Hi everyone, unbelievable wealth of knowledge on this forum! I am about to donate as it is the least I can do. I have a few questions before ordering the kit. The kit is going to be a lagoon style 18X36 steel wall vinyl with a sport bottom of 3-5-3. I will be doing all stages of the build except the vermiculite/install of the liner which I have a PB doing for me. My residence is in southern Ohio and figuring a swimming season of May to September/October. My questions are:
1 - Is it necessary to have main drains with that sport/play depth?
2 - I am running all separate 2" rigid to pad, which HP rating Hayward 2 stage pump will be most efficient? (There will be 3 deck jets and 1 waterfall & possible step jets)
3 - Unsure of the gallons of water for that size pool, what size sand filter should I get?
4 - 1 or 2 lights? They will be 500 watt clear
5 - How many returns & skimmers should there be if no main drains or with main drains?
Thanks very much! Happy 4th everyone. I will be posting progress pictures along the way. I know everyone loves pics! Matt