Hello! I've been researching and even lurking here for a bit, so I had a pretty solid idea of what to ask for when I made (what I thought would be) my final trip to sign a contract for a new 18' Matrix with SWG. However, as he was writing up the quote, I decided I'd better bring you all the details and see what fine tuning I might need as a first time pool owner before signing the dotted line.
The filter that they push is DE, but after researching here and talking to my husband, who is the Certified Pool guy for the apartment complex he works at, that seems like a lot and a cartridge might be better, since I'm the one who has to do the maintenance here. (He doesn't want ANYTHING to do w/ a pool at home!)
The pump they quote is 1.5HP - and that's all I know about that. Would a 1HP be more efficient and still enough?
Other inclusions are Chemical Kit, Vacuum kit, winter cover, A-Frame ladder (which will be obsolete once we get our deck extended!), solar cover, underwater light, auto timer, winterizing plate, thermometer, and leaf skimmer.
Any modifications I should make?
Thank you for your time!