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My wife and I are very close to making a decision on our new pool build. We’ve been considering this project since the spring. It will be for my wife and I and our two elementary school aged children.
This site has been very helpful in preparing for this process and I am hoping to receive some feedback on a recent quote from a local pool company that we most likely will be hiring.
I am especially interested in feedback concerning the:
- size of the pump
- what size chlorine generator is recommended
- recommended filter (DE or Cartridge)
- do I need an Automated Pool Control System (this is one of the “extras” included)
- is it a good idea to fill the pool from our hose (city water) as a cost saving measure?
We would prefer to start the build in the first or second week of November (next month) and have the shell completed shortly after that. We would prefer to hold off on the decking and the fence until early spring and complete the plaster and the filling of the pool after that.
Here are the specs as outline in the pool company’s quote:
- 18’ X 38’ Rectangle (Gunite Pool) 3 ½ ‘ – 8 ½ ’ deep, with diving board
- 684 Sf of Pool Area
- One Set of Deluxe Steps (Shallow End), One Love Seat & Once Extended Bench
- Hydrostatic relief in floor, 2 Main drains, 2” pipe for suction lines, 1 ½ “ for returns
- 1 HP, single speed, Pentair Whisperflo Pump
- Pentair DE Filter
- Chlorine Generator & Automated Pool Control System with the Salt Option (Pentair Easytouch Combo System)
- One Self-Adjusting Skimmer
- Tumbled Blue Stone Coping
- Tile, tbd
- White Marblite Finish Plaster
- Deluxe Underwater Light
- Dive Board, White, 6’
Winter Cover is extra
Automatic Cleaner is extra
Cost to truck in water to fill the pool is extra
We will be hiring another company to build the decking around the pool (about 1,100 sf).
We live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore