I've been lurking here for a few weeks as I plan my pool build. It's been overwhelming to say the least. Learning about concrete vs. steel vs. polymer vs. permacrete taught me some valuable lessons. The biggest one being that the best method I should use is the method that the specific pool builder I am talking to uses.. really...everyone says their's is the best. LOL!!
Anyway, I am pretty sure I am going with the following (sorry this is probably more high level/lack of details than others post)
** The brands of stuff listed below are based on the builder's choice of product (I'm sure I have options if I want to go differnet route)
Steel 20'X40" Oasis design made by Cardinal Pools
10' bench built into one of the sides
Filter and pump will be Pentair
Natural gas heater by pentair
colored light by Pentair
4' concrete around the pool plus an additional 10' at one end for patio
I had a bunch of other things priced out such as saline generator but I opted to hold off on that for now.
I was hoping I could get a couple of quick opinions on a few things.
1. I have a ground water issue and the builder said he will deal with it as best as he can. One options is a blind drain line. I don't know much about these but do they work well? What are some other things I should consider?
2. Pool liner - Oh my....too many choices. The liner quoted in the price will be 28/20 Dura wall liner. My question is on what shade is best (don't laugh!!). I've been reading that the darker liners are better for naturally heating th epool more than lighter shades. Is picking a shade really just a personal prefernece or is there any real benefits to selecting a lighter or darket color?
3. time of year to install - we are winding down the warm weather here in MA and I'm trying to figure out if I rush the guy to install soon or take my time and get it done by the fall (and close it without using) or wait until the spring. I;ve heard that installing late in the season might be better as a lot of installers aren't as busy so I might get better work done becauase they are not rushed. Looking for some thoughts.
I will post up pics whenever this gets started. Still dealing with final specs and options and actually haven't singned the contract yet but I have picked my installer after a long search.
Her is a pic of the specs of the pool I believe I will be doing. Comments are welcome (pros and cons). Still time to change my mind on just about evetrything!!