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    Clarkey

    Greetings all from beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia!

    On completion of my house build, I'll be a first-time pool owner, so have been web surfing to get some tips. I still have a few decisions to make on the pool. The concrete shell is installed (about 50sqm - not sure what capacity that is - somewhere around 75000L), and will be finished in pebblecrete, with travertine stone coping and surrounds.

    When I have all the details to hand I will complete my signature, but the installer proposed a Hayward Pro-series sand filter, a Hayward Tristar pump, and a Hayward Puresilk PS25 SWG (I think he likes Hayward!)

    Being an intro post, not asking the question here, but two of my ponderings relate to a late change to a copper-ion system (Enviroswim gets a good rap over here), and type of heating to install (leaning toward a 25kW Rheem Accent heat pump - as opposed to solar heating).

    Will keep browsing....

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    Re: Clarkey

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new house and pool! Good times!

    Hayward makes good products. I would make sure the Tristar pump is not a single speed pump, get a variable speed pump, or at least a two speed pump

    Stick with the SWG, TFP does not recommend use of mineral, copper or ion sanitizers. More here, Alternative sanitizers and pools--The Truth!!
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    Re: Clarkey

    Welcome!!! Too tired to think tonight, but TFP would recommend ditching the copper-ion system. Copper may cause staining and other bad side effects.

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    Re: Clarkey

    Good to have you Clarkey!

    When you decide whatever you might consider as a choice, start a thread in one of the main forums, and we will do our best to help you out. Enjoy your time on TFP!
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    Re: Clarkey

    Welcome! You can run a search on mineral systems and find that they just dont kill bacteria like chlorine will. You do not want get sick or make anyone sick by swimming in a pool that may look good but could be dangerous. Chlorine will take care of any algae and all bacteria.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Clarkey

    Thanks for the welcome and advice. Yeah, I'm starting to hear loud and clear that SWG is best.

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