I wasn't sure exactly what section to put this in, so I decided to try it out here. As a background... I have absolutely no pool care experience other than swimming in them.
My wife and I were looking at getting a normal pool, but our yard and the fact that we will be moving in 4 or 5 years just made the cost too high to absorb once we move. Above ground pools aren't allowed in the neighborhood, so that killed that idea. What we ended up with and we are 90% sure that we will go with is a 9x15x51" deep (water depth) Endless Pool installed in one of our garage spaces. This will provide a good area for year round exercise and won't be a major issue if the kids splash some. Still looking up permit issues.. but would probably get me around the HOA issue if they decided to call it a pool instead of a hot tub. We could also pack it up and take it with us when we move and do a much better and integrated install when we build our next house.
My biggest question surrounding the purchase is what sanitation system options to consider. It looks like the pool comes with a Nature 2 System but also has an optional UV System available. I haven't asked.. but on the surface it doesn't look like there would be any discount for not including the Nature 2 system in the purchase.
I'm 90% certain that initial install will be indoors in a fairly open garage space. Water temp will probably be maintained between 80-85 degrees.
My main questions:
1. Would you buy the UV Sanitizer ($700)? My thought is that if this helps reduce the amount of testing etc it would be worth it... With my schedule and 3 kids under the age of 3... testing daily may be possible at first to get things setup.. but probably not sustainable for the long term.
2. If I buy the UV Sanitizer... does running the Nature 2 system actually do much for me? Would I really get any benefit from running both systems? I'll still have to add some chlorine, and I just talked to someone who told me that they managed to get some algae in their endless pool with both the Nature 2 and the UV filter (they did say that they were sick for a while and the chlorine probably dropped to zero during that time).
I'm interested in your thoughts.