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    Am I being coached right?

    First of all, this is a cool website with lots of smart guys. Been doing some good reading.
    I'm looking to get my first pool and the suggestions from the first bidder are below...(I hope its ok to ask knowing other mfr's are on here)
    I think my primary question is "aside from the brand, fundamentally, for Houston, is this good for my pool needs?" It's ~16k gallon.

    Pump 1: Pentair IntelliFlo VS-3050 (Variable Speed)
    Pump 2: Pentair WhisperFlo 1 1/2 HP for features
    Filter: Pentair Clean & Clear 420 Cartridge
    Heater: Pentair MasterTemp 400k - NG
    Blower: Polaris QT 1.5HP
    Cleaner: KK Platinum (white) w/ booster
    Control Box: Pentair EasyTouch PS-8
    Remotes: EasyTouch Wireless 8 Function
    Sanitizers: In-Line Chlorinator w/ Paramount O3 Ozone
    Pool Lights: (1) Pentair AmeriLite 500w 120v
    Spa Lights: (1) Pentair AquaLight Spa 100w 1

    Thanks,
    Robert
    18k gal IG pebble tech, 60ft DE filter, 1.5hp Intelliflo VSD, 1.5hp Whisperflow, 2hp Whisperflow, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, EZ Touch 8, 2hp silencer blower, Mastertemp 400 heater

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    Re: Am I being coached right?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Unless you are going to have lots of people swimming all the time I would skip the Ozone system. It doesn't add much value to the system while increasing complexity.

    Having a variable speed plus a separate feature pump seems like a bit much, but that really very much depends on how large your water feature(s) are.

    They aren't popular in Texas, but I highly recommend a SWG, unless you have a lot of natural stonework.
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    Re: Am I being coached right?

    You'll probably wish you had:

    * Pentair Intellichlor
    * Pentair Intellibrite pool light (in place of the AmeriLite). Our is a 12,000 gallon pool, and we put in 2 Intellibrites and love 'em.

    We live in Tulsa and are considering adding a heat pump to our pool, as it can cool the pool on the (really) hot summer days, as well as heat it to prolong the season.
    16 x 31, Approx. 12,000 Gal Freeform IG pool; Flagstone coping; Quartzscapes Super Blue plaster finish; Tanning ledge w/2 bubblers; 1 HP Pentair Whisperflo pump, Pentair sand filter; (2) Pentair Intellibrite LEDs w/controller; Easytouch8 w/IC-40 SWG; Salt finish concrete decking.

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    Re: Am I being coached right?

    What sort of water features are you looking to get?

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    Re: Am I being coached right?

    the features are qty 3 of 3' sheer falls. Do I not need another motor to turn them off or would just a solenoid valve work?
    18k gal IG pebble tech, 60ft DE filter, 1.5hp Intelliflo VSD, 1.5hp Whisperflow, 2hp Whisperflow, Rainbow 320 Chlorinator, EZ Touch 8, 2hp silencer blower, Mastertemp 400 heater

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