This is week 5 of construction, but most of the work has been done for a couple of weeks now. Couldn't get the concrete done due to them not showing up twice plus scattered rainy days. Concrete poured today! They still have to come back and pour the concrete pad and 2 steps that will be outside the screened porch sliding doors leading down to the pool. My PB has been doing pool closings for other customers while waiting for the concrete sub, but my pool season is about to start once the filter and heater are turned on tomorrow.
Going to have a black alum 54" fence installed - debating whether to keep the fence close to the pool on the "low" side (same side with ladder) of the grading or put it 6 feet or so down the slope to keep the majority of the fence out of the sight line while sitting on the pool deck enjoying the view (view as shown in the pic below IMG_1588). Keeping the sight line clear might also give an infinity edge sort of feel which would be nice. My concern with putting the fence 6 feet down the slope is what to do with the space between the pool deck and the fence: landscaping stone would look nice, but not nice to step on with bare feet when volleyballs, basketballs, beachballs inevitably bounce out of the pool and down the slope to the fence. Mulch would be better for feet, but would result in mulch being brought into the pool every time one of the kids gets a ball from that side and re-enters the pool. Note: IMG_1589 shows the "high" side of the grading - the fence will be about 2 feet from this side of the pool deck.
Any suggestions? Thanks!