design

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    Does salt shorten the life of an inground pool?

    None of the 3 builders I've had out recommend an SWG setup for an inground gunite pool. One has even insisted I sign a waiver to have a SWG installed. I'm being told there are not many SWG pools being installed anymore. The rationale is that "you see what salt does to roads, it does the same...
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    Design Ideas

    Hi everyone, We are getting our future home plans ready and we are getting to the pool design phase. We have quite a few site restrictions and must-have's that are making the design challenging and would like to get more ideas or maybe call-outs on things we may be doing completely wrong...
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    Will this design cause maintenance nightmares?

    We are in the design process for our pool & cabana and we currently have a contemporary rectangle style in-ground pool. I had my designer leave a gap in the middle of the stairs off the sun shelf to allow for a wall that would allow for me to swim laps in the pool. My designer said he has...
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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...
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    New Build - South Florida

    Hi All, Getting close to signing with a PB for our new pool. We are first time pool owners/builders. It's an in-ground SWG pool, 27.5 x 14.5. See attached design. Equipment/Specs: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Clean and Clear 200 Filter Pentair Automation - asking for Intellitouch, currently...