I would not be the best one to respond to this for reasons..My concern is not having one in the grotto area.
The reason for requesting so many Dobies on my jobs is that the Shotcrete crew members will be walking all over and standing on the steel cage during the application process and bending the cage towards the floor and loose the 3” clearance that is required to maintain proper Shotcrete thickness.
To answer your question regarding a return line in the Grotto I need to see a picture of the current locations of the 3 return lines already in place to see if they are capable of moving water efficiently in the Grotto area, Ray.
Unfortunately no, our design is from 2007 and was hand drawn. We liked it so when we started trying to get bids they went off of this.Looks like a fun build! No chance you have a 3D rendering of what you guys are expecting?
Keep the build thread going, can't wait to see progress!
Got a call late last night from the pb stating that shotcrete was scheduled for this am. Expressed my concern about the returns and to avoid delay the plan is to reallocate the vac line as a return since we are planning on getting a robot. This adds the 4th return in roughly the right location and flow will be controlled with a three way valve. Hopefully that works.I wrote a few notes on your picture to help explain my suggestion. Yes you need 1 more return line and I would suggest moving one of the two that are in the spa wall. Without adding a fourth return you will have a large dead spot of circulation on the opposite side of the pool. Hope this helps, Ray.
A couple of thoughts on thisThat is quite a slope on the hillside leading down into the pool. How do you intend to divert any water runoff? It's raining here as I type this and that just occurred to me.
We made several sacrifices for function over fashion. Our patio and coping were one of them. We where going for the rustic natural pond look so a natural paver was the obvious choice. However we really did not want a rough surface to walk on and hold sand and debris (we both hate walking on grit) and especially wanted a smooth surface on the coping edge for sitting around the pool. So we went with a smooth paver and every time I walk out there I am so glad we did.... You can see the end result in the link in my signature..Went and looked at stone for coping today and am leaning towards this quartzite
I am curious why the inspector would not allow the planter? I think a spot of vegetation there would look great. We put a small planter on the edge of the pool just for the skimmer basket but I really think it adds a lot having it there. Could you just get some faux plants to go with your faux rocks? Or maybe something in just a nice deck pot. If the planter is definitely out then it certainly does look like a great shower spot to me..where the large planter that the inspector kaboshed seems to be screaming outdoor shower to me, am I wrong?