I wanted the pool as far away from the house as possible. When I'm "at the pool," I want to feel as though I'm on vacation -- I don't want to hear phones ringing or people talking or the drone of the TV. I want to gaze upon the water and hear the sound of the waterfall -- but that's all I want to see and hear. We toyed with putting the pool at the edge of the driveway (if you look toward the house), but nixed that idea, because it would cut into the sight line of the large expanse of lawn, which we like. Plus, I really did want peace and quiet out by the pool.
Pool is coming along nicely. I am curious why you put it so far from the house?