I'd like your opinions on the design of a pool I am considering. Let me know the things I should be on the look out for. PB wants $90K. The pool includes a spa elevated 6 feet (to patio level - my house sits on a 6 foot foundation). Spa drains into pool down rock wall. From patio level, there is a double stairway, separated by a grotto, that leads to the pool and deck, 6 feet down. Yard has a further elevation change of 3-4 feet (so requires footers and elevated pool wall in back). Bedrock is 6 inches under the soil. The top of the grotto is flooded with bubblers so you can sit on top of it. Deck and coping is Oklahoma flagstone.
Here is a 3-D video fly-through of the design:
34' x 16' (19035 Gallons Estimated)
Perimeter 96.5 Linear Feet
Area 564 Sq.Ft.
Depth 4ft. x 5.5ft. x 4ft.
Spa raised 6 feet with zero-edge spillover
Grotto (sit on top, water fall, and bench underneath)
1 Bench Total 15 Sq. Ft, 2 tanning shelves Total 56 Sq. Ft
Steel 8" o.c. - rebar, 8" o.c. both ways
Steel in beam 1/2" rebar x 4
Plumbing and Equipment:
Pool Pipes - 2" schedule 40 pvc
Skimmers: 2 independently plumbed for optimum control
Returns: 8 looped for even pressure
No Main Drain
Pump � Variable Speed Hayward and Water Feature Pump
Cleaner �Hayward Shark Vac
1 Auto Fill Valve
Install Vacuum Breaker(s) at Hose Bib(s)
Deck and Masonry:
Coping � Oklahoma Flagstone Oklahoma Flagstone Peach Buff or Taupe
New Pool deck 730 Sq Ft. in OK Peach
Turndown as needed rubbed concrete
172 Sq. Ft. Stone Steps
Univ Color Logic LED (Network) Light in pool and 1 Univ Color Logic LED (Network) Light in Spa
Plaster: Sunstone Pearl Color: St. Croix
Thanks for any insights you can provide.