Howdy Everyone! My wife and I started building our first pool a couple weeks ago. its a free form design with a tanning ledge and spa. here's some of the options we're going with:
Pentair pool equipment
stamped concrete deck w/ anti slip additive (wheat color)
Noche tumbled travertine coping from MasterTile
bluish-brown natural looking tile stuff from MasterTile
spa deck: neutral color limestone flagstone similar to the coping on top and the outer walls sealed of course (we didn't like the quartzite and i hear sandstone and slate flake easily)
Diamond Brite Ocean Blue plaster
if i missed anything your curious about, lemme know! i need all the help i can get so this thing satisfies the wife and keeps my pockets less empty for years to come!
right now the hole is dug, the rebar is mostly done, the plumbing is started. i've got them making a change on the spa, you can read about here: building-spa-should-i-put-jets-in-front-of-waterfall-t58074.html
here's the design i sketched and gave the builder, only change we made to this is my wife wants the whole backyard to be concrete so no landscaping (she wants to do pots with plants instead) and the middle of the pool will have a 4-1/2' water depth instead of 5':
this is where they were at on Monday... since then they finished the rebar in the pool, started the rebar in the spa but need to make changes to the bench per my request, and they started the plumbing.
iphone panorama distorted the pic somewhat