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    Building a new pool and it is no fun

    This will be our 3rd pool build and it's not turning out how I had thought. Sales people are driving me nuts. 20 years ago with my first pool I did not have so many choices and options. Dig, gunite, plaster fill it up and swim. Now salt vs chlorine, multi speed pumps vs single speed pumps, insane number of types and styles of plaster, ozinator or no ozinator, fancy lights plain ole light, hayward, jandy or Pentair, remote controls, underground giant leave catchers ... man I dont know what to do. I am about to just keep my wallet closed.

    Just venting and saying hello!
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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    When all else fails---------use the KISS principle.
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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    Welcome to TFP Merl

    A saltwater pool is a chlorine pool. The SWG uses salt to produce chlorine

    Pump - multispeed or two speed will be more energy efficient than a single speed

    Take a read through Pool School (button on upper right of this page) especially the section linked below

    category.php?c=construction_and_upgrade_choices

    Feel free to ask any specific questions you may have
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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    On the positive side they are asking you what you want rather than giving you what they think you need.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    Someone called it "analysis paralysis".

    Don't forget, you still need to choose:

    Coping: Pour-in-place, pre-case, brick, Stone
    Decking: Concrete, Pavers, Stone, etc
    Pool Tile: 6", 3", Porcelain, Glass, Stone > With a million colors and styles
    Landscape: Trees, Palms, Plants

    And nothing ever changes half way through

    Good Luck
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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    Thanks for the responses, pool builders in houston are out of control. I have one guy telling me the other guy is wrong and that I am being cheated out of decking, another saying pentair is poop while Hayward is the best. That is my focus now. Heater, Pump and valves. So I guess the search is on for info on pentair vs hayward.
    15000 Salt Water, Hydrazzo plaster, all Jandy equipment. SWG, Polaris 280, booster pump, raised spa
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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    The Jandy vs Pentair vs Hayward seems like the

    Chevy vs Dodge vs Ford thing

    Just FYI my 06 Chevy Dmax is the best of the three
    40x20 Free Form IG Pool (aprox 29,000 Gal, 140 Perimeter, depth 3'6"-7', Baja Shelf, 8x8 Free Form Spa) - Gunite Shell, Pebble Plaster Finish, Poured Concrete Coping - 3 Deep Heat Returns - Jandy LXi400 Gas Heater (400,000 Btu) - Jandy Variable Speed Pump JEP 2.0 - Jandy CL 600 Filter - HASA Liquidator - Jandy PDA 6 w/ Remote - 4x Jandy WaterColors Pool LEDs - 48" Gas Fire Pit - 6x Gas Tiki Torches - 12'x15' U-shaped BBQ Island (Firemagic Equipment)
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    Re: Building a new pool and it is no fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare
    The Jandy vs Pentair vs Hayward seems like the

    Chevy vs Dodge vs Ford thing
    Thats my take on it too.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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