So after many years of other construction projects higher on the priority list I am finally starting our pool build, and like every other project in my life I refuse to pay someone to do a project that I'm perfectly capable of doing with some education. Of course with that mentality my projects take slightly longer but I know I will get exactly what I want.
Ok so here is what is bouncing around in my little brain...I have my shape staked out, generic engineering plans in hand and planning to pull the permit this Friday. Plan is to break ground on the March 31st or April 1st. It also depends on weather. After scouring the internet for countless hours over the last few weeks looking for as much info as possible, I kept seeing this forum and must have spent at least 8hrs going through the site and threads.
My plan is as follows:
Coping and flatwork-Myself providing I don't do concrete(hoping for travertine but cost will dictate that)
I am curious if many people on the forum have used dual DE filter systems. I spoke with the local Pentair rep and he was recommending 2 DE filters and 2 VS Pumps. Basically half of the pool would be on one system and the other half is on the other. He initially said to use a single high capacity sand filter but I would prefer to use DE to get the finer filtration not to mention I will be able to run the dual VS pumps at a lower RPM to achieve the 95GPM for an 8hr turnaround. He was concerned with dust in the air because I live in the country, but there isn't any ag near me so I lean toward the DE vs the sand. The size of the our "planned" pool is 52'x30' free form so those are the longest and widest points. Depth would be 7' max and it would have a large shallow area. I estimated it at 41-46k gal. I'll try and post a drawing of the pool with shape and depth in the next couple of days.
Are the "infloor" cleaners worth the cost for the steps and large shelves only? I find 2 manufacturers. Paramount and Caretaker by Zodiac.