Recent content by pianogineer

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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Landscape is a downs slope. Haven't had a survey yet so not sure exactly what the grade is. But yes, builder has been relentless in reminding us that we may need some structural engineering for support. There's a home on the street above us in a similar slope situation who built a pool, so one...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Great to see a fellow RMV'er here! Will definitely PM you. No plans for diving, but honestly hadn't considered it too much thus far. Read your other thread and think I share most of the sentiment there that "hanging out" in not-too-deep waters is the way to go. As for cover, really will be...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Yep -- would love one (eventually). I've reached out to the county regarding our specific parcel. Their website says "they'd be happy to research" based on zoning, etc., so we'll see what they say...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Just heard back from my HOA that per the County of Orange, the water line of any pool/spa must be a minimum of 3 feet setback from property line, and that the HOA has no further setback requirements other than that. Of course I'll be confirming with the County (we're in an unincorporated area...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Wow thanks for your guys' ideas and enthusiasm!! Overall, definitely want a shelf. Also want a spa (maybe I didn't mention that!). Generally speaking, and maybe our thoughts will change on this, but were leaning towards a smaller sized pool. Initially was thinking of pool in top left of lot...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    :) I started down this path as I wanted to get a ballpark feel for what we needed to budget for the entire backyard, so that we would know how many of the insanely priced builder upgrades that we wouldn't be able to afford. :p And... knowing me, here I am now scouring the depths of the interwebs...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    I should note that we like modern/clean looks. Definitely going for geometric as opposed to free form... here's one pool we came across on FB in our community that we like.
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    You guys are the best! So glad I found this place! My buddy who OB’d in Riverside told me I had to infinity it or I’d regret it. All I could see was $$$ :eek:
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    House is not built yet but pretty confident the property line is the blue/yellow (note the rear fence is actually on the other side of the pre-landscaped slope, but the slope is definitely not our property). Looked through the HOA regs and all it said was 5’ for structures. Didn’t have a...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Wow! Thanks for the insight. Not good news though :( Guess that nix's the casita plan on the side yard if that's a 15' setback there :( Ok... so updated diagram has a yellow line which is our property line (pre-landscaped slope is an easement, so presumably 5' from the yellow?).
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    I'm in Rancho Mission Viejo, which is an unincorporated part of OC kind of wedged between Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente. Did some searching online and couldn't figure out the setback requirements for sure. Might not be any. Here's an updated diagram. Red is a 12' sliding...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Hi All, Sorry here's a cleaned up picture. Casita might be put on hold ($$), but would probably like to build one eventually on the side yard. Took the pool off and left just one reference dimension, as I'm actually considering it might go best at the top of the lot (as oriented on this...
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    New Construction Home - Orange County CA

    Hi All, Moving into a new construction home next Spring, with an 8000 sqft corner lot with a view. Wife wants a pool, so here I am learning 7 months before we even move in :) Had a buddy who did an OB in Riverside a few years back and recommended, but the more I read here the more I don't...