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    Deciding on pool finishes, let me hear your thoughts

    So we have narrowed it down to about 2 pool builders. I can get one to match the other but they have slightly different options. Both are reputable and have been building pools since the early to late 80s. Building a 14x32" pool, vinyl with 7' deep and 13' shallow end.

    Liners - Do I need 27mil all the way around or can I go with the 27/20 or the 20/20? Also do borderless liners allow the natural fading to be more noticeable?
    Coping - I'm going with the aluminum coping, one installer offers the bullnose standard and the other a flat (progressive coping) standard. Is this purely aesthetics or is one stronger than the other? Not a lot of data I have found.
    Skimmers - do I want one or two. I was told I have the choice.
    Automatic Chlorinator vs those Smart Sticks for the skimmer?

    Going to do Sand Filter for both. Price is the same really for both companies so these are the little things I need choices on.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Deciding on pool finishes, let me hear your thoughts

    What type of steps are you getting? Are they covered by the liner?
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    Re: Deciding on pool finishes, let me hear your thoughts

    Yes steel steps (with poured concrete) covered by liner. Im also thinking of having the pool steps offset on the end of the pool. Most people have the steps centered but I was thinking having it cornered
    And yes im talking external stairs.

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    Re: Deciding on pool finishes, let me hear your thoughts

    The liner material on my steps is textured, the walls and floor is not, noticeable difference in traction. Highly recommend the textured for the steps. Next time I'll do textured throughout because we play volleyball and could use the traction.
    18'x43' Sport Pool
    19,000 Gallons Vinyl Liner 3'-3.5'-4'
    SWCG and D.E. Filter
    Test Kits - Pool Calculator - Chlorine/CYA Chart - Pool School

    Secret Weapon for Pool Chemistry Testing

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