I'm considering a San Juan Lelani fiberglass pool install.
It's a 6,000 gallon 12'1" x 23'9" pool that would be located under a screened in porch behind my lake house in central Florida.
Based upon the discussions I've read here, I decided to ask a common question about UV systems because I'm wondering if I could have an exception to the advice that I've seen shared due to the specifics of my install. (Which are mostly very negative...)
1st question: Would this be considered an indoor pool, given the screen will be blocking a huge percentage of the natural UV rays from the sun?
2nd question: Given the smaller size of my pool compared to the ones I've seen here, it being a fiberglass surface and my plan to use a variable speed pump and it being located in a covered and screwed area, could the Delta UV systems be a good choice to reduce the amount of maintenance and cost of ownership? (Yes, I have see the price of replacement bulbs...)
It seems to me that the water would be circulated thru the pump and UV unit with more frequency than with larger pools, thus sterilization cycle would be more complete.
The salesman isn't pushing me to buy anything... I'm just trying to do my own research and make my own choices.
I live on a fixed income and don't want to become an expert in biology, nor do I wish to become a slave to a pool that will make me choose between food or a green pool.
I know several elderly people in my neighborhood that have cement pools and they spend a small fortune on chlorine and other chemicals that I don't think they even understand in addition to spending at least 1 day a week scrubbing the cement if the don't have a little machine that hooks up to the pump that rolls, vibrates and cleans the pool surface for them. (Sad....)