Ok I am brand new here and this is my first post,
We are in the process of planing to build our new pool. It's going to be an in ground gunite (18X32) and in Atlanta. I have had 4 separate companies come out for bids and needless to say, I am more than confused. One of my biggest questions is if I should go with a salt system or not. Everybody tells me something different!!! I have also been advised by one builder to use the Nature 2 system. There seems to be quite a lot of negative reviews on these forums but this builder swears by it....probably because they sell it. My biggest concern is pool water maint. I am a DIY type of guy and plan on being the "pool boy." I want advice on what type of system is best? What has the lowest operating costs year after year. How about initial cost for installation vs costs in the long run. I am also looking for pooI building mistakes like "if I were to to it over again, I would/wouldn't do THAT again." I also want as low as maint as possible and being a newbie to the pool game I want/need advice from current owners and not builders! I know that everyone has their own opinion but I am eager to hear them.