Well, we think that the Air Force is going to leave us in place for my last 4.5 yrs. With my wife now working as a school nurse and having the summers off with the kids, I have reluctantly decided to put in a pool. The color pic was the original designers pitch. We had him alter it to put a small amount of decking to connect the deep end to the patio. The main pool deck off of our house is going to replace our current flagstone patio that is set in gravel. We all felt like the gravel would be tracked into the pool, so we will use this flagstone for the areas around the pool. We have lots of landscaping and plants already, so the planter areas in the design will actually be rock beds that we can place planters in if we choose to do so. We hope that they can get started next week.
It will be 90.5 linear feet with a small sun shelf, bench in the deep end, flagstone coping, kool decking, 2 color LED lights, color LED bubbler light on sun shelf, Wet Edge Satin Matrix (not sure of color yet), traditional chlorine pool. I'll post before pictures of the backyard shortly to give you an idea of what it looks like now. I am open to any and all suggestion. We are pretty close to the top of what we wanted to spend and neither me or my wife wanted a spa. Our kids are 12 and 14 and really looking forward to the pool.