Concrete got poured today for the floor of the vaults that will contain the glass fence. These will go on the left and right of the pool
You can start to see the outlines of where the pool will eventually go (in the middle) The vertical perspective is a little tough to see as the picture is more top down but the pool is on a pretty steep hill.
So I wonder why they are doing the glass walls first? Why not do the pool then the wall? I worry about the glass getting messed up during the pool build. (I do say this knowing you will have a good answer as you seem to be on top of everything.)
To clarify they are doing the concrete vaults first which will contain the glass partitions. The glass will raise or lower back into the concrete vault.
If it's not a windy day, we could have the glass fence down in the vault and just enjoy the view unobstructed. If it is a windy day the glass fence can raise up and block the wind and we can still swim. Well that's the plan anyways.
The vaults are on both sides of the pool so I'm guessing it made sense to start with those first. They poured the floor for both of the vaults (on the left and right of the pool). Next they'll form the walls of the vaults and then do that concrete pour. Then onto the pool walls next!
Lots of rain though the last few days. We are in a hold pattern until we get some more sun.
Also for those that like to nerd out on pool plans (lighting, bench depths, materials, etc..), I've included them as well. Feel free to comment or provide any input. I tried to use the collective learnings from this forum to help shape the plan after endless hours of reading
The pool is on a pretty steep site. It is setup as a dual infiniti edge. It will have underwater pool covers (Aquamatic) and a raisable/lowerable glass fence (Fancy Fence) both for safety requirements and to block out the wind. On all of the drawings the house is adjacent to the spa (the house wall literally is right next to the spa).
For the pool lights, it's a lot of lights but the main ones are only 12watts and the PAL mini's are 1watt (vs some of the intellibrite 30w+ versions). We're hoping to achieve more of a well balanced covered with softer glows.
For the seating we tried to use a variety of bench depths (18", 21", 24", 27"). I'm tall and my wife/daughter are shorter. We also tried to use shorter step heights to make it easier to get in/out of the pool/spa when we are older.