I met with a PB and thought I was ready to go, no contract yet, but after reading a lot on this forum I am now unsure of how to proceed. I am planning on building a 575 SF roman style, lap pool with spa. 3ft - 8ft. deep. Variable speed pump, cartridge filter, separate pump for waterfall and for deck jets. SWG, 250,000 BTU gas heater, solar, LED lights and other products list below. Mostly Pentair.
I had the PV3 in-floor cleaning system included in bid but I am reading it doesn't clean well and has maintenance issues.
I had the ozone oxidizer included, but heard its of no use in a residential pool.
I was going to use travertine with a "sharks tooth" finish (PB's words) vs. pavers, but understand that travertine deteriorates quickly. Does anyone ever use tile for pool patios?
Due to the shape of my 2nd floor, the South side won't work for solar except for 2 panels, with 11 others going on the East side. Solar guy told me that was my only option, it maxed out my coverage, and I couldn't go any bigger on the pool. I have a Spanish barrel tile roof and the panels will cover the entire East side. Considering no East exposure and I lose the beauty of the tile roof, is the cost savings over a good heat pump worth it? I will still use gas for spa and backup to heat pump/solar.
thanks for your help!