Hello TFP Members,
First time poster here... I've been a lurker for quite some time and have been researching pools for a few years now. We are really serious about having a pool built for us right now but have struggled quite a bit with freeform vs rectangular and size. Our backyard is 50x80, but I have easements to deal with so it's more like, 40x60. I really want a diving pool and after working with a few pool builders on designs, I designed my first pool in Visio with just over 1000 sqf surface area, and about 50k gallons. It is 46' long, average 24' wide, and 10' deep.
I live in South Texas and it is hot and humid... swim season is about 10 months. Back of my house faces North and the pool will have direct sunlight all day. I decided to scale down and purchased Pool Studio design software. I've designed about 10 different pools, (not to mention trying all the templates in the software), and we feel that a simple rectangular, Geometric pool looks best with architecture of the house and size of our yard.
I've narrowed the design to a 19x42 and 20x42 Geometric design, with 9' diving end. 865 sqf vs 900 sft. Aprox, 37,000 gallons vs 41000 gallons.
What can I expect the monthly chemical costs to be on a pool this size using the BBB method, in a hot climate with full sunlight exposure all day long?