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Thread: Final Drawing - Input Appreciated

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    Jun 2012
    Austin, TX

    Final Drawing - Input Appreciated

    I received the final drawing for our pool. The back portion of the pool will have an 18" raised wall with 2 water sheers. I'm a little concerned about the width of the pool. It is 15' 3" on one end, 14' 3" in the middle, and 19' 9" on the end with the tanning ledge. It is 34' 3" long. Do you think that will be too narrow in the middle? Should I take a foot or so off the length and widen the pool a little? I guess what I'm asking is for is experiences from those who have pools...would you prefer a shorter/wider pool or a longer/narrower pool.

    Any input would be appreciated
    Starting excavation on 8/29! - 32x15 freeform gunite pool (approx 15,000 gallons) with a 7x7 raised spa with 2 spillovers - tanning ledge with 2 bubblers - All Hayward Equipment - ARQ15 SWCG - 400btu heater, 60sq ft DE filter - 2HP EcoStar VS pump - Oklahoma flagstone coping - MasterTile MASMIX 3 1x1 - Sundek - Crystal Stones Smooth Caribbean Blue

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Final Drawing - Input Appreciated

    It's your preference. Is someone going to be swimming laps? Then longer. Playing volleyball? Keep it shallow.

    My only design advice, based on what I'm stuck with, is to have your skimmer be at the downwind side of the pool, even if it means the longest pipe run. My returns are not able to overcome even a light breeze - everything floats on by my skimmer, ends up at the downwind end, and sinks there.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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