Hello to all,
We are getting ready to qualify vendors, bids & designs, then select and build [I will post the whole pool process here, including the summer kitchen of all before and afters].
After reading many more of your posts, what I would like to acheive w the help of everyone, is to compile a list of all the suggested changes on years of experience w your pools. As we all know, sometimes you just have to live through it or figure it out over time. W all the experience here, I am hoping to accomplish a list of best practices that I can incorporate into our design and build. Trouble Free Pool does not mean maintenance free, but I would like to optimize your experiences, good or bad, to help make the best pool possible, then pass my experiences back on for future pool owners.
Here is what I know today:
14K gallons IG Pool w spa & sunning shelf, approx 16' x 20 w additional 7.5' tanning shelf [18-12"], depth 4' x 5.6' x 3.6'
Rectangular to match geometrics of house - pool runs S-N w N side next to summer kitchen to be
spa w custom seating for both tall people and other so shoulders neck will be in water w out hunching over, extra jets
an additional sitting shelf 13' x 2' by 18" not looking into the sun
4 sq columns w two scuppers & two for potted plants on wall w equipment behind for optimal pressure & friction reduction
additional electrical outlets and 4-6 irrigation taps w lines for potted plants
extensive drainage system / volleyball sleeves
No trees in yard or neighbors, only palm trees...our backyard has only grass
summer kitchen is 20' x 34' w gas stove, gas/wood burning fireplace, flatscreen & stereo...S-Kitchen runs E-W w west side enclosed from sun w fireplace & wall - S side open to pool, gas stove on N side since 11 mo's per yr wind is from S and blows smoke out and away
That is it.. w these potential design dimensions, I am hoping to get your advice & experience on cleaning and filtering systems, and anything else you think we need to change, eliminate or enhance.
Thank you very much,