Blank Canvas in Manteca, CA need help Please :)

kimkats

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Here is first draft:
-blue is a shelf for sitting and dogs.
-blue on other side is a step out for that area
-note the 4' for the shallow end. Makes for some extra fun play area (watermelon ball!!!)
-not sure how deep you want to go so more questions:
-diving area? walking pool only? jumping and cannon balls?

Know you can throw it all out the window. My feelings will NOT be hurt. I am going to work on draft 2 as I already see so things wrong with this one.
 

Jimrahbe

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I seriously suggest that you talk with the city before moving on with your design... I know what your pool builder has said, but If I were building this pool, I'd want to known exactly where the city said I could built a pool and where I couldn't...

Jim R.
 
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kimkats

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Note change in the shelf/steps-reason being this opens up your "swim lane" from one end to the other.

Next change is taking away the "kick out" as I thought of it when I drew it. The bad of it is the fact you will not be able to see that area from the steps/shelf or back door.
 

kimkats

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I have to say I agree with Jim! Man it would HURT to fall in love with a design THEN find out those lines are set backs :(

Saying that here is draft 3:
Plot Plan 3.jpg

The main thing to note is I "moved" the AC (and equipment pad) over to the side of the house.

The bench is for sitting and watching TV or chat with the people on the patio right outside the house. I am guessing you will have some kind of door there.
 

mihzyd777

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So where is west? I looked and could not find it on the plans but I also have a hard time finding it on a map so......lol
Sorry it's been so long to reply back. Got super busy and almost forgot to check back here! So the backyard directly behind house is East almost South East. So the right side of house and yard faces South.
Hope that helps and thank you for the help! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Mike
 

mihzyd777

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Here is first draft:
-blue is a shelf for sitting and dogs.
-blue on other side is a step out for that area
-note the 4' for the shallow end. Makes for some extra fun play area (watermelon ball!!!)
-not sure how deep you want to go so more questions:
-diving area? walking pool only? jumping and cannon balls?

Know you can throw it all out the window. My feelings will NOT be hurt. I am going to work on draft 2 as I already see so things wrong with this one.
Kids like to jump in usually at halfway point. Couple of kids may try and dive and a couple of other adult family members that visit may dive lol.
 

mihzyd777

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Jun 10, 2009
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Manteca, CA
I have to say I agree with Jim! Man it would HURT to fall in love with a design THEN find out those lines are set backs :(

Saying that here is draft 3:
View attachment 123155

The main thing to note is I "moved" the AC (and equipment pad) over to the side of the house.

The bench is for sitting and watching TV or chat with the people on the patio right outside the house. I am guessing you will have some kind of door there.
Fyi we went to design center to pick everything out and also confirmed that entire backyard up to fence line is mine to build. Pool must be 4 ft. From fences and house. Also, I cannot move the AC condenser.
Lastly the fence line you seen with the dots and solid line shows post position and each post is 6.5' ft. Apart and the plot map is accurate. So as per your awesome drawing which I do like, the pool is 91' ft. Long which I cant afford lol.