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Thread: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

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    First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    POOL: L35 x W15 / Depth 3.5 x 4 x 5 / IA 795 / SQFT 404 / Approx. 13,000 gal.
    SPA: 10.5 x 5.5 / 6 jets
    PRICE: $46,373

    Pentair Equip.
    easytouch 8 pool & spa w/salt water
    Intelliflo VS + 4x160
    420 sqft Cartridge filter clean & clear
    4 Bottom spa side remote
    400,000 btu Lx Heater "gas"
    Wireless controller addon for easytouch 8
    Intellibrite LED Pool Light 100ft
    Standard 100w spa light 100ft
    2 HP blower qt
    6 base pool returns

    NOTE: The cleaner has a 3/4 hp booster pump, the cleaner is a Pentair Kreepy Krauly Platinum. Booster Pump is $287 and the Inground Pool Cleaner is $846. I have done some research on robot cleaners and kind of heading that way. The sales man is tring to encourage me opposite, he said with a 13K gal pool you really don't need a robot cleaner. So my question to you all! Should I have him put the booster pump in for a backup cleaner and not buy the pressure cleaner and buy a robot from someone else,or eliminate the booster pump and pressure cleaner and buy robot, or don't get robot and go with booster pump and pressure cleaner?

    SURFACE
    plaster with stone scapes 80-100p
    brushed concrete decking
    standard tile perimeter
    flagstone coping
    spa is also flagstone coping with spillway

    Second bid is Monday, third bid is Tuesday.
    Any suggestions will really help me out, thanks.
    John
    14,000 gallon IG DiamondBrite pool with 2 ea. waterfalls and slide, Hayward Tristar 2.0 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward 3/4 HP waterfeature booster pump, Hayward 48sf DE filter, Hayward PS4 wireless controller, 1 skimmer and 4 returns, Polaris 280 pressure cleaner w/booster pump, 7 x 7 spa w/6 jets, TF-100 Test Kit w/speed stir

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    Re: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    I'm with you on the robot. I have one and they are far superior to anything else. I also like the fact that with a robot, you don't have to run the whole pump and system just to clean. That's cost savings right there.

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    Re: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    Thanks for the info Wbymag,

    If I go the rought of robot, do you think I should have them install a booster pump for a pressure cleaner for a back up plan?

    John
    14,000 gallon IG DiamondBrite pool with 2 ea. waterfalls and slide, Hayward Tristar 2.0 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward 3/4 HP waterfeature booster pump, Hayward 48sf DE filter, Hayward PS4 wireless controller, 1 skimmer and 4 returns, Polaris 280 pressure cleaner w/booster pump, 7 x 7 spa w/6 jets, TF-100 Test Kit w/speed stir

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    Re: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    No, but have them install a 1.5" or 2" cleaner line during the build and just cap it off at the pad...you never know when you or some future owner might want it!
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
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    Re: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    Second bid this Friday.

    Second PB not a big fan of saltwater systems here in Tx, because of the rock material. He said even if I seal it every spring, there is no guarantee. The first PB didn't have a problem with the salt system, but, "my wife just reminded me that we would have to sign a waver with the first or second PB's". Second PB standard pools are chlorine with or without a Del ozone system. Any info on the Del Ozone would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    John
    14,000 gallon IG DiamondBrite pool with 2 ea. waterfalls and slide, Hayward Tristar 2.0 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward 3/4 HP waterfeature booster pump, Hayward 48sf DE filter, Hayward PS4 wireless controller, 1 skimmer and 4 returns, Polaris 280 pressure cleaner w/booster pump, 7 x 7 spa w/6 jets, TF-100 Test Kit w/speed stir

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    Re: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    tell them to use a different stone then

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    Re: First Bid from Flower Mound,TX

    Yes, the problem is the soft flagstone commonly used there, not the SWG. If you want an SWG, get a different stone or concrete.

    Ozone systems outside are a waste of money...lots of old threads on this.
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
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