It's been a summer of figuring out what pool we want.
started with possibly above ground then maybe above ground sunk in with deep end hopper, now it's inground we are ready to do. So which one is the question .
was leaning fiberglass for awhile but we feel like the limited size is a RIP for us. Biggest would be 15 feet on inside at widest point . Also we live upstate ny so weather may cause issues too . Last thing that gives us pause is getting new gel coat in 15-20 years not cheap. And lastly if u do have a problem it can be a big problem, liner easier fix and new liner makes pool look new again.
estamites on the fiberglass 16x40 (15x39 true area) was lowest 51k, 54k, 63k installed but with me doing cement work and fence. That's with salt chlorinator and 4 LEDs lights.
lined pool from builder we like has theses price options which to do?
- 18x40 (3.5-8 feet) steel frame is 32k, polymer matrix resin is 40k
- 1-2 skimmers, 2 main drains, 6 returns
- salt chlorinator 1500$
- 48 inch wall vs 42 is 2500-4000 more
-4 LED lights are 3900
- 3 feet cement around 3000
- 3 feet cement around cantilever is 4500
- high grade uv cleaning water system is 3000
thinking of doing steel and saving the 8k, doing 48 inch, salt chlorinator , 4 lights and I'm trying to talk my wife into letting me do the cantilever deck (I think I could , I think I could....)
My biggest question is will steel frame be ok with the salt system?
leaning just rectangle figure cover is easier and most usable space .
we are family of 5, the 3 kids range from 6-9 y/o so we think 18x40 should be good??
thanks for any ideas