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Pool Orientation and Layout - Need Advice

posted by: gorilla_x on 11.04.2007 at 08:34 am in Pools & Spas Forum

See attached link for basic 20x40 pool plan that we are considering building. This is by no means complete (e.g. missing patch of decking from one corner), but provides a general idea.

We have acreage in Central FL, so we can really place out outdoor (i.e. no screen) pool wherever we want, and orient it anyway we want as well. We'll have large decking on 2 sides only (12' deep), and 4' decking on remaining 2 sides.

House is not visible in picture, but is located about 60 feet Northeast of the pool. Garage is located about 25' due east (tall brush separates garage and pool). Tall trees located south and west of pool... causes shadow to be cast on pool after 5 PM in November.

1. When lying in chaise lounges, should we be positioned so that we are looking south? Currently, we'll be looking east.
2. Should grilling equipment/eating area be located at the shallow end, or deep end? Does it matter?
3. Should the grilling equipment/eating area be on the other side (other short side) of the Pool? Think it will had to the "field of view" when walking from house to pool.


Here is a link that might be useful: Pool


clipped on: 11.16.2007 at 01:15 pm    last updated on: 11.16.2007 at 01:15 pm

RE: Has anyone used the retrofit halogen lights? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: katalina on 11.11.2006 at 11:46 am in Kitchens Forum

I used these. I have high ceilings and used to have those awful 6" eyeball trim kits. Yuck!!! Then I found these that use much smaller bulbs but are still big enough to cover the existing hole. The bulb conversion consists of a length of wire which has at one end a screw in like a bulb that goes into the existing socket, the other end accepts a GU10 50 watt flood or spot halogen.

They look so much better than those eyeballs!

Here is a link that might be useful: Lighting FX


clipped on: 11.17.2006 at 08:49 pm    last updated on: 11.17.2006 at 08:50 pm