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    What have we got wrong?

    Here's the latest attempt to achieve all functions (little kid play, bigger kid play, adult lounge, adult soak, lap swim). How did we do?
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    What have we got wrong?

    That makes excellent sense—thanks. It’s since been suggested we make the spa 5’ x 7’, which would also help.
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    What have we got wrong?

    Update: it's looking like we might be restricted to 10' of pool width (so 50' x 10' in total)--which is fine, only we'd like to include a 6' x 6' hot tub in one corner of the pool, along with, along the length, a tanning ledge of perhaps 6' x 10' (those dimensions are very rough--open to...
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    What have we got wrong?

    Fair enough. (For YouTube the comments are unusually rational!) Still, the maintenance issue gives me pause. And I’m wondering if a fairly long pool (50 x 10 or 50 x 12) will make the cover more likely to run into problems. One way or the other we pretty much have to go this route, for all sorts...
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    What have we got wrong?

    I came across a terrific youtube video that sums up the problems (and then some):
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    What have we got wrong?

    Thanks—definitely something we’ll investigate!
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    What have we got wrong?

    This (the gas restriction) is something a contractor told me. I haven’t yet had a chance to chase it down. Meanwhile we have an estimate from a highly reputable company that includes a sundeck, a 6’ square spa, and an automatic cover from Cover-Pools. We definitely want a cover, but I’ve read...
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    What have we got wrong?

    Will do. For now we’re in the early planning stages, but we’ve at least found a well liked builder.
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    What have we got wrong?

    That’s smart—thanks. Thinking about how to balance one need (laps) with another (playtime for young kids).
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    What have we got wrong?

    We live in a relatively warm climate (northern CA) and are planning to build a pool in our backyard for the adults (serious lap swimming, but no one professional) and our two kids. What would you say is wrong with this plan? How would you improve it? 50’ x 10’ pool (possibly 50’ x 12’) + hot...