In my research here I have learned getting the largest swg cell, a variable speed pump, the largest btu heater, and the largest cartridge filter one can afford are obviously the best choices an owner can go with (provided he has decided on a cartridge filter over sand/de). Obviously, budget is always a factor especially when deciding on waterfall options, decking options, pool size etc. Out of the first four options (swg cell size, variable speed pump, heater btu's, and a oversized cartridge filter) if I could only get two or maybe three (of the oversized options) which should I choose?
As of right now I am putting in a Viking Cancun (free form 16x35 14,000 gal [so they say]) with a Aquarite swcg, 1.5hp Hayward Super Pump (1 speed), 250,000 btu Hayward H Series heater, and a 225 sq ft Hayward Swimclear cartridge filter. I'd like to upgrade to a 300,000-350,000 btu heater, 2 speed Super Pump and at least a 425 sq ft Swimclear. I'm sure the PB will try to give me the 15,000 gallon Aquarite however I'd like the 40,000 gallon.
Again if I could only upgrade 2 or maybe 3 of the options, which options does everyone suggest?