Hey guys!! I'm a NOOB here. Bare with me!!
Having an in-ground pool installed in two weeks.
I've been around and around and around this site for a little bit now. I've tried different searches but can't find anything recent. I'm having a real hard time trying to decide between an Aquarite salt water system or a chlorinator & Ozone system. I'm sure this has been discussed here previously but I can't seem to find the right thread.
The pool is a:
-65000 liter (17000 USgal) nitrogenous resin panels reinforced with concrete.
-Hayward 1/2 TriStar pump
-Hayward Titanium heat pump (85000BTU)
I have two questions:
1. Originally I ordered this pool with an Aquarite salt water system. The salesman called me up and asked that I come back to the store. He told me that since I will be have uni-stone (or pavers) installed around the pool that he feels the salt water system wouldn't be a good choice. He claims that the repeated wet/dry (read: small kids in the pool) of the salt water would stain the pavers and would be costly to clean and/or seal. He proposed a 'puck' chlorinator system with ozone instead. He advises me that this 'better' system is quite a bit more expensive, but he will throw it in at no charge.(Kinda makes me wonder) Fast forward to now. Just about everybody I've spoken with completely disagrees with this change, including my neighbor who removed a very similar chlorinator & ozone system last summer for a salt water system. Is there any validity to these claims?
2. If the salt water poses a problem to the pavers, what is recommended? Sealer? I will have approx. 600sq ft of pavers around the pool area. Would like to have an idea of what to expect here!!
Thanks in advance for any help!!