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    Pool design Question.

    I am in the process of picking out my pool shape. I am leaning toward and 26'x40' 90 L. The other choice is just a 20'x40 rectangle.

    Also, I asked the Pool Builder to give me a cost on how much it would be if I added another 2' to the width of the pool. Should this be much more?

    Any pro's or con's on the 90 L

    Thanks,
    Bill
    Don
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    I have heard that bigger is better!

    I'm actually in the same process <thinking wise> if I want a Left 90 L <big shallow end for the kiddies>, a lagoon style pool <love the free-form of them> or a rectangle as big as I can go <DH is a simple man and thinks I'm nuts cuz it'll be a DIY :P >.

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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Pool builders here in California charge by the perimeter foot. Making a pool 2 feet wider would incur a charge for 4 additional perimeter feet. This pricing model means that one can get more pool (larger area) the closer to a circle it is.

    This may be of no help to you since I'm guessing, by your location, that you are getting a liner pool. IG liner pools are extremely rare in California.
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Playing games (volley ball) in my pool is tough for the people on the slope of deep end. A larger shallow area would be great. My pool was $1200 for an additional 2' of width. Seems like any change was $1200, swimout, spa.
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Thanks guys for the fast response. If it's just 1200 bucks I will probably do the extra 2'. (if I can get my wife to agree).

    I will let you guys know what he says about the cost for the 2'.

    Bill
    Don
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Unless lines are marked in the yard, move the marker stakes while she isnt looking. She will never know !
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    The L shape would let you have a beach entry or tanning shelf without taking away from your swimming area.
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Tizme,

    Great Idea!!!
    Don
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    Unless lines are marked in the yard, move the marker stakes while she isnt looking. She will never know !
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    OK, the PB said that it would cost an extra $1500 to add the 2'. To bad the ultimate decision will probably be with my better half.
    Don
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    Re: Pool design Question.

    Maybe I'm not quite understanding what you mean by an "L" shaped pool but if it is literally L you may have problems getting an apc to cover the entire area effectively. Not that it can't be done. I've seen alot of issues with brand new L shaped pools with "upset" APCs and the APC is not something you want to upset if you want a clean & easy to maintain pool. Just something to consider...
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