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    New pool build - Seeking input

    I've researched a number of different pool builders in my area and after a few design adjustments, etc I'm close to going to contract with a build date at the end of August. I'd appreciate feedback. I've seen the threads on the merits (or rather lack thereof) of Ozone in residential outdoor uses. What is interesting to me is that I met with 5 different pool builders all highly rated and well established here in the area, and each of them was recommending going with the same sanitation combination (Del Ozone and inline chlorinating) and advising against SWG.

    Perimeter = 90 feet - 34' x 15' general free form with 12'x5' sun ledge
    Depth = 3.5 - 6.0
    Spa = round 7' with 7 jets and cascading spill-way
    Water feature = 25' Raised beam with dual 24" sheer descents
    Coping = natural stone
    Plaster = pebble sheen
    Deck = concrete/pea gravel
    Pump = Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050
    Filter = Pentair 400sq ft cartridge (not sand or DE)
    Heater = Pentair Mex-E-Therm 400k BTU
    Spa Pump = 1.5hp Polaris Blower
    Water Feature Pump = Pentair Max-E-flo
    Sanitation = Pentair Rainbow 320 and Del Ozone Eclipse 2
    Skimmers = 2 skimmers (independently plumbed)
    Returns = 4 returns
    Lights = 3 LED multi-color (2 in pool, 1 in spa)
    Cleaner = Kreepy Krauly Platinum with booster pump
    Pentair Easy Touch 8
    Gunite - 12" bond beam, 8-10" walls/floors

    Thanks in advance.

    [attachment=2:17r6605a]Pool design v2.pdf[/attachment:17r6605a]
    [attachment=1:17r6605a]Backyard from patio - House at concrete slab state.JPG[/attachment:17r6605a]
    [attachment=0:17r6605a]Backyard from rear left corner looking back at patio - House at concrete slab state.JPG[/attachment:17r6605a]

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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    Welcome to tfp, gdfein

    I don't see a filter specified?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdfein
    Sanitation = Pentair Rainbow 320 and Del Ozone Eclipse 2
    If the Rainbow 320 doesn't cost anything, then get it installed...you can use it when you go on vacation, but don't plan to use it as you primary chlorine source.

    Ditch the Ozone, even with it your pool still needs a primary sanitizer, there are only three epa approved ones: chlorine, bromine and biguanide. Chlorine is the most trouble free sanitizer for outdoor residential pools and, with proper levels, the ozone is useless, other than costing you an arm and a leg.
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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    Thanks for pointing the filter omission. Edited original post. Thanks.

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    Post pics of your yard, pool design drawing.
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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    I have a SWG pool and I love it. My previous pool was traditional chlorine and I would never go back. But my pool builder planned it as a salt water pool. No natural stone anywhere and the deck is a cantilevered self coping design with acrylic coating. Nothing for the salt to damage. I've noticed that while some builders shy away from salt, others design there pools specifically as salt water pools.
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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej
    I have a SWG pool and I love it. My previous pool was traditional chlorine and I would never go back. But my pool builder planned it as a salt water pool. No natural stone anywhere and the deck is a cantilevered self coping design with acrylic coating. Nothing for the salt to damage. I've noticed that while some builders shy away from salt, others design there pools specifically as salt water pools.
    How does a cantilevered self coping design help with preventing wear from salt? If seems to me that the acrylic coating is what resists the salt. Can you please help me understand? Thanks.

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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    harleysilo - PDF of pool design and 2 pics of backyard loaded above.

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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    Quote Originally Posted by Garet Jax

    How does a cantilevered self coping design help with preventing wear from salt? If seems to me that the acrylic coating is what resists the salt. Can you please help me understand? Thanks.

    There is no separate coping. The acrylic coated concrete deck just extends an inch or so beyond the lip of the pool.

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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    yep that's how most pools here in the southeast are, except with the capstone forms

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    Re: New pool build - Seeking input

    bump..was hoping to get more input?

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