I am getting ready to build a small pool/spa, what we call a spool, and need some recommendations for equipment. The contractors are going to do the work I just have to purchase the equipment myself. The local pool guys so far have been a disappointment and I am not comfortable with their recommendations.
The pool will have approx 3500 gallons. The list below is the things I want in the pool. We would like to keep the pool temperature at about 95 degrees with the solar and the ability to get it hotter with the propane. I am in southern Arizona and the solar works real good here.
Cover to keep heat in, dirt out, and safety for kids and dogs
Fiber optic lighting or nice alternative
In floor cleaning system
Variable speed pump or pumps
And everything else necessary
I was told that Sta-Rite makes an automated control that takes care of everything including the solar. I was also told that they also make a pump that has a variable speed that can be dialed in to your preference.