Good morning! I'm glad I found this forum. Here's my story....
14 years ago my wife and I built our house, never dreaming we'd be here this long. We were fortunate enough to design our house, so we got exactly what we wanted. For the past 5 years we've been looking to move, but just can't find anything in our price range that offers what we want, especially a pool. See, we didn't want to build a pool. We've heard the horror stories, especially that you just don't ever get your money back. So we were going to buy a house that already had a pool.
Well, after 5 years, we finally decided we're not going anywhere. We don't need a bigger house, our two boys love our neighborhood (there's a bunch of other boys their age within a 2 block area), and frankly, we just love our house too much.
So far I've called 5 different pool companies, left some messages, and got a call back. I'll be spending a lot of time reading through this forum, getting familiar with terminology, equipment, options, etc. Our first big debate that I can't decide on is saltwater vs. chlorine - yes, I know salt is chlorine, so really it's between salt and traditional chlorine. We have some friends with a saltwater pool, and I love to swim in it.