You rang???? Hi! Not sure how I missed this fun thread!!!Paging the design queen for my build thread
Thanks we will definitely check those out. I believe our zone is 8-9. We ended up changing our planting area from 2' now at 3.5' and decking from 3.5' to now at 4'. They scooted the pool over to make room without making the pool length smaller.If you do have room for a planter space with your changing plans. . . Ferns are great if it's shady. The neat thing about ferns is you can mow them down and they'll come back. You could plant lilies. Rosemary which I mentioned on another thread. Impatients. Dianthus. All of those neat flowering plants you see at the store that have shallower roots in those tiny containers, the seasonal types. What's fun is having that pop of color, but as always check your hardiness zone and figure out what grows best in your climate.
We had ours placed along the back wall and as a happy accident it ended up under the sheer descent waterfall on that end. Half of the bench is in the waterfall and half is open. My wife likes to sit under the waterfall, I haven't tried it yet because we have only had water a few days. We don't have kids at home anymore, but will have rules about where kids in the pool can jump from when there are kids around.Need some opinions on bench placement. We know we want a bench to span the length of pool and originally had it on the water sheer descent side as I would love to sit under the sheer descents but figured kids will be jumping off that small platform and it may be a bit dangerous with benches right there.
So we moved it to the other side which seems better as you can sit down and view the sheer decents and get a slightly better view instead of facing the house. But we now realize maybe smaller kids will jump off that side as well.
Where would the bench placement be better? Thank you.
Edit: we confirmed with builder, benches would stick out 18" from wall with a few inches of cantilever coping on our backside. They said this length was usually standard for them due to the coping sticking out into pool a few inches.
Gotcha. Our raised wall there is only 21" high.That will depend on how high you mount the descents and the speed you are running the water feature pump at. With only having mine mounted 12" above the water I can turn the other water feature off and run the pump on high and is shoots it out a good couple feet, but anyone sitting there would still be taller than the waterfall
I don't think so, even when swimming the lights aren't too bothersome. You just don't want to look at the light source from inside the house or main deck area. Does not look as nice when you see the lights as apposed to looking at the lighted pool. Does that make sense?Oh another thing I forgot to mention. The 3 LED lights will be on the house side (shining away from house) under where the bench is currently located in my pic. So if I move the bench under sheer decents, would it be an issue sitting on bench with lights shining in your face?