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Old 06-11-2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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My wife and I are thinking about having a pool out in and was wandering what size we should put in. Neither of us have ever had a pool before. We thinking 32x16x6.5 we only have one child and he is 17 so mainly it will be my wife and I just relaxing and cooling off. Thanks

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Old 06-11-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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That will work fine
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:12 PM   #3
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Above ground or your neighbors. They are a money drain. Just my experience.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:17 PM   #4
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^^^^^^^^. This.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #5
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The next time you're driving down the highway, just pour a bottle of water over your head and start throwing $100 bills out the window. The end result will be the same.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:44 PM   #6
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Would you buy it if you were going to use it ONLY twice a year. In 5 years that what's going to happen.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:44 PM   #7
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:48 PM   #8
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we enjoy our pool - wife and I use it and the 7 grandkids sure do - with todays equipment the upkeep is simple
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:50 PM   #9
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we enjoy our pool - wife and I use it and the 7 grandkids sure do - with todays equipment the upkeep is simply expensive
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:51 PM   #10
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Would you buy it if you were going to use it ONLY twice a year. In 5 years that what's going to happen.
Question was not whether I should put one in but what size to build it. Thanks for telling me what I'm going to do though.

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Old 06-11-2017, 05:53 PM   #11
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The next time you're driving down the highway, just pour a bottle of water over your head and start throwing $100 bills out the window. The end result will be the same.
Appreciate you telling me how to spend my money. Now do you have any input on the question I asked in the original post?

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Old 06-11-2017, 05:55 PM   #12
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Appreciate you telling me how to spend my money. Now do you have any input on the question I asked in the original post?

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Old 06-11-2017, 05:56 PM   #13
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Not with your attitude.
Good. Feel free to not respond then. Thank

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Old 06-11-2017, 05:58 PM   #14
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Good. Feel free to not respond then. Thank

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Old 06-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #15
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #16
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It'll be big enough until the kids start dragging them grand babies over, then it'll be time to start over.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:23 PM   #17
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My Sister and BIL have one about that size in their back yard and it is plenty big enough form them. They love it.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:24 PM   #18
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6.5 all across may be too deep for some. Ours is 3.5 at one end at 6.5 at the other. Nice gradual slope.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:27 PM   #19
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I agree - not too deep - when they draw it out on the ground with spray paint it looks MUCH smaller than it really will be
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:28 PM   #20
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Not sure of the exact measurements however mine is a 38k gallon pool and that is a large pool. I would suggest a good size hot tub so you can have 3 or 4 couples hang out with y'all. Also I would suggest a tanning ledge. My wife spends most of her time on the ledge. We have a lot of built in benches where folks can sit in the water and just chat and drink. One thing ther note, we have a deep end that is 9ft deep where I have a dive rock that kids can dive from (diving boards give insurance companies fits) but with a deep end it really keeps the water nice and cool especially in the hot summer months. Shallow pools get hot quick and you will feel like your in a hot bath of water.

Hope this helps and enjoy.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:29 PM   #21
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Ours is a 20x40 with an additional negative edge with a pool depth of 4.25' avg. (3'-5.5') and we're on year 14. I've replaced the salt generator 1x, main pump 2x, feature pump 1x, booster pump 1x, and heater 1x. All on my own.

Our family is in the pool 5 out of 7 days a year from April-October and we use the hot tub/spa year round (3x per week).

I can state this much...

I'll build 2 more pools before a buy another boat.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:07 PM   #22
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I suggest having your hot tub (assuming you are doing one) totally separate from the pool - you want your hot tub ready and heated at all times. When attached to a pool you have to plan to use it and start the heat up 3-4 hours ahead of time.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:14 PM   #23
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Those dimensions should be fine. The older you get, the more you just sit in it. I have a tanning ledge at one end. Then it gets about 3' deep. It gets to 6' at the far end. We have bench seating along two sides, with a table built in for drinks. On the other side are three built-in stools and a "bar". You can pretty much do whatever you want with gunnite. Good luck.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:15 PM   #24
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Mine is 23000 gallons and we love it..
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:18 PM   #25
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:36 PM   #26
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10,00 gallons - 3-4 feet - sun deck where umbrella is for youngsters - outdoor kitchen is pool water level for a swim up bar - we like it











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Old 06-11-2017, 07:42 PM   #27
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We are in the middle of our pool build now and should be completed by the weekend of the 4th. Ours is 34X17 with hot tub on one side


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Old 06-11-2017, 07:49 PM   #28
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That is a good size, add a spa and it is really good size, 3.5 - 5.5 - 4 is a good depth, no diving boards, add a little water feature or you can use the spa overflow to make you have to pee, lol.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:52 PM   #29
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10,00 gallons - 3-4 feet - sun deck where umbrella is for youngsters - outdoor kitchen is pool water level for a swim up bar - we like it












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Old 06-11-2017, 07:53 PM   #30
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If yawl don't mind me asking what was ballpark cost of having yawls pools put in?


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Old 06-11-2017, 07:55 PM   #31
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the one above your post was 100K - but that was everything - spa, outdoor kitchen, etc.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:58 PM   #32
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Ours is 15k gallon, we have 2 kids and it is about the right size. We love ours, it is not as big of an upkeep as people make it out to be. Just be sure to get the Polaris bottom vacuum, that takes most of the time out of keeping it clean
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:00 PM   #33
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10,00 gallons - 3-4 feet - sun deck where umbrella is for youngsters - outdoor kitchen is pool water level for a swim up bar - we like it
This is one of the nicest looking pools I've seen. Awesome job.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:02 PM   #34
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Here is ours, around $42k
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:19 PM   #35
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45k for my 23000 gallon pool.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:45 AM   #36
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I agree 6.5 feet is too deep. Make sure you can stand up in most of it.

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Old 06-12-2017, 07:02 AM   #37
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The next time you're driving down the highway, just pour a bottle of water over your head and start throwing $100 bills out the window. The end result will be the same.
Sounds like a boat owner
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:04 AM   #38
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6.5 in the middle and 4 feet on ends
This will make it appealing for a buyer as a volleyball pool

Your length would be good for the two of you
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:05 AM   #39
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I think mine is 15x25 3.5-6 with waterfall with a small grotto under waterfall. You should get you a long rope or water hose and just lay it out in your yard and see what size fits your yard and house.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #40
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That's a good size. As said above, you might think about doing sport pool depths. 2 shallow end and deeper in the middle. Mine is 3.5-5.5-4


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Old 06-12-2017, 07:38 AM   #41
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^^^^^ ours is also 3.5-5.5-4, a sport style pool for volleyball etc We have a very large tan shelf that my youngest loves to hang out on/around. Pool dimensions are 34' x 21'. We are in our pool 6 days/week! I take pride in taking care of my lawn, landscaping, etc. I have not noticed the pool upkeep to be anymore than 10 min to my yardwork routine. I would build another pool all over again!
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:54 AM   #42
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We went with the 14x30 one piece fiberglass shell.... all done at $30k and installed in 8 days.

Works well for our family.

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Old 06-12-2017, 08:14 AM   #43
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We have had different sizes of pools due to different lot sizes when we lived in the suburbs. We have had a 32000 gallon diving pool, 12000 due to a small lot and the last one was around 18000 gallon at the approximate size you mentioned and 3.5 to 5.6 to 3' with a sunning deck. I definitely recommend the sport/entertaining pool as mentioned above due to more people can just hang out standing around staying wet and cool. The beach entrances I have seen looked great but we just didn't have the room at the time on the lot. If possible get some type of water features to turn the pool over to keep it cooler during the hot summers. Good luck on moving forward with your pool.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:21 AM   #44
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My wife and I are thinking about having a pool out in and was wandering what size we should put in. Neither of us have ever had a pool before. We thinking 32x16x6.5 we only have one child and he is 17 so mainly it will be my wife and I just relaxing and cooling off. Thanks

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Our pool is 36x19.5(I think), 2.5' on one end, 9' on the other, w/6x8 tanning deck and attached 7' round hot tub, extra exposed aggregate deckwork, approx 30K gals, $65K

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I suggest having your hot tub (assuming you are doing one) totally separate from the pool - you want your hot tub ready and heated at all times. When attached to a pool you have to plan to use it and start the heat up 3-4 hours ahead of time.
You're doing it wrong. In the dead of winter it only takes our LPG heater 1:00-1:15 to get to 105*. Summer, 30 minutes...
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:41 AM   #45
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Ours is pretty close to the same dimensions and is 18,000 gallons. It's 3.5 feet at the ends that gradually slope to 6 feet in the middle. We have had ours for 5 years and still love it. We have spent $100 per year to replace wheels, tail, and brush for our cleaner and maybe $150 per year in chemicals. So far maintenance has been minimal and easy.
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Our pool is 36x19.5(I think), 2.5' on one end, 9' on the other, w/6x8 tanning deck and attached 7' round hot tub, extra exposed aggregate deckwork, approx 30K gals, $65K



You're doing it wrong. In the dead of winter it only takes our LPG heater 1:00-1:15 to get to 105*. Summer, 30 minutes...
Thanks but I have had both ways and I don't like to plan when to use my hot tub - the stand alone are much more comfortable too IMO -
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Not too steal the thread but can someone PM me I am looking to get info on a pool. Maybe the fiberglass insert not real sure just needing pros and cons
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My pool is gunite, 12,500 gallons, beach entrance, rock waterfall. Play pool style...5'4 in the middle, bench seat around 1/3 of it and bench under waterfall. Around $35k. Kids and wife use it daily in the summer.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:54 AM   #49
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:55 AM   #50
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If your looking for one just to hang out in, I would get an above ground put in the ground, save ya 20k


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