I think this is what we will do as well. 7 feet and cannon balls are ok lol. No diving allowed.Yes, our pool will definitely have a no diving rule. We actually increased our pool depth from 6 ft to 7 ft just because we wanted to make sure that there was plenty of room to jump safely off of the wall into the deep end.
The finish has been the hardest decision. We originally wanted a darker blue water color, but I've think we've settled on medium blue now. Our builder likes to use Adam's Poolstone, which I believe is a local company here in Northern California. The color we picked is Pebble Plus Beach Series - Cabo. We've seen two pools in this color and I like both of them, but we only saw them on cloudy days. So, I'm hoping it's not too light when in full sun. My original favorite was Pebble Sheen Ocean Blue, and my builder will install that if we want. But, we can get a better price for the Poolstone Pebble Plus, and my builder felt the Ocean Blue would look too lagoon-ish for us. But, now that we are getting closer, I'm second guessing my decision again ;-)Love your yard, can't wait to see how the pool comes together. The tiles will shine! What finish did you pick?
No, we didn't consider 8 ft because we knew that we wanted to have a large shallow end. And, that would have taken too much space from the shallow end to go down another foot. Our kids just asked that we have a deep end that was big enough for them jump into and swim down to retrieve things off the bottom when playing games. They are fine with no diving. Plus, with all of our rock, we barely made it to 7ft. Our pool builder asked if we want to stop at 6 ft since the rock overage costs were growing by the day, but they were finally able to get to 7 ft. We were so happy when the digging was done!I think this is what we will do as well. 7 feet and cannon balls are ok lol. No diving allowed.
Did you ever think of going 8 feet or is that overkill?
The tile has a paper backing. I have no idea how the tile can be so messed up. I'm thinking the head guy did one side of the pool and his apprentice did the other side. The quality of the two sides of the pool is very different. It's so strange.Who’s the stone guy, they are really good!
I don’t even know how you get the tile crooked like that...must be pushing up after they set it...it’s got a net back right?
It's hard to find pictures of Adam's Pebble Plus. They don't spend much on marketing and half of their finishes aren't even shown on their website. I'm not sure where you are in the Bay Area, but you could always go to Adam's showroom in Pleasanton. My PB brought me 2 boxes of pebble finishes, along with a flyer showing pools in the different finishes (but, the flyer didn't cover all of their finishes). Then, he sent me lots of pictures of pools he had built with different finishes. Once, I had narrowed down my choices, I called Adam's and asked them to email me additional pictures of pools in the finishes that I liked. That was a great help! And, I did go and view a few pools of my PB's with my final two Pebble Plus choices.Oh this is perfect thread...definitely following. Our PB here in nor cal wants to use Adams Pebble Plus as well. I can't find many pics of the different colors offered....if you have any to share please let me know. I sent you a PM.