New here and have been checking out threads for the past few weeks. We are about to install a pool and we are interviewing contractors right now. We will be in this house for maybe 10 years and have 3 small kids: 9, 6 and 4. We don't want to wait until the next house and realize we won't get over half our money back out of a pool when we sell. So, we've decided on a vinyl lined saltwater pool with nice concrete or stone coping. We want a large pool, as we have 3 kids and numerous friends who will be using it at the same time. So, we are going 20x40 rectangle with, hopefully, a 9' deep end. I'm looking for ideas on what to focus on, and what to prioritize: heat pump vs hot tub, how much decking is actually needed or desired, any extras that are much better to add when pool is installed, etc. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are in the beginning stages, and hope to hire someone soon. Just making sure we cover all our bases as we go.