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Thread: New guy- planning pool build

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    Jun 2016
    Syracuse, NY

    New guy- planning pool build

    I wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I have been lurking here for a few weeks and decided now was the time to get signed up.
    I am in the early stages of planning for a new pool(first pool), but hope to break ground in August. I am clearing out a large amount of woods to expand my yard and make room for the new pool.
    I have met with a pool builder and have narrowed down a few of my options. The pool dimensions are 36x20 composite wall- vinyl lined, and the shape is Mountain Lake($18500). It will be 8' deep with a diving board. My builder has suggested going with a System3 DE filter($600 upgrade), Jandy variable speed pump($995 upgrade), Nature Fusion salt system($1895 upgrade), and lights ($1395 upgrade). None of the above prices have been formally written down.
    We are planning on having the pool put in this year and coming back in the spring to do all of the concrete/patio work to give it time to settle.
    I look forward to all of the information that is avalable on this forum and the input from the pool veterans!

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: New guy- planning pool build

    Welcome to TFP

    The only thing not to get there is the Nature fusion salt system, it is not a SWG, get a real SWG, it will work better and not add metals to your pool..

    at 36x20 with an average depth of 5.5 feet your at about 26 thousand gallons, so look for a 40k to 60k salt water generator
    Full Market Comparison of Salt Water Chlorine Generators for Swimming Pools
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: New guy- planning pool build

    Pricey stuff. In my mind, DE is not an upgrade....just a standard filter. I hope you look around a little. I seldom comment on pricing but those jump out at me as being marketing ideas rather than solid stuff to help you manage your pool.

    If you stay with this builder, you will have to take charge of the mopney and equipment.......he is doing you no favors.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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