It's one of those things I'll just look at when the pour it and make sure it is right. I'll take pics and share to be sure. Agree tho on the specs. I would be more concerned if it was one of the newer builders in town. Thanks for the talk on paralysis by analysis. I just want a 6' for some reason but it's not too objective or evidence based.1) "1 load of gravel in the floor" means nothing - What is a "load". Is it a 1 CY masons dump or a 19 CY tri-axle, or somewhere in between. Might as well say everything will be "compacted real well" - specs like that drive me up a tree
oh nice, congrats on the pool! Ya the builder did ensure me, in email, it will be 5.5' of water not to coping or anything like that. I'm going to discuss it in a bit as they are jack hammering now want to make the call today.Hey Walkinpool: we just finished our 6 month stressful build - small relaxation pool- last week - getting ready for pool school tomorrow. Look at this beauty - so relieved and excited! On depth - we never thought about deeper than 5’5” because we had a large 7’ vinyl lined pool for 25 years And I had the same opinion as your wife. I am 5’3 - my husband is 6’4”. Our contract was for a 3.5 - 5.5 - but the end result is actually just shy of 5’ at water level, because I can stand up at the end and the water line is at the middle of my chin. So - I now wish we had gone for 6 1/2 feet in order to clear swim (or walk) at a water depth closer to the high 5’s - if that makes sense. It won’t be exact. My husband contends that with only a 21’ length, the floor would have descended too steeply for comfort and the purpose of our pool is relaxation. So actually - he’s good with it. Me? I have no choice but I encourage you to go for the additional 6”. I think you will both end up with what you want. Hope this helps.