First off, I must say I'm glad I found this site before I signed anything with any pool companies. We got 3 bids and they are all pretty similar in pricing and features (although one PB wants to sell us the Nature2, which after reading through this site, I've decided I won't be getting that). I have a couple questions and would love to hear any feedback.
1. Surface Type - Two of the PB are selling the PebbleTec line (Tec, Sheen, Fina), but the PB I'm leaning towards uses Stonescape/QuartzScape from NPT:
We would likely choose the QuartzScape as we want a smooth surface. Does anyone have any experience and/or recommendations on QuartzScape?
2. SWG/Ozone - It seems the general consensus from many people on this site are to go with a SWG in conjunction with consistent water testing and using the BBB method. A couple of the PB are recommending Ozone as well (not as the only sanitizer), but most on this site say it's not worth it. We are having a 7' spa put in with the pool, so would there be any benefit to having Ozone with the spa, or perhaps dedicated to return on the spa?
Also, from the some of the PB have told me, the SWG would reduce the amount of chlorine I'd need to put in the pool but it wouldn't eliminate the need to add additional chlorine. Do those of you with a SWG have to add additional chlorine?
Thanks in advance for any feedback. I'll be happy to post pictures once we get started.