I've been lurking here for the last few weeks as we are seriously considering having an in ground pool built. We have met with 5 pool builders and received quotes from 3 fence builders, so we are well on our way to making a decision soon. (Still waiting on quotes from 2 of the 5 pool builders, but we should have those this week sometime). I will post what we've learned after we get our final bid.
One thing I haven't seen mentioned here is the Caribbean Clear system. I wonder about this because my in-laws have had this system in their pool for over 15 years and swear by it. They said their pool maintenance is next to nothing (maybe a jug of Clorox once a week or so) since they went to this system. They claim that, when their pool was first installed, they used a standard chlorine system, and always had eye irritation and faded swimwear.....not to mention ear infections. They tell me all those dropped to nil since putting in the Caribbean Clear system. And they've had no complaints of any other illnesses or annoyances with it, so I have to wonder if it's something I should consider? (Although it might be considered "heresy" to even mention here!).
Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.