Hello all, I am a new member to the website and I've spent the last several nights gathering up information. We are in the beginning stages of designing an in ground pool. I am looking for some feedback to my initial thoughts.
We are designing this pool for use in Northeast Ohio. So investment wise, we don't want to go over board, however, we don't want to go cheap either.
I am looking at a 38x20x38 "True-L" vinyl-liner pool with a diving board. Probably not a slide. I am thinking a depth of 8.5ft to 4ft.
Definitely a gas heater
As for an automatic cover, we definitely want an "L" and since we do not want to see the tracks I do not believe the automatic covers will work in our situation. Has anybody seen automatic covers on an "L" with hidden tracks? I would assume this would be accomplished by somehow having 2 separate systems?
We originally wanted stamped concrete, however, after thinking if over the past few nights I think the pavers are the direction we want to go (until last night, see next question). I am afraid with stamped concrete if we ever had a problem getting to the pool plumbing it could be an issue. Also, with the pool excavation I am not sure what type of settling and cracking could occur. We had a stamped concrete patio in our old house and in the 6-7 years we had it, the patio was amazing, however, it did get slick at times. In addition, going the paver route would also allow me to do this project in more phases. To dig up a few pavers and add on would be much easier. Thoughts?
Has anybody had a problem with the sand mortar they use from pavers destroying their pool? We had a plumber over yesterday who has dabbled in the pool business and he warned us against pavers because of the sand getting in to the pool?
Our backyard is heavily wooded. However, our pool would be quite a distance from the tree line. I am assuming this will lead to some additional pool cleanings after storms.
I am looking at doing 2, possibly 3 LED lights (I have 2 little kids). I was also going to explore black lights. I have heard that black lights in pools are cool especially swimming at night. Does anybody have black lights in their pool?
Here are our initial design renderings:
Thanks for all the help! I truly enjoy reading all your posts.