Hello! Have been lurking around here for some time now. You all seem like a friendly bunch of pool water lovers!
I live on the beautiful island of Curacao, which is right of the coast of Venezuela, near the equator and has been part of the Netherlands for a long time. Family consists of the hubby and me, our two kids, dogs and a cat. And my brother, his girlfriend and their 10 month old baby live with us too.
It has been decided by the majority of the family, we need a pool! We are currently still deciding on what type of pool. As we are near the equator, it's always warm, it is very dry here so no groundwater issues, you need a pick-axe to get even a plant in. This is probably better suited in another thread, though I couldn't really figure out where, for us is lots of factors to consider. To get you started, feel free to add / steer me in the right direction;
* Having a pool installed will not reflect in the homes equity, in the neighborhood we live in a pool is not desirable. Only for us.
* It will most likely be a DIY
* Liner kits are not available locally and everything will have to be shipped in.
* There are pool companies who do gunite, they are highly overpriced though. They don't sub out, they are jack of all trades. Offer maybe 1 year warranty on the shell.
* There are (since march) two dealers of fiberglass. IGUI (any experience anyone) and SanJuan
* You don't need any permits, can DIY all you want
* Oh yeah, tight budget
Being on an island water and electricity cost are killing. Any light will have to be LED or i'll only see $$ when the pool is lit up. We have a deep well and will use said water for the pool. Intend to use BBB method and ship in recommended test kit. In this climate, average day temp 28 Celsius, seawater / temp 27 Celsius, doesn't really cool off at night I guess we'll always be a at high risk for algae so I don't want to make it harder for us then it needs to be.
Right now leaning towards ordering a pool in a box kit and building a frame of wood and block. Sorta like here; wood-and-block-pool-t16712.html
Thanks for having me