Design/Plan/DIY Build NorCal pool

manoweb

Well-known member
Apr 14, 2017
128
Hayward CA
Manoweb, check with your local permitting authority on allowable liner colors. 2016(latest) California Building Code for swimming pools only allow white liners/pool shell color.
I find this kind of odd but I'll make sure to check it with the city! For sure I know of many private pools that are of very dark colors.
 

manoweb

Well-known member
Apr 14, 2017
128
Hayward CA
Need more returns to ”direct” floating stuff towards the skimmers....this will be helped along by the surface winds. If you keep the pool on the shallow end, you don’t need to heat it...mine is 84 today.
Do you think three returns (two on the "left" side and on the "top" side in the drawing) are not enough? They push to the skimmers "bottom" and "right"
Maybe three on the top side for a total of five returns?
 

kne

Gold Supporter
Jun 26, 2015
230
Concord, CA
I find this kind of odd but I'll make sure to check it with the city! For sure I know of many private pools that are of very dark colors.
someone else brought this up on another thread. I am 99% sure that it only applies to commercial / public pools.
 

manoweb

Well-known member
Apr 14, 2017
128
Hayward CA
I have ordered the engineering drawings requested by the city for this type of pool. I hope to get it within two weeks. Nice thing is that due to the pandemic, the city accepts only digital submissions, so no need to print out anything or even physically go there. The city building department specialist told me we might discuss it over zoom, what a time to be alive
 

Rossterman

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Jun 5, 2016
473
Martinez, CA
As said, put lights on side of pool close to house so they won’t provide glare when looking at the pool from the house. Also might be good to construct a simple windsock (yarn on a stick 3ft in the air) and place it in the center of your pool location so as to confirm prevailing winds. Obstructions can affect and make directional changes
 

manoweb

Well-known member
Apr 14, 2017
128
Hayward CA
Good idea to perform a direct measurement of the winds. I have reasons to believe the data in the graph is likely to be correct but why not check it directly.
The house only has one door facing the pool and I think the area to the right is the most important