Hello TFP. Sciz Milson here in metro Atlanta. I am happy to report that the girl and I are about to become the owners of a new pool (contract description below). At this point in the process, those pesky tall vegetative looking things have been removed, we have a design, we have a signed contract with the PB, have a dig date, and we have the cheddar in the bank...I will start a new thread with a start to finish diary of the journey from plain suburban backyard to (hopefully) blissful oasis. Wonder if the various apartment complexes will miss us at the pool next year.
For a brief description, here is what we are planning. Please forgive me if I write this out of order: 15 x 30 freeform concrete "lagoon" style with swimout (app. 84" of perimeter footage), shallow-end walk-in steps, 3' - 5' depths, 2" flagstone coping, 500 sf of paver decking (with polymeric sand), caribbean blue PT, 500w light, 1.5 HP Superflo pump, 19" Tagelus High Rate Sand Filter, IC20 SWG, pool cleaner fitting, plus chlorinator, pool school by the PB and leaving the excavated soil on site (more on that in future posts).
I look forward to spending time, answering any questions, and learning as much as possible during this process and post-installation. Thanks in advance for advice.