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Swimming Pool Ideas : Can you show me your patio for 18×40 rectangular pools

Swimming Pool Ideas : Can you show me your patio for 18×40 rectangular pools

12 October 2020

Can you show me your patio for 18×40 rectangular pools. I’m planning for 1500 sq ft but would love to get ideas. Bonus points if you have a cantilever edge.

pattye: Here is ours. Still working on it, but it may help. 18×40 with cantilever edge. The upper deck measures 5′ on each long side and 10′ on each end…. Rainy day…

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amy: We are 18×36.

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jana: Amy what are the dimensions for patio sides or total sq ft?

amy: 4 ft on the left, 6 ft at the deep end (far end) 9 ft on right and 12 ft at shallow end (closest)

jana: do you feel like it’s a good amount?

amy: well we haven’t actually used it yet, so it’s hard to say. I think it will be fine. We are planning to do 1 foot of stone and then a fence, so it will give us a little bit more room. If it was in the budget, maybe I’d add a foot all around to each side. I think we are going to be happy with it as is though!! My plan is to do a couch and dining table in the 12 ft pad and then chaise lounge chairs on the 9 ft right side. The left is essentially ‘dead space’ and then I thought 6 ft at the deep end gave the kids enough room to get a decent running start to jump, but not too much!! Also I meant the pool is 18×36

jana: our left side is going to be dead space too but our shallow will be where your deep end is. The patio guy put 4 ft as our left side, 7 as our deep end, then 15 and 15. So I’ve been trying to see how people do their patios. I feel like having the 4ft dead space on one side is good.

amy: I was thinking having it more narrow on that one side will hopefully decrease the chances of the kids seeing a race track around the pool 😂😂. We have friends that have 15 ft on one side…I thought it was a bit too much, but it depends on your plans (and budget). Not horrible or a deal breaker, but just not worth it money wise for us.

jana: Amy our yard is set up funny so we need to build a giant retaining wall along the 18 ft “deep end” and have stairs built going up from the bottom of the wall. I think the patio guy was using 15’ to give us an estimate because we told him we had no idea what we wanted for patio. We just said give us highest sq ft estimate so we know worst case.

jana: I’m curious to see people with rectangular pools that do a non rectangular patio.

amy: good plan! I don’t think you can really have too much patio. But you can definitely have too little! Yes that would be interesting!!

ben: 18×46 Still a lot to do but it’s getting there.

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jana: looks nice. How much patio did you put around the pool? It looks like you had some patio before too?

ben: Thanks. 11’ right side, 8’ back side, 4’ left side and front. The existing pad is 64’x 20’.
I’ve got to figure out how to get the color to match. It’s driving me nuts.

kristin:

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jana: I like the bump outs of patio by the shallow end.

kristin: Thank you! The one on the top right will be for my table and chairs. Can’t wait for next summer!!

amanda: We have a gazebo up now on the far side near the basketball hoop

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jana: how much patio do you have by the table and chairs ?

amanda: it’s around 22 feet from pool edge to retaining wall. Overall, it’s around 2300sq ft of concrete.

sher: Still in the works & we are staining the stamped edge a darker gray. 40×18 with a tanning ledge so it is 10′ all the way around except the side where the ledge is & it is 17′.

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michelle: Still working on ours.

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michelline: My pool is 17×40. I didn’t add a ton on concrete because I already have a large deck. 4’ x 5’ x 12’

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matt: I don’t have pictures. But I have about 1500sqf of decking. It just isn’t enough. We have 2 tables, 4 lounge chairs and poof, there goes the space. I’m adding about 600sqf more next year.

steve: Our pool is 18’x40’ with cantilever edge. About 15’ of concrete on the side and end with loungers. 5 feet concrete on the far side with the stone wall and 6 feet on the deep end side which is to the left in the pictures. A little over 1,500 sq ft not including where the table and chairs are at the bottom of one of the pictures.

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