We just signed off on the design of the pool but have not discussed specifics on equipment...looking for advice there. We will have 2 colorlogic LED lights a 300K BTU gas powered heater a sand filtration system (I think) and a salt generator. The company they use for equipment is Hayward.
We are currently working on landscaping plans. We have a lot to do so we are sticking to a non-paver option for the pool deck. I like the look of the exposed aggregate concrete and have read about them being rough on the feet (although some say that it is dependent on the size of the aggregate) I don't like stamped concrete for slippery reasons.
This is a vinyl liner pool and we selected the sandstone liner from the thevinylworks.com. It should give a light bluish-green water color.
The weather here has been unseasonably warm and they are thinking that they will begin in April, possibly March. Many decisions to make before then and lots to learn.