of little plastic door I could open to reveal the controls underneath. The door would hide the controls from the sun and be less of a tripping hazard than mounting on the deck surface itself.
Perhaps something like an irrigation valve box, but prettier and smaller, if that makes any sense.
Certainly something like this must exist, but I'm probably not looking in the right places.