So i have several things I would like to do to the pool this year, but will most likely be limited to one due to the budget. I would like the input of the community if possible on which one you think should be the top priority.
The first item as stated in another thread is to drain, acid wash, and paint the pool. Based on cost of supplies and re-filling the pool the estimated cost is approximately $900. This would provide the greatest improvement in the apperance of the pool, but not much else as the only real issue with the pool is some staining.
The second item would be to add a Robotic Pool Cleaner, I have 2 very large Birch trees which over hang the pool and contantly drop buds and leaves into the pool, so vacuuming and cleaning are a daily thing. Cost of decent Robotic Pool Cleaner is also approximately $900.
The third item would be to convert to a SWG system. I have not done a lot of research on this except for the cost of the equipment and replacement cells. However by moving to a SWG I estimate I would save about $300 a year on chemicles (including $90 on a Nature 2 mineral cartridge). The estimated cost for this is once again around $900.
A little bit about the pool, it is a 25,000 gal. Gunit pool with a water fall that can be turned off and on as wanted. When the pool is used it is used by a lot of people at one time, especially kids. However this is only about a dozen times during the summer. I use a 60 sqft DE filter, however I use FiberClear instead of DE. The pump is a new Pentair SuperFlo single speed 1 1/2 HP.
So out of the three items which do you think would be the best to pursue first or would be the most benifical? Also as I enjoy day dreaming about all the great things I can do the house and pool so please feel free to add any suggestions as well.