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# Swimming Pool & Spa Construction & Maintenance/Spa Pool

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QUESTION: I'm building a spa/pool in a very tight area. I'll attach a design. My question is in particular with the spa.  I have 12.6 ft from the lanai to the property line.  The water's edge has to be 6 ft from property line.  This will make for a narrow spa, but I have the option of extended laterally more into the pool.

What I don't completely understand is how thick the spas have to be and where double coping is required.

Our pool/spa concrete can start at 5 ft from property line.

I have engineering to support going close to patio.

You require atleast 4 feet width and length 3 feet per Bather.
Now you can compute the area required.

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QUESTION: 1) What is the typical bench width?
2).I'm considering elongating the spa to be 8ft water by width and I think I can figure out 5.5ft length of water.  It will be tight.
3) 6 jets with two of the jets in floor
4) spa will spillover into pool.  I wasn't sure how thick the wall was between pool and spa.
5) I keep hearing double coping and I could see if the pool/spa wall was double that you would need two coping back to back to account for this, but confused as to why I would need double coping around entire spa.
6) or is double coping because it is a raised spa and what they are saing is the coping on top of spa and then coping around base of raised spa.  A little confused here.

My focus is primarily making sure there is enough sq ft of water for 2 to 4 people.  Its not going to be huge. I get that, but I'm trying to understand how much room I will have.

What is the typical bench width?

The bench width would be 18 inches

2).I'm considering elongating the spa to be 8ft water by width and I think I can figure out 5.5ft length of water.  It will be tight.

Its okay for four people

3) 6 jets with two of the jets in floor

Ideally 3 jet per bather,two at calf and one at back.

4) spa will spillover into pool.  I wasn't sure how thick the wall was between pool and spa

Spill over is okay. If it is partition wall it could be 6 inches also

5) I keep hearing double coping and I could see if the pool/spa wall was double that you would need two coping back to back to account for this, but confused as to why I would need double coping around entire spa.

Single coping is Okay

6) or is double coping because it is a raised spa and what they are saing is the coping on top of spa and then coping around base of raised spa.  A little confused here.

Swimming Pool & Spa Construction & Maintenance

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#### Manish J.Joshi

##### Expertise

Planning, Design, execution, Installation, maintaining, FINA/SPATA/ISPE standards,Trouble shooting in water, Design of filters,U.V, Rain water harvesting, waterparks, themeparks, amusement parks, playground equipments, water slides and spas, Tiling, waterproofing, Feasibility studies

##### Experience

Last fifteen (15)years water industry Especially waterparks, wavepools, swimming pools, spas,

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H2O The water Specialist website:- waterparks.in

Education/Credentials
B.E. major in Construction Engg. M.B.A. Finance

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JVPD club India, MCF club India, HFIL in India