We are debating a new pool in the DC/Baltimore area and I was hoping to get some input from the experts on a few items related to a custom free form 650 sq. ft. pool.
One builder is a Jandy guy and builds Zodiac pool systems that package a bunch of items from both Jandy and Paramount. I like the approach because they include all of the upgrades (such as variable pumps, larger filter, robotic cleaner, LED lights, etc.) but I am not sold on the filtration system after reading these forums. They use Nature 2 Fusion Soft, plus a paramount Clear 03 and extra Paramount EDC. The also use a Paramount MDX drain system.
The second builder is a Pentair guy and mixes and matches items, uses a straight intellichlor system but everything is an upgrade so I need to weed through the details. Pebbltec is also half the cost with this builder, about 5500 vs 11K with the first builder.
We are waiting on a 3rd quote now.
Two specific questions:
1) Thoughts on the whole Jandy/Zodiac/Nature2/Paramount system? Has anyone had a system like this installed? If you go to Jandy's site this seems it is standard pro series system.
2) Thoughts on the pebbletec price differences? Does 11K seem high based on these specs?
3) Any recommendations on builders in this area of the country?