I'm trying to finalize my pool plan and I'm looking for some advice. We considered a vanishing edge….but the budgets just not that big. It will be a raised gunite pool exposed on two sides. The attached photos should give you an idea of what I'm talking about. The first step goes all the way across and has 3 bubblers on it. The next step is a tanning ledge with steps on either side.
Here are my questions:
1. How deep should the water be on the first step (is there a min. depth for bubblers to work properly? I would like them to be flush with the step not in a raised box like the picture.)
2. What's a good water depth for a tanning ledge? Is 12" too deep?
3. I was thinking of just having 3 Savi Melody lights but should I also have one for the tanning ledge? (they aren't cheap!)
4. Is one skimmer sufficient for a pool this size (19,000 gallons) I can't put one in the oustide walls so placement is an issue.
Thanks in advance.