I am up near Buffalo ,NY. My wife and I have decided to purchase a above ground for our 3 grand children to enjoy for many future years. No I have to learn some things about pools. I have been searching websites trying to determine what to buy that will be most easily maintained. I have visited a few pool retailers also which now makes me more confused. They all seem to tell you something different. For people selling pools for a living they don't seem to know anything. I have pretty much decided that I want a salt water pool. I had a chlorine based one way back with a DE filter and it was a pain. This is my plan. If it's a bad plan please feel free to tell me so. I certainly can't trust any advice from dealers.
I plan is a 33' with 54" wall. For the pool I have selected the Saltwater 8000 all resin which maintains it's warranty using saltwater or the Sharkline Matrix 33. Both can be ordered with a replaceable skimmer/return panel just in case. I will only purchase the actual pool. For the liner I want to get an true 25 MIL spec expandable one so I can dish down to 6' in the middle. Anyone have any comments on doing so? For the pump I intend to use the Pentair Superflow VS inground pump with 3 variable speed along with the SD-60 (sand dollar) filter. Now the pool store guys tell me I can't do this because it is an inground pool pump. Why can't I use this?
For water treatment I can conflicting results. One dealer is trying to tell me that you can't do salt water on an above ground unless I purchase a Simple Salt System which is using copper instead of chlorine. I has all this **** I need to dump in each month per every 10,000 gallons of water. I estimated by water and if dished to 6' I would need about 32-34000 gallons. I then estimated the cost of this system buy called a dealer from another state and getting cost in each monthly product. I estimated it would cost be around 700.00-800.00 per season. Not so sure about this. Anyone know anything about it good or bad. I really think I just want a chlorine generator and a few hunder pounds of salt . Is this the best way to go for the long run or is the old conventional way of dumping in gallons of bleach better.
Thanks in advance for the help,