Everyone, I'd love some useful feedback on the crazy endeavor I am considering. Trying to search and read other posts too, so sorry if this is annoying to ask:
I'm between Indianapolis and Cincinnati (closer to Cincinnati) and am looking to build a large, simple rectangle (ideally). Here are my thoughts so far; perhaps a little optimistic/audacious on some points, so I may have to throttle back a bit...
24 x 50 (started at 20 x 50 and added a little)
10 foot in deep end
3.5 feet deep in shallow end
14 feet from deep end wall to lower line of transition
19.5 foot transition section
14 foot long shallow end
2.5 foot long shallow end stairs
full width steel steps along shallow end wall
relatively small radius corners (6" I guess)
plastic panels (I think)
8' diving board center of deep end wall
considering automatic cover (pricey though, so not sure)
DYI install depending on cost
worried about concrete truck on my long asphalt drive, so I may need to mix my own bottom and grade beam, and use pavers for the patio.
Due to schedule, I may have to hang the liner and fill the pool in the spring. Any experience there?
Considering a foundation drain to help prevent liner float. Pool will be near (not in) a low point, with ground graded away, but still concerned about ground water.
I have some existing fall to resolve (about 3 feet) from the shallow end (near the house) toward the deep end.
Not sure about depth related to available liners, and potential for ground rock. I'll order the liner after the hole is done.
Is a liner this big readily available?
Not sure yet on pumps, filter, chemicals, and all things plumbing - appreciate your advice.
Looking for recommendations on builders and suppliers...
Any experience on automatic covers? I know they can help reduce the need for heating, chemicals, and fencing. Do they pay for themselves eventually, or are they problematic?