Still waiting on that permit, but while we are waiting I am thinking of all the questions I have about this new build. Our last pool had stamped concrete, so the safety cover was installed by putting anchors into the concrete (and some longer achors in the grass on the back side). This time we are thinking pavers, so I am wondering if the install is the same. Do the anchors get drilled into the beautiful pavers after they are laid, or is the cover measured and incorporated into the decking plan.
We've met with two decking folks recommended by our builder. The first does everything, including concrete and pavers. The second is a landscaper who does pavers. My concern with doing concrete again is mostly how hot and slippery it got. Pavers worry me because they always seem to grow weeds. However, having seen some very nice paver jobs I think we are leaning in that direction. We will likely do the Techo Blue 60 with a combined color. I can't remember who, but someone here has pictures of their job in northern Mass or NH with that blend and it is lovely.
As much as I promised myself I would relax and not get caught up in the timeline this time, it is just too exciting not to. Hoping the permit comes in this week and we can start digging next week. Maybe we'll get a few weeks of swimming in before the end of the season!