Wonderful site. I've been reading quite a bit here for a couple of months. Thanks to Wendy for letting me come see her pool and visit with her for a bit. Very much appreciated! We have narrowed our pool builder search down to two. I would like to know how these setups look to you all and what you would change. And/or which seems the better set up. Sorry, no pictures yet. Both come in close to the same price. Geometric style pool with raised wall and water feature. Sports pool. No spa. I'm most interested in how the equipment choices could be tweaked. Both builders Pentair equipment.
Our yard slopes and Builder #1 says pool will come out of ground about 18 -24 inches unless we remove a couple of more trees. If we do that then they can grade behind the pool differently. Love the trees .
Builder #2 says pool will come out of ground 4 feet and has placed extra structural costs in the build quote. Other 2 builders we got quotes from also felt 18-24 inches so the 4 foot thing is a little bothersome to us.
37 x 18.6, perimeter: 106', depth: 4-5.6-4
IntelliFlo VS 3.0 hp pump (pool)
Superflo 2.0 hp pump (water feature)
CCP 520 Cartridge Filter
IntelliChlor IC40 Salt system
Racer Vac w/Boost Rite Pump
2 LED Large Intellibrite Lights
Dual Timeclocks w/freeze Protection
LED light controls
Belgard Pavers for decking 671 sq. ft.
34.6 x 16.7, perimeter: 91', depth: 4-5.6-4
IntelliFlo XF pump
CCP 420 Cartridge Filter
Intellichlor IC40 Salt system
Prowler 830 Vac
3 color Globrite LED (we will likely eliminate one of these as the tanning shelf it would go would go away)
Easy Touch4 Control Panel w/Freeze Protection
Travertine Decking 712 sq. ft.
Thanks for any input,