hello and first post here.
I'm the happy owner of a new in-ground pool in the deep southeast, always warm or moderate even during the winter.
builder does not sell or install equipment and his saleslinks are all "slimy used car salesmen" so I don't trust them as they appear to only want to sell me stuff, not listen to what I want.
here's what I want and I don't know the best way but would prefer to buy my own equipment and just pay someone to install it.
1. An energy saving pool pump (for example, 1 HP Hayward 2-Speed Pump)
2. A cartridge filter (for example, Hayward C-1200)
3. Some simple kind of automatic system (salinator, copper based, etc.)
Could someone post a suggested shopping list and perhaps tell me your personal equipment preference as I would prefer not to have to work at it more than couple times a month but have the system run auto-pilot as much as possible.
I am quite happy to brush pool every other day and wash cartridge filter every couple weeks.
If you have a specific model number or identifier for pump, salt system, etc, please reply.