Hi all, I am in the process of designing a pool for my yard, and I have so many questions.
Here is a link to a video of what my yard looks like now:
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b841a3e9 ... ZUaT_xFzlo
And here is a drawing from a recent vendor who came to measure:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=B ... t9HKyU&v=3
I'm a traditional kinda guy, so I am thinking about putting a 14x30 rectangular pool right where the small tree is.
It will be primarily used for family swimming. We don't have people over very often. And I don't plan on doing any diving. So I was thinking about an average depth of about 4'5 and no diving board or slide. I don't want it too deep that I can't just stand anywhere in the pool.
As for finish, I am torn on this decision. In my area, most PB are saying they would never install vinyl, but because of foundation issues and ground movement, but I am having a hard time understanding why vinyl would be a bad idea in those cases. It would be cheaper to replace or repair vinyl than gunite.. and that sounds good to me. On the gunite side, I am thinking I would have to go with at least a minimum of quartz for longevity. I would want to stretch the amount of time before replastering as much as possible without going overboard in budget. Pebble tech is probably not going to fit in my budget.
I am probably going to go with decking on the cheaper side, though I don't want something that is going to burn my feet so much. Is there a compromise there? Any oppositions to "Sundeck"?
I've heard so many mixed reviews about SWG and the last PB that wanted to sell me a salt water pool told me I'd have to be sealing my decking every year... and I don't want to do that. So I'm probably going to go with a non salt pool.. or if anything, just add some salt manually to soften the water.
I'd like to have some recommendations as for how many skimmers & jets would be good for a pool this size, and what equipment (pump, filter) you would recommend for long lasting, easy maintenance.
Also, is there any reason I wouldn't want both the "liquidator" and the "Ph adjuster" from Hasa aside from just the fact that they cost extra?
While my wife and kids love being out in the sun, I don't as much... and I will probably not be swimming until the sun starts to set in most cases. But I am originally from up north and I for me a 75 degree day is still a good enough day to go swimming. Considering this, and the fact that I live in an area where the summer is usually 100 degrees every day, would a heater or water feature be recommended to control water temps? Figure my pool season will probably be from late March, early April through mid-November.
Sorry, I know there are so many posts about each of these individual things, but there are so many conflicting opinions. It's hard to decide on any of it.