My wife and I finally pulled the trigger and are building a pool. I'm the type to over research and over analyze everything so I'll be reaching out to you guys for help probably more than you'd like but all help is greatly appreciated!
We've always wanted a pool but wanted to wait until our kids were a bit older. They're now 4 and 6 and can bother swim fairly well so we decided now wasa s goos a time as ever My pool builder is actually my older brother and he's agreed to build the pool for me basically at cost so Im getting a great deal...that definetley made the decision easier also. So here's what we've come up with:
- 32'x20' inground gunite free form pool
- 8' interior round spa
- Salt chlorination.
- Coping is undecided. Likely go with flagstone sealed with 40sk
- Waterfall on backside of pool
- Decking around front and sides of pool only.
- Pump: Hayward 3hp vs
- Filter: Largest Hayward cartridge filter
- Heater: Hayward 400k btu Might switch to raypak depending on pricing
- Automation: Omnilogic
- Cleaner: Robot, currently undecided on which model.
I attached pics of the layout and the design being laid out in our backyard. I increased the size of the spa from 7' to 8' and softened the curve on the front a bit to provide more pool space. We got all permits squared away and are now just waiting to dig! We've had so much rain this last month all the excavators are behind and to top it off a tropical storm is barrelling into TX as I type this and is supposed to drop 10" of rain on us over the next couple days. Hopefully we'll get the pool filled before the end of summer!
So based on the above do any of the experts have any recommendations or suggestions? Do you think having that lacebark elm tree 10' from the pool will be problematic?