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    Lots of questions from Noob about to build a pool

    Sorry in advance for my stupid questions. I'm very close to signing with a builder, I've narrowed it down to two. There are some differences with the two and I'm not sure if they matter much.

    This will be an in-ground pool. Something in the 18X41 area. Right now I'm torn between a Lagoon style or L shaped. Any pros or cons I should be aware of?

    I want to have a slide, a waterfall and a sun deck as the 2nd step in the entry.

    Builder A uses Royal (Imperial) pools, Hayward SWG, Hayward pump, Hayward DE filter, Hayward or Aqua comfort heat pump (he suggests the heat pump), Garret or Imperial liners.

    Builder B uses Cardinal Systems pools, Jandy SWG, Pentair Pump, Pentair DE Filter, Raypack heater (he suggests propane), Latham liners.

    Prices are very close. Both builders came from personal recommendation/reference.

    What are your thoughts on pool shapes? Is there a difference between the equipment used by the two, do their choices say anything about them?
    Owasso, OK ---Pool: 18,000 Fiberglass w/ 2 waterfall features; Salt Generator: Circupool RJ 30; Filter: Hayward Sand (20 GPM/FT2)
    Pool Pump: Hayward Super II 1.5 hp; Water feature Pump: Hayward Super II 1.0 hp; Rheem Heater; Pentair Kreepy Krauly Classic

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    Re: Lots of questions from Noob about to build a pool

    One note is that Pentair increases the warranty to 3 years if you buy 3 pieces of equipment ... so the 2nd builders equipment seems odd. But Raypak heaters seem to be better than the Pentair. So I would switch to a Pentair SWG.

    Are the pumps at least 2 speed?

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    Re: Lots of questions from Noob about to build a pool

    Not sure if the pumps are 2 speed. I'll have to ask about that.

    Great tip on the warranty, thanks!
    Owasso, OK ---Pool: 18,000 Fiberglass w/ 2 waterfall features; Salt Generator: Circupool RJ 30; Filter: Hayward Sand (20 GPM/FT2)
    Pool Pump: Hayward Super II 1.5 hp; Water feature Pump: Hayward Super II 1.0 hp; Rheem Heater; Pentair Kreepy Krauly Classic

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