Reno suggestions for fountains

Mycall9550

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Apr 5, 2017
182
Houston
#1
I have these fountains, that are about 18" deep, and when the time comes to resurface I'd like to either pull them or modify. I'd prefer to not make such a significant change, but with the spa step between spa and pool the design just plain sucks. It's ridiculous.

Id also like to add a sun shelf / Baja or whatever.
Anyone with a good idea?
 

GDN

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Oct 17, 2016
308
Dallas, TX
#2
Demo the fountains and use that area - plus the area between them where those steps are - connect it all and make a big tanning ledge around the hot tub, then some steps off the ledge down in to the pool. If the bottom of those fountains are 8 to 10 inches below the surface of the pool they are just about the right depth - wouldn't take a tremendous amount of construction.
 

Mycall9550

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Apr 5, 2017
182
Houston
#3
At 19.5" deep, from the spillway water level into the pool, that's about 9.5" deep into the pool. So it looks like the fountains are 9.5" below pool surface.
 

bmoreswim

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#5
Your right. That is a ridiculous step design. Agree that the transformation of those areas to a ledge would be very nice.
 

Mycall9550

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Apr 5, 2017
182
Houston
#6
Really impractical, and I worry about someone tripping on the deck too. Riser is like 10-12".

Anyone with ideas and some cheap photoshop skills up to help visualize changes?