We've decided to go ahead and get our pool done this summer but my wife has insisted on an automatic safety cover as we have a little guy running around. Now I'm having trouble deciding how to build around the pit of where the cover will be housed. I initially planned on putting a sun deck at the edge of the pool, but now that the pit will also be located there, I'm not sure what to do. I've attached a picture of the look i was going for. Should I just build to the edge of the concrete pit? or perhaps build overtop and create an accessible hatch.
Has anybody gone through this? tips and pictures would be greatly appreciated.