Hi there - Our gunite was just shot last Thursday and I don't know how I feel about the slopes. The pool is rectangular 14X32, but the first ~8 feet are sunshelf/steps, meaning the swimming area is ~24 feet long. The plan was 3.5 to 5 to 4. Technically I think it falls within this range, but the slopes are at the beginning rather than the end, leaving ~15 feet in 4.5+feet of water (in the middle of the pool), which doesn't seem ideal. I had assumed the ends would be rather flat (for about 5-6 feet) and then start sloping, or just be a gradual slope. On the 3.5 foot side, there is 13" of slope in the first 6 feet and another 6" of slope for the next 6 feet leading to the middle of the pool. On the 4" side, there is really only about 6 linear inches where it is 4 feet, and that is being generous. For that side, approximately 8 inches of slope for the first 6 feet and then 5" the last 6 feet leading to the middle. I would like it to be the exact opposite. Really my pool only has about 4 linear feet where the water is 4' or less. We have 3 kids, which I know will grow, but I'm only 5'5" and seems like most of the pool will be above my shoulders. So I guess my question is, was I crazy assuming the slopes would be nearer the center or more gradual? I never actually saw a diagram of the slopes (which in hindsight, I should have insisted on). Is there a standard/assumed slope for social/sport pools? Thanks!!