Thank goodness for this website! I am getting closer to my backyard dream and hope some of you experts can help me to the finish line. If I can finish by May 1st it will have been an 8 month project. I am currently almost ready to start installing pavers. I first have to finish 20" tall planter walls at each deep end corner that will have 12" sheer falls into pool. These will also have propane fire bowls in them eventually. I am also ready to plumb my equipment and start moving some water, which is good since the liner has been in since last October/November. Here are my questions along with some pics of the project. Again thanks for any help and advice. I am a pool newbie so feel free to be brutally honest.
1. Do you see any changes I should make to my plumbing schematic? I have a (trichlor) puck chlorinator that I plan to plumb even though I plan to use it only when out of town or otherwise unable to control FC with bleach. If I ever add a salt system, will the cell plumb in where the puck chlorinator is?
2. Does anyone see any reason not to finish filling and start up the pump after I have everything plumbed? All equipment is inside, but we are still having below freezing nights in TN. I'd really like to test everything before installing 2000 sq. ft. of pavers if you know what I mean. I also worry about some 70 deg day temps causing algae soon as well.
3. To everyone that reads this and already has a pool-What is the one thing that you regret not doing when you built yours?
Now here's some progress pics. More when I plumb and lay pavers!