I'm in the process of designing and building my own pool. Was doing research when I found this forum and thought I join, there's lots of useful info here. So I would like other members input and advice on what I'm doing. I'm always open to suggestions Anyway, I have an existing in ground 13'x29' rectangle with a 3' shallow end and 5' deep. Liner and plumbing is shot, pool walls are out of level, and it was built in 1964 and redone in the early 80's. Time for a makeover
We're thinking on the 18'x36' Mountain Loch steel wall kit from pool warehouse.com that will have an 8' deep end. Comes with everything I need minus the plumbing material, which I'll get from Lowe's or plumbing supply. Going to pick up a lot of the accessories separately which I was going to ask advice on.
1- I want to put in an elevated spa that will flow into the pool. I also want to heat, at least the spa, possibly both. Not sure I can just heat the spa only. I'm thinking heat pump or propane for both (I have gas, but I've been reading it's expensive to run and my gas connection is a far run). Electric or propane for spa only. What's the best way to heat?
2- SWG or old school. I've always used a combination of liquid and tablet chlorine. Is SWG really worth the cost of the equipment?
3-Pump. Is a VFD worth the extra cost?
4- Lighting. What's a reliable color changing LED light to use in the pool? Seen some bad reviews for a few.
What's your thoughts?