Hi, guys, We are just about to get a new vinyl 18 x 36 pool (with Roman bump out steps at one end so it's really 18 x41) installed in our backyard. It's exciting yet sometimes overwhelming with so many decisions we have to make. We have three kids ages 8 to 13. I am looking for advise on a few things:
1) We would like a sports pool while also deep enough in the middle for kids to do jump and do flips etc but not too deep. What depths would be ideal (stairs side has to start at 40 inches) and what kind of sloping?
2) We are thinking of cool crete for the deck around the pool. Is that a good idea? Looks wise as well as maintenance.
3) Should we go with cartridges or sand filter?
4) How do we figure out how much concrete to have around the pool? We have a separate patio for sitting but I am talking about minimum for walking around and getting in and out of the pool.