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    lazy river pool question

    I am interested in building a small lazy river to be designed with my future pool. I can't find much out there on lazy river pools. I do know that they have to be at least 5' wide and 2'6" deep for comfort, but I don't know how much (shotcrete/rebar) reinforcement is needed so it won't crack. I also don't know how many jets-per-length I would need to maintain flow. The pool design would be a simple rectange(pool) with a smashed circle(lazy river) connected to the top.
    If anyone could point me in the correct direction, it would be most appreciated.


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    Sounds like a really fun plan! Sorry, I have no idea where you could find specs for a lazy river...

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    Re: lazy river pool question

    I have the same issue. Want a lazy river. Don't know if my backyard will fit. Can't find much out there.

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    Re: lazy river pool question

    Pumps to get that kind of flow would be enormous. 3-phase for sure.
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    Re: lazy river pool question

    I agree with JohnT. You have to move a LOT of water to make a lazy river work properly. Seems to me that anytime it was on that the disc in the electric meter would be spinning like a top. Unless you want a really slow lazy river.
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