I'm back at it again and getting ready to sign the contract w/ the PB. (pending lender confirmation this week) We previously were looking to do a pool back in October last year but things got super busy and never got around to finishing up the process. Now summer is coming fast in DFW and we can't believe we waited this long. Anyway I'm glad we did because we originally were set on a free form style pool with the spa setup away from the patio. We've totally changed our minds and are now going with a rectangle pool and spa by the patio so we can watch TV. We also decided on another builder based on previous threads and online reviews. I was wondering if you guys could take a look at the build specs below and see if I'm missing anything that you might think would be worth adding. Keep in mind my budget is pretty maxed out as this builder has a premium price over the others we've received quotes from (about 5k-7k difference). However this builder included the soil injections right off the back as well as engineering letter and electrical reroute for my underground powerlines which I told all the other builders about and none of them included that in their quote so the price premium may not actually be that bad when comparing apples to apples.
A few things from reading over the threads I saw the ozone isn't praised very much however the people I saw that had them in their builds seemed to be happy. Leave it? Keep it?
Also not sure about the A&A floor cleaning system if that is really needed or not?
Are the Jandy Savi 30w and 20w (spa) LEDs going to be bright enough. 2 in the pool and 1 in the spa?
I also told the builder we want to be able to control the system with our smartphones and not the PDA as we would like to be able to do it from anywhere and not just locally. I assume this system does both?
Any changes equipment wise that would be worth it?
Polaris 280 vs a robotic cleaner? We really have no debris as we have no trees or anything in the new neighborhood so I'm not sure if that would be overkill. However I've heard a lot with the energy savings but then again I've heard a lot of possible maintenance as well.
Also I'm not sure if it is just the season coming up but the pools seems to be more expensive now than they were 6 months ago. However we can no longer wait!
Here's a few renderings. The spillway from the spa will be diagonal and not like it is in the pic. The patterned concrete I'm thinking to be stamped to look like bigger/smaller rectangles and the existing covered patio will be capped to match. For the coping we're probably going to go with the cast stone over the flagstone since we're doing saltwater. I think it would be less maintenance and less sealing right? We also plan to put in a pergola with a fan and some string lights over the decking on the left however our budget is pretty maxed out right now so that will probably have to wait until next season.