Sunshelf/Baha Shelf depth

Dukebuk

Active member
Oct 3, 2018
26
Atlanta/ga
We are doing shotcrete tomorrow. Curious what your opinion is for depth of sunshelf. Pool builder suggests 15”. I’m thinking 10-12”. We want it deep enough to “feel” the water, but shallow enough for our dog (chocolate lab) to be comfortable enough to walk around.
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PS—any other suggestions for cool ideas are welcome.

Thanks everyone
 

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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
977
NY
Measure how high your lab is laying down. He will swim until he cant swim no more and go lay on the sunshelf. As far as the design goes, that all looks amazing. As beautiful to sit and admire as it will be fun/relaxing to enjoy. It needs a big ole BBQ and a hammock to take an after meal nap in.
 
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Rich D

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Aug 3, 2018
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MA
We are very happy with our choice of 12". It allows us to put in 2 reg patio chairs so we just get our legs in water but do not get any water on the seats even with waves.
 
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BMK

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Mar 29, 2016
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SW PA
Ours is 12" as was recommended by the PB. I originally thought that might be a little deep, as most here seemed to be around 9". The 12" has worked out very nicely for us...great depth for lounge chairs, little ones playing, bubbler height, and walking in to retrieve pool toys, umbrella, etc with shorts on.
I think 15" might've been too high for us.
 
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darceync

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May 28, 2019
36
Raleigh, NC
Ours was originally spec'd for 7", but after visiting a resort in Cancun over the 4th, we knew we wanted more than that. We had to add an extra step into the pool, but we're going with 10" for ours, which is deep enough to relax on (with or without a lounge chair), but not so deep that you feel you might float up.
 
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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
I see the "bonding" with the pool has started! aka watering it! NICE job!!

So it is time for your set of links!!!

These are about getting a good plaster job:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

There are for after the pool is filled and ready to swim in!!
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

Trouble Free Pool

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Kim:kim:
 

kimkats

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Tallahassee, FL
HOT area of the world you should water it twice a day. You can put some sprinklers on a timer to help you with the watering. How long:
-each time until it looks wet
-how many days-if the shell is soaking up the water then keep going a couple more days. If the shell is not soaking up the water right away you can back off on the watering.
 
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Dukebuk

Active member
Oct 3, 2018
26
Atlanta/ga
I see the "bonding" with the pool has started! aka watering it! NICE job!!

So it is time for your set of links!!!

These are about getting a good plaster job:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

There are for after the pool is filled and ready to swim in!!
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

Trouble Free Pool

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Kim:kim:
Thank Kim;
We are doing Pebbletech. Blue Surf
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
LOVE that color! Around here we call it "Blue Smurf"...........we had one person that had a toy smurf and it WAS the same color! SO bright and pretty!!!

Kim:kim: