I thought I could finally post in this section as we broke ground today. I have not posted since I wrote in the "Introduce Yourself" area of the forum back in July. It has taken this long to interview and get quotes from different builders. That doesn't mean I haven't been lurking here.....every single day. We have been working on this for a couple of years so to actually have it happening is somewhat surreal. I cannot thank the people on this forum enough. The education I have recieved and will continue to recieve has been priceless.
As with many on here, we wanted to create our backyard oasis. But, like many here, we had a budget. We wanted lots of deck space. We wanted a paver patio with a firepit. We wanted a spa, and of course all of this except the patio with the firepit, would need to be screened in and attached to our house with existing porch with all pavers. Then, thinking about wet kids running on our slippery tile through our living room to get to the bathroom made us realize we needed to knock a hole in our house to put a door into the spare bathroom, which of course, would need to be within the screened in area.
At first, the pool was a free-form kidney style. Then after thinking about the size of pool, maximizing deck space and how we would use it,(2 kids ages 9 & 5) we went with a 15' x 28'rectangular sport style pool with spa and sun deck. The pool is a little smaller than we had originally planned but we had to stick to the budget and still get everything we wanted. Equipment/ lighting will be Pentair. I'll post those details later.
I will attach a few photos here and then add them as we go. Thanks again to all who contribute.