After many months of research, my wife and I have finally signed a contract for a pool install. We decided on a 18'x38' rectangular pool from 3' to 6' in depth. The shallow end will have radius steps in one corner and a bench from the steps to the to the other end of the shallow section. Options include Pebble Sheen, VS pump, cartridge filter, and SWG. To help keep costs down, the coping is bull nosed brick, and the light in incandescent. We are still undecided on decking, but I'm leaning towards pavers. Construction starts in late March, and I will be posting pictures as that build progresses.