First time new pool owner/builder and I am afraid of making mistakes that will last me a lifetime.
We recently moved to Central Florida from NJ with our 2 children ages 13 and 16 and we are looking to build a pool so that they can have their friends over and my husband and I can relax in. However, we need to compromise because we do not want a huge pool.
Our design that we are having quoted is a 22' by 12' pool with a 12' by 7' sun ledge off to the side. The pool will go from 3.5' to 5.5'
There is so much that I do not know about pool plumbing and equipment that I hope to learn from this site - but my immediate questions involve therapy jets and beach entry which I need to get resolved so I can get some accurate quotes.
1. In lieu of a hot tub/spa which is not in the budget the PB has suggested two therapy jets on the deep end swim out. My husband thinks they will be useless since he can not see how they would hit anything but your lower back or your legs if you place them on the swim out. Does anyone have them and are they a waste of money? Would it make sense to just place them on the wall in the shallow end with no bench underneath them so they can hit your neck and shoulders?
2. I definitely want a sun ledge but I wondered about the pros and cons of it being "beach entry" Is their a greater scaling or cleaning issue with beach entry? And can anyone who has a sun ledge please tell me what they think an optimum depth is? I want the ledge both for me to put my chair in and relax and for some of our smaller guests to play in.
Thank you for any help you can give me. I have been looking at pool plans for 2 months so far and I need to start making decisions so we can get swimming!