Hi TroubleFreers. We used this site a bit when thinking about a new pool, so here is a thread about our build.
We went with California Pools, which so far has not been all that it was cracked up to be. I can talk about that more later, but let's get some pics. The pool will be 10 feet on one short end, 12 on the other, with 28 foot length. not a rectangle, but since our back fence is not parallel to the house, we decided it look better to make the pool edge parallel with the back fence, instead of rectangle and skewed looking. Travertine pavers around and up onto the patio. Topaz Blue people shine, or whatever Cal calls it. Glass tile on the water sheer wall, and stone on the pillars.
This is the backyard we've been staring at since 2006. Since we have a one-story house, it goes back pretty far, so not much room to work with. the water line has to be 5 feet from the property line. We also had to have the HVAC compressor moved from the back of the house, around the corner to the side, rerunning the coolant and 220 lines, and adding a 120 outlet within 15 feet (I think it was 15) of the HVAC.
Dig out. Pool will have a 4' deep (front to back deep, not under water deep) Baja step, then 5 deep in the middle, back up to 4 feet at the end. water sheer at that end, and two water pots on pillars on the long side.
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and though this forum states "we love pictures" it appears I'm over a quota after two 800x600 pics. I'll have to read the forum rules.