Just curious what the thoughts are on this:
I'm going to have to replace my pool pump in the spring, and am considering replacing my sand filter with a Pentair QuadDE filter at the same time.
I'm wondering if it's possible to purchase the equipment online and have it installed by a pool professional, or if that's something very rare? I ask because the pool stores and pool companies would have a markup on the equipment (probably around 30% or more) if the equipment is purchased from them, plus charge an installation fee.
I've not contacted the local companies I've used in the past with this question, as I'm not sure if it's commonplace or very rare? Would most pool companies refuse to install equipment not purchased from them?
Thought I'd throw this out here for comments...