So. . .
I have found 2 more installers in my area that I never knew existed and they both do commercial and residential concrete installs. I guess I didn't realize cause they are more commercial focused I'm thinking. I also found a liner guy just to compare to see if things in the liner world are that much cheaper.
The reason for the post is cause all 3 of these installers are recommending full automation if I go salt. One concrete guy who I got a good feel for said he only uses pentair cause of their support. The other 2 are Hayward guys. None recommended Zodiac. All 3 made it sound really easy and much more efficient. I get it that they want to upsell cause automation has a ton of profit. I know this cause I do home automation for the past 15 years. We get product cheap and it's all time and labor.
Will it really make my care of the pool easier and will it take alot of the guess work out of keeping chemicals in check to keep the plaster looking good and last longer in the years to come.
THe liner guy actually does concrete commercial pools but only does liner pools for residential cause he said on the home side liner just makes for sence for upkeep. He also said with more and more people going salt that liners are just easier for home owners to care for.
I would love some incite.
Being in automation I love the idea for the cool factor and it's what I do, but I also don't want to introduce a chain of problem solving that i will be chaseing down.
the original company Iwas going to use didn't even go there. I think cause they are a national company that slams and bam and gone so they don't want calls back for service. . . this was also my second guessing portion of the pool and why I started looking for more installers.