Just wanted to thank everyone on this forum for posting their information. My husband and I have gotten a ton of ideas from your posts!
Our pool build officially starts today! We are using Platinum Poolcare out of Wheeling, Illinois. They have a reputation for building awesome pools (featured on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.) Hope ours turns out as great as some of their others.
45x20 Inground Rectagular Shotcrete Pool
Automatic Pool Cover with concrete cantilever cover
3'6 to 9 ft. deep
Waterfall with bench underneath and a Turbo Twister slide
Diving board with a corner step-out for getting out of the water
Tanning ledge at shallow end--big enough for two chaise lounges
Two basketball hoops, and infloor anchors for a volleyball net
6 deck sprayers and 3 in-pool LED lights
The dig starts today! As I am typing this, they are spraying out the layout in my yard. Yesterday, they removed our existing above-ground pool and did yard grading to get the heavy construction equipment in and out of our yard.
After I wrote this, the crew got a good portion of the dig done today and laid gravel on the shallow end. They put up fencing around the site and will be back tomorrow. I have a ton of pictures but I haven't had the chance to organize them yet. Once I do, I will post a link.
Kristen in Illinois