As soon as i finalize the parts and pieces I will be building an 18 x 36 vinyl IGP. I need to get going so i can get the landscaping and yard in, so any help is very much appreciated. Easy part was deciding on steel walls with a step all the way across on the shallow end under the liner. The pool will also have an integrated automatic cover. I plan on sub contracting a few things out like the poolkrete and the liner, but should be ok with the rest.
The pool overlooks a lake with prevailing winds from the west-northwest and has the shallow end facing due north. There are trees around and kids tracking in sand from the lake is inevitable. we are located in northwest lower Michigan so considerations for snow/freezing temps in the winter must be made.
I/we have decided on the following (truthfully not much):
2-pentair intellibrite 5 g with controller-lights facing way from the house
Automatic Pool Covers autocover-opinions here are welcome but the kit from Royalswimmingpools.com includes that brand
Pentair Clean and Clear Plus Cartridge Filter - 420 SQ
2" piping- probably schedule 40 hard pipe. Could use help with layout of the plumbing in general but especially the skimmers/returns.
Some sort of winter cover
2-speed pump-brand/size ?
Salt water generator-brand/size ?-any special bonding or other precautions necessary to prevent corrosion to equipment or the pool shell itself
Heat pump heater- brand/size ?- we are on propane so a gas heater is out the question
Robotic cleaner?- not sure if this is necessary or desirable- looking to save time like everyone else
3-laminar flow/LED fountains-brand/size ? These can be added later
I am sure I am missing a few items so feel free to chime in. I am looking to order the kit this week so any help is appreciated.