We are in the process of working with a few companies to put a pool in our backyard. We live in Kansas so I have really narrowed it down to Vinyl Liner as our best option. Can't really afford guinite pools and worried about fiberglass since we have hard freezes during the winter. I really want to go with the saltwater system but was worried that might have an effect on the vinyl liner. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated. We are also looking at getting an automatic pool cover since we have young kids and safety is a concern. I believe these are about $10K but I think they are very important. Finally, I'm wanting to add a heater to it so we can extend the season by a few months. I am clueless as to what type of heating system to use and any advice is appreciated. As a summary, here is what we are considering and would love any feedback. I don't have any quotes yet and expect to get them in the next few days:
Pool type: inground vinyl liner 18 x 36 ft
Depth: 3ft with 6ft max
Filter system: salt water
Cover: Automatic pool cover
Heater: Unsure as to what type but will have one for sure
Decking: 4ft concrete decking is included with the companies I have talked to. Would like to increase this on one end and side
I'm expecting total pricing to be around $45,000 but really have no idea at this point. I will come back to this thread once I know more. Thanks for your responses and I look forward to being a part of this group.