Really Could Use Some Feedback on Attached Plan

auggie1020May 12, 2014

Hi: We just received the attached pool plan for a new construction home we are building in Atlanta and I would love love love if anyone could provide thoughts, knowledge, feedback on it. We have a large lot (about 1 acre which is pretty large for an in-town neighborhood) and I have the plan, but I just don't know what to look for in all of this. I am also curious as to what the "experts" think about the best heating system. I am leaning toward a heat pump, but we really want to be energy concious. Anyone know which heat pumps are the most efficient and can heat the water even in relatively low outside temps. Thank you so much.

This post was edited by auggie1020 on Mon, May 12, 14 at 20:46

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natural_one

My quick thoughts:

- love that you have three pool lights and they shine AWAY from the house.
- Baja steps are typically the first or second step denying on the owners preference. Know that if you do first step like your plan shows, it is maybe 4-7" of water. Ankle deep with some chairs in it. I personally prefer second step as the baja.
- Shallow end depth. Your plan shows 42"...I assume thats water depth. Im not sure on your coping thickness, but figure out ahead of time (and have a cross section detail) of the step riser heights. I like them all (including the first step from the top of deck down the first step), to all be the same. Our industry lets 12" by as a standard, but I highly suggest 9 or 10" risers.
- I would add a small bench in your deep end for safety and comfort.
- In 10 years I only ever did one ramp. Just make sure you know the expected slope ratio. The easier the decent, the longer it extends into your pool as it is growing deeper.
- The spa spillways are nice, just make sure their is a cantilevered lip to project the water so it doesn't run down the face of the spa. This will help (but probably not eliminate) calcium deposits on the vertical exterior of the spa.

Heatpumps are another animal, and it's ALL about expectations. I encourage whatever heat methods you go with, to get the expected results and temps (and what months) in writing from you builder or salesman.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 12:28AM
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auggie1020

Thanks Natural One. Very helpful!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 8:37AM
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sceadu

Auggie,

I would love to help you out.

Please feel free to email me @
4fiddy@gmail.com

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 8:24PM
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sceadu

Auggie,

I would love to help you out.

Please feel free to email me @
4fiddy@gmail.com

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 8:25PM
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